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.

Partnership between Hornetsecurity and SourcetekIT

Partnership between Hornetsecurity and SourcetekIT

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.

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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.”

Hornetsecurity updates Advanced Email Signature and Disclaimer with new features

Hornetsecurity updates Advanced Email Signature and Disclaimer with new features

Pittsburgh, May 08, 2018 – Hornetsecurity, a German-based cloud security solutions company that recently opened its first United States base of operations in Pittsburgh, has updated its Advanced Email Signature and Disclaimer service with new features that provide significant upgrades and additional user-friendly applications.

Advanced Email Signature and Disclaimer Editor

Advanced Email Signature and Disclaimer Editor

Advanced Email Signature and Disclaimer - Hide empty fields in the editor

Advanced Email Signature and Disclaimer – Hide empty fields in the editor

Advanced Email Signature and Disclaimer Disclaimer offers an elegant solution for creating uniform company-wide content by ensuring all email signatures are attached in the same format, regardless of whether the message was sent from a PC, tablet or mobile phone.

Advanced Email Signature and Disclaimer Editor

Advanced Email Signature and Disclaimer Editor

In the original version, some fields in certain signatures would remain empty. Thanks to this upgrade, users can create additional sub-signatures within existing signatures, including slogans, logos or banners that promote upcoming trade shows or new products a company wants to highlight within a specific timeframe. Companies can activate and centrally manage the sub-signatures on a group basis, as well as use them for targeted marketing campaigns.

Advanced Email Signature and Disclaimer Mobile View

Advanced Email Signature and Disclaimer Mobile View

Advanced Email Signature and Disclaimer Mobile View (empty fields)

Advanced Email Signature and Disclaimer Mobile View (empty fields)

Advanced E-Mail Signature and Disclaimer Editor Untersignaturen

Advanced E-Mail Signature and Disclaimer Editor Untersignaturen

In addition, users can now include signatures and disclaimers not only within HTML emails, but also in plain text emails, significantly increasing the consistency and professional appearance of corporate email traffic.

Advanced E-Mail Signature and Disclaimer

Advanced E-Mail Signature and Disclaimer bei E-Mails mit Plain Text

“The signature at the end of a professional email is like a digital business card and serves as an important branding tool for every company,” Hornetsecurity CEO Oliver Dehning said. “With these newly added features, IT administrators and corporate marketing teams will have fresh opportunities to shape, sharpen and strengthen their company’s image.”

Further information to Hornetsecurity Advanced Email Signature and Disclaimer :

Hornetsecurity earns prestigious InfoSec “Cutting Edge Award” from Cyber Defense Magazine

Hornetsecurity earns prestigious InfoSec “Cutting Edge Award” from Cyber Defense Magazine

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.

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“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.”

About Hornetsecurity

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.

About Cyber Defense Magazine

With more than 1.2 million annual readers and growing, Cyber Defense Magazine is the premier source of IT Security information. We are managed and published by and for ethical, honest, passionate information security professionals. Our mission is to share cutting-edge knowledge, real-world stories and awards on the best ideas, products and services in the information technology industry. We deliver electronic magazines every month online for free, and limited print editions exclusively for the RSA conferences and our paid subscribers. Learn more about us at http://www.cyberdefensemagazine.com. CDM is a proud member of the Cyber Defense Media Group.

Hornetsecurity signs first U.S. distributor deal

Hornetsecurity signs first U.S. distributor deal

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.

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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.