Company History

  • 2017 ~ 2016

    2017

    • June

      Established A.I. Research Center (ESTsoft A.I. Plus Lab)

      Launched ALSong Mobile 4.0

    • May

      Renamed Value Technology Corp. (changed to Exponential Corp.)

    • March

      Founded Value Technology Corp.

      Launched Ransom Shield PC 1.0

    • January

      Launched Ransom Shield Cloud 1.0

      Founded ESTsecurity Corp.

    2016

    • December

      Joined the newly launched Artificial Intelligence Industry Association as the Vice-chairman Company

    • October

      Renamed ESTsecurity Corp. (Changed to ESTsecurity Tech Corp.)

    • September

      Renamed Bluo Corp. (Changed to Deepeye Corp.)

    • August

      IMAS obtained GS (Good Software) certification

    • July

      Attracted 10 billion won investment from Atinum Investment

    • June

      Launched ALSong Mobile Beta 1.0

    • May

      ALPDF 1.0 obtained GS (Good Software) certification

      ALTools Pack 11.0 obtained GS (Good Software) certification

      Launched ALTools Pack 11.0

    • April

      Launched ALPDF 1.0

    • January

      Sangwon Chung appointed as CEO

  • 2015 ~ 2010

    2015

    • December

      Launched Pupugame Zum

    • October

      The 10th anniversary of CABAL Online

    • September

      Launched ALTools Pack 10.0

    • April

      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)

    • March

      Launched ALMemo 1.0

      Launched ALCapture 2.0

    2014

    • November

      Obtained ISMS (Information Security Management System) certification (Korea Internet & Security Agency)

    • February

      Awarded the Excellence Prize at the 13th Korean SW Business Awards (Korea Software Industry Association)

    2013

    • December

      Launched Swing Browser 1.0

    • July

      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)

    • May

      ALYac 3.0 and ASM 3.0 obtained Common Criteria (CC) certification

      ALYac 3.0 Server obtained Common Criteria (CC) certification

    • February

      Awarded the Grand Prize at the 12th Korean SW Business Awards in the corporate management segment (Korea Software Industry Association)

    2012

    • December

      Launched CABAL2

      ALYac selected as one of 2012's Bestsellers (Digital Times)

    • November

      Awarded the Prize of Korea Communications Commission Chairman at the 7th Korea Internet Award (in the technology leader segment)

    • July

      Internet Disk 6i selected as software for administrative work (Telecommunications Technology Association)

    • April

      ALYac awarded a prize at the Korea Master Brand Awards 2012 (hankyung.com, iMBC, and donga.com)

      Launched ALBack 2.0

    • February

      Launched ALCapture 1.0

      Launched ALSurfing 1.0 (Applications for iPhone and Android simultaneously launched)

    2011

    • December

      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)

    • November

      Launched ALShopping 1.0

      ALYac obtained vb100 certification (Virus Bulletin)

    • October

      Launched ALYac Android Premium

      Merge of ESTmns and ESTinternet and changed the company name to Zum Internet Corporation

    • September

      Launched zum.com

      Selected as one of 200 Best Under A Billion in the Asia Pacific region (Forbes, U.S.)

    • July

      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)

    • June

      Launched ALBack 1.0

    • February

      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)

    • January

      Launched CABAL Mobile application for iPhone

    2010

    • December

      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

    • November

      Launched ALYac 2.5 Corporate/Server Versions

      Started construction of Jeju Research Center

    • October

      Founded ESTinternet Corp.

    • September

      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.)

    • August

      BIZHARD 3.0 obtained GS (Good Software) certification

    • July

      Launched BIZHARD application for iPhone (Application for Android launched in August 2010)

      Launched Secure Disk

    • April

      Launched ALZip 8.0

      Certified as a venture company (Korea Technology Finance Corporation)

      Selected as a Promising SW Global Star Company (KOTRA)

    • March

      Launched Howling Sword

    • February

      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)

    • January

      Established a strategic alliance with Daum Communications Corp.

  • 2009 ~ 2005

    2009

    • December

      ALYac obtained Common Criteria (CC) certification

      Purchased site for a research center (inside Jeju Science Park)

    • November

      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

    • October

      Launched ALSong 2.0

      Launched ALSee 6.0

    • September

      Launched ALYac 2.0 Corporate Version

      Launched Internet Disk 6i

      Certified as a venture company (Korea Technology Finance Corporation)

    • July

      ALZip 8.0 obtained GS (Good Software) certification

      Opened CS Center (1565-10, Cheongnyong-dong, Gwanak-gu, Seoul)

    • June

      Founded ESTmns Corp.

      Received the Excellent Marketing Company Prize at the Korea KOSDAQ Awards (KOSDAQ Listed Companies Association)

    • April

      Awarded a prize at the Korea Master Brand Awards 2009 (hankyung.com, iMBC, and donga.com)

    2008

    • December

      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)

    • November

      CEO Kim Jang-joong received a citation from the Minister of Knowledge Economy on the 9th Software Industry Day

      Launched BIZHARD 3.0

    • October

      CEO Kim Jang-joong received Presidential citation at the Korea Venture Awards (Korea Venture Business Association)

    • August

      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)

    • July

      Listed on KOSDAQ (Capital: 2,224,850,000 won)

    • May

      ALSee 5.3 obtained GS (Good Software) certification

    • February

      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

    • December

      Launched ALYac 1.0

      Awarded the Excellence Prize at the Web Award Korea 2007 in the Internet/information service segment (Web Award Committee)

    • November

      Re-designated as INNO-BIZ

    • October

      Renamed ALMap Corp. (Changed its business contents and the company name to MTM Media Corp.)

