Qualys Acquires Enterprise Security Specialist Nevis Networks

Qualys, the cloud based security firm, has acquired Nevis Networks, a specialist in enterprise LAN security.

Nevis Networks provides the Network Access Control (NAC) family of products to achieve comprehensive LAN security. Nevis’ NAC solution protects enterprise networks and business assets by providing threat containment, user accountability, endpoint compliance monitoring, and centralised network security management.

“This transaction will enable the strengthening of Qualys’ technology stack and commercial presence in India, which represents a significant market opportunity,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO, Qualys, Inc.

“Nevis Networks has built a series of high performance and low-cost network traffic analysis tools that help enterprises enforce network access control to business applications based on policy, which Qualys will natively integrate into the Qualys Cloud Platform.”

Park Place Technologies Acquires Data Centre Maintenance Provider NCE Group

Park Place Technologies announced that it has completed the largest acquisition in its history by acquiring NCE Group Limited, a global provider of third-party data centre maintenance and repair.

NCE services customers in diverse industries across the US and UK with clients ranging from small IT firms to Fortune 100 companies. It is a prominent player in the third-party maintenance and post-warranty enterprise hardware industry.

NCE has provided exceptional services, deep product knowledge and industry expertise for more than 35 years,” said Ed Kenty, Chairman and CEO of Park Place Technologies.

“With design and delivery at the core of NCE’s identity, we are excited to leverage their unique experience and exemplary leadership as we further expand our capabilities and service and support functions for our customers.”

Cisco Acquires SD-WAN Company Viptela

Cisco has completed its acquisition of Viptela, a privately held software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) company.

Viptela offers an SD-WAN solution which enables companies to connect the networks of geographically dispersed offices. It uses cloud-hosted technology with a focus on simplicity and ease of deployment.

“The Viptela team will be joining our enterprise networking engineering and sales teams to begin extending Cisco’s vision for intent-based networking across the WAN, campus, and branch, “ said Scott Harrell, SVP of product management for Cisco’s enterprise networking group.

“We are committed to continuing to accelerate the standalone roadmap for Viptela’s vEdge routers and overall SD-WAN solution. We will also be committing significant incremental engineering resources to bring unified next-generation SD-WAN solutions to market across our ISR and ASR routers as well as the newly announced DNA Center.”

Sierra Wireless Acquires IoT Provider Numerex

Sierra Wireless, the Canadian wireless communications designer and manufacturer, is to acquire  Numerex, a managed Internet of Things (IoT).

Numerex was founded in 1992 and initially focused on wireline-based telemetry data communications. It subsequently moved into the machine-to-machine (M2) and IoT space to serve industries including government and the oil and gas sector.

“The acquisition of Numerex accelerates our IoT device-to-cloud strategy by adding an established customer base, significant sales capacity, proven solutions and recurring revenue scale,” said Jason Cohenour, Sierra Wireless’ president and CEO.

“The combination of Sierra Wireless and Numerex will represent a powerful business and technology platform that will enable the company to drive a global leadership position in IoT services and solutions.”

Evolve IP Acquires Cloud Communications Firm Mtel

Evolve IP, the cloud strategy company, has acquired Mtel, a European cloud communications firm based in the Netherlands.

Mtel provides highly-tailored contact centre solutions and customer integrations to meet the individual needs of a customer’s business. It handles approximately 25 percent of all incoming traffic to the Netherands and has data centres throughout Europe.

“Mtel is probably the most ‘like’ Evolve IP of any of the service providers we’ve met around the world,” said Scott Kinka, Evolve CTO and founding partner.

“They are focused on the midmarket; they deliver customized cloud strategies rather than one-size-fits-none over the top services; and they maintain long-term relationships through excellent and demonstrable service.”


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