ESET is a software company specializing in cybersecurity. ESET´s security products are made in Europe and provide security software in over 200 countries and territories worldwide, and its software is localized into more than 30 languages. The company aims to protect human progress globally through the provision of security software and services.
The company was founded in 1992 in Bratislava. However, its history dates back to 1987, when two of the company's founders, Miroslav Trnka and Peter Paško, developed their first antivirus program called NOD. This sparked an idea between friends to help protect PC users and soon grew into an antivirus software company. At present, ESET is regularly recognized as Slovakia's most successful company on an annual basis and as Europe's biggest privately held cybersecurity company.
The company's technology, which has over a billion users worldwide via its use in Chrome Cleanup, is marketed under the banner of "Progress. Protected.