Hornetsecurity announces new partnership with emt Distribution

Hornetsecurity announces new partnership with emt Distribution

Europe’s leading Cloud Email Security Provider, Hornetsecurity, is partnering with emt Distribution, an award-winning specialist in IT security, IT management and analytic solutions, to expand in the APAC and META markets.

Same mission: Offering the best possible managed security services for the IT channel

Hornetsecurity is impressed by emt’s experience, network and strategic direction. We are very pleased to have found the perfect partner in this award-winning distributor so that we can achieve a leading position as a Cloud Email Security Provider in the APAC and META regions within a very short time“, said Daniel Blank, COO of Hornetsecurity.

The deciding factor for us to work together was that we both share the same mission, which is to offer the best possible managed services for the IT channel. We both want to provide MSPs and VARs not only with the most effective cloud email security on the market but also with excellent support to help them protect their customers from the latest cyber-attacks.

In particular, our 365 Total Protection service will be necessary for many companies to comprehensively protect their email communication in Microsoft 365. With the increasing use of the M365 cloud service, we are seeing more and more advanced attacks targeting it, so additional protection is urgently needed.

Effective channel program and attractive MSP offering

Email remains one of the most widely used exploits to conduct cyber social attacks which are exponentially increasing. Hornetsecurity helps organizations to effectively protect user emails from targeted cyber-attacks.
Sujith Sudhakaran

Spam and Malware Protection, Advanced Threat Protection, Email Encryption features available with Hornetsecurity are unique and ensure compliance and complete protection against most sophisticated cyber-attacks originated through email.

Email continuity and Archiving features available with Hornetsecurity are in great demand with customers looking for highly available productivity solutions”, said Sujith Sudhakaran, Cloud & MSP Business Development Manager-APAC & META for EMT Distribution.

Hornetsecurity have a highly effective channel program and an attractive MSP offering. Emt Distribution joining hands with Hornetsecurity in META and APAC will add great value to the channel partners by offering feature rich, trusted, and complementing products to address all major areas of Cybersecurity in the event of increasing cloud adoption and growing remote workforces”, Sujith concluded.

About emt Distribution

Resellers see emt Distribution as the distributor of choice for selected solutions sold and supported throughout the Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa region. The company owned by emt Holding a European holding company is a channel company with over 27 years of experience in IT Product distribution and with offices in Malta, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, UAE, The Netherland, the Philippines. emt Distribution is well positioned to provide pre & post-sales support with our team of experienced product specialists. emt Distribution has a strong and dedicated technical support team. With technical support teams located within Malta, Australia, UAE, The Netherlands, Philippines and now in India we have the ability to offer support outside of the standard business hours. What this means for our customers and channel partners is a quality of service you can depend on.

Hornetsecurity announces new partnership with Infinigate UK

Hornetsecurity announces new partnership with Infinigate UK

Hornetsecurity, the leading German email cloud security provider in Europe has signed an agreement with Infinigate UK, the CRN UK Security Distributor of the Year 2019.

As one of the fastest growing German tech companies, Hornetsecurity makes with this new partnership another important step to become market leader for MSPs in UK and Ireland. The ambitious plan is to achieve this within the next 12 months.

Hornetsecurity Services complement Infinigate’s extensive cyber security product portfolio and MSP offering (Managed Services Provider) in all the key areas of email security, including spam and virus filters, legally compliant archiving and encryption with best in class technologies. This includes advanced threat protection for users of Microsoft 365 as well as other email systems.

Daniel Blank, COO of Hornetsecurity, said that Infinigate fits perfectly as a new distributor due to its award-winning expertise and strong focus on cybersecurity solutions: “Since our inception we work in an indirect sales model with trusted and capable VAR´s (Value Added Resellers) and MSP´s in our core markets. Our focus on the UK market was initiated with the acquisition of our former exclusive country partner Everycloud in December 2019. Within the last six months we built an entire UK team including partner managers as well as an UK support department.

