Swisscom chooses Hornetsecurity for email security

Swisscom chooses Hornetsecurity for email security

Hanover (10.12.18) – As a leading provider of ICT services in Switzerland, Swisscom is one of the driving forces in the digitalization of the Swiss economy. Furthermore, the company is one of the most important and largest providers in the security and cloud market throughout the country. For its Security Service Provider business, Swisscom is now implementing Premium Cloud Security Services from Hornetsecurity starting in first quarter of 2019.

In the context of internationalization and globalization of more and more companies, they are faced with the decision to make company data available in the cloud from any location. Convincing advantages of cloud computing, such as flexibility, scalability, resource and cost savings, allow companies to operate faster and more efficiently in the market. With its comprehensive Managed Security Services, the Security Operations Center in Switzerland (staffed by specialists 24/7) and professional threat detection & response services, Swisscom protects customer systems in real time.

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Due to the worldwide network, new threats are emerging, which is why security solutions from the cloud and companies with high expertise in the area of cybercrime are particularly in demand. With many years of experience, Hornetsecurity has already established itself as a pioneer in several parts of the European cloud security market. The partnership with Swisscom is in line with the international growth-oriented strategy of the cloud security company from Hanover. “We were looking for a provider that could replace the various and highly customized solutions we have seen so far and that could reliably meet our customers’ high expectations in terms of scalability, security and convenience. Hornetsecurity convinced with the wide range of features of its Email Security Services, the convenient multi-client interface and high flexibility”, says Tim Rückforth, Product Manager Web & Mail Security at Swisscom.

Hornetsecurity’s services offer the same high-quality protection against sophisticated attacks for all company locations. When it comes to data protection, Swisscom customers will remain on the safe side:

 

“During the next eight weeks, Hornetsecurity will implement its infrastructure in Swisscom’s redundant data centers in Switzerland. The data of the Swiss customers are thus handled exclusively in the local data center. The protection and preservation of our customers’ sensitive and important data is our top priority,” says Daniel Hofmann, CEO of Hornetsecurity.

 

“With Email Security based on Hornetsecurity, we will offer the best protection against spam, malware and other threats to our customers, which fits perfectly into our Managed Security Services portfolio and we will actively promote through our channels. I am sure that this is the beginning of a successful partnership,” Rückforth added.

“Technology Fast 50 Award 2018” – Hornetsecurity honoured for the fourth time

“Technology Fast 50 Award 2018” – Hornetsecurity honoured for the fourth time

Hanover (13.11.2018) – The IT sector is one of the strongest growing and fastest expanding industries in Germany. The steps in the development of digital technologies are getting increasingly larger and in order to survive in this tough competition, specialized companies have to meet high demands, such as innovative ideas, strong know-how and special solution-oriented skills. Based on its many years of experience, the internationally operating consulting agency Deloitte knows about the efforts behind the success of fast-growing companies in this environment and has been honoring the 50 fastest growing technology companies in Germany every year since 2002.

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“Numerous rapidly expanding companies from Germany have positioned themselves in future-oriented fields of technology in recent years. This is accomplished by entrepreneurs who have managed to consistently pursue their visions, with a willingness to take risks and an entrepreneurial spirit.“, says Dr. Andreas Gentner, Partner and Head of Technology, Media & Telecommunications EMEA at Deloitte.

“With the Fast 50 Award, we want to honor outstanding entrepreneurial achievements for Germany as a tech location.” The ranking is based on the percentage sales growth of the last four financial years. Hornetsecurity increased its growth by 117.42% during this period and was awarded with the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Award 2018 last week.

By now, the cloud security expert received this special recognition for the fourth time. “The award for once again being one of the 50 fastest-growing IT companies makes us extremely happy and is yet another clear sign for us that we are on the right track. It’s the proof for the hard work of the last years and we are proud of the success of our company. We will continue to focus on innovative solutions and high-quality products in the future.“, says Oliver Dehning, CEO of Hornetsecurity, who proudly received the award at “The New Yorker” in Cologne.

With regard to its ongoing growth strategy and in addition to its extensive product range, Hornetsecurity also relies on its latest product: 365 Total Protection is the first comprehensive Security & Compliance Suite designed specifically for Microsoft Office 365. As part of 21 business and security features, the cloud solution offers a range of innovative functionalities that complements the Microsoft cloud service.

Hornetsecurity launches first comprehensive Security & Compliance Suite for Microsoft Office 365

Hornetsecurity launches first comprehensive Security & Compliance Suite for Microsoft Office 365

Hannover (02.10.18) – With “365 Total Protection”, the cloud security expert Hornetsecurity launches an industry-wide unique Security & Compliance Suite, which was especially developed for Microsoft Office 365.

