ESET Wins 2012 Business of the Year Award in San Diego

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San Diego Chamber of Commerce Recognizes ESET for Cyber Security Leadership and Commitment to Local CommunityESET®, the global leader in proactive digital protection with a 25-year track record of award-winning technology, announces it has been recognized with the 2012 “Business of the Year Award” by the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. The announcement was made at the Chamber’s annual dinner and presented to ESET North America CEO, Andrew Lee.

Each year the Chamber presents its “Business of the Year Award” to a business member that has made a significant contribution and had a favorable impact on the regional community. The Chamber is the largest nonprofit advocate for the San Diego regional business community. With nearly 3,000 members representing 400,000 employees, the Chamber is actively involved in local government, regional economic development and providing valuable resources to its members. Award recipients are proven business leaders who give generously of both their time and resources to the Chamber and the community. ESET and past winners like Qualcomm® and Taylor Guitars® are recognized for their overall contribution to the promotion, economic growth, stability and improvement of San Diego.

“ESET was selected because they are a leader in the field of cyber security, and represent the perfect example of a successful business that is making a significant difference in San Diego and around the world,”
said Mark Leslie, interim president and CEO, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber’s 2012 award is the latest recognition of ESET’s dedication to protect diverse populations against modern cyber threats while leveraging ESET technology-leadership for local community success. In addition to numerous technical awards, in 2010, the ESET Securing Our eCity program was awarded "Best Local/Community Plan" by the Department of Homeland Security during their National Cybersecurity Awareness Challenge.

“We are honored to receive this award from the San Diego business community,” said Andrew Lee. “ESET has called San Diego home since 1999 and we believe in the region and the people who live and work here. Together with our technology and our commitment to customer service, San Diego has been an integral ingredient in making ESET successful in North America.”

In addition to business interests, ESET provides ongoing support for local organizations and programs that address children’s needs, education, and economic vitality in the community. The company’s current philanthropic efforts include the Securing our eCity initiative, the San Diego Police Foundation’s Safety Net program, the Stephen J. Wampler Foundation, and Reality Changers. ESET also encourages employees to get involved with the local community throughout the year, with employees volunteering at the Alpha Project, Mama’s Kitchen, Habitat for Humanity, LINK San Diego, San Diego Downtown Partnership, EDC, NCSA, San Diego Adopt-a-Family, Susan G. Komen Foundation, Movember, the ASPCA, and the San Diego Humane Society. ESET also offers employees the option to participate in a donation matching program.

About ESET

ESET®, the pioneer of proactive protection and the maker of the award-winning NOD32® technology, is a global provider of security solutions for businesses and consumers. For over 25 years, the Company has led the industry in proactive threat detection. By obtaining the 75th VB100 award in September 2012, 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 holds a number of accolades from AV-Comparatives, Virus Bulletin, AV-TEST and other independent testing organizations. ESET NOD32® Antivirus, ESET Smart Security®, ESET® Endpoint Solutions, ESET® Mobile Security and ESET® Cyber Security (solution 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; with offices in Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Prague (Czech Republic). ESET® has malware research centers in Bratislava, San Diego, Buenos Aires, Singapore, Prague, Košice (Slovakia), Krakow (Poland), Montreal (Canada), Moscow (Russia) and an extensive partner network for more than 180 countries.