Forsythe Acquisition Steps Up Security
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In a move that will add security to its technology solutions Forsythe Solutions Group Inc., the Skokie, Ill.-based provider of infrastructure services, today announced it has acquired the security integration and consulting services assets and contracts of Telenisus Corp., a Chicago-based firm offering business security on the Web.
Financial terms were not disclosed, but in additon to Forsythe's lifecycle of technology assessment, design, integration and management solutions, the acquistion will provide the firm's 2,500 nationwide customers with:
- A premier network-security offering
- Access to security consultants
- An expanded range of hardware and software offerings
- Training and technical certification services
"Companies should feel confident turning to Forsythe for security solutions as many of the Fortune 1000, including McDonald's and R.R. Donnelley, have already embraced Telenisus' proven offerings,"
"We've been listening hard to our customers, and this expansion of our capabilities is a response to their needs," says Eva Losacco, president and chief executive officer of Forsythe Solutions Group.
"At the same time, we can offer Forsythe's full complement of IT infrastructure solutions to Telenisus' customers," she adds.
According to IT research firm, Gartner Dataquest, sales of security programs are expected to rise about 18 percent in 2002, to $4.34 billion.
Forsythe says the acquistion will help meet this demand through offering security policy design, security architecture, penetration and vulnerability testing services.
As part of the acquistion, David Nolan, Telenisus' chief operating officer, will join Forsythe as general manager of Forsythe security solutions and vice president of consulting services.
Additionally, Gordon Reichard Jr., Telenisus' former president, chief executive officer and director ot Telenisus, who spearheaded the partnership, will consult Forsythe on an ongoing basis.
"Forsythe manages to grow its business through tough economic times, and I'm excited to be working with them. I know our customers will continue to be well served," Reichard say.
Forsythe says it will hire about 25 former Telenisus employees in the areas of sales, pre-sales support, security architecture, consultants and trainers.