ESTsoft Company History

2021-2016
  • 2021-2016
  • 2015-2010
  • 2009-2005
  • 2004-1992
  • 2021
    12
    Received the Ministerial Award of the Ministry of Science and ICT in the '2021 AI Grand Challenge', and recorded as most wins
    ESTsecurity, received 20th K-ICT Information Protection Grand Prize's Minister of Science and ICT Award
    11
    Renamed Deep Eye to ROUNZ
    10
    Hosted the 3rd AI technology conference, 'AI PLUS 2021'
    ESTsoft, debuted its first 'AI Instructor'
    ESTgames, certified as an innovative growth venture
    09
    Awarded the Information and Communication Industry Promotion Agency Award in '2021 AI Online Competition'
    07
    Won 5th Competition Award in '2020 AI Online Competition'
    06
    Project Vanilla, released 'Vanilla', a mobile stock trading platform (MTS) app
    Signed an MOU with HUNET, a corporate education institution, for joint development of AI instructors
    04
    ESTsoft, debuted its first AI anchor Byun Sang-wook of YTN 'Evening With News'
    SecureDisk v10, a document centralization solution, acquired 1st grade GS certification
    TeamUp 3.0, a collaboration solution, acquired 1st grade GS certification
    03
    Deep Eye's 'ROUNZ', selected as the only representative AR service of iOS in Korea
    Deep Eye, launched 'ROUNZ ABSOLUTE', a glasses brand that combines AI and big data technologies
    01
    Recieved the Ministerial Award of the Ministry of Science and ICT in the '2020 AI Grand Challenge'
  • 2020
    10
    Hosted the second AI technology conference, 'AI PLUS 2020'
    ESTsoft-ESTsecurity-ZUM Internet, won a total of 10 billion won worth of AI government projects (selected as Digital New Deal operators)
    Released 'ALTools Integrated Pack 2021'
    ESTsoft-ESTsecurity, selected a supplier for 'non-face-to-face service voucher'
    Endpoint threat response solution for servers 'ALYac EDR Server 1.0', acquired 1st grade GS certification
    09
    Established Project Vanilla, a joint venture between ZUM Internet and KB Securities Co., Ltd. for Techfin business
    Signed an MOU with The Ministry of Education for training high school graduates
    Released 'ALSee v9.0'
    Released 'Paint Shop Pro 2020 for ALTools', a specialized photo editing tool
    07
    Signed an MOU to make 'AI Anchor' service with YTN
    Presented papers on the results of deep learning research at 'ICLR 2020', one of the world's top three AI associations
    ESTsecurity, completed supplying 'SecureDisk' to S Corp.
    Released Linux version of the compressed program 'ALZip'
    05
    ESTsecurity and SK Infosec, signed a vaccine distributor contract for 'ALYac Enterprise'
    04
    Released Linux version of TeamUp, a cloud-based collaboration tool
    ALSong Mobile, a music player app, exceeded 12 million cumulative downloads
    Presented papers on normalization methods to improve deep learning performance at 'ICLR 2020', one of the world's top three AI associations
    03
    ALCapture, a screen capture program, hits 5 million monthly users
    02
    Deep Eye X Philippine optician chain FNC Optical signed an MOU to expand its global business
    Exponential Investments, launched 'Exponential Signal Specialized Private Equity Investment Trust No. 1'
    ESTsecurity, hit 10,000 users of 'ALYac EDR'
    01
    ZUM Internet, launched Flight Ticket Search Service
  • 2019
    12
    ZUM Internet X KB Securities signed an MOU on building a Techfin platform and applying AI technology to the capital market
    Released 'ALTools Integrated Pack v13.0'
    ESTsecurity, published a paper on how to analyze similarity of malware at 'Virus Bulletin,' one of the world's top three security certification agencies
    ZUM Internet, released 'News Around', 'Automobile ZUM', and 'Food ZUM'
    11
    Deep Eye, attracted Series A investment
    Hosted the first AI technology conference, 'AI PLUS 2019'
    Completed supplying 'ALYac' and 'ALYac EDR' to ESTsecurity and Incheon Energy Co.
