Patchman, a Dutch web security company that automatically detects and patches vulnerabilities for hosting providers, has been acquired by the American security company SiteLock. Conseiller B.V. acted as the legal advisor to the seller of Patchman.

Patchman proactively secures websites at the server-level, patching the security vulnerabilities found in commonly used content management systems, as for instance, WordPress, Joomla and Drupal.

Wouter de Vries, founder of Patchman comments

“The Patchman team is thrilled to join forces with SiteLock, as combining our unique technologies presents many new and esciting opportunities. We look forward to accelerating our already impressive growth and continuing to deliver top notch web security solutions worldwide.”

Neill Feather, president of SiteLock comments

“The vision of Patchman aligns with SiteLock very well. We’re excited to join forces and execute on our shared goal of securing every website on the internet. This acquisition will double the number of websites we protect, allowing us to increase our knowledge base, better identify malware patterns and more effectively mitigate threats. In addition, we can now provide more options for hosting providers around the world to work with us and ensure high quality solutions are available to their end customers.”