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August Equity’s SecureData completes SensePost acquisition

August Equity’s portfolio company SecureData Europe has completed the acquisition of SensePost.

SensePost provides information security consultancy. It works with blue-chip global customers and is known for its expertise in training, security assessments, consultancy and security research.
 
The expertise added by the latest acquisition will enhance SecureData’s full service offering in the Assess, Detect, Protect and Respond pillars of its security services proposition.  The acquisition also aids the development of ‘SecureData Labs’, a specialist service that will provide customers with cutting-edge research, relevant answers and new ways of fighting cyber threats.
 
Etienne Greeff, CEO at SecureData, says: “We believe that customers should be able to use the internet, the cloud and business applications securely and without fear or compromise, and this requires a complete approach to security. The acquisition of SensePost demonstrates our intent to actively strengthen our existing capabilities and help our customers to better assess risk, detect threats and ultimately protect their organisations from downtime and disruption.”
 

 
August Equity investment director, Keith Davidson, says: “The SensePost acquisition is the second bolt-on the business has completed since our initial investment in July 2012. The strategic acquisition complements SecureData’s vision for enabling an end-to-end, proactive approach to security for global customers by assessing risk, detecting threats in real-time, protecting valuable assets and responding to security issues when they occur.  We continue to look for strategic acquisitions to boost SecureData’s market position.”

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