Cyber security solutions providers Hornetsecurity and SourcetekIT have announced a partnership to resell Hornetsecurity’s cloud-based software solutions to SourcetekIT’s existing managed services customers across North America.
Hornetsecurity’s global headquarters is in Hannover, Germany, and SourcetekIT is based just outside Toronto. Both recently opened their first United States offices in Pittsburgh.
The partnership provides an opportunity for the companies to combine their services in collaboration against current and potential online threats.
In April, Cyber Defense Magazine awarded Hornetsecurity with a 2018 InfoSec “Cutting Edge” award in the category of Advanced Persistent Threat.
“This is an excellent fit for both companies,” Hornetsecurity CEO Oliver Dehning said. “We pride ourselves on offering flexible, personal care to our clients and being a channel-focused company with a network of partners like SourcetekIT who are trained to support the individual needs of customers.”
SourcetekIT was recently named one of the top 100 service solution providers from Computer Dealer News (CDN), Canada’s leading IT security news outlet.
“To expand our vision for our Next Generation Managed Security Service offerings, we needed a cost effective and powerful solution to meet the security needs of businesses,” said Dan Gribble, vice president of sales and business development for SourcetekIT. “With Hornetsecurity, our partnership will help companies reduce risk, provide threat detection and ensure compliance.”
San Francisco, April 16, 2018 – Cyber Defense Magazine has awarded Hornetsecurity with a 2018 InfoSec “Cutting Edge” award in the category of Advanced Persistent Threat.
The award will be accepted by CEOs Oliver Dehning, Daniel Hofmann and Daniel Blank at the annual RSA Conference tonight in San Francisco.
“We’re honored and humbled to receive this recognition for the first time.” Dehning said. “With the constant and evolving cybersecurity threats to companies around the world, finding ‘cutting edge’ solutions is no longer a luxury. It’s a requirement for any company that aims to provide true value for its clients.”
The InfoSec Awards are the culmination of Cyber Defense Magazine’s annual review of the hottest, most innovative, best, market leading, next-generation and cutting-edge InfoSec (information security) companies. The winners were evaluated from nearly 3,000 companies worldwide.
“With Cybercrime continuing to gain momentum, surpassing global drug crimes last year and totaling more than $600 billion in theft and damages, we are proud to honor Hornetsecurity as an award-winning innovator offering a new approach to defeat these criminals,” said Pierlugi Paganini, Editor-in-Chief, Cyber Defense Magazine.
Hornetsecurity’s award coincides with a move into the United States, where it recently opened a base of operations in the rapidly growing tech community of Pittsburgh. Revenue has skyrocketed since the introduction of the company’s Advanced Threat Protection software in 2016. The expansion also aligns with the company’s continued focus on innovative solutions that are defined as much by customer service as they are by the software itself.
“At Hornetsecurity, we believe a paradigm shift is necessary in the IT community.” Dehning said. “We need more encryption instead of open data, we must assume overall responsibility for the security of the systems and solutions we offer and we must fight the imbalance between attackers and defenders by using more cloud-based security solutions.”
Hornetsecurity has been focused on cloud computing since 2007, when the company was founded by Oliver Dehning and Daniel Hofmann in Hannover, Germany, where it maintains its global headquarters. Today, Hornetsecurity has grown to more than 70 employees, offering comprehensive security solutions in the fields of email security, web security and data storage to more than 30,000 business customers around the world. In 2017, Hornetsecurity opened a United States base of operations in Pittsburgh.
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Value-added distributor Contronex includes Hornetsecurity’s Cloud Security Services into its portfolio
Hornetsecurity has closed its first VAD contract in the U.S. with Naples, FL based distributor Contronex. With this new partnership, Hornetsecurity will significantly expand its reach into the U.S. and Canada.
According to Oliver Dehning, CEO of Hornetsecurity. “With Contronex, we have found the perfect match. They are experienced in providing the best security solutions in the IT marketplace. Also, they offer an extensive network of resellers that are trained in selling high-class security products. We’re very happy to have established a relationship with this experienced partner.”
“As a growing value-added distributor of IT security software solutions, we regularly add new vendors to expand our product portfolio. With Hornetsecurity, the onboarding process was accomplished quicker than ever”, adds Beat Kramer, CEO at Contronex.
Hornetsecurity, a leading European Cloud Security Service provider, offers a full suite of Email Security Solutions protecting companies of all sizes from malware or phishing attacks and unauthorized access and loss of data, all without the need for extra hardware, software or administrative effort.
Founded in 1990 in Naples, FL, Contronex specializes in the distribution of IT security solutions and commits to three simple concepts: integrity, reliability and commitment to service, which aligns perfectly with the Hornetsecurity approach. Contronex has developed a unique partner program for resellers and managed service providers that helps them to purchase the products their clients’ need.
Good news for Hornetdrive users: Hornetsecurity has treated its fully encrypted cloud storage with a new update. The latest version Hornetdrive 4.5 has many new features in store, especially when it comes to compatibility and user experience. Here are some of them in detail.
Users of Mac OS version 10.13 (High Sierra) will benefit from one of the new features in particular. With this update, Hornetdrive now supports Apple’s new file system APFS, which has replaced the outdated HFS+. So you can use Hornetdrive like before on your brand-new iMac od MacBook, too.
Export of log files facilitates data analysis
Another practical feature increases Hornetdrive’s user friendliness. Version 4.5 offers a new export and filter function. This facilitates users to keep an overview on all events taking place. Every activity is logged in a so-called “event log file”, which can contain a high number of data. With the new export and filter functionality, these data can be downloaded easily as a CSV file and thus filtered and analyzed outside of Hornetdrive.
Always stay up to date
Also, the new notification feature helps users react and adapt to recent activities within Hornetdrive. This functionality can be found under “Settings” and “Notifications”. There they can determine whether to receive pop-up or email notifications for certain events like file conflicts, new file versions, the renaming of folders or new drive members.
Turn on notifications in a flash
The new Hornetdrive version 4.5 can be downloaded cost-free from now on for all Windows, Mac OS X and Linux versions on our website. Android and iOS users can get their latest version in the play store or app store.