Manx Telecom acquires Synapse

07 May 2019

Manx Telecom, the Isle of Man-based communications solutions provider has agreed to buy business IT services firms Synapse Consulting and Synapse Consultants for an undisclosed sum.

Synapse 360 provides B2B managed services in the UK and the Isle of Man and will bring its capabilities in traditional telecommunications, data centre operations and network-oriented services to the deal.

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Telent’s new solution to save police millions each year

16 April 2019

Technology and network services giant Telent has launched a new digital evidence management product designed to save police services millions of pounds a year.

It provides 100 per cent UK sovereignty of the storage of digital evidence with all data encrypted - all held securely on Telent’s public services network (PSN) accredited and UK-based cloud platform.

 

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Rapid7 acquires NetFort

15 April 2019

NetFort currently employs 16 people at its headquarters in Galway Technology Park

NetFort currently employs 16 people at its headquarters in Galway Technology Park

NetFort, the Galway-based developer of network traffic and security monitoring software, has been acquired by the Nasdaq-listed security analytics and automation specialist Rapid7.

Although the financial details were undisclosed, it is understood the deal was worth north of €10 million.

NetFort is also the second Irish business to be acquired by the Boston-based company, which previously acquired UCD-spinout Logentries for $68 million (€60.7 million) in late 2015.

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Secarma buys stake in Shearwater

15 April 2019

Lawrence Jones

Lawrence Jones

Security specialist Secarma has bought 13.3 per cent stake in Shearwater Group, in a deal worth £7.4m, after selling the firm its Pentest subsidiary.

The assets that have been sold to Shearwater include the Databridge Software Division, which owns and operates a cloud-based platform-as-a-service software  (PaaS) package.

Secarma, owned by UKFast founder and chief executive officer Lawrence Jones, said that business would continue to employ a team of 40 charged with penetration testing.

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