Sitelock Acquires Web Security Startup Patchman

Scottsdale, AZ-based SiteLock has announced its acquisition of Dutch web security startup Patchman. The investment is intended to add its server level website protection capabilities and amplify the firm’s global reach.

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Nine-year-old SiteLock’s 360-degree monitoring finds and fixes threats, prevents future attacks, accelerates website performance and meets PCI compliance standards for businesses of all sizes. The cloud-based website security provider helps protect over 12 million websites worldwide.

Netherlands-based Patchman, launched in 2014, secures websites at the server-level, automatically detecting and patching vulnerabilities found in commonly used content management systems such as WordPress, Drupal and Joomla. The company, which serves hosting providers, will merge with SiteLock in serving over 500 global partners including Host Papa, UK2 Group, and others.

"The vision of Patchman aligns with SiteLock very well. We're excited to join forces and execute on our shared goal of securing every website on the internet," said Neill Feather, president of SiteLock. "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."

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.