Making It Big: A Maltese Software Company’s Story


Altaro are a San Ġwann-based company that have recently been purchased by Hornetsecurity. For the record, they’re only Europe’s leading email cloud security provider. But why have they gone for Altaro to complete the services they offer?

Part of the grand plan

Hornetsecurity have a plan of becoming Europe’s number one security, compliance and backup company. To complete that third pillar, they needed a trustworthy company who are not just experts in their respective field, but who can compliment Hornetsecurity’s portfolio in terms of network respect.

The announcement on Hornetsecuirty’s website

Their COO, Daniel Blank, stated that “Altaro’s 100% commitment to the channel, its partners’ clear respect of their technical support, and their excellent product were key”. He also explained that their channel’s growing need for Hyper-V, VMware backup solutions and MS365 security services are all areas that Altaro excel in.

The Altaro story

Starting out in 2009, today Altaro develops award-winning backup solutions for over 50,000 clients in over 120 countries. With offices US, the UK, Germany, France, North Macedonia and Malta, 24/7 support and a whole host of back-up and recovery services, they’re your one-stop-shop for such needs.

On the new venture, CEO David Vella said it was a no-brainer. “The synergies…are obvious. Through combined know-how, experience, and the innovative combination of our product suites, Hornetsecurity’s European market leadership in cloud security has reached a new level.” Bold words? Sure. Deliverable promise? Absolutely.

The Altaro co-founders will occupy leadership roles within the Hornetsecurity Group while the worldwide team will expand following the investment.

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