When it comes to protecting corporate email communications, Gartner Research predicts that 95% of IT executives will choose cloud solutions for future decisions. The predominant on-premise appliances will almost disappear in the next three years. Microsoft is a major driver of this development and with Office 365 it offers its customers a collaboration solution from the cloud. Extended features such as MS Teams or Skype are an integral component of the Microsoft Suite and e-mail functionalities are also covered by the cloud solution.

In the context of cloud transformation, customers have high expectations because they want to maintain their flexibility and require a comprehensive range of functions that meet contractual and legal requirements. This does not concern the e-mail service as such – rather, solutions should be covered around e-mail communication, such as encryption, security gateway, automated signatures, archiving and advanced threat protection. 365 Total Protection is optimally adjusted to these needs and offers a comprehensive package that combines all features in one service.

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“System houses and IT managers face new challenges with the increasing distribution of O365. So far, important business applications, such as the central provision of compliant disclaimers and consistent signatures, but also requirements such as e-mail encryption, have been implemented locally“, says Daniel Blank, Managing Director of Hornetsecurity.

“Since the mail servers will now be provided from the cloud as part of O365, service providers and IT managers need new concepts to comply with their security and compliance requirements. In order to secure and complement a cloud service such as Office 365 in the best possible way, such functions and security solutions will also have to be moved to the cloud. This is exactly why Hornetsecurity developed 365 Total Protection.“

365 Total Protection is the Security & Compliance Suite from the Cloud, for the Cloud. With a wide range of features, the new product was especially developed for Microsoft O365 and can be integrated seamlessly. Users benefit from a particularly uncomplicated onboarding: Within three clicks, Office merges with 365 Total Protection.

In addition, there are many companies that are looking for a hybrid solution, because they want to transfer individual departments to Office 365 or maintain a coexistent operation. With 365 Total Protection Hornetsecurity supports multi-step migration.

Hornetsecurity’s new product offers within the 21 business and security features a wide range of functionalities that extend the Microsoft service. For example, the Company Disclaimer in conjunction with User-based Individual Signatures – a central control over company-wide signatures and disclaimers that automatically complements outgoing messages with the legally required information of a company, which also enables individual signatures and graphics to be sent in groups.

365 Total Protection takes away companies’ concerns about O365 privacy and compliance policies and is the first product ever to help secure this path. On the 9th of October this year, Hornetsecurity will present all services and features that come with 365 Total Protection to the public for the first time, at the it-sa exhibition in Nuremberg.

Hornetsecurity rocks at it-sa 2018

Hornetsecurity rocks at it-sa 2018

Hannover (20.09.18) – Hornetsecurity presents the first comprehensive Security & Compliance Suite for Microsoft Office 365 at it-sa 2018 in Nuremberg, following the motto “We equip heroes”.

The IT-Security fair it-sa, probably the most relevant trade fair in the industry, takes place from 09.10.-11.10.18 in Nuremberg this year. The Cloud Security specialist Hornetsecurity from Hanover is also represented and is going to rock the show.

Hornetsecurity exhibits together with its authorized distributors acmeo and ADN in hall 10.0, booth 10.0-606. Hornetsecurity will present its new solution for the Microsoft cloud service Office 365 at it-sa for the very first time. With “365 Total Protection” Hornetsecurity offers much more than just an IT security solution. Rather, we speak of a comprehensive Security & Compliance Suite specially developed for O365, which can be seamlessly integrated. Over 20 additional security and business functions that the solution involves, will be presented to the public at it-sa 2018 for the first time.

“We offer our IT partners necessary tools to be prepared for future requirements in the area of cloud security. The it-sa is exactly the right platform for us to find new partners and thus further consolidate our position as a market leader”, says Daniel Blank, Managing Director of Hornetsecurity.

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In addition to the professional exchange at the trade fair, the event character should not be neglected either. On the first evening, Tuesday 09.10.18, the exhibition booth will be turned into a true party zone, starting from 6.30 p.m. Thanks to the stage and live band, it almost resembles a rock concert. Not to be missed is the popular Hornetsecurity beer wagon, which already made big headlines at the HAJ Marathon this year. Managing Director Daniel Hofmann announced that a total of more than 5,000 litres of free beer will flow on the trade fair.

Hornetsecurity’s main goal is to show their character. “Our business partners and customers greatly appreciate the fact that there are still ‘real people’ behind our innovative solutions – our employees who put their heart and soul into it,” says Daniel Hofmann.

