April 16, 2012 | Montreal, Canada | Press Releases

ESET Opens Research & Development Center in Canada at Montreal’s École Polytechnique Campus

ESET today announced the expansion of its global network of Research &Development (R&D) centers. On April 17, the company will officially open its technological hub in Montreal, Canada with offices directly on the campus of the highly-recognized École Polytechnique Montreal.

“ESET Canada is an integral part of our network of technology centers around the world and allows us to respond effectively to the rise of cyber threats and technological challenges,” said Palo Luka Chief Technology Officer at ESET. “Moreover, ESET continually invests into research and education and promotes awareness about all forms of cyber threats."

The company’s collaboration with Montreal’s École Polytechnique will be institutionalized with cutting-edge research projects, and specifically focus on situational awareness of web-based threats and public understanding of malware research.

Altogether, there will be seven people working on the ESET Canada team, led by Pierre-Marc Bureau, himself a graduate of Montreal’s École Polytechnique. Over the next three years, the team plans to add additional high-tech IT and research positions. In addition, ESET plans to provide research opportunities for interns from the École Polytechnique.

“The sun never sets over ESET whose offices and malware research centers spread over many time zones,” said Pierre-Marc Bureau, ESET Security Intelligence Program Manager. “ESET Canada will be an important addition to the company's 24/7 research capabilities.”

With the new center, ESET technology and malware research will take place in nine hubs spanning Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific– namely Bratislava (Slovakia), San Diego (USA), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Singapore, Prague (Czech Republic), Košice (Slovakia), Cracow (Poland), Montreal (Canada) and Moscow (Russia).

Facts about ESET Canada

ESET has been present in Montreal, Canada since 2009 and this year, the company is opening a fully-functional R&D center.

Currently there are seven highly-specialized technical employees working in the office; this number should increase within three years. ESET employs almost 800 people around the globe.

About ESET

ESET is on the forefront of security innovation, delivering trusted protection to make the Internet safer for businesses and consumers. IDC has recognized ESET as a top five corporate anti-malware vendor and one of the fastest growing companies in its category. Trusted by millions of users worldwide, ESET is one of the most recommended security solutions in the world. ESET NOD32 Antivirus consistently achieves the highest accolades in all types of comparative testing, and powers the virus and spyware detection in ESET Smart Security and ESET Cybersecurity for Mac. Sold in more than 180 countries, ESET’s global headquarters is in Bratislava, Slovakia, with distribution headquarters for North America located in San Diego, California. ESET also has offices in Buenos Aires, Prague, Krakow and Singapore and is represented by an extensive global partner network. For more information, visit www.eset.com/us or call +1 (619) 876-5400.