Recent News - Cybersecurity Leader from Slovakia to Build the Next Hub of the Industry


2017-08-14

ESET, a leader in cybersecurity, has today announced its plans to build state of the art new company headquarters on the nine hectare site of the former military hospital at Patronka, close to Forest Park, Bratislava. The new campus will be designed to house 25,000 square meters of office space for approximately 1,400 employees and its futuristic architecture will blend into its surroundings in one of the greenest areas of Slovakia’s capital. 

“As we celebrate our 30th anniversary, we are pleased to tie this milestone with announcing our intentions for our new global headquarters,” said Richard Marko, ESET CEO. “Our goal is to build a global standing that put us in a very strong position for the next 30 years and beyond. We are immensely proud of our employees and their achievements and we are confident our new campus in Bratislava will attract many more to ESET, the cybersecurity industry and to Slovakia itself.”

The future ESET campus will incorporate many features, including modern offices, apartments for visiting international ESET colleagues, an auditorium and multi-function hall, multiple student education facilities, private dining hall,canteens, laboratories, and a health and fitness centre.

The new offices will also include a cutting edge IT security research centre that will enable ESET to remain at the forefront of digital security. The company plans to create 800 new jobs and attract professionals from around to globe to come work in the new hub of cybersecurity industry in the heart of Europe.

The lot, on which the company plans to build its new headquarters on, has been for sale for several months.

“When we learned that the site was available for purchase, we moved quickly to secure it as it is the ideal setting in which to build our new global home,” explained Palo Luka, ESET COO. “The design we presented is just beginning of the whole process but it is clear that we wish to build a campus that combines a natural feel on the exterior, with world-class technological and employee facilities on the inside.”

ESET entered the official competition and won with the highest bid. Construction of the new ESET global headquarters is expected to be completed at the earliest by 2022. ESET will be conducting an architectural tender for the final design.


Architectural study of the future ESET Campus by Atelier 11 used in the official competition. Source: Atelier 11

 


 

About ESET
ESET®, the pioneer of proactive protection and the maker of the award-winning ESET NOD32® technology, is a global provider of security solutions for businesses and consumers. For over 26 years, the Company continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection. By obtaining the 80th VB100 award in June 2013, ESET NOD32 technology holds the record 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. In addition, ESET NOD32 technology holds the longest consecutive string of the VB100 awards of any AV vendor. ESET has also received a number of accolades from AV-Comparatives, AV-TEST and other testing organisations and reviews. ESET NOD32® Antivirus, ESET Smart Security®, ESET Cyber Security® (solution for Mac), ESET® Mobile Security and IT Security for Business are trusted by millions of global users and are among the most recommended security solutions in the world.

ESET recently updated its two-factor authentication (2FA) application, adding a secure validation to weak and static user passwords. This updated version of ESET’s 2FA application provides flexibility and deeper integration of 2FA into bespoke applications, making it the best cost-effective solutions for SMBs everywhere.

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 Jena (Germany), Prague (Czech Republic) and Sao Paulo (Brazil). 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. For more information visit http://eset.version-2.sg/ or follow us on Facebook.

 

About Version 2 Limited
Version 2 Limited is one of the most dynamic IT companies in Asia. Headquartered in Hong Kong, the Company develops and distributes IT products for Internet and IP-based networks, including communication systems, Internet software, security, network, and media products. Through an extensive network of channels, point of sales, resellers, and partnership companies, Version 2 Limited offers quality products and services which are highly acclaimed in the market. Its customers cover a wide spectrum which includes Global 1000 enterprises, regional listed companies, public utilities, Government, a vast number of successful SMEs, and consumers in various Asian cities.

For more information, please visit www.version-2.com.sg or call (65) 6296-4268.

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