The acquisition puts the NotSoSecure business in a position of significantly greater strength, with a broader portfolio of services now available to our customers.
NotSoSecure has been acquired by Claranet, one of Europe’s leading managed IT services providers, to add our ethical hacking training and penetration testing services to its portfolio. Joining the group also means our customers can access a broader range of services for migrating and running their critical applications and infrastructure 24/7, with Claranet’s Networks, Hosting, Communications, and Security teams now working in close partnership with us.
The current NotSoSecure leadership team will be maintaining their positions, and we continue to serve our customers as before as we look forward to growing and developing as part of a larger group.
With £325 million in revenue, over 6,500 customers and more than 2,000 employees based in 24 offices and 43 data centres across seven European countries and Brazil, Claranet is an award-winning Managed Service Provider. The company has a reputation for technical innovation and excellence and is one of only a few MSPs to achieve the highest partner accreditation status with AWS, Google, and Microsoft. Claranet has also been a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Managed Hybrid Cloud Hosting, Europe every year from 2013 – 2017, and for 2018 entered Gartner’s new Magic Quadrant for Data Centre Outsourcing and Hybrid Infrastructure Managed Services, Europe.
Its customer base covers all industry sectors and includes market leaders such as L&G, Signet, Currency Cloud, Arup, Willian Hill, Ladbrokes, Missguided, Care UK, Pets at Home and Santander.
Charles Nasser, CEO and Founder of Claranet commented: “Our acquisition of NotSoSecure has been made as part of our vision to further enhance the security services and expertise that we are able to offer to our customers, as well as gain access to new global markets. NotSoSecure has a superb track record and an illustrious worldwide reputation, encapsulated by the leading training role it plays at the globally acclaimed Black Hat conferences, so we are confident that bringing the company into the Claranet Group will be hugely beneficial to the customers that we serve.
“NotSoSecure’s passion for excellence and desire to be at the forefront of cybersecurity training and innovation were crucial factors in this latest acquisition. Their ambitious aims for growth are very much aligned with our own, so we are eagerly anticipating the impact they will have on the success of the wider Group,” he added.
Commenting on the acquisition, Sumit (Sid) Siddharth, co-founder and CTO of NotSoSecure said: “Since we established the business, the risk of cyber-attacks for organisations around the world has grown exponentially. However, this has not been matched by an increase in training and knowledge and, as a result, there is now a severe global skills shortage in cyber-security.
“We are delighted to add our specialist, hands-on training and penetration testing expertise to Claranet’s portfolio of services and look forward to extending our reach, so businesses can develop their capabilities and stay secure.”
Customers can be assured that the terms and conditions of their existing contracts with NotSoSecure will be unchanged. The existing management team remains firmly in place, and customers can have full confidence that our focus on providing great advice, service, and agreed service levels will remain and will continue to be governed by the terms of their existing service agreements.