ESET Wins 2012 Business of the Year Award

San Diego Chamber of Commerce Recognizes ESET for Cyber Security Leadership and Commitment to Local Community

Mar 14, 2013, 12:00 ET from ESET

SAN DIEGO, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ESET®, 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 protecting 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."

Extensive Community and Employee Commitment

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.

In addition to making positive contributions to the larger San Diego community, ESET continues to thrive internally as well, with employee satisfaction at an all-time high. Employee benefits include comprehensive healthcare, a generous 401k plan, tuition reimbursement, advanced training, monthly corporate massages, fresh fruit delivery, on-site gym access and yoga classes. Due in part to its impressive benefits package and people-focused company culture, ESET has achieved an annual employee turnover rate of just 1.1 percent. ESET is committed to recruiting employees from the San Diego region, and open positions can be found at

About ESET
ESET® is on the forefront of proactive endpoint protection, delivering trusted security solutions to make the Internet safer for businesses and consumers. For over 25 years, ESET has led the industry in proactive threat detection and its award-winning NOD32® Antivirus technology has detected 100% of the WildList Organization "In-the-Wild" malware samples since testing began in 1998. ESET recently received a 75th VB100 award and consistently earns high ratings 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 users and are among the most recommended security solutions in the world. IDC has recognized ESET as a top five corporate antimalware provider.

ESET has global headquarters in Bratislava (Slovakia), with operations in San Diego (U.S.), Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Singapore; and offices in Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Prague (Czech Republic). ESET has malware research centers in Bratislava, San Diego, Buenos Aires, Singapore, Prague, Kosice (Slovakia), Krakow (Poland), Montreal (Canada), Moscow (Russia) and an extensive partner network for more than 180 countries.

About The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit membership organization that helps provide a voice for San Diego businesses through advocacy, member-to-member connections and professional development. Representing nearly 3,000 businesses and more than 400,000 member business' employees, the Chamber is committed to organizing the business community to help make San Diego a better place to do business. For more information, please visit or call (619) 544-1300.