M&A junio 2020


The Swiss IT Security Group has acquired a majority share in ESC – Enterprise Service Center GmbH. Due to the takeover by the Swiss IT Security Group, ESC (established 1993) completed already the change of name to ESC – Enterprise Security Center GmbH. As an “IT-Security-ONLY-Provider” ESC offers IT security services in the areas of Network- & Content-Security, Data- & Endpoint Security and Mobile- & Cloud-Security.  ESC is a strong 4-Star-Check Point Partner and provides Managed Security Services for Firewalls, VPNs and WANs, Content-Security Gateways and Authentication Platforms and advises in questions of individual security needs, the organization of IT-Security as well as in Questions of security policy. The ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 certified ESC has gained 67 Check Point certifications for its employees and provides as a certified Check Point Support- und Managed Service Provider 24/7 short response times and reliable recovery times. The extended scope of services includes the review of network transitions and comprehensive security audits.

ESC management is convinced: “As a new member of the Swiss IT Security Group we are presented with ideal conditions to tackle new goals. In addition to our highly specialized expertise we are now able to offer our customers the full range of products and services of IT security and benefit from synergy potentials for sustainable growth.”

“The know-how, especially through the longstanding partnership with Check Point, and the ESC’s service package fits perfectly with our group portfolio. We are very pleased to have won ESC for us, an established IT security specialist with many years of experience,” adds Philipp Stebler, CEO of Swiss IT Security AG.

With the acquisition of ESC in Halle an der Saale, the Swiss IT Security Group is growing by another established IT security service provider in Saxony -Anhalt, Germany. Thus, the group further strengthens its competence as a leading IT security service provider and consistently pursues the expansion of its market position.

Swiss IT Security AG, founded in 2017 and based in Wettingen, is a leading group of companies in the DACH region with over 400 employees. Consisting of top-class IT security providers, it combines experience and competence, resources and services. The goal is to recognize dangers and attacks of any kind and to fend them off effectively. With the help of leading IT security solutions and technologies, comprehensive IT security is offered from a single source.

Sancovia initiated the transaction and advised the buyer throughout the process.