February 21, 2008 | San Diego, CA | Press Releases

SUBWAY Partners with ESET to Protect Customer Point-of-Sale Systems

ESET, the leader in proactive threat protection, today announced an agreement with the SUBWAY® restaurant chain, the world’s largest submarine sandwich franchise. Under terms of the agreement, SUBWAY’s 23,000+ US/CA merchants are able to deploy ESET NOD32® Antivirus software directly on their point-of-sale (POS) terminals, protecting the computer systems from increasingly sophisticated threats.


 “SUBWAY’s POS machines are mission critical to our restaurants’ successful operation, handling hundreds of transactions per day. Subway franchisees depend on the POS to work at optimum speed, moving customers quickly through the line. Therefore, it is critical that each of these machines is not hindered by malware that can slow or shut down systems,” said Marina O’Rourke, SUBWAY’s director of retail technology, who oversees testing and implementation.


 “When a company of SUBWAY’s magnitude selects ESET, it speaks directly to the quality of our product and the high-level of our customer service,” said Anton Zajac, ESET CEO.


Built on the award-winning ThreatSense® engine, ESET NOD32 Antivirus is a tightly integrated security solution that proactively detects and disables viruses, spyware, adware, phishing, rootkits and other Internet threats. It is the only antivirus technology that has not missed an “in-the-wild” virus in Virus Bulletin VB 100 testing over the past nine years, while producing only one false-positive during that time. It was also named “Best Antivirus Product” of 2006 and 2007 by AV-Comparatives.


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 110 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
http://www.eset.com/ or call (619) 876-5400.


About SUBWAY
With more than 28,000 locations in 86 countries, the SUBWAY restaurant chain is the world’s largest submarine sandwich franchise. Headquartered in Milford, Connecticut, the SUBWAY restaurant chain was co-founded by Fred DeLuca and Dr. Peter Buck in 1965. That partnership, which continues today, marked the beginning of a remarkable journey— one that makes it possible for thousands of individuals to build and succeed in their own business.

For more information about the SUBWAY chain, visit http://www.subway.com/. SUBWAY is a registered trademark of Doctor’s Associates Inc.