Hornetsecurity has been awarded the Global Brands Magazine 2022 trophy as Most Innovative Cloud Security Solutions Provider Europe. The company is a leading global email cloud security and backup provider, which secures companies and organizations of all sizes across the world. Its award-winning product portfolio covers all important areas of email security, including spam and virus filtering, protection against phishing and ransomware, legally compliant archiving and encryption — as well as email, endpoint and virtual machine backup, replication, and recovery.
Starting out as an anti-spam vendor in 2007, Hornetsecurity today has more than 400 employees in 12 regional offices around the world. It operates through its international network of 8,000+ channel partners and MSPs and its 11 redundant, secured data centers. Its premium services are used by 50,000+ customers including Swisscom, Telefónica, KONICA MINOLTA, LVM Versicherung, and CLAAS.
A major driver for Hornetsecurity’s growth is its focus on holistic governance for Microsoft 365. Companies and organizations worldwide are increasingly using Microsoft 365 and this in turn makes it an increasingly popular target for cyberattackers, who are attracted to potentially lucrative gains from those who fall victim to their ploys. M365 customers therefore require third-party security, backup and compliance solutions to ensure adequate data protection. This is because Microsoft 365 was built primarily as a communication and productivity platform rather than a security suite. While basic security levels are provided out of the box, M365 users are advised toapply expert solutions by third-party vendors who specialise in this area.
Accordingly, Hornetsecurity’smission is to empower companies and organizations of all sizes to focus on their core business by protecting their email communications, securing their data, and ensuring business continuity and compliance with its next-generation cloud-based solutions. Its vision is to be the guardian of companies worldwide that use Microsoft 365.
“We provide next-gen security for Microsoft 365, protecting organization’s data and ensuring business continuity, for a safer 365 world,” explains Daniel Hofmann, the Group’s CEO, adding: “We offer the most comprehensive cloud security solution for Microsoft 365 on the market, including email security, compliance and backup.”
Comprehensive cloud security, compliance and backup for Microsoft 365
365 Total Protection is the company’s flagship product, and is the only solution on the market to cover all aspects of security, compliance, and backup for Microsoft 365. Customers can choose from various plans to suit their business needs, and enjoy state-of-the-art email security that protects against spam, viruses, phishing, and ransomware, and offers email signatures and disclaimers.
Businesses can also benefit from Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) by defending their employees against the most sophisticated email attacks, as well as by providing automated email continuity to prevent unexpected downtime, and legally compliant email archiving to keep all emails safe and searchable.
Additionally, they can also opt for backup and recovery for endpoints and Microsoft 365 data in mailboxes, Teams, OneDrive, and SharePoint.
“365 Total Protection‘s seamless integration with Microsoft 365 simplifies the entire experience, from signup, to setup, to feature and user management. And it’s all managed through our central cloud console that provides a perfect blend of data privacy and ease of use, enabling customers to do more and worry less,” says Hofmann. “Added to this, all aspects of security administration can be carried out easily without the bother of maintenance or updates. Existing user profiles can be managed or created in mere seconds. This is one of the defining characteristics of our services: They are robust while being fully geared toward simplicity, usability and centralized management.”
Each365 Total Protection plan is competitively priced and easy to apply, as it operates on a per M365 user per month basis. Customers can then evolve across the different plans based on their requirements. Additionally, prospective customers and partners can try Hornetsecurity solutions for free with no commitments before they purchase.
Apart from its organic growth, Hornetsecurity has also grown through a series of strategic acquisitions, most recently IT-Seal, a security awareness training company, in 2022; Altaro, a global provider of backup solutions, and Zero spam, a Canadian email security leader, in 2021; EveryCloud, Hornetsecurity’sBritish market partner, in 2020; and in 2019, Spamina, the Spanish market leader for cloud email security solutions.
These acquisitions enable to group to grow market share and expand its product portfolio with more offerings to pre-empt as well as meet customer needs, backed by the ongoing research and analysis that is conducted by Hornetsecurity’s in house Security Labs. At the heart of this is the delivery of all Hornetsecurity’ssolutions though a Control Panel, a convenient, multitenant, cloud management console.
This all-in-one approach is much appreciated by its worldwide community of partners. The company’s solutions enable its partners to provide their customers with a comprehensive portfolio and flexible services, with the benefit of covering all their customers‘ needs with premium solutions from only one vendor. As a channel first company, Hornetsecurity provides partnership models for value-added resellers (VARs), managed service providers (MSPs) and managed security service providers (MSSPs), with attractive growth possibilities, enabling partners get the most out of their efforts.
The fact that Hornetsecurity is one of the leading cloud email security and backup providers is repeatedly confirmed through the various awards it wins globally, third-party reviews from publications such as HelpNetSecurity and IT Pro, testimonials from customers and partners, and validation from media and industry analysts. For example, Hornetsecurity has been named a Trail Blazer in Radicati’s Secure Email Gateway – Market Quadrant. Companies in this category have the potential to ‘disrupt’ the market with new technology or new delivery models while offering advanced, best of breed technology in their solutions. Awards include Global Infosec Awards 2022, Storge Awards 2022, Corporate Excellence Awards 2022, Computing Security Awards 2021, among other prestigious recognitions.
“To these, we proudly add our new Global Business Award 2022, which acknowledges our worldwide team’s hard work and efforts,” said Hofmann. “Thank you for this recognition.”
Daniel Hofmann is CEO at Hornetsecurity. He has been an independent entrepreneur and security industry influencer since 2004. He has held several positions in the IT market. In 2007, he founded Hornetsecurity in Hannover, Germany, and developed services for secure email communication, including spam and virus filters. Under his guidance, Hornetsecurity has developed a comprehensive portfolio of managed cloud security services that serves customers globally from its regional offices around the world. He is responsible for strategic corporate development.