SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA — July 25, 2017
SiteLock, a global leader in business website security solutions, today announced it has acquired Patchman, a Dutch web security startup that automatically detects and patches vulnerabilities for hosting providers. With this acquisition, SiteLock will amplify its global reach, expanding its threat database for faster identification and remediation of threats. In addition, the company is now well positioned to accelerate its growth in web security by enabling greater support and services to the hosting provider community.
“The vision of Patchman aligns with SiteLock very well. We’re excited to join forces and execute on our shared goal of securing every website on the internet,” said Neill Feather, president of SiteLock. “This acquisition will double the number of websites we protect, allowing us to increase our knowledge base, better identify malware patterns and more effectively mitigate threats. In addition, we can now provide more options for hosting providers around the world to work with us, and ensure high quality solutions are available to their end customers.”
Launched in 2014, Patchman proactively secures websites at the server-level, patching the security vulnerabilities found in commonly used content management systems such as WordPress, Drupal and Joomla. With the addition of Patchman, SiteLock will now have more than 500 global partners, including Host Papa, UK2 Group and more.
“The Patchman team is thrilled to join forces with SiteLock, as combining our unique technologies presents many new and exciting opportunities,” said Wouter de Vries, founder of Patchman. “We look forward to accelerating our already impressive growth and continuing to deliver top notch web security solutions worldwide.”
With this acquisition, SiteLock will offer expanded options for hosting providers, including educational resources and high quality security solutions. For more on SiteLock’s products, visit: https://www.sitelock.com/products.
SiteLock, the Global Leader in business website security solutions, is the only web security solution to offer complete, cloud-based website protection. Its 360-degree monitoring finds and fixes threats, prevents future attacks, accelerates website performance and meets PCI compliance standards for businesses of all sizes. Founded in 2008, the company protects over 12,000,000 websites worldwide. For more information, please visit sitelock.com.