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How Guardey helped Growth Marketing Agency Dapper

The story of Dapper Agency

Dapper is a Growth Marketing agency based in Rotterdam. Founded in 2018, they grew into one of Europe’s leading Growth agencies. Their mission is to maximise the growth of brands that have an impact. They do this using the latest tools and technology, tight strategies, unparalleled creativity and the best talent available.

Most of the Dapper team is based in Rotterdam, but there are also team members from other countries. They work hard, but the team also has a lot of freedom. In this way, they not only help their clients grow, but their own team as well. They are, among others, consultants to Fortune 500 companies and fast-growing start-ups.

Don’t wait to be hacked

Dapper did not have to deal with cyber threats itself. However, they became acutely aware of the risks when one of their clients did. It cost the client a lot of money, so they knew at Dapper that things had to change. They did not have much time for it, they prefer to spend every hour of the day working for their clients. That is how they came to Guardey. Not too much hassle, but always and everywhere safe to work with the whole team.

Why Dapper chose Guardey

Unfortunately for the client, Guardey’s help came too late, but they tipped us off to Dapper. For them, it turned out to be the ideal solution. They did not want to spend too much time on it, and it just had to be done right and straightforward. Of course, they compared a number of other cybersecurity solutions, but the convenience and the price won them over.

How Guardey responded

Guardey also saw opportunities for Dapper. The first step was to set up the VPN so that the cyber alarm could get to work. Every quarter of an hour the cyber alarm learns to recognise new threats. In this way, the alarm optimises itself for each company. The weekly reports from the cyber alarm give Dapper insight into what is happening within their connections. This is an important first step in raising awareness of the importance of cybersecurity.

Another important step is to train the team. Growth Marketers love the opportunities that the Internet offers, but that is precisely why it is good to be aware of the threats as well. By being aware of the Internet, they can do many more cool things, while always being sure that it is safe.

It was also decided to set up a site-to-site VPN and a dedicated IP. This way, the team of Dapper can always work safely.


One of the most important results is that the company trained all employees on cybersecurity in one month. After that month, the team continued to learn how to keep the fictitious company within our game healthy. Now that the team is much more aware of the risks, they ensure they work safely daily. They also inform their customers of this. This way, they also know that their data is safe.

Thanks to the online monitoring, Dapper has gained a lot of insights into what is happening within their connections. They learned that small and medium-sized companies are also vulnerable to online threats. Or rather, that they are vulnerable at all. It’s not for nothing that cybersecurity is an important part of business growth.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Guardey in short?

You just want to know what Guardey is, in a few lines, not scrolling through the whole website. We got you covered. Here you are:

Guardey focuses on three parts of your cyber security:

A safe and encrypted VPN connection via Guardey’s secure infrastructure or a Site-to-Site VPN.

We analyze information packages from the data going through the VPN tunnel, give clear insights into your data infrastructure, and provide alerts in case of threats like ransomware, viruses, and irregularities in your network.

Your cyber security is as strong as your weakest link. With Guardey, you can educate your whole team and increase awareness in a fun and efficient way through gamification.

It’s an advanced software as a service with applications for Windows and Mac OSX and an online platform for reporting and managing your teams and company policies.

How does the free trial works?

Your free 14-day trial with Guardey is based on our Basic plan. In our basic plan, all the alarms will only be available for yourself or your own company, and you manage the alarms in-house. We don’t need any payment information to start your trial, and you can invite as many users as you want.

The majority of SMEs don’t have an in-house IT department or a team of cyber security specialists. Therefore we also offer Guardey co-managed and Guardey custom. In both plans, you are able to connect Guardey to a preferred Guardy IT partner or, of course, your own IT partner.

They can semi or fully manage the alarms and the health of your infrastructure so that you can focus on your business.

After your 14 days of the free trial, you can decide if you want to continue with a paid plan. Upgrading during your trial period means you stop your trial and upgrade to a paid plan. You need a verified payment method to upgrade.

How can I pay after the trial period?

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If you want to upgrade during or after your free trial to a paid plan, you can use one of the below payment methods:

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Can I up- or downgrade to a different plan?

Yes you can! You can always upgrade immediately and costs are calculated pro-rata on your next invoice. A downgrade will be effective from your next payment period.

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