    • September

      Founded ALMap Corp.

      Founded ESTsoft Japan 株式会社 (Local subsidiary in Japan)

    • July

      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)

    • June

      Certified as a venture company (Seoul Regional Small & Medium Business Administration)

    • May

      Launched ALToolbar 1.0

    • April

      Relocated office (ESTsoft R&D Center, 867-12, Cheongnyong-dong, Gwanak-gu, Seoul)

    • March

      Launched ALPass 3.0

    • February

      Launched BIZHARD 1.0

    2006

    • August

      Internet Disk awarded a prize at the Korea Software Awards (Ministry of Information and Communication)

    • May

      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)

    • April

      CABAL Online awarded a prize at the Digital Contents Grand Awards (Ministry of Information and Communication)

    • January

      Designated as a participating company for 2006 Hi Seoul Brand Project (Seoul Business Agency)

    2005

    • October

      ALMap 2.5 Max obtained GS (Good Software) certification

      Launched CABAL Online

    • September

      Launched ALX

      Certified as a venture company (Director of Seoul Regional Small & Medium Business Administration)

    • July

      Issued new share by exercising stock option (Capital: 1,925,600,000 won)

    • June

      ALFTP 4.0 obtained GS (Good Software) certification

    • May

      ALSee 4.0 obtained GS (Good Software) certification

      ALSee awarded a prize at the Korea Software Awards (Ministry of Information and Communication)

    • April

      Launched ALSong 1.0

      Launched ALMap Max

    • March

      Designated as a participating company for 2005 Export Promotion Project (Seoul Regional Small & Medium Business Administration)

    • February

      Designated as a participating company for 2005 Hi Seoul Brand Project (Seoul Business Agency)

  • 2004 ~ 2000

    2004

    • December

      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)

    • November

      Obtained INNO-BIZ certification

      CEO Kim Jang-joong received Hanyang Venture Prize

    • October

      Launched ALShow 1.0

    • September

      Launched Pocket ALMap

    • May

      Concluded a lead manager contract with Hanhwa Investment & Securities to join the KOSDAQ Listed Companies Association

    • February

      Internet Disk Solution obtained GS (Good Software) certification

    2003

    • November

      CEO Kim Jang-joong received a special prize at the Miura-Aoki Award (Japan)

    • October

      Launched ALMap SDK

    • August

      Certified as a venture company (Seoul Regional Small & Medium Business Administration)

    • July

      Selected as a promising small & medium exporter (Seoul Regional Small & Medium Business Administration)

    2002

    • November

      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)

    • October

      Launched ALMap 1.0

    • August

      Launched ImageChart

    • January

      ALZip received the Prize of the Minister of Commerce, Industry and Energy at the Digital Innovation Awards

    2001

    • December

      Attracted investment from KT Hitel Co., Ltd. (KTH) (Capital: 1,905,000,000 won)

    • November

      Obtained INNO-BIZ certification

    • August

      Launched ALPass 1.0

    • July

      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)

    • March

      Capital increase without consideration (Capital: 1,800,000,000 won)

      Launched ALGIF

    • January

      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

    • November

      Launched IMAN Plus

      Attracted investment from KDB Capital Corp. and EMERSYS Corp. (Capital: 900,000,000 won)

    • October

      Attracted investment from KT Hitel Co., Ltd. (KTH) (Capital: 785,000,000 won)

    • September

      Established a strategic alliance with KT Hitel Co., Ltd.(KTH)

    • August

      Issued uniform stock certificates (registered common shares)

      Launched ALSee 1.0

    • July

      Launched ALFTP 1.0

    • June

      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)

    • May

      Capital increase with consideration (Capital: 720,000,000 won)

    • February

      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)

    • January

      Launched Internet Disk 1.0

  • 1999 ~ 1992

    1999

    • December

      Launched Suda Craft

      Capital increase without consideration (Capital: 600,000,000 won)

    • November

      Capital increase with consideration (Capital: 300,000,000 won)

      Launched ALZip 1.0

    • October

      Participated in the the Venture Business Fair 1999 “Venture Angel Mart” (Small & Medium Business Corporation)

      Stock split (Capital: 225,000,000 won)

    • September

      Participated in the Venture Jisang Mart planned by the Small & Medium Business Corporation (The Chosun Ilbo)

    • August

      Registered as a software business (Korea Software Industry Association)

    • July

      Capital increase with consideration (Capital: 225,000,000 won)

      Certified as an outstanding venture company (Seoul Regional Small & Medium Business Administration)

    1998

    • November

      Launched Visual Force

    • July

      Relocated office (Giheung Building, 1459-10, Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul)

    • June

      Launched Gamebang Manager

    • April

      Capital increase with consideration (Capital: 150,000,000 won)

    • January

      Canceled a merger agreement with Hanmesoft Corp.

    1996

    • October

      Concluded a merger agreement with Hanmesoft Corp.

    • May

      Launched Soribom

    • April

      Launched Elite Korean-English Voice Dictionary

    • February

      Launched Last Laibers

    1995

    • November

      Designated as a military service exception firm (Seoul Regional Military Manpower Administration)

    • October

      Relocated office (Bethel Building, 324-1, Yangjae-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul)

    1994

    • September

      Relocated office (Hapdong Building, 210-2, Yangjae-don, Seocho-gu, Seoul)

    • April

      Formed a consortium with Narasoft Co., Ltd. and Hanmesoft Corp. to develop a Korean Word Processor

    1993

    • October

      Founded ESTsoft Corp. (570-5, Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul) (Capital: 50,000,000 won)

    1992

    • July

      Launched 21st Word Processor

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