Hornetsecurity consistently pursues expansion strategy

Hornetsecurity consistently pursues expansion strategy

Cloud security specialist expands into Benelux region

Hannover, Germany, July 11, 2018 – Hornetsecurity today announced it is further strengthening its market position in neighbouring Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. This is in line with the cloud security provider’s international growth strategy and leverages the foothold gained in the Benelux region following the company’s recent acquisition of Avira’s spam filter customers.

As part of this expansion initiative Hornetsecurity has appointed Wilfred Schoonderbeek as Country Manager. Wilfred Schoonderbeek brings many years of experience in the IT channel and IT security industry, having previously worked as Channel Manager and Product Manager for Avira in the Netherlands. He is now responsible for the border triangle and its future growth with a particular focus on the acquisition of new partners and distributors.

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“We see a lot of potential in this region and now wish to grow further in these neighbouring countries,” said Daniel Blank, Managing Director of Hornetsecurity. “We therefore appreciate Wilfred joining us and look forward to having the benefit of his valuable and proven expertise on board.”

“There is an enthusiastic, flexible and successful team behind Hornetsecurity and I am very happy to be part of it,” said Wilfred Schoonderbeek. “With Hornetsecurity, resellers can stand out and differentiate themselves. The wide range of features, the high quality of the proven solutions as well as their simple administration and application will enable our channel partners to more easily win new customers.”

He added: “We are looking for IT resellers in Benelux of any size who would like to expand their security portfolio and offer their customers significant added value for their email communication.”

Numerous advantages in cooperation for partners and distributors

In addition to attractive margins, Hornetsecurity offers its partners a variety of benefits through a coordinated partner program. Hornetsecurity also supports its partners in the sales process and on technical issues. Currently, Hornetsecurity is producing its marketing materials in Dutch including the website, product data sheets and flyers. The activities in the Benelux region are therefore embedded in a coherent overall strategy for the company’s future successful growth.

Avira migration in record time

Avira migration in record time

Hornetsecurity successfully migrates more than 3,000 customer domains of the Avira spam filter in 8 weeks

Hannover, Germany, June 11, 2018 – The migration of existing Avira Managed Email Security customers to Hornetsecurity’s Managed Spam Filter Service has been completed. In just two months, the cloud security specialist from Hannover moved all customers and partners, including the existing configurations, to its cloud. In advance, Hornetsecurity, in cooperation with Avira kept partners informed about every step of the migration. The training team held weekly online training sessions on the new functions, and Hornetsecurity’s 24/7 support team was also available to assist the partners at all times.

“This was the fastest and smoothest migration we have ever experienced,” said Beat Kramer, CEO of Avira’s US distributor Contronex. “In the first webcast with the Hornetsecurity support team, it became clear that we can now offer a significantly extended feature set to our customers. The Hornetsecurity Spamfilter Service offers a multitude of additional functions and a transparent, multi-tenant management console. In addition, the other Hornetsecurity services perfectly complement our existing cloud security portfolio. That’s why we started selling to new customers shortly after the migration and signed a distribution agreement with Hornetsecurity for the USA”.

“We are very satisfied with the process of moving all active customers into our system,” adds Daniel Blank, Managing Director of Hornetsecurity. “Thanks to good preparation and professional project management we have succeeded in migrating almost 80% of the existing domains. This enabled us to expand our global partner network by more than 150 partners. This is an excellent starting position to further drive our growth in the USA, South America and Europe”.

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As a result of the conversion, partners and customers now benefit from numerous additional features offered by Hornetsecurity’s spam filter service: Additional anti-virus engines, an infomail filter for advertising mails, an individually adjustable spam report and an Outlook add-in to name but a few. In addition, new customers can enjoy the guaranteed detection rates of 99.9% for spam messages and even 99.99% for virus mails, which guarantees a very high level of protection.

“The cooperation with Hornetsecurity during the migration of our customers and partners was extremely smooth”, says Christian Milde, VP Partner Sales of Avira. “We have done everything to support the migration process and Hornetsecurity has welcomed our partners with open arms right from the start. I am convinced that there could not have been a better partner for this mammoth task.”

“Of course, we at Avira are now also using Hornetsecurity’s cloud solutions” adds Christian Milde. “Our technicians and developers are used to keeping IT security under control at all times. In this case, the migration went smoothly and our administrators are absolutely thrilled.”

“Security Made in Germany – a promise that combines Avira and Hornetsecurity.”
concludes Daniel Blank.