Sectigo, a New Jersey-based web security solutions provider, acquired Scottsdale-based SiteLock earlier this month.
SiteLock is a leading provider of website security protection and monitoring. Through this acquisition, Sectigo expands its product capabilities and network, and gains more than 16 million websites currently protected by SiteLock.
Demand for web security hit an all-time high as so many moved to working remotely during the pandemic. Cyberattacks are occurring more frequently and seem to be more complex.
“Businesses are facing more frequent and sophisticated web-based attacks, often overwhelming website owners and crippling their business,” said Sectigo President of Partners and Channel Michael Fowler in a statement. “By combining SiteLock and Sectigo products’ strengths, we are providing an unmatched, automated website security solution backed by two of the largest brands and experts in the market.”
SiteLock Chief Channel Officer Tom Serani says the company is excited about the opportunity to join Sectigo.
“Now. as part of the trusted Sectigo organization, we will continue to develop and deliver best-in-class security solutions that safeguard businesses worldwide,” Serani said in a statement.
The SiteLock brand will stay intact with the acquisition. It will now be known as “SiteLock, a Sectigo Company,” a separate business unit within Sectigo.