team.blue announces the acquisition of Really Simple SSL and Complianz. Both are leading plugins for WordPress websites, used by over 6 million websites around the globe. This transaction reinforces team.blue's SaaS (software as a service) proposition and aligns with its goal of becoming the preferred digital one-stop provider of European SMBs.
Founders Rogier Lankhorst, Aert Hulsebos, Leon Wimmenhoeve and Peter Tak started Really Simple SSL and Complianz with the ambition of empowering WordPress website owners, especially those with small businesses, web developers and agencies to prioritise security, compliance, and privacy management without sacrificing user experience.
Really Simple SSL started as a one-click solution for enabling SSLs and migrating a site to https. The plugin has evolved to have extended security features, including WordPress hardening and vulnerability detection. With over 6 million installations worldwide, it is among the top 10 most used WordPress plugins.
Welcoming Really Simple SSL to the group aligns with our strategy of continually improving our WordPress ecosystem and providing our customers with the best possible WordPress experience in a secure environment. We are excited to keep developing this plugin's existing features and adding more functionality in the future.
Complianz is an online compliance plugin that aims to simplify complying with international privacy legislation. The plugin offers a comprehensive site scan, document generation, cookie and consent management capability. The Complianz plugin has more than 800,000 installations and currently supports 7 legal regions.
This transaction will strengthen team.blue's growing SaaS compliance cluster, led by iubenda, which has also recently acquired consentmanager and the Shopify plugin 'GDPR Legal Cookie'.
Joining team.blue will allow both companies to scale while their team remains focused on new product development. We are excited that the management team will remain in place to continue to drive the business post-closing. They will have access to resources and support and the opportunity to introduce the plugins to team.blue's existing WordPress customers.
We are thrilled to welcome Really Simple SSL and Complianz to team.blue. These acquisitions bring additional security and compliance tools to the group and support our position as a leading fully integrated SaaS provider. We were highly impressed by the founders' approach and their team's dedication. We are looking forward to working with them to achieve their goals.Claudio Corbetta, CEO team.blue
We are very excited to join team.blue and to take both plugins to the next level! We believe that both Complianz and Really Simple SSL are a great match with existing team.blue products, and we can't wait to see where this next chapter will take us.Leon Wimmenhoeve, co-founder Complianz and Really Simple Plugins
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