Quadrant Networks first buy in SecureData acquisition spree


Quadrant Networks first buy in SecureData acquisition spree

Alex Scroxton

Security reseller SecureData has made good on plans to consolidate the managed security services sector after buying Surrey-based Quadrant Networks for an undisclosed sum.

The firm bought itself out of its South African parent in July 2012 and after securing private equity backing from August Equity, revealed ambitious plans to become a £50m player in the European channel.

SecurityQuadrant has a number of e-commerce and corporate clients – including EasyJet and TK Maxx – and  adds expertise around application delivery, datacentre security and denial of service attacks to SecureData’s own line-up of services, which is focused on perimeter and content security, SIEM, intrusion detection, remote access and wireless.

It said the purchase of Quadrant would ultimately help it become a more compelling force in virtualised, cloud environments.

The two firms count a number of vendors in common, including FireEye, Juniper Networks and SourceFire. SecureData will also gain access to products and services from Aerohive, Arbor Networks, Corero, F5 Networks, Palo Alto, Riverbed and VMware, among others.

SecureData MD Etienne Greeff said the combination of the two firms would offer joint customers an “unmatched range of products and services”.

“Quadrant represents the ideal acquisition for SecureData with a strong, loyal customer base backed up by excellent people,” he said.

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