Utimaco Expands Through Acquisition of Celltick
Utimaco, a provider of cybersecurity solutions, has acquired Celltick, a manufacturer of public-warning and mass-notification systems.
AACHEN, Germany — Utimaco, a global provider of cybersecurity and compliance solutions, announces it has signed a share purchase agreement with Celltick, a provider of public-warning and mass notification systems.
Celltick is also a Cell Broadcast Center (CBC) provider, and according to Utimaco, recent natural disasters, healthcare crisis and military conflicts have put an increased emphasis on public-warning systems (PWS). The company points out the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) is now making it mandatory for all members of the European Union (EU) to implement public-warning systems by June 2022.
Over in Ukraine, Celltick is currently working free of charge with the State Emergency Service and three mobile network operators to deploy a national cell broadcast-based PWS to help protect civilians caught in the war.
“We are very impressed with Celltick’s technology and its highly skilled team. Both are a perfect fit for Utimaco and a powerful addition to our team and portfolio,” states Stefan Auerbach, CEO of Utimaco. “Over the past few years, we have made strategic investments into reinforcing our cybersecurity solutions offering, and I am very pleased that we can now present such a valuable new portfolio element to our telecommunication and enterprise customers.”
Utimaco Acquisition Provides Company Access to Celltick Technologies
Celltick produces a range of PWS solutions that includes its MAGEN (Mass Alert Geo Emergency Notification) system. Utimaco points out that Celltick’s systems are employed by more than 70 mobile network operators all over the world.
“We are proud and honored to be part of Utimaco,” comments Ronen Daniel, co-founder and CEO of Celltick. “We have been focusing since inception in developing and marketing top notch PWS and MNS products for governments, mobile network operators and enterprises. The chemistry with Utimaco’s team was very clear at first sight, and we are looking forward to joining forces and further accelerate Utimaco’s growth.”
Fabian Franzen, manager corporate strategy and M&A at Utimaco, adds that digitally based public warning systems are rapidly becoming how society protects people from a range of threats to better protect lives.
“Digital public warning systems will be the future of mass emergency notifications. This technology will help to protect and to save citizens’ lives,” notes Franzen. “Thus, we are very proud that Celltick with its best-in class PWS solutions is now part of Utimaco, contributing to our mission to create trust in the digital society.”
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