US expansion: Hornetsecurity pursues growth strategy
by hse | Dec 19, 2017 | Press releases
German-based cloud security provider opens U.S. Headquarters in Pittsburgh
Repeatedly voted amongst the 50 fastest growing German technology companies, Hornetsecurity is the rising star in Germany’s cyber security industry. An established player in the business email security market for many years, growth figures have skyrocketed since the introduction of Hornetsecurity’s Advanced Threat Protection offering in fall last year. Already more than a thousand satisfied U.S. customers contribute to Hornetsecurity’s growth and benefit from its services. Now Hornetsecurity has opened its first U.S. office providing local sales and support to American customers and resellers.
Based on its excelling German technology, Hornetsecurity serves more than 30,000 business customers around the world. The North American market plays a key role in the company’s plans for the coming years. “The United States is by far the largest IT market in the world”, says Hornetsecurity CEO Oliver Dehning. “Despite being a highly competitive market, the successes we have achieved in the U.S. so far clearly demonstrate a demand for the type of high quality cyber security services Hornetsecurity provides”.
Pittsburgh as the ideal location for the office
Hornetsecurity has chosen Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as the nucleus for its U.S. activities. “People keep asking me ‘Why Pittsburgh’, and to be honest, the city wasn’t top of our list at first”, Oliver Dehning explains. “But what struck us were the people of Pittsburgh. We were impressed with the hard working and well educated workforce, which is essential to continuing and evolving the high-quality standards of the solutions and the services we offer.” Also, Pittsburgh has recently become an IT industry hot spot in the United States attracting industry leaders including Google, Facebook and other major IT players.
Hornetsecurity is receiving valuable support by the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance and the German-American Chambers of Commerce in setting up its new office. The company also gained extensive support by New York based German Accelerator Tech in developing its US go‑to‑market strategy.
Outstanding mail security solutions for perfect protection
With its mail and web security solutions, Hornetsecurity offers companies reliable, easy-to-use, high-performance protection of their Internet communication channels. Its Managed Spamfilter Service provides outstanding quality with the highest filter rates and an extraordinary feature set that raises itself above any other anti-spam solutions on the market. Hornetsecurity’s Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) service was developed in reaction to the rise of sophisticated cyber-attacks such as ransomware, CEO fraud or spearphishing. With Hornetsecurity ATP, a series of recognition engines reliably detect and eliminate those attacking attempts. To gain traction on the US market, Hornetsecurity is hiring for marketing, sales and technical support positions. First employees are already on board.