SafeNet nets Assured Decisions to boost cybersecurity offerings

Company will become part of SafeNet’s Cyber Security group

SafeNet Inc., a provider of information security systems, has acquired Assured Decisions LLC, a professional consulting service to the government’s cyber security community.

Financial terms of the transaction were not reported.

Assured Decisions has been providing professional consulting services since 2001, including engineering secure solutions that protect electronic information systems and facilitate secure information-sharing, according to a SafeNet announcement today.

The company’s MDeX solution is used by organizations with high assurance information transfer requirements to quickly and securely exchange information among departments, agencies and allies, and to protect national security, the statement said.

Assured Decisions, of Columbia, Md., will become part of SafeNet’s Cyber Security group.

Assured Decisions’ expertise will add to SafeNet’s solutions that protect data within the federal government cyberspace, said Chris Fedde, SafeNet’s president and chief operating officer, in the statement.

Assured Decision’s product line complements SafeNet’s solutions for government and commercial customers purchasing data protection products such as authentication, hardware security modules, file and database encryption, and high speed encryptors, he added.

Vector Capital, a $2 billion private equity firm specializing in the technology sector, acquired SafeNet in 2007. Vector Capital acquired Aladdin in March of 2009, and placed it under common management with SafeNet, creating the third largest information security company in the world, according to SafeNet.

The Belcamp, Md., company’s federal agency clients include the Defense and Homeland Security departments, and the Internal Revenue Service.

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David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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