About us

Our mission

IT is the backbone of the modern world. It enables complex business value chains, the secure operation of our telecommunication and power grids and the functioning of our governmental institutions.

But IT is also extremely complex and has become ubiquitous.

Specialists, such as system administrators or site reliability engineering teams, ensure that critical IT infrastructures and applications can be operated without problems also in complex environments.

Our mission is to develop the best tools to support these specialists to ensure they can fulfill their important tasks. And that independent of the complexity, size, and distributed nature of IT. It is our firm believe that no software firm can solve this complexity from the ‚outside‘. It is rather the combination of a large community of specialists possessing deep know-how of the specific needs of their domain, coupled with our creativity to find the smartest solution to address these needs, that ultimately enables the development of the most effective tools for our customers.

The close collaboration with our customer community and the knowledge that we can help this community with our open source and commercial products is our source of energy.

Past and present

Our story began 2007 during IT consulting work with customers, when we encountered all of the weaknesses of existing commercial and open source monitoring tools. They could not handle the increasing complexity of IT well. Neither the simplicity of the installation, nor the configuration, the functionality, the extensibility, or the scaleability were adequate. Customers invested a lot of time, money, and energy to try and understand how their IT systems ‚were doing‘.

We created Checkmk, to find smart solutions for the multitude of weaknesses of existing IT monitoring tools, and have since then expanded our products in close collaboration with more than thousand customers.

Today, many consider Checkmk to be the most effective IT monitoring system in the world. Customers in all regions of the world love it. More than 1300 customers use our ‚Enterprise Edition‘, many more our free open source ‚Raw Edition‘. Our 3-day annual conference in Munich is attended by several hundred customers and partners every year to foster exchange across the community.

In 2017 and 2018 we have significantly increased the size of our development team and have strengthened our management team. We are set-up to take our firm to the next level.