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”.
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.