ESET was started by a few friends over two decades ago to protect peoples data. This idea is very much alive today.

ESET's picture

Miroslav Trnka, Founder of ESET


“ESET was started by a few friends over two decades ago to protect peoples’ data. This idea is very much alive today.”

Miroslav Trnka, Founder of ESET

Who we are

ESET began life as a pioneer of antivirus protection, creating award-winning threat detection software.

Now, ESET's goal is to make sure that everybody can enjoy the breathtaking opportunities that technology offers.

Today, our security solutions allow businesses and consumers in more than 200 countries and territories to make the most of the digital world.

ESET vision

We will enable our users to enjoy the full potential of themselves and their technology in a secure digital world.

ESET mission

Working with ethical and passionate people, we are building a safer technology environment for everyone to enjoy. We are doing this through education and our commitment to research and development.

Our pledge

We believe in technology – and we want to make sure that you can enjoy it in safety. Learn more at

"For three decades we've been helping people to protect their digital worlds. From a small, dynamic company we've grown into a global brand with over 100 million users in 202 countries and territories. Many things have changed, but our core aspirations, philosophy and values remain the same – to help build a more secure digital world where everyone can truly Enjoy Safer Technology."

Richard Marko, Chief Executive Officer, ESET

Brand Values


We don’t take the easy way. We constantly push boundaries and are determined to make a difference.


We encourage honesty and fairness in everything we do. We have an ethical approach to business.


People need to know they can count on us. We work hard to live up to our promises, and to build trust and rapport.


We’re passionate, driven and determined to make difference. We believe in ourselves and what we do.

Interesting facts about ESET

ESET makes the only product to ever pass the magical threshold of 100 VB100 Awards by Virus Bulletin.

The first virus discovered by ESET's founders Peter Paško and Miroslav Trnka in 1987 was dubbed "Vienna".

The company was named after the ancient Egyptian goddess and magical healer Eset.

ESET history

ESET takes pride in its rich history and numerous achievements.


Canada & Romania

ESET Expands its Research and Development Capabilities and Opens New Offices in Montreal and Iasi

Read more

100th VB100

ESET First to Break Magical 100 VB100 Awards Threshold

Read more

1000th employee

More than a thousand employees worldwide now work for ESET

Read more

Tackling cyber crime

ESET wins the Péter Szor Award for uncovering Operation Windigo

Read more


Launch of dedicated WeLiveSecurity website, covering a vast spectrum of security-related topics.

Read more

Long-term Success

ESET marks an unbroken 10-year run of VB100 awards

Read more


ESET opens its office in Jena (Germany)

Read more

New tech hub

A new ESET technology hub opens in Montreal (Canada)

Read more

Going mobile

ESET exhibits for the first time at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona


European accolade

ESET receives the Ruban d'Honneur award at the 2011 HSBC European Business Awards

Read more

Breaking records

ESET becomes the first company to receive 60 VB100 awards for malware detection

Read more


Our Asia-Pacific office opens in Singapore


Growing U.S. presence

Inc. magazine ranks ESET as one of America's fastest-growing private companies


Latin America

ESET’s Latin America office opens in Buenos Aires (Argentina)


North America

ESET, LLC is established in San Diego (USA)

Industry recognition

ESET NOD32 v1.0 wins its first VB100 award for malware detection


Product development

A streamlined version of ESET’s NOD-iCE antivirus program is released


ESET is born

ESET, spol. s r.o. is established; its first AV products go on sale in Czechoslovakia and abroad.


NOD is coded

NOD, ESET’s first antivirus code, is developed by ESET's founders

Copy this html code to your website/blog to embed this press release.


Post new comment

1 + 6 =

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.