SiteLock, a global provider of website security solutions protecting over 12,000,000 websites worldwide, has acquired Patchman – a Dutch web security startup that automatically detects and patches vulnerabilities for hosting providers.
Through this acquisition, SiteLock will be expanding its threat database for faster identification and remediation of threats. In addition, the company would now be well positioned to accelerate its growth in web security by enabling greater support and services to the hosting provider community.
Launched in 2014, Patchman would proactively secure 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 vision of Patchman aligns with SiteLock very well,” said Neill Feather, president of SiteLock. “We’re excited to join forces and execute on our shared goal of securing every website on the internet,” “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.”
With this acquisition, SiteLock will offer expanded options for hosting providers, including educational resources and high quality security solutions. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
“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 – who’s also the founder/owner of Antagonist, a hosting provider located in Enschede, the Netherlands. “We look forward to accelerating our already impressive growth and continuing to deliver top notch web security solutions worldwide.”