With these resources and a clear commitment, we carefully looked for a suitable partner who has the same understanding and ideas to execute our 100 percent channel focused strategy and to attract new partners with our solution. We have two new MSP modules on our roadmap for 2020. Infinigate’s relationships and experience with more than 2,000 security and network resellers is so beneficial to us. It helps us to entirely understand the desires of the UK MSP´s and what they miss in competitors’ solutions. Our goal – to become the leading email cloud security provider for MSP´s in UK within one year – is closer with this new partnership. We look forward to a fruitful cooperation and to meet Infinigate partners in person at the first Hornetsecurity Partner dialogue in UK which is planned for the first quarter of 2021.

Infinigate on the other hand further expands its MSD (Managed Services Distributor) offering with Hornetsecurity’s products.
We’re really excited to partner with Hornetsecurity as we continue to develop our vendor portfolio and invest in our MSP offering.“ Said Justin Griffiths, Managing Director for Infinigate UK. “Hornet’s email security and threat protection offerings fit perfectly onto our portfolio and will also be made available on the Infinigate MSP platform. We were really impressed by Hornetsecurity’s roadmap and their vision aligns closely with ours. Infinigate already works with Hornetsecurity in Europe and we are excited to replicate that success in the UK & Ireland.

About the Hornetsecurity Group

Hornetsecurity is the leading German email cloud security provider in Europe, which protects the IT infrastructure, digital communication, and data of companies and organisations of all sizes. The security specialist from Hanover provides its services worldwide via 10 secure datacentres. The product portfolio covers all important areas of email security, including spam and virus filters, legally compliant archiving, and encryption, as well as defense against advanced threats like CEO fraud and ransomware. With around 200 employees, Hornetsecurity is represented globally at 12 locations and operates in more than 30 countries through its international distribution network. The premium services are used by approximately 40,000 customers including Swisscom, Telefónica, KONICA MINOLTA, LVM Versicherung, DEKRA and Claas.

About Infinigate

Infinigate was founded in 1996 as the first European distributor for internet technologies. Since the turn of the millennium Infinigate has specialised exclusively in the distribution of cyber security solutions for sustainable protection of IT networks, servers, end devices, data and applications. With the acquisition of acmeo the security competence of the group was extended to the cloud and MSSP (Managed Security Service Providing) business. As a true VAD Infinigate focuses on innovative and explanation-intensive solutions for enterprises and provides manufacturers and partners (resellers, IT integrators, system houses, etc.) with a range of additional services in the areas of technology, marketing and sales. After several successful market entries and acquisitions Infinigate intends to continue its geographic expansion strategy. Today, the Infinigate Group has approximately 450 employees and is represented by subsidiaries in 11 European countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, UK, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland). Infinigate thus covers more than 80% of the Western European cyber security market potential and has established itself as the leading value-added distributor for cyber security in Europe.

For further information please visit www.infinigate.co.uk.

Well prepared for 2020: Hornetsecurity reports yearly revenue growth of 68 % for 2019

Well prepared for 2020: Hornetsecurity reports yearly revenue growth of 68 % for 2019

New guarantor of success: The 365 Total Protection service to protect Microsoft O365 accounts

While the German economy as a whole was only able to announce a growth rate of 0.6 % for 2019 and is now being hit hard by the coronavirus COVID19 pandemic, Hornetsecurity can report positive news: The European market leader for email cloud security services achieved a growth in annual recurring revenues by 68 % within the past year. Hornetsecurity has once again exceeded expectations as one of the fastest-growing German technology companies, and is thus well equipped to deal with the current coronavirus crisis situation.

One of the reasons for this success is the increasing demand for reliable protection mechanisms for the Microsoft Office 365 Cloud, to which more and more companies are relocating their email communication. Demand for the service will continue to grow, especially in times when a large number of employees are forced to work from home. However, this makes the Microsoft Office 365 Cloud a popular target for cyber-criminals, which is why companies need additional protection for their data. The Security and Compliance Suite, 365 Total Protection, meets these security requirements and is becoming increasingly popular. The service is already responsible for just under 10% of Hornetsecurity GmbH’s contract volume – and the trend is increasing rapidly.

