SafeNet Buys Assured Decisions

SafeNet Inc., an information security company owned by Vector Capital, has acquired Assured Decisions LLC, a Columbia, Md.-based provider of consulting services to the government’s cyber security community. No financial terms were disclosed.

SafeNet, Inc., a global leader in information security, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Assured Decisions, LLC, a leading provider of professional consulting services to the government’s cyber security community. Assured Decisions will become part of SafeNet’s Cyber Security group.

“The unique expertise brought to SafeNet by Assured Decisions enables us to expand our solutions that protect the data within the U.S. Government’s cyber space,” said Chris Fedde, SafeNet’s president and chief operating officer. “Assured Decision’s expertise will be leveraged throughout SafeNet’s customer base; in addition their product line complements SafeNet’s solutions for government and commercial customers already purchasing data protection products like Authentication, Hardware Security Modules (HSM), File and Database Encryption, and High Speed Encryptors. Combined these products provide data centric solutions within the enterprise, after it leaves the enterprise and as it is distributed.”

Assured Decisions has been a leader in providing professional consulting services including engineering secure solutions that protect electronic information systems and facilitate secure information sharing since 2001. The company’s MDeX solution is used by organizations with high assurance information transfer requirements to quickly and securely exchange information between departments, agencies and allies thereby protecting national security.

“We are pleased to be joining SafeNet, an industry leader in information security,” said Edward Sheehan, Managing Member and President, Assured Decisions. “Organizations continue to invest in information flow control, data sharing and ubiquitous data protection. SafeNet’s plans to expand our MDeX solution through other parts of the government community and global industries that need to share and route information in an assured and controlled manner is another step in protecting overall national security.”

About SafeNet, Inc.

SafeNet is a global leader in information security, founded more than 25 years ago. The Company protects identities, transactions, communications, data and software licensing through a full spectrum of encryption technologies, including hardware, software, and chips. More than 25,000 corporate and government customers in 100 countries including UBS, Nokia, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Bank of America, Adobe, Cisco, Microsoft, Samsung, Texas Instruments, the U.S. Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, trust their security needs to SafeNet. In 2007, SafeNet was acquired by Vector Capital, a $2 billion private equity firm specializing in the technology sector. For more information, visit