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genua Purchases IT Security Start-up cognitix

Press | 08.05.2019 PDF-Download Icon As PDF for download

Kirchheim near Munich, May 8, 2019. The German IT security company genua has acquired the start-up cognitix. cognitix is based in Leipzig, and specialized in data analytics and machine learning. The company offers the security platform Threat Defender, which analyses network traffic in real time and intervenes in appropriate ways when threats are detected. Matthias Ochs, managing director of genua GmbH, says: "cognitix is closing a gap in IT security within networks by way of future-oriented technology. Threat Defender extends our portfolio of top-quality IT security solutions, and we look forward to collaborating with our new colleagues." cognitix will be completely integrated into genua GmbH, and the Leipzig office will continue to function with all its staff.

Marc Tesch and Matthias Ochs (left to right), managing directors of genua, extend the portfolio of high-quality IT security solutions by means of the acquisition of cognitix.

The Threat Defender security platform combines machine learning with current threat intelligence from a number of external sources to track down threats in networks in real time. Using this technology, the security platform can respond immediately to new threats. It is superior to signature-based systems that work with statical rules. Threat Defender ensures security within networks and delivers a second line of defense in addition to genua solutions that are used at network interfaces for data traffic control and for encrypted data transmission via the internet.

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genua is an IT security specialist based in Kirchheim near Munich. The company was founded in 1992, and develops and distributes IT security solutions for public authorities and companies. These include firewalls for protection of sensitive interfaces, gateways for secure cloud computing, systems for encrypted data transmission and remote maintenance of machines via the internet, security solutions for connecting mobile users, as well as a behavior-based network security platform. Regular certifications and approvals by the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) are testament to the high quality of its products. genua employs over 250 staff in Kirchheim near Munich as well as in Berlin, Cologne, Stuttgart, and Leipzig, and has been a member of the Bundesdruckerei Group since 2015.

Further information:

genua GmbH
Alexandra Korolija
Domagkstrasse 7
85551 Kirchheim, Germany
tel +49 160 97 953 284

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