Press Release

Munich | 28-Jul-2014 | Corporate

Gateprotect to become part of the Rohde & Schwarz group

The Rohde & Schwarz electronics group strengthens its position in the growing market of IT security by acquiring gateprotect AG Germany. Offering unified threat management (UTM) solutions and easy-to-operate firewalls "made in Germany", gateprotect has been effectively protecting enterprises throughout the world against cyber attacks for more than 10 years.

By acquiring gateprotect AG Germany, Rohde & Schwarz is investing in the IT technology market and gaining additional expertise in the field of network security. The solutions from gateprotect optimally complement the Rohde & Schwarz product portfolio. gateprotect AG Germany will be integrated into the Rohde & Schwarz group of companies and will be converted to a limited liability company (GmbH).

“The Rohde & Schwarz investment in gateprotect enhances our cyber security capabilities,” said Peter Riedel, member of the Rohde & Schwarz Executive Board. “gateprotect is a widely recognized brand in the unified threat management sector with an excellent reputation for reliable, trustworthy products, which perfectly fits our principles and goals. We are looking forward to continued innovation and excellence from gateprotect within the Rohde & Schwarz group.”

“We are extremely pleased to join the Rohde & Schwarz family,” stated John May, CEO gateprotect. “The Rohde & Schwarz investment confirms gateprotect as a leading German player in UTM and offers an excellent infrastructure for continued growth.”

The solutions from gateprotect have been ensuring reliable network security worldwide for more than 10 years. Firewalls with all commonly used UTM functionalities for small and medium-sized enterprises, managed security systems for large corporations as well as VPN client systems for networking branch offices and home offices provide reliable protection against cyber attacks. Thanks to patented eGUI technology, gateprotect solutions are extremely easy to use and can be managed effectively. They have been certified by the Federal German Office for Information Security according to the highest certification level for firewalls that are freely available on the market. gateprotect has been awarded the quality seal "IT Security Made in Germany“ and has been listed in the renowned "Gartner Magic Quadrant" for UTM firewall appliances since 2010.

Rohde & Schwarz

The Rohde & Schwarz technology group develops, produces and markets innovative information and communications technology products for professional users. Rohde & Schwarz focuses on test and measurement, broadcast and media, cybersecurity, secure communications and monitoring and network testing, areas that address many different industry and government-sector market segments. Founded more than 80 years ago, the independent company has an extensive sales and service network in more than 70 countries. On June 30, 2017, Rohde & Schwarz had approximately 10,500 employees. The group achieved a net revenue of approximately EUR 1.9 billion in the 2016/2017 fiscal year (July to June). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany, and also has regional hubs in Asia and the USA.R&S® is a registered trademark of Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co.KG.

gateprotect AG Germany is a leading, globally-active provider of IT security solutions in the area of IT security for more than ten years. These solutions comprise next generation firewalls with all commonly used UTM functionalities, managed security as well as VPN client systems. To minimize the risk of operator errors in highly complex security functions, gateprotect has developed the eGUI® interface concept. The patented eGUI® technology (ergonomic Graphic User Interface) and the Command Center based thereon for the configuration and administration of firewall systems for managed security service providers (MSSPs) increases the absolute security in companies and allows for an efficient ongoing maintenance of UTM systems. Customers in more than 80 countries worldwide trust gateprotect as their partner for IT network security, “made in Germany”. Since 2010, gateprotect has been listed in industry analyst Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for UTM firewall appliances. All gateprotect solutions comply with highest international standards; gateprotect’s firewall packet filtering core has been certified according to EAL 4+ by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). gateprotect was honored with the Frost & Sullivan Excellence Award in recognition of the easy operability and comprehensive security of UTM firewall solutions.

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