G DATA History

More than 25 years of IT security from Bochum

G DATA Software AG, with its head office in Bochum, is an innovative and quickly expanding software house focusing on antivirus security solutions. As a specialist in Internet security and pioneer in the field of virus protection, the company, founded in Bochum in 1985, developed the first antivirus program more than 20 years ago and celebrated its 25th birthday in 2010. Consequently G Data is amongst the oldest security software companies in the world. Over more than five years, no other European security software provider has won national and international tests and awards more frequently than G DATA. When it comes to quality, G DATA is a world leader, combining the world's best security technologies in its antivirus products. Examples of this are its DoubleScan technology, with two independent virus scanners, and OutbreakShield instant protection. G DATA security solutions are available worldwide in more than 90 countries.

In 1985 the ATARI ST, revolutionary for its time, is presented at the Hanover trade fair. Impressed with the technology and possibilities of the newhome computer, the computer science s tudents Kai Figge and Frank Kühn (†), decide to develop ATARI application software and in the same year found G DATA. By the end of 1985, the pioneers are already selling their firs t, selfdeveloped programs.

DateOccurence
1986CeBIT is born and G DATA presents its first virus protection
concept for the ATARI computer at the trade fair premiere.
1987G DATA develops numerous innovative programs for the
ATARI ST, including the world's first virus protection program, the G DATA AntiVirusKit.
1990The growth in personal computer use races ahead. G DATA begins to developsoftware for MS-DOS. One of the first projects is the developmentof a powerful virus protection program with a graphical user interface.
1991G DATA grows continuously and offers a wide spectrumof different software programs for ATARI ST.
1992Alongside virus protection programs, G DATA develops numerous application software packages for MS-DOS and Windows. One of themost successful products is the route
1995Opening of the first foreignsubsidiary in Poland
2000Conversion to a public company with G DATA employees becoming shareholders in the company. Today, the majority share stake still belongs to the employees and company founders.
2001Entry to the network and businessmarketwith G DATA AntiVirus Business and AntiVirus Enterprise.
2002G DATA develops DoubleScan technology and becomes the first producer to use two virus engines in parallel within its products.
2003Going international: Japanese market debut
2004G DATA show their CeBIT innovation G DATA InternetSecurity.
2005

Ahead of its time, G DATA is the first company in the world to integrate cloudsecurity technology in its range of protection programs. OutbreakShield provides contentindependent, real-time protection against spamand unknown computer malware. The Stiftung Warentest (German consumer group award) nominates G DATA InternetSecurity as the best security package.

Going international: opening of subsidiaries in France and Italy

2006The level of computermalware continues to rise and G DATA reactswith hourly
signature updates so that G DATA customers are quickly protected against new
malware.
2007Stiftung Warentest: for the second time in a row G DATA InternetSecurity 2010 wins first place in the large benchmarking test of the famous consumermagazine. CeBIT premiere 2007: G DATA TotalCare
2008Market debut of a special notebooksecuritysolution: G DATA NotebookSecurity is a
powerful all-in-one solution that combines virus protection, backup and encryption
technology.
2009G DATA security solutions are available worldwide in more than 60 countries.With
market entries in South America, Russia, South Africa and China, G DATA continues its successful expansion policy.
2010G DATA celebrates its 25th company anniversary
CeBIT premiere: G DATA EndpointProtection
2012NEW: G DATA BankGuard: Protects against all known and unknown banking Trojans