Ransomware attacks continue increasing: 20% of all reported attacks occurred in the last 12 months – new survey

Ransomware attacks continue increasing: 20% of all reported attacks occurred in the last 12 months – new survey

  • Hornetsecurity’s 2022 Ransomware Report found that 60% of attacks came from phishing attempts
  • Survey of over 2,000 IT pros revealed that a quarter either don’t know or don’t think Microsoft 365 data can be affected by ransomware
  • Report also found that hackers continue to be incentivized to run attacks with 7% of organizations paying a ransom and 14% losing data

Pittsburgh, PA (September 26, 2022) – Nearly a quarter of businesses have suffered a ransomware attack, with a fifth occurring in the past 12 months, according to a latest annual report from cybersecurity specialist Hornetsecurity.

 

The 2022 Ransomware Report, which surveyed over 2,000 IT leaders, revealed that 24% have been victims of a ransomware attack, with one in five (20%) attacks happening in the last year.

Cyberattacks are happening more frequently. Last year’s ransomware survey revealed one in five (21%) companies experienced an attack; this year it rose by three percent to 24%.

Hornetsecurity CEO, Daniel Hofmann said: “Attacks on businesses are increasing, and there is a shocking lack of awareness and preparation by IT pros. Our survey shows that many in the IT community have a false sense of security. As bad actors develop new techniques, companies like ours have to do what it takes to come out ahead and protect businesses around the world.”

 

Microsoft 365 users targeted by attackers

The 2022 Ransomware Report highlighted a lack of knowledge on the security available to businesses. A quarter (25%) of IT professionals either don’t know or don’t think that Microsoft 365 data can be impacted by a ransomware attack.

Just as worryingly, 40% of IT professionals that use Microsoft 365 in their organization admitted they do not have a recovery plan in case their Microsoft 365 data was compromised by a ransomware attack.

Hofmann added: “Microsoft 365 is vulnerable to phishing attacks and ransomware attacks, but with the help of third-party tools, IT admins can back up their Microsoft 365 data securely and protect themselves from such attacks.”

 

Lack of business preparedness

Industry responses showed the widespread lack of preparedness from IT professionals and businesses. There has been an increase in businesses not having a disaster recovery plan in place if they do succumb to the heightened threat of a cyberattack.

In 2021, 16% of respondents reported having no disaster recovery plan in place. In 2022, this grew to 19%, despite the rise in attacks.

The survey also showed that more than one in five businesses (21%) that were attacked either paid up or lost data. Hackers have an incentive to run these ransomware attacks because there’s a decent chance that they’ll get a payday – 7% of IT professionals whose organization was attacked paid the ransom, while 14% admitted that they lost data to an attack.

Hofmann concluded: “Interestingly, 97% of pros are moderately to extremely confident in their primary protection method, even if they don’t use many of the most effective security measures available, such as immutable storage and air-gapped off-site storage. This tells us that more education is needed in the field, and we’re committed to this cause.”

 

Next steps for IT Pros

Read more about Hornetsecurity’s Ransomware Attacks Survey.

These findings will directly influence an educational webinar on 5 October, Ransomware Attack Survey: One Year Later. Colin Wright, Hornetsecurity VP of EMEA and Andy Syrewicze, Microsoft MVP will break down the results of this survey and explore the current trends, threats, and news from the industry. Register for the ransomware attack webinar here.

About Hornetsecurity

Hornetsecurity is the leading security and backup solution provider for Microsoft 365. Its flagship product is the most extensive cloud security solution for Microsoft 365 on the market, providing robust, comprehensive, award-winning protection: Spam and virus filtering, protection against phishing and ransomware, legally compliant archiving and encryption, advanced threat protection, email continuity, signatures and disclaimers. It’s an all-in-one security package that even includes backup and recovery for all data in Microsoft 365 and users’ endpoints.

Hornetsecurity Inc. is based in Pittsburgh, PA with other North America offices in Washington D.C. and Montreal, Canada. Globally, Hornetsecurity operates in more than 30 countries through its international distribution network. Its premium services are used by 50,000+ customers including Swisscom, Telefónica, KONICA MINOLTA, LVM Versicherung, and CLAAS.

 

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Hornetsecurity Announces Strategic Growth Investment from TA

Hornetsecurity Announces Strategic Growth Investment from TA

TA joins existing investors PSG and Verdane in a co-control partnership alongside the Hornetsecurity management team

 

HANOVER, Germany; September 6 2022 – Hornetsecurity (the “Company”), a leading international cloud security and compliance SaaS provider, announced today that TA Associates (“TA”), a leading global growth private equity firm, has signed a definitive agreement to make a strategic growth investment in the Company.