    AI camera app 'PICNIC', hit 10 million downloads worldwide
    ZUM Internet X IGAWorks signed an MOU to expand its advertising business
    10
    Deep Eye X Storyhenge (ALO) and Glassbox signed MOUs to expand their O2O businesses, respectively
    09
    'ALTools Integrated Pack v13.0' won 1st grade GS certification
    ZUM Internet, launched 'Celeb Now', a celebrity image search service
    08
    ESTsecurity, achieved 300 million AI threat analysis with 'Threat Inside' malware threat response solution
    07
    Deep Eye, selected as the No. 1 shopping mall in the field of glasses in the first half of the year (according to Ranky.com)
    Deep Eye, participated in the '2019 International AI Competition'
    Expands AI service supply for 'food ingredient data analysis' for Samsung Welstory
    06
    ZUM Internet, listed on KOSDAQ
    PICNIC, an AI camera app, achieved 5 million cumulative downloads worldwide
    05
    ESTsecurity, signed a supply contract for Shinsegae Chosun Hotel "ALYac EDR', endpoint threat response solution
    04
    ESTsecurity, officially launched 'ALYac EDR', an endpoint threat response solution
    03
    Deep Eye, launched original glasses brand 'Framework'
    02
    ESTgames, hosted CBT for its new mobile product 'Cabal Mobile' (Selected as an excellent beta game in March in One Store)
    ZUM Internet, approved for 'Preliminary Review of KOSDAQ Listing'
  • 2018
    11
    PICNIC, an AI camera app, accumulated 3 million downloads worldwide
    10
    ESTsecurity, launched 'Threat Inside', an AI-based intelligence maware threat response solution
    06
    Exponential Investments, achieved the No. 1 cumulative return on 'Exponential VENTURE PLUS Specialized Private Equity Investment Trust Type 1 C-S' (37.77%) as of June according to Korea Securities Depository
    05
    Deep Eye, launched 'ROUNZ', an AI virtual fitting glasses shopping app
    04
    Exponential Investments, launched 'KOSDAQ Venture Fund Private Equity Trust'
    ALYac, awarded the '2018 EIST Awards' and obtained ICSA International Security Certification for the 5th consecutive year
    03
    ESTsoft-Hanyang University, signed an MOU for 'Joint Research and Development of Fourth Industrial Technology'
    01
    Exponential Investments, released two types of private equity fund products
  • 2017
    12
    ZUM Internet, released 'NEWSUM', an AI news recommendation app
    Exponential Investments, authorized for professional private equity investment business subsidiary
    11
    ESTsecurity, signed an MOU with Jeju Cyber Security Council
    ZUM Internet, launched 'SHOZZLE', a shopping app specialized in women's shopping malls
    10
    ZUM Internet, released 'document classification search service' applied to deep learning-based AI search engines
    09
    ESTsecurity, merged with subsidiary ESTsecurity Tech
    07
    AI Technology Research Institute 'A.I. PLUS Lab', selected as a business operator for conducting a research project for the Supreme Prosecutors' Office's contest, 'Research on Visual Intelligence Development Using Deep Learning'
    06
    Established A.I. Research Center (ESTsoft A.I. Plus Lab)
    Launched ALSong Mobile 4.0
    05
    Renamed Value Technology Corp. (changed to Exponential Corp.)
    03
    Founded Value Technology Corp.
    Launched Ransom Shield PC 1.0
    01
    Launched Ransom Shield Cloud 1.0
    Founded ESTsecurity Corp.
  • 2016
    12
    Joined the newly launched Artificial Intelligence Industry Association as the Vice-chairman Company
    10
    Renamed ESTsecurity Corp. (Changed to ESTsecurity Tech Corp.)
    09
    Renamed Bluo Corp. (Changed to Deepeye Corp.)
