ESET Joins Top European Companies as European Business Awards’ Ruban d’Honneur

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ESET, the leader in proactive protection against cyber-threats, is competing among dozens of top European companies in the 2011 HSBC European Business Awards. In the first stage, ESET has been selected as Slovakia’s country finalist and later has received Ruban d’Honneur as one of the top ten businesses in the UK Trade & Investment category for innovation.
The work that ESET is doing in preventing malware getting into people’s computers is very valuable. And of course, they have to keep innovating on their [detection technology] because the people who produce malware never sleep. Innovation is for ESET vital, both in terms of their own business success and for keeping their customer base free from threats,says Philip Forrest, Chairman of European Business Awards’ Judges.
“ESET is honored to be invited as one of the top ten European companies in innovation category. Ruban d’Honneur award along with a streak of other accolades in the last few weeks, is further affirming our position as a leader. We are looking forward for Tuesday when the winners are announced,”
adds ESET Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Ignacio Sbampato.
The European Business Awards is an independent Awards programme designed to recognize and promote excellence, best practice and innovation in the European business community. The Awards highlight and promote examples of individuals and organizations that achieve outstanding results across a variety of disciplines – from environmental concern to customer focus – results that set them apart as leaders in Europe.
“It is wonderful that all 27 member states of Europe come together [as entrants of the European Business Awards]. We want a strong Europe and you are participating in the process of building a strong Europe, piece by piece,”
commended both the Awards and the entrants Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund.
About the European Business Awards 2011
The European Business Awards recognises and rewards excellence, best practice and innovation in companies across the European Union. The competition is free to enter and open to organizations of all sizes and from any industry sector.

The European Business Awards programme serves three purposes for the European business community:

  • It provides examples for the business community to aspire to
  • It celebrates and endorses individual’s and organisation’s success
  • It provides case studies and content for learning from these exceptional organizations

An innovative, strong and thriving business community makes a successful and prosperous Europe.


About ESET

Founded in 1992, ESET is a global provider of security solutions for businesses and consumers. The Company pioneered, and continues to lead, the industry in proactive threat detection. ESET NOD32 Antivirus holds the world record for the number of Virus Bulletin "VB100” Awards, and has never missed a single “In-the-Wild” worm or virus since the inception of testing in 1998. ESET NOD32 Antivirus, ESET Smart Security and ESET Cybersecurity for Mac are trusted by millions of global users and are among the most recommended security solutions in the world.

The Company has global headquarters in Bratislava (Slovakia), with regional distribution centers in San Diego (U.S.), Buenos Aires (Argentina), and Singapore. ESET has malware research centers in Bratislava, San Diego, Buenos Aires, Prague (Czech Republic), Krakow (Poland), Montreal (Canada), Moscow (Russia), and an extensive partner network for 180 countries.