German security software provider Link11 acquires Canadian DOSArrest

Link11, Europe’s leading IT security provider in the field of cyber resilience, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of DOSarrest Internet Security LTD to accelerate its market expansion. DOSarrest is a Vancouver-based leading provider of DDoS protection solutions serving customers across North America, Europe and in the Asia-Pacific region. Link11’s scalable platform is superior to the DOSArrest platform and will thus immediately result in an improved service quality for DOSarrest customer worldwide.

“This acquisition will drive Link11’s business expansion around the globe and strengthen our position as a leading provider of DDoS protection solutions. It will make us an even more attractive security partner to customers whose business success is highly dependent on the performance and availability of digital services and processes. With this transaction, we’ve reached an important milestone and are now set for future growth beyond Europe.”, said Jens-Philipp Jung, CEO and Co-Founder of Link11.

Lars van `t Hoenderdaal, managing partner of Pride Capital Partners: “We are very excited about the combination of Link11 and DOSArrest and look forward to Link11’s expansion into North America. Although we live in a globalized world, the tendency to buy from vendors on the same continent is not yet overcome. Therefore, we are happy to support Link11 in this great step forward”.

With the acquisition of DOSarrest, Link11 strengthens its self-operated network and customer base in Europe, North America, and Asia. The acquired customers include well-known companies and brands from verticals like banking, government, utilities, gaming, ICT, and e-commerce. The base in Vancouver will supplement the company’s local presence.

Jenny Wong, who previously headed the Customer Relationship Department at DOSarrest, will join Link11’s management team as Managing Director. She will lead Link11’s North American and Asia Pacific operations from the Vancouver office.

About Link11

Link11 is the leading European IT security provider in the field of cyber-resilience. The global protection solutions of the Cloud Security Platform are fully automated, react in real-time and defend against all attacks, including unknown and new patterns, in under 10 seconds.

According to unanimous analyst opinion (Gartner, Frost & Sullivan) Link11 offers the fastest mitigation (TTM) available on the market. To ensure cyber-resilience, amongst others web and infrastructure DDoS protection, bot mitigation, API protection, secure DNS, zero touch WAF, secure CDN, and threat intelligence services, ensure holistic and cross-platform hardening of corporate networks and critical applications. International customers can thus concentrate on their business and digital growth. Since the company was founded in 2005, Link11 has received multiple awards for its innovative solutions.

About DOSarrest Internet Security LTD

DOSarrest founded in 2007 in Vancouver, B.C., Canada serves a global client base and specializes in fully managed cloud based Internet security services including DDoS protection for websites, Network Infrastructure protection, Web Application Firewall (WAF), Traffic Analyzer as well as CAPP.

About Pride Capital Partners

Pride Capital Partners is a specialized private debt firm that finances profitable and growing companies in the software and ICT segment. Typical scenarios include growth, acquisition and buy-out transactions. The focus is on the Benelux and D-A-CH regions. Pride Capital has offices in Amsterdam and Cologne.

Pride Capital Partners is financed by its own shareholders, wealthy private individuals, family offices, (former) entrepreneurs and institutional investors. The portfolio consists of amongst others The Valley, Spotzer, Bright River, Bluefield, Arcus IT and the German companies KAIROS, Link11 and eKomi.

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