Apollo-backed ADT buys Secure Designs


ADT Inc said Aug. 7 that it has acquired Secure Designs. Financial terms weren’t announced. Secure Designs, of Greensboro, North Carolina, provides Internet security services for micro, small and mid-sized businesses. ADT, which went public earlier this year, is a portfolio company of Apollo Global Management.

PRESS RELEASE
BOCA RATON, Fla., Aug. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ADT Inc. (NYSE: ADT), the leading provider of monitored security and interactive home and business automation solutions in the United States and Canada, today announced it has acquired Secure Designs, Inc. (SDI), extending security solutions beyond the physical premises to help protect small businesses, their networks, and the critical business data they transmit. The acquisition closed earlier this month. Effective immediately, SDI will begin using the ADT Cybersecurity name.
Based in Greensboro, North Carolina, SDI provides effective, high-value managed Internet security services for micro, small and mid-sized businesses. As ADT Cybersecurity, the company will design, implement, monitor, and manage network defense systems, including firewall services and intrusion prevention, helping protect small business networks from a diverse and challenging set of global cyber threats.
“ADT and SDI are the perfect match; two companies dedicated to providing business owners with peace-of-mind knowing their greatest investment is monitored and more secure,” said Michael Keen, Vice President, ADT Cybersecurity. “Cybercrime is a real threat to the livelihood of small businesses across the country. It is imperative that we provide our customers with a complete suite of solutions to help ensure every point of entry, whether physical or digital, is protected.”
With SDI’s resources and technology, ADT will now be able to provide real-time insights to Internet risks and behaviors, coupled with bundled solutions to improve small business performance. Best of all, solutions are customizable to suit the needs of a historically underserved customer segment.
“Together with ADT, we’ll now be able to extend our reach to give new and existing small business customers the network security that is needed to operate in today’s world,” said Larry Ceccchini, SDI owner and now Vice President/General Manager, ADT Cybersecurity Small Business.
ADT has been offering advanced, integrated solutions for several years as part of their Commercial and National Account services. ADT Cybersecurity for Commercial and National Accounts was officially introduced in 2017, leveraging the 24/7/365 capabilities of ADT’s Network Operations Centers (NOC) in Delaware and Security Operations Center (SOC) in Phoenix. Monitored services include network monitoring, active hunting, and deep forensic analysis using cyber threat intelligence and real-time threat detection. This allows end-users to focus on validated threats, reducing the complexity of traditional detection by using technology, coupled with human-based intelligence and internal processes.
ADT Cybersecurity services for small business includes customization, installation, monitoring, and management of enterprise-grade firewalls. This multi-layered security approach provides active perimeter defense, vulnerability scanning and secure remote access to help eliminate data loss.
About ADT
ADT is a leading provider of security and automation solutions for homes and businesses in the United States and Canada, people on-the-go and their networks. Making security more accessible than ever before, and backed by 24/7 customer support, ADT is committed to providing superior customer service with a focus on speed and quality of responsiveness, helping customers feel more safe and empowered. ADT is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida and employs approximately 17,500 people in the United States and Canada.

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