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F-Secure Picks Up Digital Assurance

Cyber security company F-Secure today announces it has acquired Digital Assurance – a UK based security consultancy firm offering information security assessment services to governments and companies in the financial, petrochemical, retail, communication and defence industries.

The acquisition will allow F-Secure to combine its endpoint protection and new cyber security solutions and services with Digital Assurance’s current offerings.

According to Jens Thonke, Executive Vice President of F-Secure’s Cyber Security Services, Digital Assurance’s established team of cyber security specialists will help F-Secure bring its advanced technology and security expertise to a greater number of organisations in the UK.

“Digital Assurance has a deep understanding of cyber security, and delivers a broad range of security testing, consultancy and training services to organisations in both the private and public sectors. This acquisition will help F-Secure grow our successful service business to meet the ever-increasing demand for cyber security services,” said Thonke. “We’re pleased to have this opportunity to be able to provide a comprehensive portfolio of consulting services and products to more customers in the UK and abroad.”

Digital Assurance specialises in security testing services that assess the security of devices, systems and applications, as well as entire organisations and broad infrastructure.

Digital Assurance founder and Managing Director Greg Jones said that the deal will bring the benefits of
F-Secure’s broad cyber security portfolio to customers across the UK. Jones said, “I am proud of our team and excited to be taking the business to the next level with F-Secure, a company that embodies many of our own values and has exceptional expertise and capability in cyber security. We look forward to growing our capabilities and continuing to serve our customers as part of F-Secure.”

Through the acquisition, Digital Assurance will become part of F-Secure’s Cyber Security Services business unit.

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