MUNICH Natek Bilişim, market leader in IT-security solutions in Turkey, starts its expansion to Europe in Bavaria. In October 2014 Natek opened an R&D office at the business incubator gate Garching, in the north of Munich.
IT-security has become a very critical issue for governments and private organizations with the latest security breaches experienced all over the World. NATEK’s knowledge in IT Security makes it possible to develop new innovative products and to create a big impact in the European market.
Dr. Wolfgang Hübschle, executive director of Invest in Bavaria, the Business Promotion Agency of the State of Bavaria welcomes Natek’s expansion: “We are delighted that Natek chose Garching as their office location. This decision is the latest example of how attractive Bavaria is as a business location for IT companies. As an IT-security company, Natek is a particularly valuable addition to the cybersecurity industry in Bavaria. I wish Natek lots of success for their R&D activities in Garching.”
With the opening of the R&D center, Natek aims to jumpstart its expansion in Europe. Necati Ertuğrul, the firm’s CTO, explains why Natek chose Bavaria and Garching as their new business location: “The unmatched location advantages, very strong transportation infrastructure, the existence of a talented workforce, international culture and strong support from public and private authorities were the main reasons for NATEK to choose Munich area.” Invest in Bavaria provided Natek with suggestions regarding possible locations for their office and information on Bavaria’s strong IT-community. Ertuğrul highlights that “especially Garching’s infrastructure and the possibility of an easier collaboration with Technische Universität München (TUM) provide great opportunities for NATEK to integrate with the European business environment.”
Currently NATEK is offering products in the fields of Security Incident Management, Network Access Control, Mobile Device Management, Data Leakage Prevention, Network & Systems Management, Data Encryption and Energy Distribution Efficiency. NATEK currently employs more than 150 IT professionals in Ankara and Istanbul. The company plans to develop new products from its German Headquarters.