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N3K Acquires Cygna Labs to Deliver Compliance Solutions Across Microsoft-hybrid IT Infrastructures

Leading German systems integrator acquires Cygna Labs and its Microsoft-based hybrid and cloud auditing platform

MIAMI, Fla. February 21, 2019 — Cygna Labs announced today that the company was acquired by N3K, a globally acting systems integrator and leading provider of network management solutions. It is a portfolio company of the private equity firm VR Equitypartner, one of the very reputable private equity financiers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. With the acquisition of Cygna Labs, previously majority owned by Blackbird Ventures, N3K will secure ownership of key intellectual property in a market of strategic importance to the firm. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

Following a successful, longtime partnership of jointly providing compliance management solutions to global clients with Cygna Labs, N3K CEO Rainer Maurer sees the acquisition as the next milestone in the evolution of both companies. The acquisition will ensure strong financial backing for ongoing development and growth of the team and product portfolio in the future.

Cygna Labs will continue to operate as an independent subsidiary of the N3K group, Rainer Maurer will replace Christian Ehrenthal as chairman and CEO and Ehrenthal will remain a member of its board of directors to ensure a smooth transition.

Rainer Maurer, CEO of N3K, said: “The acquisition of Cygna Labs is a strategic move that provides us with an opportunity to own the IP behind one of our two main business units. This transaction enables us to expand our global customer base and in turn we are fully committed to increase R&D spending. I look forward to being able to deliver new, innovative technology in an area that has been a key pillar of our business for years.”

Christian Ehrenthal, CEO and co-founder, Cygna Labs, said: “We have worked closely with N3K and its management team over the years. As a top-performing partner, their business philosophy and long-term goals have aligned with our own, making this a seamless transition. N3K’s commitment and expertise, together with the support of VR Equitypartner, will help ensure the continued growth of the company and will provide our customers with the ideal solution-set for their compliance needs, today and in the future.”

About Cygna Labs
Cygna Labs is a leading provider of compliance solutions that grant unparalleled visibility across Microsoft-hybrid IT infrastructures. Built from the ground up to protect data regardless of its location, Cygna Auditor delivers insight into user behavior, system configuration and data sensitivity. Organizations worldwide rely on Cygna Labs to detect and proactively mitigate data security threats, affordably pass compliance audits, with less effort, and increase the productivity of their IT departments. For more information, visit https://cygnalabs.com.

About N3K
N3K Network Systems is a globally acting systems integrator with a large multi-national, blue chip customer base. N3K specializes on IP Address Management, Active Directory & Cloud Auditing, and Privileged Access Management. Its deep-rooted technical knowledge and experience in each of these areas spans the entire project cycle including analysis, design, project planning, implementation, training, extensive ongoing maintenance and global 24/7 support services. Learn more at https://www.n3k.de/.

About Blackbird Ventures
Blackbird Ventures incubates, and invests in, early-stage technology companies, providing operational support along the entire startup trajectory to develop market-transforming businesses. The firm is led by former founders and operators of successful software companies with extensive experience in building and growing innovative businesses. For more information on Blackbird and its portfolio companies, visit https://www.blackbirdventures.com.

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Arno W. Therburg Joins Cygna Labs as Vice President of Sales

Leading provider of compliance solutions for Microsoft hybrid environments taps former Netwrix and Blackbird Group sales executive

MIAMI, Fla. (Oct. 18, 2018) — As enterprise software continues to migrate to the cloud, enterprises are discovering an unprecedented need for better insight into their environments, regardless of location. To solve these issues, Cygna Labs is turning to experts in the field to strengthen its management team. Today the company announced the appointment of Arno W. Therburg as vice president of sales.

Therburg will be responsible for Cygna Labs’ global sales and partner initiatives. He brings a strong history of building dynamic sales organizations. Prior to joining Cygna Labs, he built the enterprise sales business at Netwrix and before that served as VP of sales for the Blackbird Group until its acquisition by BeyondTrust. Therburg studied Economics at the Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg, Germany.

His deep technical background and consulting experience provided Therburg with the information he required to author multiple books on enterprise messaging systems. This experience, his past successes and his knowledge in selling enterprise software solutions, ensures he will enhance the company’s current growth trajectory.

Arno W. Therburg, VP of Sales, Cygna Labs, said: “Joining the team at Cygna Labs was a natural transition and allows me to leverage the experience I have gained in the past. My philosophy is to bring value and create trust while building long-term business partnerships. I am thrilled to join the management team at Cygna Labs and look forward to introducing a product that provide the necessary insight organizations need today when managing and securing hybrid-cloud environments.”

Christian Ehrenthal, CEO, Cygna Labs, said: “Arno’s extensive industry knowledge has helped him evolve his expertise into a hybrid position that crosses between sales and marketing. His combined successes have made him the perfect addition to our management team and we are excited to have him on board.”

About Cygna Labs
Cygna Labs is a leading provider of compliance solutions that grant unparalleled visibility across Microsoft-hybrid IT infrastructures. Built from the ground up to protect data regardless of its location, Cygna Auditor delivers insight into user behavior, system configuration and data sensitivity. Organizations worldwide rely on Cygna Labs to detect and proactively mitigate data security threats, affordably pass compliance audits, with less effort, and increase the productivity of their IT departments.

