SET Ranks Second on Deloitte's Technology Fast 50, San Diego
ESET, the leader in proactive threat protection, has been named to Deloitte’s prestigious Technology Fast 50 Program for San Diego, a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications and life sciences companies in the area by Deloitte & Touche USA LLP, one of the nation’s leading professional services organizations. Rankings are based on the percentage revenue growth over five years from 2002 to 2006.
“We are proud to be included in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 for the fifth consecutive year,” said Anton Zajac, CEO of ESET, LLC. “Recent high-profile rankings have continued to showcase ESET's rapid growth and underscore the dedication of our employees and partners, who continue to produce the types of premium products that customers expect.”
ESET’s increase in revenues of 3,900 percent from 2002 to 2006 resulted in a number two ranking in the Technology Fast 50 for San Diego. The average increase in revenues among companies who made the Technology Fast 50 for this region was 179.3 percent. “To rank in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50, companies must have phenomenal revenue growth over five years. ESET has proven to be one of the fast-growth success stories in San Diego, and we applaud their dedication to making their vision a reality,” said Theresa Drew, managing partner, San Diego Practice, Deloitte & Touche LLP.
This recognition is the latest in a series of high-profile, growth related rankings received by ESET in 2007. ESET was recently honored with a ranking of 89th on Inc. magazine’s Inc. 500 list as well as 7th on San Diego Business Journal’s list of 100 fastest-growing private companies in San Diego.
About Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50
To qualify for the Technology Fast 50, companies must have had operating revenues of at least $50,000 in 2002 and $5,000,000 in 2006, be headquartered in North America, and be a company that owns proprietary technology or proprietary intellectual property that contributes to a significant portion of the company’s operating revenues; or devotes a significant proportion of revenues to the research and development of technology. Using other companies’ technology or intellectual property in a unique way does not qualify.
Companies from the 16 regional Technology Fast 50 programs in the United States and Canada are automatically entered in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 program, which ranks North America’s top 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications and life sciences companies. For more information on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 or Technology Fast 500 programs, visit www.fast500.com.
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. Over the past 20 years, ESET’s NOD32 Antivirus has consistently achieved the highest evaluations in comparative testing both in the lab and in the wild. ESET’s unique ThreatSense™ technology automatically collects data from its worldwide user base and immediately sends feedback on new and potential threats making ESET smarter, while vastly reducing false positives. Its flagship product, ESET NOD32 Antivirus, 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. ESET Smart Security eliminates unnecessary optional components found in competitive products. This means faster scanning that doesn’t slow down computers or networks. Sold worldwide in more than 100 countries, ESET has offices in Bratislava, SK; Bristol, U.K.; Buenos Aires, AR; Prague, CZ; San Diego, USA; and is represented worldwide in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit www.eset.com or call (619) 876-5400.
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