TrustPort

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TrustPort a.s.
Public limited
Industry Computer software
Security software
Antivirus software
Founded 1991 (as part of AEC company), 2008 (as a standalone company)
Founder Jiří Mrnuštík
Headquarters Brno, Czech Republic, European Union
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Pavel Mrnuštík, CEO
Products TrustPort Threat Intelligence
TrustPort Antivirus
TrustPort Security Elements
TrustPort Total Protection
TrustPort Internet Security
TrustPort Mobile Security
(all current products)
Revenue USD 36 million (Cleverlance Group 2012)
Owner Cleverlance Group
Number of employees
420 (Cleverlance Group 2014)
Website www.trustport.com

TrustPort a.s. is a software company, headquartered in Brno, Czech Republic, focused on IT data security. Its portfolio consists of solutions for complete data and network security for medium or large businesses (TrustPort Threat Intelligence - a unique and comprehensive solution for complete network monitoring and protection against modern attacks), for protection against viruses, spyware and malware in general (implementing its own antivirus technology, using multiple scanning engines), for filtering of unwanted data (e. g. electronic mail spam or objectionable website content; developing filtering technologies), for assuring of confidentiality and authenticity of electronic data. All TrustPort´s solutions are designed for using both by home users (individual computers) and industry users (extensive networks).

History[edit]

AEC as the predecessor of TrustPort[edit]

TrustPort was preceded by the AEC (an abbreviation of Association for Electronics and Computers), founded in 1991. AEC was specialized in the area of data security and already in 1993 developed its own security software. Original AEC software products from the 1990s were generally branded as IronWare (included solutions for a file encryption, network communications protection, electronic mail encryption, etc.). These early products became foundation stones of the future software of the TrustPort brand.

The software gradually became known as IronWare Security Suite. In September 2000, based on previous contract between AEC and Norman ASA, the IronWare Security Suite product rights and development team passed into the onwnership of Norman, and the software was renamed to Norman Security Suite. AEC became a business partner of Norman for selling of this software. In 2002, AEC once again started with its own software production and introduced DataShredder, TrustMail, and TrustPort Encryption at the Cebit computer expo. DataShredder was designed for irreversible deletion of sensitive data, TrustMail for encryption and signing of data, TrustPort Encryption for file encryption, applicable both with personal computers, and with mobile devices.

In 2003, AEC launched its TrustPort Certification Authority, the first certification authority in the Czech Republic, which supported trusted timestamping. In the same year, a second version of TrustMail was released, implementing the timestamping technology. Also a comprehensive security solution started to be shaped. The idea was to build unified software solution, integrating different elements, essential for computer security, like antivirus software, antispam, firewall (computing), or cryptography; at the same time, both personal computers and server computer were to be protected. This solution was originally named TrustPort Phoenix Rebel.

The solution was completed in 2005 and after dividing into three main products it became known as TrustPort Workstation, TrustPort Internet Gateway and TrustPort WebFilter.

TrustPort´s gaining of independence[edit]

In November 2007, an acquisition agreement between AEC and Cleverlance was signed. Cleverlance as the new owner of AEC made a strategic decision to form a standalone company out of the AEC development department. In March 2008, the new company with the name TrustPort was officially established with Jiří Mrnuštík as the first chief executive officer. AEC became a TrustPort reseller.

Later that year, two major changes were made in TrustPort product portfolio. TrustPort Workstation was renamed to TrustPort PC Security, in order to align the product name with the products of competing companies. And TrustPort Antivirus was established as a standalone specialized product for an essential antimalware protection.

All products are continuously innovated and upgraded with new features and technologies till the newest 2015 versions and the company´s portfolio is extending by completely new solutions – e.g. TrustPort USB Antivirus, an antivirus software designed specifically for the protection of usb flash drives, Threat Intelligence, a comprehensive solution for complete network monitoring and protection against modern attacks designed for middle and big companies or TrustPort eSign.

Since the foundation of TrustPort as a standalone company, business partnerships were established or reinforced with important distributors around the globe, e.g. in United Kingdom, Canada, Italy, India, Mexico, Colombia, Spain, France etc.. Nowadays, TrustPort offers software solutions for home users, small offices and middle and large companies specializing in data and network security and protection and these solutions are successfully used by home users and companies all around the world.

Current products[edit]

Medium and large business[edit]

TrustPort Threat Intelligence
TrustPort Threat Intelligence is a comprehensive network and security monitoring system focused on the effective and outstanding network and data protection, based on Network Behavioral Analysis method.
TrustPort Security Elements
Available in various licences (Basic, Advanced, Premium, Ultimate) and designed for an effective security of a computer network (antivirus, antispyware, antispam, intelligent firewall, self-defence against attacks, web and mail protection, monitoring, system recovery, data encryption and shredding, central management…)

Home and small office[edit]

TrustPort Total Protection
Complete data protection (antivirus, antispyware, Internet protection, intelligent firewall, data protection, data shredding…)
TrustPort Internet Security
Comprehensive security suite for personal computers (portable antivirus, file system protection, web and mail protection, website monitoring, intelligent firewall, parental lock...)
TrustPort Security Elements
Available in various licences (Basic, Advanced, Premium, Ultimate) and designed for an effective security of a computer network (antivirus, antispyware, antispam, intelligent firewall, self-defence against attacks, web and mail protection, monitoring, system recovery, data encryption and shredding, central management…)

Mobile solutions[edit]

TrustPort Mobile Security
Mobile application for an effective protection of your mobile device (antivirus, resident shield, application manager and security scanner, data backup, geolocation and geofencing, call and SMS filter…). Available for Android.
TrustPort Portunes
Solution for an effective protection of sensitive data like PINs, credit card numbers, private notes etc. (data encryption and backup, clever synchronization, password generator…). Available for Android and iOS.
TrustPort Skytale
Application for securing of SMS and e-mails – perfect encryption of messages. Available for Android and iOS.
TrustPort Trustee
Mobile application that guards and locates your mobile device (geolocation, call and SMS filter, backup, safe web surfing…). Available for Android and iOS.
TrustPort Pictura
Reliable guardian for all private pictures and documents (encryption of sensitive pictures and documents in formats JPG, PNG, PDF, TXT, DOC, XLS, PPT, protection of private data with passwords…). Available for Android and iOS.

Independent tests[edit]

Since 2006, TrustPort products have been regularly tested and awarded by independent testing labs like Virus Bulletin (obtained VB100 award), AV-Comparatives (AV-Comparatives Advanced+ award), PC Security Labs (awarded PC Security Labs Excellent), West Coast Labs (obtained Checkmark award). All these tests by independent labs confirmed the prominent position of TrustPort´s solutions and their reliability and efficiency.

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