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Cygna Labs to Showcase a New Solution that Protects Microsoft-hybrid Infrastructures at Microsoft Ignite 2018

Cygna Auditor, designed from the ground up to protect data regardless of location and help IT departments remain compliant.

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 24, 2018 (Microsoft IGNITE, Orange County Convention Center, Booth #438) — Organizations are seeking solutions that can help ensure their Microsoft-hybrid environments are compliant before the auditors show up. Whether PCI, GDPR, GLBA, ISO, FISMA or SOX, today’s compliance regulations are top of mind for any network administrator. To solve this challenge, Cygna Auditor provides an unprecedented all-in-one, scalable solution that delivers complete insight into hybrid and cloud-only environments with zero impact to end users.

This year at Microsoft Ignite, Cygna Labs security experts will demonstrate a new, extremely responsive platform designed to provide real-time insight regardless of organization size.

  • Simple installation – Installs in minutes, without requiring professional services, while providing immediate insight into hybrid-environments.
  • Out-of-the-box compliance reporting – Supports compliance auditing requirements by providing reports to satisfy compliance standards including PCI, GDPR, GLBA, ISO 27001, FISMA and SOX.
  • Zero-impact monitoring – Requires no agents, minimizing the complexity of monitoring the network, while keeping the attack surface on monitored servers to a minimum.
  • Real-time, customized alerting through web-based user interface – In addition to built-in alerts, administrators can customize Cygna Auditor to warn of threats as they occur through a fully web-based UI and a flexible alerting system.

Join Cygna Labs from September 24-28 at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, FL, Booth #438

Arno W. Therburg, VP of Sales at Cygna Labs, said: “At this year’s Microsoft Ignite, we will demonstrate a new way to cut costs, ensure compliance and efficiently manage corporate hybrid networks, regardless of size. Our solution has the capacity to fully scale and remain highly performant in any size environment, from just a handful to thousands of servers, without impacting end users.”

About Cygna Labs
Cygna Labs is a leading provider of compliance solutions that grant unparalleled visibility across Microsoft-hybrid IT infrastructures. Built from the ground up to protect data regardless of its location, Cygna Auditor delivers insight into user behavior, system configuration and data sensitivity. Organizations worldwide rely on Cygna Labs to detect and proactively mitigate data security threats, affordably pass compliance audits, with less effort, and increase the productivity of their IT departments. For more information, visit https://cygnalabs.com.

 

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Enterprise Security Startup Launches Cygna Auditor Suite Specifically Architected to Provide Insight and Remediate Risks in Microsoft-based Hybrid and Cloud Environments

Cygna Labs initial offering helps IT departments safeguard against insider threats while supporting compliance auditing requirements such as GDPR, HIPPA, PCI, FISMA.

MIAMI (PRWEB) AUGUST 22, 2018
As the shift to SaaS applications continues to expand, organizations in regulated industries must be able to prove they meet a variety of information security standards. Microsoft-based hybrid and cloud environments require that features and users are regularly added or changed, making them a source of compliance concern. Today, Cygna Labs announced its initial offering, Cygna Auditor, to provide unprecedented insight into ever-changing hybrid infrastructures.

Highly performant even in the most complex environments, Cygna Auditor is a simple-to-use, comprehensive, integrated solution that monitors and protects data in Microsoft hybrid-infrastructures, regardless of environment size.

Out-of-the-box compliance reporting protects customer and corporate data – Cygna Auditor is easy to install and requires no agents, thereby minimizing complexity while keeping the attack surface on monitored servers to a minimum. It supports compliance auditing requirements in Microsoft-based cloud environments for PCI, GDPR, GLBA, ISO 27001, FISMA and SOX.
Lowers overhead and empowers IT with unique insight into hybrid-cloud Microsoft environments – Provides IT with the ability to easily monitor user access and activities and receive alerts through a single dashboard. Cygna Auditor ensures that organizations have access to complete reporting for Microsoft cloud-based products including Azure Active Directory, Exchange Online, Sharepoint Online, Skype Online and OneDrive for Buisness, as well as on-premise Active Directory and File Server deployments.
Christian Ehrenthal, CEO of Cygna Labs and Managing Director at Blackbird Ventures, said: “As organizations continue to expand their use of hybrid and cloud-based Microsoft applications, there are legitimate compliance concerns when managing users from around the globe. Cygna Auditor not only provides visibility into these environments, its alerting and reporting capabilities help enterprise IT groups stay one step ahead of threats to meet new regulatory compliance requirements, such as GDPR – and do so with little or no impact on the end-user.”

Join Cygna Labs from September 24-28 at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, FL, Booth #438.

About Cygna Labs
Cygna Labs is a leading provider of next-generation SaaS Operations Management software, empowering IT to identify, remediate and apply management and security policies in SaaS-powered environments. Highly performant, scalable and seamless in execution, Cygna Labs provides our global clients with the ability to automatically enforce policies across connected SaaS applications and gain unparalleled visibility into their data. For more information, please visit http://www.cygnalabs.com.