About Balabit

Balabit is a leading provider of Privileged Access Management (PAM) solutions that monitor and analyze user behavior to mitigate the risk of data breaches through privileged accounts. Our integrated solution neutralizes hacks and offers unprecedented IT oversight by detecting the traits that signify a malicious presence within your network.

Balabit’s fast and forensic solutions are quick to install and deliver results and value within months. Make your business reputation bullet-proof with Balabit.

Balabit was founded in 2000 in Budapest, Hungary. After building an open source user base in excess of a million for its log management tool, syslog-ng, the company now has a proven track record in business-grade IT security, with 25 Fortune 100 companies on its roster, more than 1,000,000 corporate users worldwide, and a global presence, with offices across the United States and Europe, alongside a network of reseller partners.

Executive team

Zoltán Györkő
CO-Founder and Group CEO
Zoltán Györkő, co-founder of the company, was named CEO of Balabit on 1 September 2012. He has been a member of the board since the company was founded in 2000.

Zoltán has extensive leadership experience and a deep knowledge of the IT security market, and was previously responsible for developing Balabit’s global partner network as well as the sales and marketing organization. Today Balabit is active in 40 countries through its 100 partners and has representatives in 8 countries.

Zoltán received the Emerging Entrepreneur Award from E&Y in 2014 for leading one of the most successful and dynamically growing companies in Eastern Europe. The same year he was named the Info-communications Manager of the Year (Tibor Gyurós Prize).

Zoltán studied computer engineering at University of Pannonia, Veszprém.
Balázs Scheidler
CO-Founder and CTO
Balázs Scheidler is co-founder and CTO, and the inventor of Balabit's leading technology products. Balázs has worked in IT security and software engineering for almost two decades.

As the initiator of numerous Linux related projects, he is regarded by members of the open source community as subject matter expert. He is regularly invited to present at international events and conferences since his syslog-ng is used in more than a million installations worldwide, including several Linux distributions and a default log collection tool in Amazon Kindle Fire and BMW i3 All-Electric Vehicles.

Balázs was named the Info-communications Manager of the Year (Tibor Gyurós Prize) in 2011. In 2012 he received László Kalmár Prize from the John Neumann Computer Society for his notable contributions to computer usability and science.

Balázs earned a degree in computer engineering from University of Pannonia, Veszprém.
Endre Wagner
Endre Wagner is Co-founder and Senior Vice President of Services at Balabit. Currently, he is responsible for Balabit’s professional services, IT, security, and support teams. Endre also holds the Chairman position at EULMT.

Endre has 20 years of experience in IT security. Prior to joining Balabit, he worked for Magyar Telekom and was responsible for setting up its national inquiry system and building network security infrastructure. During his years at Balabit, he's been involved in and provided expertise for several projects, including the set up of VPN architecture at K&H Bank and creation of perimeter security for NISZ ( National Infocommunications Service Company).

Endre graduated from University of Pannonia, Veszprém with Master's degree in Information Science.
Matthew Ravden
Matthew Ravden joined Balabit in 2016 as Chief Marketing Officer. He is responsible for executing Balabit's global marketing strategy.

Matthew spent the first part of his career as a communications consultant after joining B2B tech agency Text 100. He went on to found Bite in 1995 and then returned to Text 100 to build out the agency’s Asia Pac business, based out of Sydney. During that time, he worked on most of the group’s marquee tech clients, including Microsoft, HP, Apple, Oracle, IBM and Intel.

Prior to joining Balabit, Matthew worked as a Communications Director at fast-growth cloud start-up Mimecast, and was promoted to Chief Strategy Officer in 2012, overseeing global marketing, including internal and external comms, inbound marketing & lead generation, web and digital marketing, analyst relations and product marketing.
László Szakál, Chief Financial Officer, has more than twenty years of experience in financial and taxation matters as well as transactional issues.

László spent most of his professional career at EY as a tax partner serving customers from various industry sectors in Hungary and abroad. In addition to his financial and tax professional experience, he also gained significant experience in management issues and strategic planning.

Prior to joining Balabit, he served as a partner at Deloitte Central Europe and was member of the Hungarian management team.