Hornetsecurity acquires Zerospam, Canadian email security leader

Hornetsecurity acquires Zerospam, Canadian email security leader

Extends its reach in the North American market

Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 25 March, 2021 – Hornetsecurity, leading cloud email security provider, has announced its second acquisition this year. Hot on the heels of its acquisition of Altaro – worldwide backup solution provider – in January, it has now acquired Zerospam, cloud email protection specialists headquartered in Montreal, Canada. Zerospam is a fast-growing and profitable business that serves more than 4,000 small, midsized and enterprise customers worldwide via an ecosystem of 400+ partners focused primarily on Canada and the US. It is a recognized leader in providing cloud-based email security solutions to the SMB market across North America, helping organizations to secure their #1 communication asset and combat cybercriminals.

Providing customers and partners with the best, safest solutions

“Zerospam has made a name for itself by living its core values, whereby we ‘always stay calm’, ‘dig deeper’, ‘collaborate’ and ‘continuously improve’. This has helped us provide the best, safest solution for our partners and clients, coupled with elite customer service,” said David Poellhuber, Zerospam CEO and Founder. “Becoming part of the Hornetsecurity group is a wonderful progression for Zerospam, which will greatly benefit our customers and partners as well as our entire team. They will now be able to benefit from high-powered, enterprise-class functionality based on Hornetsecurity’s years of expertise in this field, Microsoft 365 integration, and much more.”
Daniel Hofmann, CEO of Hornetsecurity
“We are on a journey to provide all organizations with a comprehensive security and compliance solution for their use of cloud technologies,” said Daniel Hofmann, CEO of Hornetsecurity. “We warmly welcome David Poellhuber and the Zerospam team to the Hornetsecurity Group and are keen to integrate all team members into the Hornetsecurity family. We shall be investing heavily in the Zerospam partner community and providing them with an expanded range of new products so that they can boost their customers’ security and compliance beyond their current offerings.”

Strategic step to expand Hornetsecurity’s North American reach

Daniel Blank, COO at Hornetsecurity added: “Our acquisition of Zerospam falls in line with Hornetsecurity’s goal to become the #1 security, compliance and backup provider, and will help the company achieve its aggressive plans in its strongest growth market, North America and Canada. We are dedicating additional investment into these regions and are excited to shape the next chapter of our successful journey together with our new colleagues at Zerospam.”
Daniel Blank, COO of Hornetsecurity

About Hornetsecurity

Hornetsecurity is a leading email cloud security and backup provider, which protects the IT infrastructure, digital communication and data of companies and organizations of all sizes. The security specialist provides its services worldwide via 9 redundant, secured data centers. Its product portfolio covers all important areas of email security, including spam and virus filters, legally compliant archiving and encryption, defense against CEO fraud and protection against ransomware; as well as backup and recovery. With more than 300 employees, Hornetsecurity operates in more than 30 countries through its international channel partner network. Its premium services are used by approximately 40,000 customers including Swisscom, Telefónica, KONICA MINOLTA, LVM Versicherung, DEKRA and CLAAS.

On its way becoming a fully comprehensive security provider for Microsoft 365

On its way becoming a fully comprehensive security provider for Microsoft 365

It’s becoming a tradition: Hornetsecurity is off to a flying start in the new year, announcing another successfully completed acquisition. With this announcement, Hornetsecurity takes over 100% of the shares of Altaro, the fast-growing international provider of backup solutions.

After acquiring Spamina, the Spanish market leader for cloud email security solutions in January 2019 and EveryCloud, the British market partner, at the beginning of 2020; Hornetsecurity is now delivering a new product segment that complements its services—reliable backup solutions.

This makes Hornetsecurity the European solution to security and compliance issues in the Microsoft 365 environment.

Altaro management remains on board

All Altaro founders remain on board and are being given new roles within the Hornetsecurity Group. The existing international locations will be expanded in the coming years to provide our partners with new products and solutions even faster,” emphasizes Daniel Hofmann, CEO of Hornetsecurity.

