September 23, 2009 | San Diego, CA | Press Releases

ESET Named 6th Fastest-Growing Private Company in San Diego

ESET, the leader in proactive threat protection, today announced it has once again been named one of the fastest growing private companies in San Diego, and a top-10 finisher on the San Diego Business Journal's San Diego Fast 100. Based on revenue growth from 2006 to 2008, ESET ranked number six on the list of 100 companies.

Each year the San Diego Business Journal compiles the list of Fast Growing Private Companies in the San Diego area, and the ranking is based on company revenue growth. ESET has seen tremendous gains, with revenue growing from $33.9 million in 2006 to $111.4 million last year, a growth of 228 percent. Revenue figures from 2009 were not factored into this year's award, though ESET is already seeing 50 percent growth this year and is outpacing growth of the security industry as a whole by 10 percent.

"Being able to sustain this impressive growth is a testament to ESET's strength not only as a company, but its product line as well," said Armon Mills, president and publisher of the San Diego Business Journal. "Especially in today's economy, it is wonderful to have a local San Diego-based company continuing to expand and create local jobs."

Powered by ThreatSense® technology, an advanced heuristics engine, ESET's detection and diagnostic features safeguard users from deceptive forms of malware by digging deeper into the operating system, files and encrypted browser traffic to identify and eliminate hidden malware threats. ESET security software proactively blocks most new malware attacks before they can compromise systems or steal data.

"We are proud to once again be included in the San Diego Fast 100," said Anton Zajac, CEO of ESET, LLC. "Our growth as a company is directly tied to our customers, partners and employees, all who have had a hand in creating a product that the market has embraced. We embrace our role as a major player in San Diego, and will continue to do our part to create more jobs and give back to America's Finest City."

About ESET
ESET develops software solutions that deliver instant, comprehensive protection against evolving computer security threats. ESET pioneered and continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection. ESET NOD32 Antivirus consistently achieves the highest accolades in all types of comparative testing, and is the heart of the virus and spyware detection in ESET Smart Security. ESET Smart Security is an integrated antivirus, antispyware, antispam and personal firewall solution that combines accuracy, speed and a small system footprint to create the most effective security solution in the industry. Both products have an extremely efficient code base that eliminates the unnecessarily large size found in some solutions. This means faster scanning that doesn't slow down computers or networks. Sold in more than 160 countries, ESET has global production headquarters in Bratislava, Slovakia, with distribution headquarters for the Americas and Asia-Pacific located in San Diego, California. ESET also has offices in Buenos Aires, Prague, and Krakow and is represented by an extensive global partner network. For more information, visit or call +1 (619) 876-5400.