    08
    IMAS obtained GS (Good Software) certification
    07
    Attracted 10 billion won investment from Atinum Investment
    06
    Launched ALSong Mobile Beta 1.0
    05
    ALPDF 1.0 obtained GS (Good Software) certification
    ALTools Pack 11.0 obtained GS (Good Software) certification
    Launched ALTools Pack 11.0
    04
    Launched ALPDF 1.0
    01
    Sangwon Chung appointed as CEO
  • 2015
    12
    Launched Pupugame Zum
    10
    The 10th anniversary of CABAL Online
    09
    Launched ALTools Pack 10.0
    04
    Launched Hook application for Android
    ALMind Pro obtained GS (Good Software) certification
    Launched Cat Café application for Android (Application for iPhone launched in September 2015)
    03
    Launched ALMemo 1.0
    Launched ALCapture 2.0
  • 2014
    11
    Obtained ISMS (Information Security Management System) certification (Korea Internet & Security Agency)
    02
    Awarded the Excellence Prize at the 13th Korean SW Business Awards (Korea Software Industry Association)
  • 2013
    12
    Launched Swing Browser 1.0
    07
    ALTools Pack 9.0 selected as software for administrative work (Telecommunications Technology Association)
    ALSee 7.0 selected as software for administrative work (Telecommunications Technology Association)
    ALDrive 1.0 selected as software for administrative work (Telecommunications Technology Association)
    ALZip 9.0 selected as software for administrative work (Telecommunications Technology Association)
    05
    ALYac 3.0 and ASM 3.0 obtained Common Criteria (CC) certification
    ALYac 3.0 Server obtained Common Criteria (CC) certification
    02
    Awarded the Grand Prize at the 12th Korean SW Business Awards in the corporate management segment (Korea Software Industry Association)
  • 2012
    12
    Launched CABAL2
    ALYac selected as one of 2012's Bestsellers (Digital Times)
    11
    Awarded the Prize of Korea Communications Commission Chairman at the 7th Korea Internet Award (in the technology leader segment)
    07
    Internet Disk 6i selected as software for administrative work (Telecommunications Technology Association)
    04
    ALYac awarded a prize at the Korea Master Brand Awards 2012 (hankyung.com, iMBC, and donga.com)
    Launched ALBack 2.0
    02
    Launched ALCapture 1.0
    Launched ALSurfing 1.0 (Applications for iPhone and Android simultaneously launched)
  • 2011
    12
    Launched ALMind 1.0
    Relocated office (1464-30, Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul)
    ALYac selected as one of Bestsellers in the second half of 2011 (Digital Times)
    11
    Launched ALShopping 1.0
    ALYac obtained vb100 certification (Virus Bulletin)
    10
    Launched ALYac Android Premium
    Merge of ESTmns and ESTinternet and changed the company name to Zum Internet Corporation
    09
    Launched zum.com
    Selected as one of 200 Best Under A Billion in the Asia Pacific region (Forbes, U.S.)
    07
    ALYac 2.5 obtained Checkmark certification (West Coast Lab, U.K.)
    ALYac and ALMind selected as one of 2012's 30 Most Remarkable Korean Software Programs (Korea Software Enterprise Association)
    ALYac Android received a prize at the Innovative IT Product Awards (Digital Daily)
    06
    Launched ALBack 1.0
    02
    Awarded the Excellence Prize at the 10th Korean SW Business Awards (Korea Software Industry Association)
    Launched ALSong Mobile application for iPhone (Application for Android launched in June 2011)
    01
    Launched CABAL Mobile application for iPhone
  • 2010
    12
    Internet Disk application for iPhone (Application for Android launched in January 2011)
    Awarded the Prize of Korea Communications Commission Chairman at the 5th Korea Internet Award (in the society promotion segment)
    Launched ALYac Android 1.0
    11
    Launched ALYac 2.5 Corporate/Server Versions
    Started construction of Jeju Research Center
    10
    Founded ESTinternet Corp.
    09
    BIZHARD 3.0 awarded a prize at the Korea Software Awards (Ministry of Knowledge Economy)
    Renamed MTM Media Corp. (Changed to ESTad Corp.)
    Renamed Security Insight Corp. (Changed to ESTsecurity Corp.)
    08
    BIZHARD 3.0 obtained GS (Good Software) certification
    07
    Launched BIZHARD application for iPhone (Application for Android launched in August 2010)
    Launched Secure Disk
    04
    Launched ALZip 8.0
    Certified as a venture company (Korea Technology Finance Corporation)
    Selected as a Promising SW Global Star Company (KOTRA)
    03
    Launched Howling Sword
    02
    Launched ESTsoft Inc. (Local subsidiary in the U.S.)
    ALTools Pack 8.0 selected as software for administrative work (Korea Software Industry Association)
    Awarded the Excellence Prize at the 9th Korean SW Business Awards (Korea Software Industry Association)
    01
    Established a strategic alliance with Daum Communications Corp.
  • 2009
    12
    ALYac obtained Common Criteria (CC) certification
    Purchased site for a research center (inside Jeju Science Park)
    11
    Obtained the Venture CSR certification (Korea Venture Business Association)
    Awarded USD 5 million export tower on the 46th Trade Day (Korea International Trade Association)
    CEO Kim Jang-joong received citation from the Minister of Knowledge Economy on the 46th Trade Day
    10
    Launched ALSong 2.0
    Launched ALSee 6.0
    09
    Launched Internet Disk 6i
    Certified as a venture company (Korea Technology Finance Corporation)
    07
    ALZip 8.0 obtained GS (Good Software) certification
    Opened CS Center (1565-10, Cheongnyong-dong, Gwanak-gu, Seoul)
    06
    Founded ESTmns Corp.
