History

  • 1996 - BalaBit deposit company is founded.
  • 1998 - BalaBit develops syslog-ng log file analyzing software replacing UNIX syslogd. Syslog-ng is released as open source software.
  • 1999 - Syslog-ng gets into Debian Linux distribution.
  • 2000 - BalaBit LTD is founded with changes of ownership structure.
  • 2000 - Our company develops a proxy firewall solution with unique properties, like transparency, full application level (L7) protocol analysis, flexible decision engine. The new firewall is called Zorp. Zorp is released as open source software.
  • 2001 - The first commercial branch of Zorp (Professional), version 1.4 released.
  • 2002 - Zorp GPL version gets into Debian GNU/Linux distribution.
  • 2002 - Zorp 2 version with graphical management system is introduced.
  • 2003 - Zorp is introduced to international market at CeBIT. Zorp attained the "Most Innovative Business Solution" title at IT2003 Conference and Exhibition in Hungary.
  • 2004 - IDC announces that BalaBit IT Security has supplied over 27 percent of the Hungarian market of the enterprise firewalls.
  • 2005 - Zorp is successfully certified by ICSA Labs.
  • 2006 - BalaBit IT Security and SUN Microsystems announce BalaBit Shell Control Box.
  • 2007 - BalaBit announces syslog-ng Premium Edition.
  • 2008 - The year of international breakthrough - BalaBit has customers on all inhabited continents. The syslog-ng Store Box appliance was released at the end of the year. Its success is also demonstrated by the fact that it brought a notable part of the income despite being sold only in December.
  • 2009 - BalaBit has been admitted to the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA list that enlists those companies that developed most rapidly in Europe, Near-East and Africa.
  • 2010 - BalaBit has local offices in Germany, France, Italy, Russia and in the USA, and cooperates with more than 80 partners in 30 countries. The number of employees increased by 40 % this year.
  • 2011 -BalaBit quadrapled its turnover in the past four years. The company has established a new Research and Development Centre in the city of Veszprém, a significant campus in Hungary.