 

TA will join existing investors PSG Equity (“PSG”), a leading growth equity firm partnering with software and technology-enabled services companies, and Verdane, a European specialist growth equity investor named one of the region’s most active software investors, as well as the Company’s management team.

 

Hornetsecurity provides a range of products which are rated among the best-in-class that are designed to protect more than two million users against the latest and most sophisticated cyber threats. The Company’s product portfolio includes email security, backup solutions, and archiving and continuity services, as well as security awareness training. Its flagship offering, the 365 Total Protection Suite, is specially developed for Microsoft 365 and can be seamlessly integrated into businesses’ existing Microsoft 365 environment. Hornetsecurity serves customers across a range of sizes and industries, with differentiated product offerings tailored to a range of security needs. The majority of customers are served through a trusted channel partner community of more than 8,000 value-added resellers (VARs), managed service providers (MSPs) and managed security service providers (MSSPs).

 

“Over the last two years, our partnership with PSG and Verdane has enabled us to execute on our strategic goal of providing all organizations with comprehensive cloud security and compliance solutions. We are excited to welcome TA as a new investor, and to continue our partnership with PSG and Verdane, as we invest further in our growth and product innovation. Together, we will work to deliver even greater value to our customers, partners, employees and the communities in which we do business,” said Daniel Hofmann, founder & CEO of Hornetsecurity.

 

Verdane invested in Hornetsecurity in 2016, and PSG made its investment in 2020. Since 2020, the Company has completed three acquisitions to expand its cloud cyber security offering, adding cloud back-up solutions and security awareness training. This new round of investment aims to further support Hornetsecurity’s product build-out and international expansion strategy through continued organic growth acceleration and M&A.

 

”Hornetsecurity has continually demonstrated its ability to innovate and identify solutions that meet the evolving cyber security and compliance needs of its customers. Looking ahead, we believe there is ample opportunity for the Company to further strengthen its product portfolio and grow its footprint, both organically and through strategic acquisitions. We look forward to partnering with Hornetsecurity’s proven management team, led by Daniel Hofmann, PSG and Verdane in support of the Company’s growth journey,” said Morgan Seigler, Managing Director, and Stefan Dandl, Principal, at TA.

 

“The Hornetsecurity management team has done an incredible job scaling the Company’s solution suite into a comprehensive cloud security and compliance offering. We warmly welcome TA into our existing partnership with Verdane and are excited to jointly back Daniel Hofmann, Daniel Blank (COO) and the entire Hornetsecurity team in their pursuit of the Company’s next phase of growth to create a leading international cloud security and compliance software champion,” said Dany Rammal, Managing Director and Head of PSG in Europe, and Christian Stein, Managing Director.

 

“We are excited to welcome TA as an equal partner on our journey to support the Hornetsecurity team in building the world’s leading cloud security and compliance SaaS provider. Since our investment in 2016, Daniel Hofmann and the entire Hornetsecurity team have built a cyber security powerhouse that continues to set new standards for cloud security. We look forward to continuing on that journey in close collaboration with TA, our existing partner PSG and the entire Hornetsecurity team,” said Emanuel Johnsson, Partner, and Hendrik Wildhagen, Director at Verdane.

 

The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2022, pending customary regulatory approval. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

 

TA is represented by Latham & Watkins, and PSG and Verdane are represented by Hengeler Mueller. Raymond James is serving as exclusive financial advisor to Hornetsecurity.

About Hornetsecurity 

Hornetsecurity is a leading cloud security and compliance SaaS 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 11 redundant, secured data centres. 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; backup and recovery; as well as security awareness training. With more than 400 employees, Hornetsecurity operates in more than 30 countries through its international channel partner network and its premium services are used by approximately 50,000 customers. To learn more, visit www.hornetsecurity.com

 

About PSG Equity

PSG Equity (“PSG”) is a growth equity firm that partners with software and technology-enabled services companies to help them navigate transformational growth, capitalize on strategic opportunities and build strong teams. Having backed more than 110 companies and facilitated over 400 add-on acquisitions, PSG brings extensive investment experience, deep expertise in software and technology, and a firm commitment to collaborating with management teams. Founded in 2014, PSG operates out of offices in Boston, Kansas City, London, Paris, Madrid and Tel-Aviv. To learn more about PSG, visit www.psgequity.com.

