SecureWorks Acquires U.K.-based Provider Of Managed Security Services

dns is a 10-year-old managed security services and consulting organization

December 9, 2009

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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."

SecureWorks Security Services

SecureWorks provides a broad array of integrated security services including: management of Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems, management of Network and Web Application Firewalls, 24x7 Security Monitoring, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), Log Management, Identity and Access Management Services, Threat Intelligence, Vulnerability Management, 3rd Party Risk Management, Risk Assessments, Compliance Audits, Governance and Policy Development, Incident Response and Expert Residency.

About SecureWorks SecureWorks is a market leading provider of world-class information security services with over 2,700 clients worldwide spanning North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and the Pacific Rim. Organizations of all sizes, including more than ten percent of the Fortune 500, rely on SecureWorks to protect their assets, improve compliance and reduce costs. The combination of strong client service, award-winning security technology and experienced security professionals makes SecureWorks the premier provider of information security services for any organization. Positioned in the Leader's Quadrant of Gartner's Magic Quadrant for MSSPs, SecureWorks has also won SC Magazine's "Best Managed Security Service" award for 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009 and has been named to the Inc. 500, Inc. 5000 and the Deloitte lists of fastest-growing companies.

About dns

dns is a leading provider of information security services in the UK. dns' sole focus is information security giving them the depth of experience and expertise needed to provide security solutions to a wide range of public and private sector organizations across the UK. dns' highly qualified team provides security services across the full security lifecycle ranging from setting strategy and policy to design and delivery of secure infrastructure and service support .

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