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Cyber Intelligence Solutions Provider Sentar Buys Waterfront Technical Services

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Sentar has purchased Waterfront Technical Services as the company looks to extend its reach in the civil space sector, Sentar co-founder Peter Kiss said.

Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

This is technology M&A deal number 220 that MSSP Alert and sister site ChannelE2E have covered so far in 2023.

Sentar, founded in 1990, is based in Huntsville, Alabama. The company has 306 employees listed on LinkedIn. Sentar's areas of expertise include cyber risk management, data and infrastructure protection and vulnerability identification and mitigation.

Waterfront, founded in 2017, is based in Huntsville, Alabama. The company is not listed on LinkedIn. Waterfront's areas of expertise include mission and data center operations and systems.

The Civil Space Sector Explained

The civil space sector focuses on space exploration, advancing space and aeronautics technologies and analyzing the solar system, according to the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA).

At least 20 countries across four continents had civil space budgets totaling more than $100 million as of March 2023, Brookings reported.

Also, total investments in the global space sector reached $10 billion between 2012 and 2021, McKinsey indicated.

Organizations may continue to pursue space investments. In addition, organizations may increasingly consider investments in civil space companies, as these businesses could further accelerate the growth of the global space sector.

What the Waterfront Technical Services Acquisition Means for Sentar

Sentar adds Waterfront's flight and ground operations, data center operations, IT, software development and testing supporting NASA spaceflight missions and other services to its portfolio, the companies said.

Meanwhile, Sentar will help Waterfront as it continues to provide support for NASA's ISS, Artemis, Gateway and Human Lander projects, the companies stated.

Waterfront President Allan McCaleb will join Sentar and serve as the company's director of civil space programs, the businesses indicated. In this role, McCaleb is responsible for managing and growing Sentar's civil space business.

A Closer Look at Sentar

Sentar is a cyber intelligence company that utilizes analytics and systems engineering to help organizations protect their assets, the company noted. It focuses primarily on the national security sector.

At this time, Sentar does not offer a partner program for MSSPs, MSPs and other technology providers. However, Sentar may look to develop and launch a channel partner program in the future.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.