 

About TA

TA Associates (“TA”) is a leading global growth private equity firm. Focused on targeted sectors within five industries – technology, healthcare, financial services, consumer, and business services – the firm invests in profitable, growing companies with opportunities for sustained growth and has invested in more than 560 companies around the world. Investing as either a majority or minority investor, TA employs a long-term approach, utilizing its strategic resources to help management teams build lasting value in high quality growth companies. TA has raised $47.5 billion in capital since its founding in 1968. The firm’s more than 110 investment professionals are based in Boston, Menlo Park, Austin, London, Mumbai and Hong Kong. More information about TA can be found at www.ta.com.

  

About Verdane

Verdane is a specialist growth equity investment firm that partners with tech-enabled and sustainable European businesses to help them reach the next stage of international growth. Verdane can invest as a minority or majority investor, either in single companies or through portfolios of companies, and looks to deploy behind three core themes; the Digital Consumer, Software Everywhere and Sustainable Society. Verdane funds hold over €4 billion in total commitments and have made over 140 investments in fast-growing businesses since 2003. Verdane’s team of over 130 investment professionals and operating experts, based out of Berlin, Copenhagen, Helsinki, London, Oslo and Stockholm, is dedicated to being the preferred growth partner to tech-enabled and sustainable businesses in Europe.

More info: www.verdane.com
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Contacts

 

Hornetsecurity

Angelica Micallef Trigona
press@hornetsecurity.com

 

PSG Equity

Ryan Smith, Prosek Partners
rsmith@prosek.com
+44 785 475 0943

 

TA

Maggie Benoit
mbenoit@ta.com
+1 617-598-6685

 

Verdane

Verdane Press Office
Press@verdane.com
+46 76 27 28 100

Using more complex IT security strategies does not necessarily increase security, survey finds

Using more complex IT security strategies does not necessarily increase security, survey finds

The survey, conducted by Hornetsecurity, reveals that organizations activated more Microsoft 365 security features as they were increasingly targeted by cyber-attacks in the last year.

 

Pittsburgh, PA (June 21 2022) – A global IT security and compliance survey of 800+ IT professionals found that the rate of IT security incidents increases the more Microsoft 365 security features are used. Organizations using Microsoft 365 and that use 1 or 2 of its stock security features reported attacks 24.4% and 28.2% of the time respectively, while those that use 6 or 7 features reported attacks 55.6% and 40.8% of the time respectively. Overall, it was found that 3 in 10 organizations (29.2%) using Microsoft 365 reported a known security incident in the last 12 months.

Conducted by Hornetsecurity, a leading security and backup solution provider for Microsoft 365, the survey indicates that while the use of additional security features is essential, it is more practical to use tried and tested, user-friendly solutions – preferably executed by dedicated security professionals.

 

What do IT security professionals say?

Experts at Hornetsecurity say that these findings could be due to a number of factors. They point to the likelihood that organizations with a high number of implemented security features have done so as a result of sustained cyber-attacks over a period of time, in an attempt to mitigate security threats.

They also suggest that the more security features that IT teams attempt to implement, the more complex the security system becomes. Features may be misconfigured, leaving vulnerabilities. This is corroborated by the fact that 62.6% of respondents indicated that the main roadblock to implementing security features within their organization is ‘not enough time or resources’.

Another theory is that making use of more features may contribute to a false sense of security within the organization. This could lead it to stop paying close attention to potential security threats, believing that all these features will keep them safe without having to make additional active effort.

“It’s a game of cat and mouse. As you grow, you add security features, but you also become more susceptible to attack because you are a more lucrative target. Yet, you have to stay ahead of the criminals trying to harm your organization. The results of our survey made clear that relying on stock security features for digital safety is insufficient,” said Daniel Hofmann, CEO at Hornetsecurity.

“Organizations must proactively find ways of identifying unseen vulnerabilities and should take a diligent, holistic approach to cybersecurity, rather than relying on what is available out of the box and only reacting once it is too late.”

 

What are the roadblocks faced by IT Pros to implement security features in their organizations?

Surprisingly, a quarter of respondents (25.7%) that employ over 50 people and have compliance requirements neither employ a dedicated compliance officer nor a dedicated IT security officer. Several factors contribute to a lack of attention to IT security and compliance in medium to large organizations.

