The strategic acquisition of a leading provider of cloud-native WAAP strengthens Link11’s position as an international security cloud platform and significantly increases its market position in the network security, web protection and web performance sectors.
Frankfurt am Main/Tel Aviv, January 30, 2024 – Reblaze Technologies, a leading international provider of cloud-native web application and API protection (WAAP), becomes part of the Link11 Group. With the strategic acquisition of the Tel Aviv-based cybersecurity company Link11 is expanding its global presence and market position. Alongside well-known international customers in North America and EMEAI, teams in Israel, the USA and Serbia have been added. The SaaS platform from Reblaze Technologies integrates seamlessly into the Link11 product portfolio and strengthens the Link11 Group’s global go-to-market strategy.
Jens-Philipp Jung, CEO of Link11 comments: “This acquisition represents a major strategic milestone for us. We are combining our strengths in the areas of Network Security & Observability, Web Application & API Protection and Web Performance. We are very pleased to be able to offer a holistic web protection suite that covers all relevant security layers with our expanded product offering. This comprehensive protection solution provides companies across the world with effective and efficient protection against a wide range of cyber threats.”
Both cyber security pioneers share a joint vision of making the Internet a safer place. Founded in 2011, by Eyal Hayardeny and Tzury Bar Yochay, backed by JAL ventures, Bright Pixel (Sonae IM) and Data Point Capital in 2018, Reblaze Technologies has pioneered the security of cloud web applications and APIs. The SaaS platform is industry-leading in the application of cutting-edge technologies including machine learning and behavioral profiling.
Link11 is a multiple award-winning provider of IT security solutions for performance, network, and web protection in Europe. The Frankfurt-based company operates a proprietary global security cloud platform that secures the digital value creation of companies worldwide against cyber-attacks. Link11 uses its patented technology to automatically detect and defend against DDoS attacks.
Reblaze Technologies’ all-in-one solution includes next-generation Web Application Firewall (WAF), bot management, API security, account takeover prevention, and biometric and behavioral threat detection. The platform provides comprehensive protection for all modern architectures: from private, public, single, and multi-cloud environments to containers and open-source ecosystems. For Fortune 500 enterprise customers and other innovative organizations worldwide, Reblaze Technologies has established the standard for world-class webH protection. The Web Application and API-Protection-Plattform (WAAP) platform therefore perfectly enhances the portfolio of the international IT security provider Link11.
Eyal Hayardeny, Co-Founder and Chairman of Reblaze Technologies adds: “We share the joint mission of delivering world-class cyber security globally. As always, Reblaze strives to bring its clients best in class web & API security solutions, and this acquisition will allow us to do exactly that. Our solution is an all-in-one platform that perfectly complements the Link11 portfolio. We are pleased that our in-depth knowledge and years of experience in the security industry will enable us to contribute to Link11’s growth in the long term, while providing a comprehensive and robust offering. This applies equally to our customers and partners.”
Link11 and Reblaze Technologies now have an optimal position. Both SaaS companies work with state-of-the-art technologies and have proven security solutions. The acquisition not only enables further synergy effects to be exploited, but also expands the security of cloud web applications and global presence and further optimizes existing 24/7 services.
The integration of the security company Reblaze Technologies has come at the right time, as cyber threats are increasing daily. “Together, we can offer a unique and modern protection solution that can meet the ever-growing challenges of the digital world today and tomorrow,” adds Jens-Philipp Jung.
The parties have agreed not to disclose the financial details of the transaction.
Link11 is a specialized international IT security provider and protects infrastructures and web applications from cyberattacks. The company is headquartered in Germany and has global locations in Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East. Its cloud-based IT security solutions help companies strengthen the cyber resilience of their networks and critical applications and avoid business interruptions.
Link11’s product portfolio includes a wide range of security services, such as Infrastructure and Web and DDoS Protection, Secure CDN, Bot Management, Secure DNS and Zero-Touch WAF. According to unanimous analyst opinion (Frost & Sullivan, Gartner a. o.), Link11 offers high-performance mitigation across all layers and for all attack vectors, including unknown ones, within seconds.
The technological basis for this is Link11’s patented DDoS protection, which relies on machine learning and consistent automation. The company’s global multi-terabit network, which currently has 42+ PoPs (Points of Presence), interconnects the DDoS filter clusters, and is monitored 24/7 by the Link11 Security Operations Center.
The German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) recognizes Link11 as a qualified DDoS protection provider for critical infrastructures. With ISO certification 27001, the company also offers high-level data security processes. Link11 has received multiple awards for its innovative solutions and business growth.
Reblaze Technologies offers an all-in-one web security solution. It includes next-gen WAF, full-scope autoscaling DDoS protection, advanced bot management, API security, ATO (account takeover) prevention, real-time traffic monitoring & control, SIEM/SOC integration, and more. Multivariate threat detection, behavioral analysis, and machine learning ensure accurate, adaptive protection.
Reblaze is fully integrated with the top-tier public cloud providers (AWS, Azure, and GCP), and runs natively in the customer’s cloud of choice. It is available as SaaS or can deploy directly within the customer’s environments as dedicated autoscaling instances, ensuring complete privacy and maximum performance.
As a fully managed solution, Reblaze is maintained by a team of security professionals; it is always up-to-date and always effective. It provides protection for all modern architectures: any combination of private/public clouds, single- and multi-cloud, hybrid, on-prem.
Reblaze customers include Fortune 500 companies and innovative organizations across the globe.