“The rapidly growing demand for additional security solutions for Microsoft Office 365 is not unfounded. In 2019 alone, the number of attacks on users’ email accounts quadrupled. Our goal is to provide comprehensive protection for companies with our sophisticated services and to become the leading provider of Microsoft Office 365 email security,” explains Daniel Hofmann, CEO of Hornetsecurity. “We expect that in the next three years, up to 70 % of locally installed solutions for email security, email archiving and encryption will be replaced by cloud solutions. We are therefore in the middle of a decisive phase of upheaval, which offers great potential for us.”

Portrait Daniel Hofmann

To ensure that Hornetsecurity benefits from these developments, the strategic alignment for 2020 is based on several pillars: “On the one hand, we will strive for further growth in our existing markets by optimizing our processes, and by building on this, target entirely new markets. Thanks in particular to the acquisition of the British distribution partner EveryCloud, we have new resources available for the English-speaking world since the beginning of the year,” explains Daniel Hofmann.

“A further focus will be on expanding cooperation with Tier2 providers to penetrate the IT market on a large scale. For example, we were recently able to win a leading German distributor, api, as a sales partner. Of course we also have a whole range of new products and features in the pipeline. But the most important thing at the moment is that we are taking significant measures to counteract current developments. For example, we are addressing new target groups with extensive campaigns and offers, which will enable us to establish long-term business relationships and emerge from this global crisis stronger than before,” adds Daniel Blank, COO of Hornetsecurity.

About the Hornetsecurity Group

Hornetsecurity is the leading German cloud email security provider in Europe, which protects the IT infrastructure, digital communication and data of companies and organizations of all sizes. The security specialist from Hannover provides its services worldwide via 9 redundant, secured data centers. The product portfolio covers all important areas of email security, including spam and virus filters, legally compliant archiving and encryption, as well as defense against CEO fraud and ransomware. With around 200 employees, Hornetsecurity is represented globally at 11 locations and operates in more than 30 countries through its international distribution network. The premium services are used by approximately 40,000 customers including Swisscom, Telefónica, KONICA MINOLTA, LVM Versicherung, DEKRA and Claas.

Hornetsecurity now protects the healthcare sector free of charge with their email security services

Hornetsecurity now protects the healthcare sector free of charge with their email security services

Patients on ventilators, hospitals at their limits and doctors at the end of their strength – these images make us aware again and again of the immense importance of the healthcare sector for all of us in the face of the coronavirus COVID19 crisis. Smooth operations are more essential than ever – all disruptive factors must be avoided. For example, an infection of the internal IT network of hospitals through malicious emails could be fatal in the current situation.

Hornetsecurity would therefore like to help: From now on all email security services for the healthcare sector are free of charge until the end of the year.

Cyber-criminals exploit the pressure on hospitals

Unfortunately, there are more and more cyber-criminals taking advantage of the current Coronavirus COVID19 crisis situation. They are targeting medical facilities for their own personal profit. Especially at the moment, the risk of an unconsidered click on a possibly defective link or attachment is high, because the entire attention of the employees is focused on the fight against the coronavirus. For example, the Brno University Hospital in the Czech Republic was hit by a cyber attack on March 14. The hospital is one of the leading test centres in the Czech Republic and due to the attack had to take the entire IT system offline, cancel treatments and transfer patients to other clinics.

​Email is the main gateway for cyber threats

In most cases, malicious programs enter the IT system via email. Not only can damaged be caused there, but medical equipment can also be manipulated. Infiltrated ransomware encrypts sensitive data and releases it only against a ransom. Passwords are tapped via phishing mails, making mass theft of patient data possible. In addition, email communication can fail due to technical faults: Not only data leaks and blackmailing cause serious financial damage. Cyber attacks also block medical operations, and communications that are important for coordination could fail. A collapse of patient care would be a possible consequence. Comprehensive IT security services that detect malicious emails at an early stage are essential, especially now.

Secure and continuous email communication free of charge until the end of the year

Hornetsecurity’s Email Security and Productivity Services provide an effective defense against targeted attacks such as ransomware, spam and malware attacks and against the failure of email communication. For users of Microsoft Office 365, the 365 Total Protection Suite provides comprehensive security management for Microsoft Office cloud services.

