genua purchases IT security start-up cognitix

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.

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.

IT security specialist with years of experience

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 400 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.

About genua

genua GmbH is a German IT security specialist. Its business activities range from securing sensitive interfaces in public authorities and industry to connecting highly critical infrastructure, reliably encrypting data communication over the Internet and providing remote maintenance systems for industry and remote access solutions for mobile users and home offices. All genua products are developed and produced in Germany. Product quality is ensured by regular certification and approval by the German Federal Office for Information Security (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik). genua was founded in 1992 and now has over 400 employees at its main site in Kirchheim near Munich and subsidiaries in Berlin, Cologne, Leipzig and Stuttgart. Over the years, numerous customers from industry and government have come to rely on the experience and solutions provided by the company. genua is part of the Bundesdruckerei group.

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