Adyton Systems Wins Rohde & Schwarz as Investor
Leipzig, Germany, January 24, 2012. The technology company Adyton Systems has closed a significant investment by electronics firm Rohde & Schwarz from Munich in December 2011. So far, the company had been financed by private investors. Through this investment, the Leipzig-based company not only gets the financial resources to pursue its ambitious business plan, but also gains an important technology partner that focuses on security solutions for the information and communications industry.
The management board of Adyton Systems is joined by Frank Lüdeking, who will serve as Chief Financial Officer. Frank Lüdeking has many years of experience in the IT security field. In his current position in the management board of Rohde & Schwarz SIT he is responsible for finance and human resources. Previously, he had held various management positions in IT services and consulting companies.
"The participation of Rohde & Schwarz allows us to pursue our ambitious business plan. For this year we have already planned six exhibitions in Europe, where we will present our next-generation firewall product NETWORK PROTECTOR," said Klaus Mochalski, CEO of Adyton Systems. The team already consists of thirty employees and will be further expanded: "In 2012 we will significantly grow our staff to achieve our goals. Particularly in the departments of sales, customer support and development new hires are planned. "
With the participation of Rohde & Schwarz, Hendrik Schulze leaves Adyton’s supervisory board and Winfried Wirth, Managing Director of Rohde & Schwarz SIT GmbH in Berlin, becomes a new member. Winfried Wirth joined the Rohde & Schwarz group in 1989. Since 2005 he has managed the equipment manufacturing group, part of the radio communications department, and moved to Rohde & Schwarz SIT GmbH in 2011.
"By investing in Adyton Systems, Rohde & Schwarz expands its strategic activities in the new market segment of IT security. With its innovative technological approach, Adyton is the perfect fit for Rohde & Schwarz.”, said Winfried Wirth, Managing Director of Rohde & Schwarz SIT GmbH. The Berlin law firm Neef Legal provided legal guidance during the investment process.
About Rohde & Schwarz
Rohde & Schwarz is an independent group of companies specializing in electronics. It is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcasting, radiomonitoring and radiolocation as well as secure communications. Established more than 75 years ago, Rohde & Schwarz has a global presence and a dedicated service network in over 70 countries. It has approx. 8400 employees and achieved a net revenue of € 1.6 billion in fiscal year 2010/2011 (July 2010 to June 2011). Company headquarters are in Munich, Germany. www.rohde-schwarz.com
About Rohde & Schwarz SIT
Rohde & Schwarz SIT GmbH is a subsidiary of Rohde & Schwarz. The company offers solutions for the security of information technology. They focus on the development of crypto products for protection of information in modern information and communication systems as well as on consulting and IT security analysis for business and government. www.sit.rohde-schwarz.com
About Adyton Systems
Adyton Systems is a technology company located in Leipzig, Germany. NETWORK PROTECTOR redefines the next-generation firewall concept. Adyton Systems has developed the novel technology of full-validation whitelisting as the core of its NETWORK PROTECTOR next-generation firewall. It uses the most advanced deep packet inspection (DPI) engine available on the market for an unprecedented level of application visibility and control. NETWORK PROTECTOR is simple to set up and manage even for non-expert users and provides maximum network security. www.adytonsystems.com