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Altaro, a fast-growing global provider of backup solutions, has announced that Hornetsecurity, an email cloud security provider, has acquired the company. Hornetsecurity is headquartered in Germany and operates in more than 30 countries.

David Vella, CEO of Altaro, highlighted how the synergies between both companies would result in more powerful offerings for businesses and organizations around the world. Altaro develops backup solutions for Hyper-V, VMware, physical servers, network endpoints and Microsoft Office 365, which complement Hornetsecurity’s email and compliance solutions, particularly in the sphere of Microsoft 365 environments.

"We have found exactly the right strategic buyer in Hornetsecurity and are delighted to become part of the group,” Vella said. “The synergies between the two companies are obvious. Through our combined know-how and experience, and the innovative combination of our product suites, Hornetsecurity's European market leadership in cloud security has reached a new level."

"All Altaro co-founders remain on board and will occupy leadership roles within the Hornetsecurity Group,” Vella said.

Daniel Hofmann, CEO of Hornetsecurity said: "Our goal is to provide organizations with a complete security and compliance solution for their cloud technologies. By integrating Altaro's backup solutions into Hornetsecurity's product portfolio, we can provide a comprehensive package to protect customer data."

Daniel Blank, COO of Hornetsecurity, explained: "MSPs 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." Listing some of Hornetsecurity’s reasons for this investment, he said: "Altaro's 100 percent commitment to the channel, its partners’ clear respect of their technical support, and their excellent product were key factors in our decision. The acquisition will also strengthen our international marketing and sales. Together, we will strengthen and expand our partner networks, which will further boost growth of the entire Hornetsecurity Group."

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