Nearly 2 in 3 IT professionals (62.6%) surveyed indicate that ‘not enough time or resources’ is the main roadblock to implementing security features within their organization. Following this, respondents cite a ‘lack of budget’ (44.6%), ‘skilling issues and/or a lack of knowledge’ (36.2%) and a ‘lack of interest from management’ (23.1%).

All of the above results indicate a general lack of urgency surrounding security within organizations. Only 2% of respondents indicated that they have no roadblocks with regards to security, and over half of respondents (55.5%) said that their organization does not have a change tracking and review process in place – a vital tool for the identification of security threats.

 

What are the most commonly used security features within organizations?

Of the 11 security features listed in the survey, ‘spam filtration’ was the most popular, with 84.4% of respondents reporting its use within their organization. ‘Multi-factor authentication’ (82.7% of respondents) follows closely behind. ‘Web traffic filtration’, ‘permissions management’, and ‘IT security awareness training for users’ are used by 68.8%, 66.4%, and 61.2% respectively.

The least common security measure was ‘SIEM Solution’, with only 14.1% of respondents implementing such a measure. However, ‘SIEM Solutions’ corresponded with the highest rate of incidents at 42.1%, which corroborates the idea that more advanced security is needed as organizations become a bigger target.

 

About Hornetsecurity Group

Hornetsecurity is the leading security and backup solution provider for Microsoft 365. Its flagship product is the most extensive cloud security solution for Microsoft 365 on the market, providing robust, comprehensive, award-winning protection: Spam and virus filtering, protection against phishing and ransomware, legally compliant archiving and encryption, advanced threat protection, email continuity, signatures and disclaimers. It’s an all-in-one security package that even includes backup and recovery for all data in Microsoft 365 and users’ endpoints.

Hornetsecurity Inc. is based in Pittsburgh, PA with other North America offices in Washington D.C. and Montreal, Canada. Globally, Hornetsecurity operates in more than 30 countries through its international distribution network. Its premium services are used by approximately 50,000 customers including Swisscom, Telefónica, KONICA MINOLTA, LVM Versicherung, and CLAAS.

 

Media enquiries

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Hornetsecurity acquires cybersecurity training experts, IT-SEAL

Hornetsecurity acquires cybersecurity training experts, IT-SEAL

One of the leading global email cloud security and backup providers adds IT security awareness-building training to its portfolio

 

Pittsburgh, PA (May 24, 2022) – Hornetsecurity, a global email cloud security and backup provider, today announced the acquisition of IT-Seal, a security awareness training company.

This is the latest in a spate of growth-boosting acquisitions by Hornetsecurity since 2019, where the company purchased Spamina, the Spanish market leader for cloud email security solutions; followed by its British market partner EveryCloud in 2020; Altaro, a global provider of backup solutions and Zerospam, a Canadian email security leader, both in 2021. Backed by Verdane, the specialist Northern European growth equity investor, and PSG Equity, a leading growth equity firm, the company grew to 400 employees and a strong international network of 5,000+ channel partners in recent years.

 

Helping companies establish a sustainable security culture

Located in Darmstadt, Germany, IT-Seal specializes in establishing a sustainable security culture. It employs innovative technologies to train employees at businesses and organizations worldwide. The company uses a scientific, patented security awareness indicator (Employee Security Index – ESI®) to make security awareness measurable and comparable.

IT-Seal’s activities stem from the fact that every person makes an important contribution to everyone’s IT security. As a result, the company focuses on the human factor, with the vision to help secure both the digital society and the economy.

The three co-founders, David Kelm, Alex Wyllie and Yannic Ambach, will remain on board and will continue to develop the product and its range of services.

 

Boosting the cybersecurity awareness-prevention-detection cycle

Each of Hornetsecurity’s strategic acquisitions serve to enhance and extend the company’s position as a leading provider of security, data loss prevention and compliance solutions, with a particular focus on the Microsoft 365 environment, according to Daniel Hofmann, CEO of Hornetsecurity.

“We believe IT-Seal is a perfect addition to our portfolio. We always stress the importance of cybersecurity awareness to our partners and customers, and we provide this via informative and educational blog posts, ebooks, webinars and reports. With IT-Seal on board, we will now provide IT security training as part of our package. This enables us to cover all aspects of the awareness-prevention-detection cycle, alongside our established email security and backup and recovery solutions,” said Hofmann.


Patented methodology to measure and compare security levels

The selection of IT-Seal is the result of a thorough exploration of the field.