    Received the Excellent Marketing Company Prize at the Korea KOSDAQ Awards (KOSDAQ Listed Companies Association)
    04
    Awarded a prize at the Korea Master Brand Awards 2009 (hankyung.com, iMBC, and donga.com)
  • 2008
    12
    Received a prize at the Innovative IT Product Awards (Digital Daily)
    Awarded the Marketing Prize at the 2008 Bestsellers Awards in the security solution segment (Digital Times)
    Awarded USD 3 million export tower on the 45th Trade Day (Korea International Trade Association)
    Selected as one of 2008's Technology Fast 500 in the Asia Pacific region (Deloitte Consulting)
    11
    CEO Kim Jang-joong received a citation from the Minister of Knowledge Economy on the 9th Software Industry Day
    Launched BIZHARD 3.0
    10
    CEO Kim Jang-joong received Presidential citation at the Korea Venture Awards (Korea Venture Business Association)
    08
    CEO Kim Jang-joong exercised his preemptive rights (Capital: 2,474,850,000 won)
    Purchased ESTsoft Staff Accommodation (895-2, Cheongnyong-dong, Gwanak-gu, Seoul)
    07
    Listed on KOSDAQ (Capital: 2,224,850,000 won)
    05
    ALSee 5.3 obtained GS (Good Software) certification
    02
    Received the Honor Prize at the 7th Korean SW Business Awards (Korea Software Industry Association)
    CABAL Online awarded three prizes including the Best Online Game Prize at the Thailand Game Show 2008
    Launched ALFTP 5.0
    Internet Disk 5.0 selected as software for administrative work (Korea Software Industry Association)
  • 2007
    12
    Launched ALYac 1.0
    Awarded the Excellence Prize at the Web Award Korea 2007 in the Internet/information service segment (Web Award Committee)
    11
    Re-designated as INNO-BIZ
    10
    Renamed ALMap Corp. (Changed its business contents and the company name to MTM Media Corp.)
    09
    Founded ALMap Corp.
    Founded ESTsoft Japan 株式会社 (Local subsidiary in Japan)
    07
    ALTools Pack 7.0 selected as software for administrative work (Korea Software Industry Association)
    ALZip 7.0 selected as software for administrative work (Korea Software Industry Association)
    06
    Certified a venture company (Seoul Regional Small & Medium Business Administration)
    05
    Launched ALToolbar 1.0
    04
    Relocated office (ESTsoft R&D Center, 867-12, Cheongnyong-dong, Gwanak-gu, Seoul)
    03
    Launched ALPass 3.0
    02
    Launched BIZHARD 1.0
  • 2006
    08
    Internet Disk awarded a prize at the Korea Software Awards (Ministry of Information and Communication)
    05
    CEO Kim Jang-joong received a prize at the Korea Innovative Executive Awards (Herald Business)
    The Employee Stockholders Association issued new shares (Capital: 2,002,350,000 won)
    04
    CABAL Online awarded a prize at the Digital Contents Grand Awards (Ministry of Information and Communication)
    01
    Designated as a participating company for 2006 Hi Seoul Brand Project (Seoul Business Agency)
  • 2005
    10
    ALMap 2.5 Max obtained GS (Good Software) certification
    Launched CABAL Online
    09
    Launched ALX
    Certified as a venture company (Director of Seoul Regional Small & Medium Business Administration)
    07
    Issued new share by exercising stock option (Capital: 1,925,600,000 won)
    06
    ALFTP 4.0 obtained GS (Good Software) certification
    05
    ALSee 4.0 obtained GS (Good Software) certification
    ALSee awarded a prize at the Korea Software Awards (Ministry of Information and Communication)
    04
    Launched ALSong 1.0
    Launched ALMap Max
    03
    Designated as a participating company for 2005 Export Promotion Project (Seoul Regional Small & Medium Business Administration)
    02
    Designated as a participating company for 2005 Hi Seoul Brand Project (Seoul Business Agency)
  • 2004
    12
    ALZip 6.0 obtained GS (Good Software) certification
    Internet Disk awarded Web Storage Customer Satisfaction Prize at the IT Bestsellers Awards (Digital Times)
    ALTools Pack 6.0 selected as software for administrative work (Korea Software Industry Association)
    11
    Obtained INNO-BIZ certification
    CEO Kim Jang-joong received Hanyang Venture Prize
    10
    Launched ALShow 1.0
    09
    Launched Pocket ALMap
    05
    Concluded a lead manager contract with Hanhwa Investment & Securities to join the KOSDAQ Listed Companies Association
    02
