The company completes its transformation into a cloud security provider.

 Hanover 22.01.2015 – The premium provider of managed security services, antispameurope, has announced today that it is changing its name to Hornetsecurity. At the same time, the IT security experts have updated their corporate design to give the company a fresher, more modern appearance. In addition, the company’s new website ( is now live. By doing so, the experts from Hornetsecurity have reacted to the changing habits of users who increasingly access web-based content via mobile devices. The experts from Hornetsecurity have recognized the development and popularity of cloud services at an early stage, and offer mature products for secure email communication and the protection of IT infrastructure. Since the founding of antispameurope GmbH, the specialists for managed security services have focused on protecting IT infrastructure and data of companies. The company, which was founded in 2007, has today an international sales network of more than 450 partners, over 300 of which are based in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Hornetsecurity’s product range includes email security solutions such as spam filtering, archiving service, continuity service, and an encryption service. With the web filtering service (web security) and Hornetdrive (file security), the company has introduced two further solutions in the field of IT security outside email-related services. More than 26,000 companies currently use the services of Hornetsecurity – across all industries and company sizes. The products of Hornetsecurity rely on the cloud to protect IT systems and enterprise networks of customers from internet-based threats and attacks. 

Effective and award-winning security software

The company’s success speaks for itself: During the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 award ceremony in Hamburg, the cloud security specialists from Hannover were recognized as one of the fastest growing technology companies in Germany. Over the past five financial years, Hornetsecurity was able to multiply its sales many times over – a trend that is expected to continue in the years to come. The experts at Hornetsecurity see the cloud as a security benefit. “In the future, we will develop further cloud security solutions that will provide effective support to our customers’ internal processes. Thanks to highly accurate filtering systems as well as the latest hardware and software solutions, cloud security services allow companies to identify and eliminate potential Internet threats much earlier and quicker”, said Oliver Dehning, CEO of Hornetsecurity. 

Relaunch of the website

The change in the name will only lead to minor changes for existing customers and partners. “All they have to do is to get used to our new name and adjust their website if they use our logo with a link to our website”, added Oliver Dehning. In addition to changing its names, Hornetsecurity has launched a new website, which offers information about the company and features user-friendly navigation, fast lead generation programs as well as a responsive design for mobile devices. 

Email security: Secure mailbox

The flagship product of the company, the Hornetsecurity spam filter service, has been successfully eliminating harmful or unwanted emails before they arrive in the customer’s mailbox for more than 10 years. With contractually guaranteed 99.9% spam detection and less than 0.00015 false positives per clean mail, the company offers market-leading performance. Building on the spam filter service, email archiving, encryption and continuity services were developed and integrated into the solution portfolio. 

Web security: Effective protection against web-based attacks

The managed web filter service from Hornetsecurity offers effective protection against web-based attacks on system security and other unwanted content. Viruses and websites that harm the security of computer systems are safely blocked. At the same time, websites, social networks and chat systems are classified using various criteria and, based on configurable policies of companies, either blocked or made accessible to users. 

File security: Fully encrypted data storage in the cloud

With the emergence of cloud computing technology, the company has evolved over the past few years and with Hornetdrive, it now offers its customers fully encrypted online data storage. Users of the platform-independent online storage can access their data from anywhere. In addition to Windows, Mac and Linux clients, the company also offers mobile apps for iOS and Android. “By changing our name, we reacted to our growing product portfolio and our strategic expansion into new markets and countries”, said Oliver Dehning. “On the other hand, we focus with the new website increasingly on current trends such as consumerization of IT and usability, including on-the-go.” Oliver Dehning added: “We continue to develop our own products and services further in order to remain competitive. In order to do this, we have welcomed a number of new employees over the past year to support and shape our expansion plans. The increase in the number of employees also means that we will soon have to move into a bigger office.” The shareholder structure of Hornetsecurity remains unchanged, as the company is still 100% owned by German shareholders.