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Munich | 06-May-2015 | Company

Rohde & Schwarz acquires enterprise security specialist Sirrix AG

The Rohde & Schwarz electronics group expands its cybersecurity expertise by acquiring Sirrix AG, one of the world's leading providers of enterprise security for businesses and government authorities.

By acquiring Sirrix, the Rohde & Schwarz group of companies gains additional know-how in the growing IT security market. The cutting edge solutions from Sirrix include user-friendly products for endpoint security and trusted infrastructure. The company's core competence lies in creating trustworthy IT security products based on the latest scientific research. Sirrix will enhance the Rohde & Schwarz cybersecurity portfolio. Peter Riedel, President and COO of Rohde & Schwarz, states, "Our company stands for technological excellence. We will use the innovative strength of Sirrix to effectively expand our IT security efforts."

For Sirrix, Rohde & Schwarz is the right partner for continuing the growth it has experienced over the past several years. Ammar Alkassar, founder and CEO of Sirrix, says, "We believe that the global market presence of Rohde & Schwarz will increase awareness for the cutting edge solutions from Sirrix. The company also offers an established and solid infrastructure for us to continue developing and growing." Ammar Alkassar will remain the CEO of Sirrix and be supported by the company's current management team.

Sirrix was founded in 2005 as a spin-off of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) at Saarland University in Saarbrücken. The successful company now has additional locations in Bochum and Darmstadt. The broad range of innovative products from Sirrix is built on developing cryptosolutions based on the latest research. When combined with established standards and systems, Sirrix products enable effective and efficient security solutions. Standard Sirrix products include Browser in the Box for secure Internet surfing, TrustedVPN for secure communications between locations as well as mobile access, and TrustedDisk for full-disk encryption of hard drives and portable storage devices. The TURAYA™ security platform and TrustedDesktop solution from Sirrix provide a trustworthy, virtual desktop solution with extensive information flow control.

Rohde & Schwarz

The Rohde & Schwarz technology group develops, produces and markets innovative communications, information and security products for professional users. The group's test and measurement, broadcast and media, aerospace | defense | security, networks and cybersecurity business fields address many different industry and government-sector market segments. On June 30, 2018, Rohde & Schwarz had approximately 11,500 employees. The independent group achieved a net revenue of approximately EUR 2 billion in the 2017/2018 fiscal year (July to June). The company has its headquarters in Munich, Germany. Internationally, it has subsidiaries in more than 70 countries, with regional hubs in Asia and America.
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