Pittsburgh (July 26, 2019) — Hornetsecurity, a leading European cloud security provider, continues to grow its U.S. footprint, as it prepares to host its first event at CompTIA ChannelCon 2019 in Las Vegas — and celebrate German-style with a host city twist.
The Germany-based company with U.S. offices in Pittsburgh, Pa., will discuss IT security in the cloud era for small- and medium-sized businesses at 1:45 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 5, at the Bellagio Hotel in the Da Vinci 1 meeting room. The event presented by cofounder and Hornetsecurity, Inc. President Oliver Dehning promises to be an interactive storytelling session, encouraging participation from the audience of solutions providers.
Mixing its German roots with Las Vegas flair, Hornetsecurity will also have Las Vegas’ Big Dog's Brewing Tailwagger Wheat, a Bavarian-style Hefeweizen beer, on tap at booth No. 425 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6.
“We want to show off not only our expertise and excellent product portfolio at ChannelCon 2019, but our company’s values — superior customer outreach and classic German efficiency and fun,” Dehning said. “This trip to Las Vegas will be one we won’t forget, and we hope everyone we meet gets a great understanding of who we are as a company and our capabilities.”
Hornetsecurity’s appearance at ChannelCon comes not long after its release of Malicious Document Decryption, a unique feature that recognizes this procedure and blocks a malicious email before it arrives in the inbox. It was integrated automatically as part of the company’s Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) service, which guards email communication against particularly intelligent and systematic cyberattacks.
More cybercriminals are circumventing classic antivirus programs with encrypted email attachments because the encryption prevents filter mechanisms from detecting the underlying malware. Since the beginning of the year, for example, the ransomware GandCrab has been spreading in this manner, highlighting the urgency to solve the problem.
"Now, companies are investing much more in IT security than they did five years ago. Through AI and other intelligent defense mechanisms, attackers can no longer reach their target with simple methods,” said CEO Daniel Hofmann. “Hornetsecurity technology enables us to react to targeted attacks at any time. With the new function Malicious Document Decryption, we react quickly to the systematic approach of cybercriminals.”
In encrypted email attacks, the fraud email contains the recipient’s corresponding encryption password in plain text. The encrypted document can then be opened by the recipient in order to install the underlying malware in the system unnoticed. But Malicious Document Decryption analyzes the content of incoming emails with encrypted attachments for the appropriate password to remove the encryption. Using static and dynamic analysis techniques, the behavior of the decrypted file is examined. This ensures that the underlying malware is detected immediately and does not reach the recipient's email inbox.
Hornetsecurity is the leading German cloud security provider in Europe, protecting the IT infrastructure, digital communication and data of companies and organizations of all sizes. The security specialist from Hanover provides its services worldwide via nine redundantly secured data centers. In 2017, the company opened its first U.S. offices in Pittsburgh, and it continued to expand with its purchase of Spanish email security leader Spamina in early 2019. Hornetsecurity’s product portfolio covers all important areas of email security, including spam and virus filters, legally compliant archiving and encryption, as well as defense against CEO fraud and ransomware. With around 200 employees, Hornetsecurity is represented globally at 10 locations and operates in more than 30 countries through its international distribution network. Its premium services are used by approximately 40,000 customers including Swisscom, Telefónica, KONICA MINOLTA, LVM Versicherung, DEKRA, Claas, and the Otto Group.
More information can be found at www.hornetsecurity.com