Exclusive Networks, Ignition Technology and Mastercard Forge Strategic Cybersecurity Partnership Across EMEA


Paris, France and Farnborough, UK – 27 June 2023 – Exclusive Networks, a globally trusted cybersecurity specialist for digital infrastructure, together with its SaaS focused cybersecurity division Ignition Technology, have signed a strategic partnership with Mastercard to take its Cyber and Intelligence solutions to market across EMEA. Ignition Technology will drive partner engagement in the UK, Nordics, DACH, Benelux, France and Middle East, while the broader EMEA market will be served through Exclusive Networks.

Mastercard Has Expanded Its Multi-Layer Approach To Cybersecurity To Further Strengthen Its Customers’ Security Beyond Payment Transactions, To Safeguard And Protect Their Evolving Cyber Ecosystems. Building On Its Foundational Security Assessment And Risk Rating Capabilities Powered By RiskRecon, And Its Recent Acquisition Of Cloud-Based Cybersecurity Company Baffin Bay Networks, Mastercard Offers Integrated Solutions To Customers Across The World, Enabling Them To Identify Vulnerabilities, Manage Risk And Defend Against The Increasingly Challenging Nature Of Cyberattacks.

The strategic partnership will see Exclusive Networks and Ignition Technology provide specialist services and support, amplifying channel strategy and development, driving partner recruitment and enablement, creating market opportunity and momentum, and accelerating sales momentum across EMEA.


Commenting on the partnership, Denis Ferrand-Ajchenbaum, SVP Global Business Development and Ecosystems at Exclusive Networks, said:

“Mastercard is a globally trusted brand having built one of the world’s leading global payments networks powering today’s connected digital economy. Trust is at the core of Mastercard’s cybersecurity mission and at Exclusive Networks we share the same vision. Beyond our shared vision and values, we see a tremendous commercial opportunity for our ecosystem partners around Mastercard’s evolving cybersecurity portfolio. Not only is it leading in its class, it is also highly complementary with deep integrations with a number of our existing core vendors, enabling partners to drive incremental and tangential revenue opportunities. We very much look forward to a mutually rewarding partnership together.”
Mikko Vaajamo, CEO Nordics at Ignition Technology commented:
”We are delighted to be partnering with Mastercard to scale out its channel presence across Nordics and Benelux and can’t wait to bring the power of the Mastercard brand to our partner ecosystem. Its risk assessment and cloud-based threat protection services are valuable additions to our portfolio, enabling our partners to address the escalating cybersecurity challenges of their customers by reducing cyber risk and increasing cyber resilience. We look forward to a successful relationship.”
Johan Gerber, executive Vice President, Cyber and Security Products at Mastercard commented:
“We are thrilled to embark on this transformative partnership with Exclusive Network & Ignition Technology. Their proven track record, deep market insights, and commitment to excellence perfectly align with our business and customers. Together, we will revolutionize the Cybersecurity landscape, providing customers with innovative solutions and unparalleled service.”

About Mastercard (NYSE: MA)
Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments industry. Our mission is to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. With connections across more than 210 countries and territories, we are building a sustainable world that unlocks priceless possibilities for all. www.mastercard.com
About Ignition Technology
Ignition Technology, an Exclusive Networks company, is a security distributor for the SaaS world. We believe in the power of the channel to enable and secure business transformation. We enable our partners to architect solutions that better protect their customers and help them navigate the future of cybersecurity through our people, our knowledge and our solutions and services.
By discovering innovative, emerging cybersecurity solutions, we help them de-risk their business, create value and maintain relevance with their customers whilst delivering peace of mind. For more information visit www.ignition-technology.eu

PR contact for Exclusive Networks and Ignition Technology:

Mark Waite, Cohesive

+44 (0)7774 265444