SecureWorks acquires dns Limited

Company expands its global operations with acquisition of UK-based information security firm


Atlanta, GA and London, England—December 8, 2009: SecureWorks, one of the leading global security services providers, announces that it has acquired UK-based dns Limited. dns is a 10-year-old managed security services and consulting organization, serving a wide range of clients within the UK and managing security devices throughout EMEA. This announcement underscores SecureWorks commitment to expand globally to better serve an increasing number of multi-national, UK and European-based clients.

With this acquisition, SecureWorks expands its global operations and service offerings to include a UK-based Security Operations Center, offices in London and Edinburgh, a team of seasoned security analysts and consultants, an Identity and Access Management Practice and additional sales and management staff dedicated to growing revenues in the UK and Europe. Additionally, the intelligence delivered by the SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit will benefit from the additional threat visibility provided by an increasingly diverse client base.

SecureWorks has over 2,700 clients on six continents, including four of the Fortune 10 and several well known organizations headquartered in the UK and Europe. SecureWorks delivers powerful and effective security services to organizations of all sizes, ranging from global 100 enterprises to small organizations. SecureWorks has presence directly or through business partners in more than 50 countries including the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Finland, Spain, Brazil and Mexico.

SecureWorks has been providing award-winning managed security services, consulting and threat intelligence for over ten years and is recognized as a leading security services provider by analyst firms Gartner and Forrester. dns was recently described by UK Analyst Firm, Butler Group, as a company that “stands out among UK-focused vendors with a comprehensive service offering.”

For ten years, dns has been delivering a wide range of security services to its clients, including an innovative Identity and Access Management Service. dns clients are provided with a solution that is configured and implemented according to best practices and post installation, dns actively monitors the solution ensuring that it is operational and secure. SecureWorks is expanding the scope of its service offerings with the addition of dns’ Identity and Access Management Practice which will benefit clients worldwide.

“This is a positive move for both SecureWorks and dns and our combined client base,” said Mike Cote, chairman and CEO of SecureWorks. “Both SecureWorks and dns focus exclusively on information security and are committed to delivering excellent client service while looking after the welfare of our employees,” continued Cote. “We believe in maintaining long-term relationships with our clients and working side by side as their security partner. With such similar values and business objectives, I believe we have chosen the perfect company to acquire as we continue our global expansion.”

“Being a part of SecureWorks will greatly benefit our clients and our business,” said Graeme Cox, Managing Director and Founder of dns. “By combining our local expertise and security consulting talent with SecureWorks’ managed security services, consulting and threat intelligence, we can greatly expand the depth and breadth of services we currently offer our clients,” continued Cox. “Our clients now have access to a full portfolio of service offerings that provide superior threat protection, improved regulatory compliance and increased return on security investments. Plus, our clients can be assured that they will receive the very best in client service as this is a top priority for both SecureWorks and dns. I feel confident that this will be a very rewarding combination.”

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