BRISTOL, England, November 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Acquisition will accelerate product development and seize the market opportunity for next generation cloud security offering
CensorNet, the next generation cloud security company, has been acquired in a closed deal by a group of industry veterans, led by new CEO and chairman, Ed Macnair. The acquisition will accelerate product development, which includes a new cloud security offering due in April 2015, to seize the growing opportunity for cloud services and applications.
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Macnair and his board of directors, Dr Steve Garnett, Craig Probert and Tim Cagle, bring a wealth of industry experience to the business with track records in successfully developing and leading technology organisations.
Macnair was founder and CEO of SaaSID, a UK-based single-sign on and application security vendor, acquired by Intermedia Inc. in 2013. He was previously CEO of Marshal, a global IT security company which merged with 8e6 Technologies to form M86 Security.
Ed Macnair, CEO and chairman of CensorNet, comments:
"Today's cloud security solutions need to be able to provide in-depth discovery capabilities and detailed analytics around internet and web application usage as well as providing robust security to protect against web-bourne threats. CensorNet is well-positioned to help address these challenges and we are passionate about the opportunity to bring this exciting technology to a wider market."
CensorNet helps organisations step up to the challenge of managing a mobile work environment. Its solutions give greater visibility to senior management and much better control to IT over company-wide internet access and the use of web applications across all devices, regardless of whether users are in-office or mobile
"CensorNet's proposition will appeal to MSPs. Our cloud security platform is designed for MSPs who want to complement their existing cloud services portfolio with an offering that allows them to not only manage but also provide greater visibility of their customer's web access and application use regardless of location. Having worked with many MSPs in the past, I look forward to forging new partnerships with CensorNet", says Macnair.
CensorNet allows channel partners to sell under their own brand, set their own pricing and own their customer relationship. Partners who join the Programme will enjoy benefits including: cloud security solutions that can be white-labelled, recurring service revenues and 24/7 technical support. Partners can choose to resell CensorNet solutions or receive a one-time commission for recommending CensorNet to customers.
CensorNet, the next generation cloud security company, helps organisations step up to the challenge of managing an increasingly mobile work environment. Its solutions give greater visibility to senior management and much better control to IT in the supervision of company-wide internet access and the use of web applications across all devices, regardless of whether users are in-office or mobile. It gives organisations the power to address the productivity, security and audit issues associated with the growing use of mobile devices and helps them safely implement BYOD (bring your own device) initiatives into the business. CensorNet's cloud security solutions offer users an enhanced web experience - with no latency - thanks to the use of proxy-less technology. With over 400 enterprise customers worldwide the company is headquartered in Bristol, UK. For more information, please visit http://www.censornet.com