Biz website security provider Sitelock acquires Dutch startup Patchman

With the acquisition of Patchman, SiteLock will be able to have a global footprint and expand its threat database

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Scottsdale (Arizona) headquartered business website security solutions provider SiteLock has acquired Dutch startup Patchman for an undisclosed amount. The latter provides web security solutions to hosting providers and detects vulnerabilities found commonly in content management systems such as WordPress, Drupal and Joomla.

According to an official communication, SiteLock, with this acquisition will be able to have a global footprint and expand its threat database. It will also be able to extend its services to the hosting provider community.

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“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, 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.”

Founded in 2008, SiteLock claims to protect over 12,000,000 websites worldwide.

With the addition of Patchman, the websites’ security company will now have more than 500 global partners, including Host Papa, UK2 Group and more. Patchman was founded in 2014.

“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.”

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