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TrustPort a.s.
Public limited
IndustryComputer software
Security software
Antivirus software
Founded1991 (as part of AEC company), 2008 (as a standalone company)
FounderJiří Mrnuštík
Area served
Key people
Pavel Mrnuštík, CEO
ProductsTrustPort Threat Intelligence
TrustPort Antivirus
TrustPort Security Elements
TrustPort Total Protection
TrustPort Internet Security
TrustPort Mobile Security
(all current products)
RevenueUSD 36 million (Cleverlance Group 2012)
OwnerCleverlance Group
Number of employees
420 (Cleverlance Group 2014)

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 for network monitoring and protection against 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. email spam or objectionable website content; developing filtering technologies), for assuring of confidentiality and authenticity of electronic data. All TrustPort's products are designed for using both by home users (individual computers) and industry users (extensive networks).


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 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, integrating different elements, essential for computer security, like antivirus software, antispam, Firewall, or cryptography; at the same time, both personal computers and server computer were to be protected. This was originally named TrustPort Phoenix Rebel.

It 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.

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 for home users, small offices and middle and large companies specializing in data and network security and protection and these are successfully used by home users and companies all around the world.

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