On 8 April 1997, four students from the University of Göttingen met for the founding meeting of SerNet GmbH. Many companies in the region wanted to use the "Neuland Internet" and urgently needed firewalls to protect their own computers against the dangers that threatened even then. With Telekom's DSL offer from the beginning of 1998, the market for the young company was broadly available and within 5 years SerNet was able to convince customers throughout Germany of its own capabilities.
25 years have passed since then. SerNet is a major player in the German market in the field of information security, IT infrastructure and open source software and works for customers worldwide and around the clock – from headquarter in Göttingen or from offices in Berlin and San Francisco.
The portfolio in products and services has developed in many ways. In addition to the main business of IT security for many hundreds of regular customers, SerNet sells and supports secure infrastructure solutions for data storage as well as hybrid solutions in the cloud. With SAMBA+ and verinice, SerNet has established software products for very different customer groups and thus created a stable basis for business. This can also be used in the future to work in an innovative and customer-oriented way.
Unfortunately, the pandemic only allows for a small cake party with colleagues on April 8th 2022. But since in 1997 the entry of a new company in the commercial register at the Göttingen district court still took more than 5 months, SerNet will use the period until September 2022 for many small anniversary events: round tables, a summer party and, above all, the relaunch of its own website in a completely new look - for the next 25 years!