Hornetsecurity, a global email cloud security and backup provider, has acquired 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.

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 - ESIĀ®) 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.