The main purpose of the digital certificate is to ensure that the application belongs to the entity to which the certificate was issued. The ESET digital certificate does not guarantee that a signed application is safe to run, but rather informs the user that the software was digitally signed by ESET and verified by a trusted Certificate Authority (CA).
ESET is an IT security company headquartered in Bratislava, Slovakia that was founded in 1992. ESET's first product was NOD, an antivirus software for computers running MS-DOS. ESET's use of assembly language in its products contributes to their low system requirements and disk space utilization. ESET calls its scanning engine ThreatSense, and makes extensive use of generic signatures and heuristics. This should not be confused with ThreatSense.Net, which is ESET's system for submitting suspicious files and malware to their virus researchers. ESET's products are regularly tested by organizations such as AV-Comparatives, AV-Test and Virus Bulletin. ESET is the first company to receive sixty-five (65) VB100 awards from Virus Bulletin and has not missed a single threat in Virus Bulletin's tests in the past six years. ESET's products are regularly certified by ICSA Labs and West Coast Labs. www.eset.com
About (from ESET at www.eset.com)
“At ESET, we are dedicated to developing high-performing security solutions for home users and corporate customers, detecting and disabling all known and emerging forms of malware. Our extensive line of solutions protects across all types of environments and platforms from workstations and servers to mobile devices, helping our clients maintain maximum protection across all types of environments. The superior detection capabilities and low system requirements of our solutions have, and continue to be recognized by independent antimalware testing organizations.
Founded in 1992, ESET is headquartered in Bratislava Slovakia, with offices in San Diego, USA; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Prague, Czech Republic, and Singapore. ESET has an extensive partner and reseller network spanning more than 180 countries worldwide. In 2008, ESET opened a new research and development center in Krakow, Poland to continue to deliver innovation in countering the growing volumes and sophistication of cyberthreats.
ESET was named to Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 as one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the region of Europe, Middle East and Africa. In 2010, ESET was included in Gartner’s “Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Platforms,” based on assessment of security solutions protecting corporate network environment for the SMB and enterprise market.”