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Rohde & Schwarz Buys Security Specialist

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MUNICH -- The Rohde & Schwarz electronics group strengthens its position in the growing market of IT security by acquiring gateprotect AG Germany.

Offering unified threat management (UTM) solutions and easy-to-operate firewalls "made in Germany", gateprotect has been effectively protecting enterprises throughout the world against cyber attacks for more than 10 years.

By acquiring gateprotect AG Germany, Rohde & Schwarz is investing in the IT technology market and gaining additional expertise in the field of network security. The solutions from gateprotect optimally complement the Rohde & Schwarz product portfolio. gateprotect AG Germany will be integrated into the Rohde & Schwarz group of companies and will be converted to a limited liability company (GmbH).

“The Rohde & Schwarz investment in gateprotect enhances our cyber security capabilities,” said Peter Riedel, member of the Rohde & Schwarz Executive Board. “gateprotect is a widely recognized brand in the unified threat management sector with an excellent reputation for reliable, trustworthy products, which perfectly fits our principles and goals. We are looking forward to continued innovation and excellence from gateprotect within the Rohde & Schwarz group.”

“We are extremely pleased to join the Rohde & Schwarz family,” stated John May, CEO gateprotect. “The Rohde & Schwarz investment confirms gateprotect as a leading German player in UTM and offers an excellent infrastructure for continued growth.”

The solutions from gateprotect have been ensuring reliable network security worldwide for more than 10 years. Firewalls with all commonly used UTM functionalities for small and medium-sized enterprises, managed security systems for large corporations as well as VPN client systems for networking branch offices and home offices provide reliable protection against cyber attacks. Thanks to patented eGUI technology, gateprotect solutions are extremely easy to use and can be managed effectively. They have been certified by the Federal German Office for Information Security according to the highest certification level for firewalls that are freely available on the market.

Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

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