Frankfurt am Main, 26 September 2022. MATESO, a provider of password management software solutions based in Germany, announced its acquisition by Netwrix, a portfolio company of private equity investor TA Associates. ACXIT acted as exclusive M&A advisor to MATESO and its shareholder in this transaction.

Netwrix, a cybersecurity vendor that makes data security easy, today announced the acquisition of MATESO, a software manufacturer based in Germany that develops, sells and supports a product that enables customers to reduce the risk of a data breach by securing access to employee credentials. 

With this acquisition, Netwrix deepens its expertise in password management and strengthens its position in the identity and access management (IAM) market. Netwrix also enhances its technical capabilities in the Protect function of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Netwrix already has a next-generation privileged access management (PAM) solution — Netwrix SbPAM — that covers privileged accounts. MATESO’s password management application complements it by securing all other credentials while minimizing employee cybersecurity fatigue. The application offers password expiration dates, custom approval workflows, fully automated credential rotation for service accounts and more.

At the same time, MATESO customers will be able to use Netwrix products to ensure protection across not just user identities, but all three primary attack surfaces: data, identities, and infrastructure. In particular, knowing exactly which data is sensitive will help MATESO customers make more informed decisions about how to protect what really matters, and spotting suspicious activity around that data will help them respond effectively to threats.

“We are excited to further strengthen our offering in identity and access management: Netwrix USERCUBE provides identity governance and administration, MATESO’s password management product secures access to those identities, and Netwrix SbPAM ensures that identities are granted privileges only when they are needed. We are delighted to add the MATESO product to the Netwrix portfolio and look forward to combining our teams’ expertise,” said Steve Dickson, CEO of Netwrix. 
“According to the Ponemon Institute, account compromise was the most common initial attack vector in 2021, responsible for 20% of breaches. Uniting MATESO’s application with the Netwrix product portfolio addresses this threat to ensure our customers’ data is more secure tomorrow than it is today,” said Sascha Martens, CTO of MATESO.

ACXIT acted as exclusive M&A advisor to MATESO and its shareholder in this transaction.

Learn more about MATESO’s password management tool by visiting the MATESO website.
About Netwrix

Netwrix makes data security easy, thereby simplifying how professionals can control sensitive, regulated and business-critical data, regardless of where it resides. More than 11,500 organizations worldwide rely on Netwrix solutions to secure sensitive data, realize the full business value of enterprise content, pass compliance audits with less effort and expense, and increase the productivity of IT teams and knowledge workers.
Founded in 2006, Netwrix has earned more than 150 industry awards and been named to both the Inc. 5000 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 lists of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. For more information, visit

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