“We have searched long and hard for the right addition to our team, and with IT-Seal we have found a second-generation approach to security awareness. Other solutions in this space are too complex and too maintenance-intensive for customers. Through its automated approach, IT-Seal can measure and compare the human security level across industries by their patented technology,” said Hofmann.


Easy-to-use IT training workflow

“We are proud to be considered one of the most successful German cybersecurity start-ups. This acquisition is the perfect next step in our journey. Forming part of the Hornetsecurity Group will extend our services’ reach in the global B2B community, introducing our security training services to companies and organizations of all sizes and in all industries. This is in line with our mission to enable IT security managers to train their employees individually and reliably through our award-winning automation engine and easy-to-use workflow so that they can protect their company,” said David Kelm, idea generator and co-founder at IT-Seal.

About Hornetsecurity Group

Hornetsecurity is the leading security and backup solution provider for Microsoft 365. Its flagship product is the most extensive cloud security solution for Microsoft 365 on the market, providing robust, comprehensive, award-winning protection: Spam and virus filtering, protection against phishing and ransomware, legally compliant archiving and encryption, advanced threat protection, email continuity, signatures and disclaimers. It’s an all-in-one security package that even includes backup and recovery for all data in Microsoft 365 and users’ endpoints. Hornetsecurity Inc. is based in Pittsburgh, PA with other North America offices in Washington D.C. and Montreal, Canada. Globally, Hornetsecurity operates in more than 30 countries through its international distribution network. Its premium services are used by approximately 50,000 customers including Swisscom, Telefónica, KONICA MINOLTA, LVM Versicherung and CLAAS.

More info: www.hornetsecurity.com

Follow Hornetsecurity on LinkedIn

 

About IT-Seal

Founded in 2016, the technology company analyzes human security awareness and trains on a KPI-based and demand-driven strategy with intelligent, automated learning paths. Over 800 customers trust in the award-winning technology including the German Federal Bank, BMW and FC Bayern Munich.

More info: www.it-seal.de

Follow IT Seal on LinkedIn

 

About PSG Equity

PSG is a growth equity firm that partners with software and technology-enabled services companies to help them navigate transformational growth, capitalize on strategic opportunities and build strong teams. Having backed more than 100 companies and facilitated over 400 add-on acquisitions, PSG brings extensive investment experience, deep expertise in software and technology and a firm commitment to collaborating with management teams. Founded in 2014, PSG operates out of offices in Boston, Kansas City, London, Paris, Madrid and Tel-Aviv.

More info: www.psgequity.com
Follow PSG on LinkedIn

 

About Verdane

Verdane is a specialist growth equity investment firm that partners with tech-enabled and sustainable European businesses to help them reach the next stage of international growth. Verdane can invest as a minority or majority investor, either in single companies or through portfolios of companies, and looks to deploy behind three core themes; the Digital Consumer, Software Everywhere and Sustainable Society. Verdane funds hold close to €4bn in total commitments and have made over 135 investments in fast-growing businesses since 2003. Verdane’s team of over 100 investment professionals and operating experts, based out of Berlin, Copenhagen, Helsinki, London, Oslo and Stockholm, is dedicated to being the preferred growth partner to tech-enabled and sustainable businesses in Europe.

More info: www.verdane.com
Follow Verdane on LinkedIn

 

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Hornetsecurity’s global expansion continues with two new backup data storage regions

Hornetsecurity’s global expansion continues with two new backup data storage regions

USA and UK join Germany as Hornetsecurity M365 backup storage regions

 

Pittsburgh, PA (April 20, 2022) – Hornetsecurity, a global email security and backup provider, has added the USA and the UK to the regions that partners and customers can automatically back up their Microsoft 365 data to, using the Hornetsecurity solutions, 365 Total Backup and 365 Total Protection Enterprise Backup.

365 Total Backup enables Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and value-added resellers (VARs) to provide backup and recovery services for Microsoft 365 mailboxes, Teams, OneDrive, and SharePoint. They can easily take backups and manage them through a multi-tenant, cloud-based console. 365 Total Protection Enterprise Backup combines this functionality with state-of-the-art email security that protects against spam, viruses, phishing and ransomware; as well as providing Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), email signatures and disclaimers, automated email continuity and legally compliant email archiving.

 

Secure, hassle-free, unlimited M365 backup storage

In both cases, the M365 data is automatically stored to Hornetsecurity’s secure data centers where storage is unlimited and redundant. Hornetsecurity partners can choose per customer, whether to store their backup data to the USA, the UK or Germany. More regions will be added shortly.