    Internet Disk Solution obtained GS (Good Software) certification
  • 2003
    11
    CEO Kim Jang-joong received a special prize at the Miura-Aoki Award (Japan)
    10
    Launched ALMap SDK
    08
    Certified a venture company (Seoul Regional Small & Medium Business Administration)
    07
    Selected as a promising small & medium exporter (Seoul Regional Small & Medium Business Administration)
  • 2002
    11
    CEO Kim Jang-joong received a prize at the Person of the Year 2002 (KICRA)
    Selected as a promising small- and medium-sized information and communications business (Ministry of Information and Communication)
    Selected as a company with outstanding technology (Korea Technology Finance Corporation)
    10
    Launched ALMap 1.0
    08
    Launched ImageChart
    01
    ALZip received the Prize of the Minister of Commerce, Industry and Energy at the Digital Innovation Awards
  • 2001
    12
    Attracted investment from KT Hitel Co., Ltd. (KTH) (Capital: 1,905,000,000 won)
    11
    Obtained INNO-BIZ certification
    08
    Launched ALPass 1.0
    07
    ESTsoft Software Technology Research Center acknowledged as a corporate research institute (Korea Industrial Technology Association)
    ALZip 5.0 selected as software for administrative work (Korea Software Industry Association)
    03
    Capital increase without consideration (Capital: 1,800,000,000 won)
    Launched ALGIF
    01
    Re-designated as a tenant of China S/W Business Support Center (Korea IT Industry Promotion Agency)
    Certified a venture company (Seoul Regional Small & Medium Business Administration)
  • 2000
    11
    Launched IMAN Plus
    Attracted investment from KDB Capital Corp. and EMERSYS Corp. (Capital: 900,000,000 won)
    10
    Attracted investment from KT Hitel Co., Ltd. (KTH) (Capital: 785,000,000 won)
    09
    Established a strategic alliance with KT Hitel Co., Ltd.(KTH)
    08
    Issued uniform stock certificates (registered common shares)
    Launched ALSee 1.0
    07
    Launched ALFTP 1.0
    06
    Opened Korean Software Company Beijing Office (韓國意思特軟件公司北京代表處)
    Internet public offering (Capital: 735,000,000 won)
    05
    Capital increase with consideration (Capital: 720,000,000 won)
    02
    Relocated office (Jeil Venture Tower, 1626-3, Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul)
    Designated as a tenant of China S/W Business Support Center (Korea IT Industry Promotion Agency)
    01
    Launched Internet Disk 1.0
  • 1999
    12
    Launched Suda Craft
    Capital increase without consideration (Capital: 600,000,000 won)
    11
    Capital increase with consideration (Capital: 300,000,000 won)
    Launched ALZip 1.0
    10
    Participated in the the Venture Business Fair 1999 “Venture Angel Mart” (Small & Medium Business Corporation)
    Stock split (Capital: 225,000,000 won)
    09
    Participated in the Venture Jisang Mart planned by the Small & Medium Business Corporation (The Chosun Ilbo)
    08
    Registered as a software business (Korea Software Industry Association)
    07
    Capital increase with consideration (Capital: 225,000,000 won)
    Certified as an outstanding venture company (Seoul Regional Small & Medium Business Administration)
  • 1998
    11
    Launched Visual Force
    07
    Relocated office (Giheung Building, 1459-10, Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul)
    06
    Launched Gamebang Manager
    04
    Capital increase with consideration (Capital: 150,000,000 won)
    01
    Canceled a merger agreement with Hanmesoft Corp.
  • 1996
    10
    Concluded a merger agreement with Hanmesoft Corp.
    05
    Launched Soribom
    04
    Launched Elite Korean-English Voice Dictionary
    02
    Launched Last Laibers
  • 1995
    11
    Designated as a military service exception firm (Seoul Regional Military Manpower Administration)
    10
    Relocated office (Bethel Building, 324-1, Yangjae-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul)
  • 1994
    09
    Relocated office (Hapdong Building, 210-2, Yangjae-don, Seocho-gu, Seoul)
    04
    Formed a consortium with Narasoft Co., Ltd. and Hanmesoft Corp. to develop a Korean Word Processor
  • 1993
    10
    Founded ESTsoft Corp. (570-5, Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul) (Capital: 50,000,000 won)
  • 1992
    07
    Launched 21st Word Processor