Chess acquires Armadillo

Tech provider Chess has announced the acquisition of cybersecurity testing company Armadillo.

Located in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, Armadillo is a CREST approved penetration testing, vulnerability assessment and STAR and GBEST attack simulation testing company. Its services will enhance Chess’ product portfolio which includes security, managed and professional services, with security now representing over 20 per cent of group sales.

“Cybersecurity is critical for our customers and businesses around the world,” said David Pollock, Chess founder and executive chairman. “Cyber threats, hackers and ransomware attacks are more proficient and prolific every day. Business leaders need to make informed decisions about securing their data, and penetration testing is the first step to establishing what needs to be done. Armadillo’s expertise further strengthens our capability to deliver end to end services to our enterprise customers.”

Daniel Compton, director and founder of Armadillo said that the company is delighted to be joining Chess and to help its customers secure their organisations, commenting: “Being part of a bigger business has many benefits and opens new growth opportunities to our security consultants’ team.”

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