To prevent cybercriminals from taking advantage of the current situation, Hornetsecury’s initiative is aimed at the entire healthcare sector and includes hospitals, nursing homes and companies or organizations that manufacture medical devices, vaccines or protective clothing, or support their production as suppliers. The services can be booked immediately and used free of charge until December 12, 2020.

Further information is available here: Email security for healthcare sector free of charge

About the Hornetsecurity Group

Hornetsecurity is the leading German cloud email security provider in Europe, which protects the IT infrastructure, digital communication and data of companies and organizations of all sizes. The security specialist from Hannover provides its services worldwide via 9 redundant, secured data centers. The product portfolio covers all important areas of email security, including spam and virus filters, legally compliant archiving and encryption, as well as defense against CEO fraud and ransomware. With around 200 employees, Hornetsecurity is represented globally at 11 locations and operates in more than 30 countries through its international distribution network. The premium services are used by approximately 40,000 customers including Swisscom, Telefónica, KONICA MINOLTA, LVM Versicherung, DEKRA and Claas.

Hornetsecurity and api jointly launch Cloud Security for Office 365 in reseller channels

Hornetsecurity and api jointly launch Cloud Security for Office 365 in reseller channels

Hornetsecurity forms their next important partnership with api Computerhandels GmbH as the third distributor to further increase the penetration of the German IT retail market. The cooperation has strategic advantages for both sides: While Hornetsecurity is once again significantly increasing its presence in the German channel and at the same time gaining access to other European markets, api is expanding its portfolio of value-added services to include important security elements.

In the process of searching for an additional distributor, Hornetsecurity was convinced by api’s many years of expertise and the high range of distribution. Founded in 1994, the company with headquarters in Baesweiler and various national and international subsidiaries has been operating very successfully in the IT industry for over 25 years and provides services to more than 14,000 specialized and wholesale customers and system houses.

Api convinces as a full-range supplier with a highly automated logistical system, and at the same time focuses on the expansion of its value added services. An important aspect here is the establishment of a comprehensive IT security portfolio. With its cloud solutions for secure email communication, Hornetsecurity provides essential components in this area. In particular, the Security and Compliance Suite for the Microsoft Office 365 Cloud, 365 Total Protection and the 365 Total Encryption service for the encryption of email content in Office 365 play a key role.

The partnership is of strategic importance for api and Hornetsecurity”, emphasizes Daniel Blank, COO of Hornetsecurity. “In the next three years, up to 70% of the local appliance for email security, email archiving and encryption will disappear. Analysts like Gartner sometimes present an even clearer scenario: While large companies and upper midsize businesses have long been relying on cloud products and have been outsourcing their mailboxes to global service providers such as Microsoft for a year now, the big shift in Germany is just around the corner”.

Daniel Blank, COO at Hornetsecurity

api offers access to large parts of the German specialized retail market and thus completes our market access. We have now successfully completed our transformation to a 100% distribution business“, Daniel Blank continues. “Since January, partners can only complete their participation in the Hornetsecurity Channel Program by selecting an authorized distribution as their supply channel.”

Andreas Printz, Purchasing Manager at api, confirms: “System houses face the great challenge of fully protecting the IT infrastructure of organizations. Cloud solutions such as Office 365 are now increasingly being used. It is also the responsibility of the specialist trade partners to understand the data protection and security requirements of their customers and to deliver appropriate added value. With the services of Hornetsecurity, we can provide them with the necessary tools to secure email communication and thus close one of the main entry points for cyber attacks. At api, we always strive to be correctly positioned for current and future challenges in order to meet the diverse requirements of our customers quickly and reliably”.

About the Hornetsecurity Group

Hornetsecurity is the leading German email cloud security provider in Europe, which protects the IT infrastructure, digital communication and data of companies and organizations of all sizes. The security specialist from Hanover provides its services worldwide via 9 redundant, secured data centers. The product portfolio covers all important areas of email security, including spam and virus filters, legally compliant archiving and encryption, as well as defense against CEO fraud and ransomware. With around 200 employees, Hornetsecurity is represented globally at 11 locations and operates in more than 30 countries through its international distribution network. The premium services are used by approximately 40,000 customers including Swisscom, Telefónica, KONICA MINOLTA, LVM Versicherung, DEKRA and Claas.

