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ESET Achieves Another Milestone: More Than 1000 Employees Globally

Created: 2015-04-23 00:00:00

The company hires new technology talent in Central Europe.

ESET, the pioneer in proactive cyber-protection, has recently achieved a milestone of more than one thousand employees working across the world − at the company headquarters in Bratislava, its regional offices, and R&D centers. And this number is expected to grow even further during this year also thanks to a recently launched campaign. Its aim is to attract new talent for technology and coding positions with special focus on the markets in Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland.

ESET has reached the 1000 number after 23 years of existence. It was back in 1992 when the company’s three co-founders Miroslav Trnka, Peter Paško and Rudolf Hrubý had hired their first employee, Miriam Hirnerová, who is still with the company.


“At that time, I would not believe, that one day our products could be purchased by customers in more than 180 countries,” she says.

ESET employee count has grown continually and steadily. The company’s tenth employee was hired in 1995 and one hundredth in 2006. Already in 2010, the company has reached 500 employees worldwide. This year, the plan is to boost this number even further with more job openings in the Bratislava HQ, malware research lab in Prague, Czech Republic, as well as the research lab in Krakow, Poland.

Also of help could be the recently launched website hosting the online game Botwarz, a hidden puzzle CrackMe and other special tasks for programmers.

The ultimate goal of the Botwarz game is to control various cars and try to damage those of the competitors. Once they take up the challenge, the participants can write a code that follows a thought-through strategy or can opt to solve the problem directly.

By programming specific commands, they can either choose to avoid dangerous players or eliminate them, which leaves ample space for interesting tactics. Yet another challenge may appeal to those who are skilled in reverse engineering and involves analyzing code with hidden functionality, a method ESET employs to reveal hidden functionalities contained in the malware it intercepts. These same methods are also used for analysis and optimization of the quality and to ensure the reliability of our detection.

What’s more, there are additional special tasks available on the site for coders who like to analyze big data, web technology or databases.



About ESET
ESET, the pioneer of proactive protection and the maker of the award-winning NOD32 technology which is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2012, is a global provider of security solutions for businesses and consumers. The Company 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 has been selected as one of the most innovative companies in Europe for the 2011 HSBC European Business Awards and holds number of accolades from AV-Comparatives, AV Test and other organizations. ESET NOD32 Antivirus, ESET Smart Security and ESET Cyber Security 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), Cracow (Poland), Montreal (Canada), Moscow (Russia), and an extensive partner network for 180 countries. . For more information, visit our local office at

About Version 2 Limited
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