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SMEs Success Stories: Motivian

As a key phase in the cyberwatching.eu strategy to engage with a large pan-European community of SMEs, the Consortium collects a number of cases where SMEs have successfully used cybersecurity solutions also through cyberwatching.eu in an SME to SME situation, where an SME provider has served an SME end user.


Motivian is a trustworthy technology services provider that develops innovative software solutions, combines them with versatile services in order to drive long term growth & operational excellence of the customers. The company functions as a trusted software integrator serving customers in the financial services, telecom operator markets, retail and FMCG, and in the government sector. Motivian’s key research interests include among others: novel methods for data aggregation and visualization, SMS gateway functionalities, alleviating user interaction through intuitive and AR-powered user interfaces for web and mobile devices, and personalized marketing tools and mechanisms.

What results from the EU project (s) is your company using to further develop/build your own solutions/services?

Motivian provides application for SMS marketing campaigns which must be bandwidth demanding, time-sensitive, thread-safe, and application is responsible for broadcasting personalized SMS and MMS campaigns to mobile phone clients. Considering the client-base of millions of end devices that the campaigns run against, along with the fact that the messages themselves contain personalized content, it can be easily concluded that cyber security is a very important aspect of the whole process. To improve it, Motivian used FORTIKA’s Network Security and End Point Protection tools (components). In particular, Virtual Security Appliance, SIEM Service, Real Time Threat Awareness and Monitoring Mechanisms. In addition, SaaS FORTIKA cloud services were used by utilizing FORTIKA’s attribute-based access control.

Which EU project has produced these results?

FORTIKA is an EU funded project under Horizon 2020 (grant agreement No. 740690). FORTIKA aims to (1) minimise the exposure of small and medium sized businesses to cyber security risks and threats, and (2) help them successfully respond to cyber security incidents, while relieving them from all unnecessary and costly efforts of identifying, acquiring and using the appropriate cyber security solutions.

How did you find out about these results (e.g. you participated in Open Calls, as a piloting partner, etc.)?

Motivian took part in FORTIKA’s consortium as a piloting partner.

What are the benefits for your company? Why did you decide to use the results from this EU project?

Through its involvement in FORTIKA pilots, Motivian secured Motivian SMS Gateway software platform and infrastructure, thus protecting its clients against malicious threats. The cybersecurity needs which were answered include confidentiality, greater Integrity of Our SVN, Backup and Jira servers; better availability of our Hypervisors servers and our network devices (Layer2 switches); and better management of GDPR related practices.

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