About api Computerhandels GmbH

Due to constant growth, the steady expansion of intensive manufacturer cooperations and reliable, flexible customer support, api Computerhandels GmbH is a strong partner in IT distribution that focuses on providing services to qualified retailers and system houses. Personal contact persons at various national and international locations offer competent advice, which is supplemented by specially trained focus sales teams and the extensive VAD area with our academy. You are welcome to visit us at www.api.com.

Expansion continues: Hornetsecurity acquires long-standing British distribution partner EveryCloud

Expansion continues: Hornetsecurity acquires long-standing British distribution partner EveryCloud

Hannover (January 6, 2020)A successful start into the new year: Hornetsecurity completes the acquisition of the British distribution partner and email security provider EveryCloud. Since 2009, EveryCloud has sold the services of the German market leader for cloud security solutions exclusively under its own branding in the UK and later also in the USA.
After the acquisition of Avira’s spam filter division in 2018 and the takeover of the Spanish market leader Spamina in January 2019, the Hornetsecurity Group is thus expanding its European market leadership rapidly.

Since its launch in 2009, EveryCloud has served as Hornetsecurity’s local representative in the UK and the USA and gained significant market share in the email security segment. The distribution partner has earned a 1st class reputation for excellent cloud email security solutions and service with over 250 Five-Star Reviews on the tech platform Spiceworks.

From now on, with the business running jointly under the Hornetsecurity Group, EveryCloud’s 9,000 customers and over 400 resellers worldwide will continue to rely on the platform they know and trust but will also have access to Hornetsecurity’s many other services. These include the comprehensive Security and Compliance Suite for the Microsoft Office 365 Cloud, 365 Total Protection, as well as the 365 Total Encryption service for encrypting emails in Office 365 and the recently released SIEM Connector. Daniel Hofmann, CEO of Hornetsecurity, affirms, “Thanks to combined strengths, EveryCloud customers can expect even more comprehensive products, services and benefits. This deal has been designed so there is zero disruption for EveryCloud customers and partners who will simply continue using the same platform they’ve always used”.

The experienced team of Everycloud’s CEO, Graham O’Reilly, will remain. He takes over his new responsibilities for the US and UK markets within the Hornetsecurity group. “Joining forces means we can aim higher than ever in our markets by leveraging Hornetsecurity’s resources and scale, plus get even closer to the product offering,” Graham O’Reilly points out.  
Hornetsecurity übernimmt EveryCloud
The Merging will enable Hornetsecurity to compete even more effectively in the global marketplace and to protect businesses in the US and UK with its email security services. “EveryCloud has successfully competed against large competitors in the English-speaking markets and has become an established brand. Hornetsecurity will build on this success and the experience that the team has gained over the years and continue to significantly invest in these markets and thus further accelerate growth,” explains Daniel Blank, COO of Hornetsecurity. “We see the key to gaining and maintaining new customer relationships in country-based, local sales, technical and support teams to ensure the highest possible quality. The acquisition of EveryCloud is a significant step in our global strategy.

About the Hornetsecurity Group

Hornetsecurity is the leading German cloud email security provider in Europe, which protects the IT infrastructure, digital communication and data of companies and organizations of all sizes. The security specialist from Hannover provides its services worldwide via 9 redundant, secured data centers. The product portfolio covers all important areas of email security, including spam and virus filters, legally compliant archiving and encryption, as well as defense against CEO fraud and ransomware. With around 200 employees, Hornetsecurity is represented globally at 10 locations and operates in more than 30 countries through its international distribution network. The premium services are used by approximately 40,000 customers including Swisscom, Telefónica, KONICA MINOLTA, LVM Versicherung, DEKRA and Claas.

About EveryCloud

The british email security provider EveryCloud was founded in 2009 with the mission to secure corporate communications using state-of-the-art security technology and outstanding service. Over 9,000 customers – mainly from the UK, USA and Australia – rely on EveryCloud.