NetSec buys U.K. firm

Network Security Technologies Inc., or NetSec, has acquired Defcom Information Security Ltd., a U.K.-based firm that offers specialized professional security services.

The business unit will operate under the NetSec name and continue to deliver services to its European customer base, while also offering the NetSec portfolio of advanced vulnerability and event management services. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

"Our presence in Europe and the expansion of our enterprise customer base is in direct alignment with our global strategy," said Glenn Hazard, chairman and chief executive officer of NetSec. "The Defcom acquisition is an important step in fulfilling that strategy, along with building market share as an independent leader within the managed security services market."

Founded in 1998 and based in Herndon, Va., NetSec is a private company that provides managed security services for global customers and government agencies.


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