MONTREAL, April 17, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - ESET, the leader in proactive protection against cyber-threats, is expanding its global network of R&D centers. On April 17, the company will officially open its technological hub in Montreal, Canada with offices directly on the campus of the highly-recognized Polytechnique Montréal.
"ESET Canada is an integral part of our network of technology centers around the world and allows us to respond effectively to the rise of cyber threats and technological challenges. Moreover, ESET continually invests into research and education and promotes awareness about all forms of cyber threats," says ESET Chief Technology Officer Palo Luka about the company's collaboration with Polytechnique Montréal. The collaboration will be institutionalized with cutting-edge research projects, and specifically focus on situational awareness of web-based threats and public understanding of malware research.
Altogether, there will be seven people working in the team of ESET Canada, led by Pierre-Marc Bureau, himself a graduate of Polytechnique Montréal. Also, there will be more high-tech IT positions opened soon, increasing the number of researchers within three years. In addition, ESET plans to provide research opportunities for interns from the Polytechnique Montréal.
"The sun never sets over ESET whose offices and malware research centers spread over many time zones. ESET Canada will be an important addition to the company's 24/7 research capabilities," adds Pierre-Marc Bureau, ESET Security Intelligence Program Manager. With the new center, ESET technology and malware research will take place in nine hubs spanning Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific - namely Bratislava (Slovakia), San Diego (USA), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Singapore, Prague (Czech Republic), Košice (Slovakia), Cracow (Poland), Montreal (Canada), and Moscow (Russia).
Facts about ESET Canada
ESET has been present in Montreal, Canada since 2009 and this year, the company is opening a fully-functional R&D center.
Currently there are seven highly-specialized technical employees working in the office; this number should increase within three years. ESET employs almost 800 people around the globe.
Founded in 1992, ESET is a global provider of security solutions for businesses and consumers. The Company pioneered, and 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 Cybersecurity for Mac are trusted by millions of users globally 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.
About Polytechnique Montréal
Founded in 1873, Polytechnique Montréal is one of Canada's leading engineering teaching and research institutions. It is the largest engineering university in Québec for the size of its student body and the scope of its research activities. With over 38,500 graduates, Polytechnique Montréal has graduated 25% of the current members of the l'Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec. Polytechnique provides training in 16 engineering specialties, has 242 professors and more than 7,100 students. It has an annual operating budget of over $200 million, including a $72-million research budget.
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