Expansion continues: Hornetsecurity acquires long-standing British distribution partner EveryCloud
by Micha Beyersdorf | Jan 14, 2020 | Press releases
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.
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.
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.