Clearswift and RUAG

Clearswift was acquired by RUAG in January 2017. Read full press release.

In 2016, RUAG Defence announced its plans to accelerate the expansion of its Cyber Security business unit and invest several million Swiss francs in these activities over the next few years. The acquisition of Clearswift and the establishment of its own business unit for cyber security are major steps towards creating a strong position to develop RUAG Cyber security business.

“The acquisition of Clearswift ideally complements our existing portfolio of products and services. By combining our expertise in network defence with Clearswift’s data loss prevention and gateway solutions we will further boost our efforts to make RUAG Defence one of the leading cyber security specialists”, emphasises Dr. Markus A. Zoller, CEO of the RUAG Defence division. “

RUAG develops and markets internationally sought-after technology applications in the fields of aerospace and defence for use on land, in the air and in space. 55 percent of RUAG's products and services are destined for the civil market and 45 percent for the military market. The Group is headquartered in Bern (Switzerland). It has production sites in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France, Sweden, Finland, Hungary, Australia and the USA. Around 8,200 employees – of whom 410 are trainees – generate sales of some CHF 1.75 billion.