Daniel Hofmann, CEO of Hornetsecurity

Our goal is to provide all organisations with a complete security and compliance solution for their use of cloud technologies. By integrating Altaro’s backup solutions into Hornetsecurity’s email cloud security product portfolio, we complete the comprehensive security package puzzle.”

David Vella, CEO of Altaro, added: “We have found exactly the right strategic buyer in Hornetsecurity and are delighted to become part of the group. The synergies between the two companies are obvious, and with the combination of know-how and experience as well as the innovative combination of products, Hornetsecurity’s European market leadership in cloud security reaches a new level.

MSP’s and IT outsourcers are rapidly expanding their cloud architectures and services. With the acquisition of Altaro, we are not only expanding our security services for M365, but also responding to our channel’s growing need for Hyper-V and VMware backup solutions,” explains Daniel Blank, COO of Hornetsecurity.

Daniel Blank, COO of Hornetsecurity

Altaro’s 100% commitment to the channel, partners clear respect of their technical support along with the excellent quality of the product, were key factors in our decision.

Our international channel marketing will be comprehensively strengthened with the acquisition and experienced employees will also come on board in channel sales. Together, we will strengthen and expand our partner networks, which will further boost growth of the entire Hornetsecurity Group.

About Altaro

Altaro is a high-growth developer of reliable backup solutions for managed service providers (MSPs), IT resellers and enterprises. The company has over 50,000 customers in 121 countries around the world, 10,000 partners and over 2,000 MSPs. Altaro offers cost-effective and professional features without unnecessary aspects that add costs or excessive complexity. The flagship product is the backup solution for virtualized environments Altaro VM Backup. It is becoming increasingly popular and is the first choice for Hyper-V and VMware backups and replications. Altaro Office 365 Backup is a subscription solution for backing up and restoring Office 365 mailboxes. Both products are also available as monthly subscription programs for MSPs. A backup solution for physical Windows servers is also available. Altaro has offices in the U.S., U.K., Germany, France, northern Macedonia and Malta.

For further information visit altaro.com

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 included in ‚Secure Email Gateway – Market Quadrant 2020‘

Hornetsecurity included in ‚Secure Email Gateway – Market Quadrant 2020‘

Most cyber attacks hit businesses via email, so it is extremely important to choose the right security solution. The new ‘Secure Email Gateway – Market Quadrant 2020’ from Radicati Group, which can be downloaded free of charge, provides helpful guidance.

Hornetsecurity is highlighted in the market analysis as an innovative ‘Trail Blazer’ that stirs up the market with new technologies. Its solutions protect against phishing, business email compromise and ransomware, for example.

The potential is huge for Hornetsecurity to become an absolute top player.

‚Secure Email Gateway – Market Quadrant 2020‘

The latest competitive analysis of the secure email gateway market looks exclusively at the market-leading IT security vendors and their solutions to help companies protect themselves from email cyberattacks.

The vendors are positioned in four quadrants based on their market share and the functionality of their solutions.

Hornetsecurity as ‚Trail Blazer‘

The analysts based their evaluation not only on the functionality of the products, but also on the company’s strategic vision. The report names Hornetsecurity as a “trail blazer” that is creating new momentum in the market with innovative solutions.

According to Radicati, Hornetsecurity offers a comprehensive range of cloud-based services that cover all aspects of email security and are available at an attractive price for companies of all sizes.

Hornetsecurity also scores points when it comes to details. For example, offerings include an SIEM connector and a new self-service module that allows administrators to configure email authentication themselves.

Pioneer for more than 10 years

As a cloud email security provider, we have been pioneering the protection of businesses from the latest cyber threats for over 10 years. It is therefore very gratifying for us to have been named as a Trail Blazer by Radicati “, said Daniel Hofmann, CEO of Hornetsecurity. „Radicati’s classification confirms our strategic direction and motivates us to continue breaking new ground with innovative products .“

„Secure Email Gateway – Market Quadrant 2020“