Artmotion invests in the cybersecurity firm Citadelo and expands across Europe


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Zug, Switzerland – November 16th, 2020: The Swiss-based cloud security company, Artmotion, announced today that it’s entering the ethical hacking space by acquiring 58% shares in Citadelo and becoming a board member. The European cybersecurity firm currently operates offices in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. From now on, Citadelo will actively grow its footprint in Switzerland and across Europe to help enterprises secure their technology infrastructure in the current threat landscape.

Members of the Board (left to right: Mateo Meier, Martin Leskovjan, Martin Hanic, Tomáš Horváth, and Tomáš Zaťko

Why did Artmotion choose Citadelo?

Artmotion was looking to boost its cloud security offering by adding white hat hacking and was drawn to the team of 30 young ethical hackers at Citadelo. Founded in 2006 to help Fortune 500 companies identify vulnerabilities through simulated attacks, the firm has grown into a market leader in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. By engaging in cloud security testing, application testing, and more, the cybersecurity company helps businesses achieve a higher level of security. This was evidenced recently when these young hackers uncovered a serious vulnerability in VMware.

“Citadel joining the Artmotion family makes perfect sense as cybersecurity is critical to protecting digital assets within the cloud. Now our customers will have access to an industry-leading penetration testing team to ensure infrastructure based on AWS, Microsoft Azure or VMware, and other technologies are robustly protected.”

Mateo Meier, Artmotion’s co-founder and CEO

Artmotion and Citadelo will continue to operate as separate companies.

Citadelo’s founder Tomas Zatko will remain the group-wide CEO. The firm’s first employee, Martin Hanic, its Sales Director, Tomas Horvath, Director of Consulting Services, and Martin Leskovjan, will support future growth as shareholders and board members.

“Artmotion becoming a shareholder in the company is the next natural step in Citadelo’s evolution to grow internally and internationally. While we will continue to operate independently and in close cooperation with Artmotion, we’re excited to enter new markets together and help businesses fortify their IT infrastructure across Europe.”

Tomas Zatko, Citadelo co-founder and CEO

About Artmotion

Artmotion.eu, founded in 2001, is a cloud security services provider that leverages various encryption methods to enhance data security and privacy. Based in Switzerland, Artmotion serves enterprises across 30 countries, including Fortune 500 corporations. Any data stored within Artmotion’s cloud is protected by Switzerland’s strict data and privacy laws and military-grade encryption.

About Citadelo

Citadelo.com was founded in 2006 by a group of ethical hackers to help enterprises strengthen their IT infrastructure through simulated attacks. With offices in Bratislava, Prague, and, most recently, in Zug, Switzerland, the company is a market leader in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Today, Citadelo has an international team of 30 young security experts who help Fortune 500 companies across Europe achieve robust security.


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