About NetKnights

NetKnights GmbH is an independent IT security company which offers services and products for strong authentication (two factor authentication), identity management and encryption.

NetKnights GmbH was founded in Kassel in May 2014.

Dipl.-Phys. Cornelius Kölbel

Managing Director

Cornelius Kölbel has more than 20 years experience in IT services. Since 2003 he focused on IT security. His expertise is in the area of content security, encryption and strong authentication. As head of product management he has been in charge of the design and development of the authentication product LinOTP and gave many talks about authentication on several fairs and events.

In 2014 he followed the calling of his heart and founded the NetKnights GmbH which now provides services around two factor authentication and special services with the privacyIDEA Enterprise Edition.


NetKnights is a member of the local community of IT companies IT Netzwerk e.V..

Der IT Netzwerk e.V. is a network of about 50 IT companies from northern Hesse. Members are small companies and international enterprises. Partners are e.g. University of Kassel, Hessen IT and the IHK.

NetKnights is involved in IT Security. We are a participant of the Alliance for Cyber Security, which was started by the "BSI Bundesamt der Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik".


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