Geneva, July 13, 2023 – Swiss Expert Group, a leading provider of cybersecurity and cloud solutions, has acquired eb-Qual SA, a Fribourg-based company specialized in IT security solutions. This strategic acquisition enhances the Group’s service portfolio and supports its growth in both the French-speaking and German-speaking regions of Switzerland. eb-Qual SA will maintain its CEO and operate as an independent brand from its offices in Fribourg and Zurich.

With this acquisition, Swiss Expert Group continues its expansion, solidifying its position as an independent leader in the Swiss market. The company now comprises nearly 100 employees across six locations, serving the cantons of Geneva, Vaud, Fribourg, and Zurich.

Cédric Enzler, Chairman of the Board of Swiss Expert Group SA, emphasizes that eb-Qual SA’s services precisely address the significant cybersecurity challenges faced by Swiss organizations.

By welcoming eb-Qual SA to our group, the integration of our combined expertise and experience will empower us to deliver successful outcomes for our Swiss clients in the fields of IT security and digital transformation.

Cédric Enzler

Chairman of the Board of Swiss Expert Group SA

Founded in 2002 in Givisiez (Fribourg), eb-Qual SA is a family-owned enterprise that stands out as a major player in the IT security sector in both French-speaking and German-speaking Switzerland. The company’s portfolio comprises cutting-edge technologies, making it the preferred partner for businesses of all sizes across Switzerland.

“We are delighted to join forces with Swiss Expert Group, bringing to fruition the vision initiated by our late esteemed founder, Jacques Macherel. This strategic partnership exemplifies our shared vision and long-term growth strategy while preserving our unique corporate culture and identity,” comments Hervé Ottet, CEO of eb-Qual SA. “This collaboration unlocks exciting prospects for our clients, who will now have access to an extended array of services, encompassing Managed Cybersecurity, DevSecOps, and Cloud Solutions. By joining forces, we aim to enhance our support with comprehensive solutions in the ever-evolving market of digital security.” he further emphasizes.

Hervé Ottet

CEO of eb-Qual SA

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About Swiss Expert Group – Swiss Expert Group is a homegrown leader specializing in cybersecurity and cloud solutions, with over 20 years of experience. Established in 2022 when e-Xpert Solutions (a cybersecurity leader) and One Step Beyond (a cloud solutions leader) joined forces. With the integration of eb-Qual SA and offices located in Geneva, Gland, Lausanne, Givisiez, Kloten, and Budapest, our team now comprises over 100 passionate cybersecurity and cloud professionals. We collaborate with over 350 Swiss and international clients based in Switzerland.


About eb-Qual SA eb-Qual is a specialist provider of ICT and network security services in both the public and private sectors of Switzerland. Founded in 2002, eb-Qual SA specializes in offering consulting, planning, and implementation of sophisticated network solutions to ensure robust IT security. The company, with offices in Fribourg and Zurich, employs highly skilled and experienced personnel, carefully selecting the best solutions available in the market.