As customers’ Microsoft 365 data is automatically backed up to one of Hornetsecurity’s secure cloud backup locations, partners need not think about setting up their own servers and infrastructure to save the M365 backups to.

Additionally, they benefit from unlimited storage, which is included in the cost-effective, per-user pricing.

 

Data jurisdiction control

As M365 data is backed up to one of our secure data centers, customers are no longer solely dependent on Microsoft for that data. The ability to choose where to store backup data from a selection of regions provides the flexibility needed to meet data jurisdiction requirements.

Channel-centric approach

“As a global, channel-centric company, we listen to our partners and are happy to act on their feedback to deliver solutions that meet and exceed customer requirements,” said Daniel Hofmann, Hornetsecurity CEO. “We provide robust, trustworthy solutions that our customers can count on, while adding ease of use, convenience and flexibility to give them peace of mind and reduce the demands on their time.” 

About Hornetsecurity Group

Hornetsecurity is the leading security and backup solution provider for Microsoft 365. Its flagship product is the most extensive cloud security solution for Microsoft 365 on the market, providing robust, comprehensive, award-winning protection: Spam and virus filtering, protection against phishing and ransomware, legally compliant archiving and encryption, advanced threat protection, email continuity, signatures and disclaimers. It’s an all-in-one security package that even includes backup and recovery for all data in Microsoft 365 and users’ endpoints. Hornetsecurity Inc. is based in Pittsburgh, PA with other North America offices in Washington D.C. and Montreal, Canada. Globally, Hornetsecurity operates in more than 30 countries through its international distribution network. Its premium services are used by approximately 50,000 customers including Swisscom, Telefónica, KONICA MINOLTA, LVM Versicherung and CLAAS.

 

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Hornetsecurity announces new Chief Marketing Officer: Katja Meyer

Hornetsecurity announces new Chief Marketing Officer: Katja Meyer

Katja Meyer brings vast cybersecurity and channel marketing experience to the group

Pittsburgh, PA (April 5, 2022) – Hornetsecurity, a global email security and backup provider, today announced the appointment of Katja Meyer as Chief Marketing Officer. In this role, she will develop and execute the group’s global marketing strategy, heading an international team of more than 40 marketing professionals.

With a career spanning more than 20 years in the tech industry and more than 10 years specifically in cybersecurity, Meyer is an established, award-winning leader with extensive experience in marketing, channel and sales both globally and in EMEA. She joins Hornetsecurity from Kaspersky, where she last served as B2B Marketing Director Global. She has also occupied marketing leadership roles with Sophos, VMware, SAP and Sun Microsystems, after starting her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Meyer’s areas of specialization include channel marketing, partner programs, and sales-oriented marketing. Among other awards, she was voted the DACH IT Business Top 1 Channel VIP by resellers in 2018, and Top 13 Channel VIP in 2019.

“Katja Meyer’s proven track record in cybersecurity marketing, her dynamism, and her excellent leadership skills make her a perfect fit to join our executive team. As we continue to expand, her expertise will be instrumental in leveraging and evolving our channel-centric approach in all markets,” said Daniel Hofmann, CEO at Hornetsecurity.

 “I am delighted to join Hornetsecurity, especially at a time when so many companies and organizations around the world are redefining their cybersecurity architecture. I’m excited about the opportunities Hornetsecurity’s channel delivery mode offers current and prospective partners, and I’m especially looking forward to highlighting Hornetsecurity’s email security, backup and compliance solutions that integrate seamlessly with Microsoft 365,” Meyer said.

Katja Meyer -Chief Marketing Officer

About Hornetsecurity Group

Hornetsecurity is the leading security and backup solution provider for Microsoft 365. Its flagship product is the most extensive cloud security solution for Microsoft 365 on the market, providing robust, comprehensive, award-winning protection: Spam and virus filtering, protection against phishing and ransomware, legally compliant archiving and encryption, advanced threat protection, email continuity, signatures and disclaimers. It’s an all-in-one security package that even includes backup and recovery for all data in Microsoft 365 and users’ endpoints.

Hornetsecurity Inc. is based in Pittsburgh, PA with other North America offices in Washington D.C. and Montreal, Canada. Globally, Hornetsecurity operates in more than 30 countries through its international distribution network. Its premium services are used by approximately 50,000 customers including Swisscom, Telefónica, KONICA MINOLTA, LVM Versicherung, DEKRA and CLAAS.

www.hornetsecurity.com

 

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