November 20, 2008 | San Diego, CA | Press Releases

ESET Ranked Number 78 Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloittes 2008 Technology Fast 500

ESET, the leader in proactive threat protection, today announced that it ranked number 78 on Deloitte's 2008 Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications and life sciences companies in North America. Rankings are based on percentage of fiscal year revenue growth over five years, from 2003–2007. ESET grew an impressive 3,134 percent during this period.

ESET CEO Anton Zajac credits the company's 3,134 percent revenue growth over the past five years to its innovative technology, customer loyalty and employee dedication.

"We are proud to be included in Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 for the sixth consecutive year," said Zajac. "Consistent, high-profile rankings have continued to showcase ESET's rapid growth and highlight the commitment of our employees who continue to produce the types of premium products that customers have come to expect from us."

"Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 recognizes companies who have achieved extraordinary growth in North America's most innovative and competitive market sectors," said Phil Asmundson, Deloitte LLP vice chairman and national managing partner for Technology, Media and Telecommunications. "We congratulate ESET on this significant accomplishment."

This recognition is the latest in a series of high-profile growth-related rankings received by ESET in 2008. ESET was recently named fifth among top security companies on Inc. Magazine's Inc. 5000 list, as well as seventh among businesses in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, Calif. area. In addition to ranking on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500, ESET ranked third on the San Diego Technology Fast 50, which is a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology firms in San Diego.

Fast 500 Selection and Qualifying Criteria
The Fast 500 ranks the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications and life sciences companies in North America. It is compiled from Deloitte's regional North American Fast 50 programs, nominations submitted directly to the Fast 500, and public company database research. Companies are selected based on percentage revenue growth from 2003 to 2007.

Entrants must own proprietary intellectual property or proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of the company's operating revenues or devote a significant proportion of revenues to research and development of technology. Using other companies' technology or intellectual property in a unique way does not qualify. Base-year operating revenues must be at least $50,000 USD or $75,000 CD, and current-year operating revenues must be at least $5 million USD or CD. Companies must be in business a minimum of five years, and they must be headquartered within North America.

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, its flagship product, consistently achieves the highest accolades in all types of comparative testing and is the foundational product that builds out the ESET product line to include ESET Smart Security. ESET Smart Security is an integrated antivirus, antispyware, antispam and personal firewall solution that combines accuracy, speed and an extremely small system footprint to create the most effective security solution in the industry. Both products have an extremely efficient code base that eliminates the unnecessary 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 worldwide production headquarters in Bratislava, SK and worldwide distribution headquarters in San Diego, U.S. ESET also has offices in Bristol, U.K.; Buenos Aires, AR; Prague, CZ; and is globally represented by an extensive partner network. For more information, visit
www.eset.com or call (619) 876-5400.

About Deloitte
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