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Deloitte Acquires Zero Trust, Government Cybersecurity Companies

Deloitte has acquired two cybersecurity businesses to further expand the IT consulting firm's Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) and government-focused capabilities. The acquisitions involve TransientX of Hoboken, New Jersey and Sentek Consulting of San Diego, California. Financial terms of each deal were not disclosed.

These are M&A deal numbers 458 and 459 that MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E have covered so far in 2021. See all technology M&A deals for 2021 and 2020 listed here. Also, we’ve tracked more than 60 MSSP mergers and acquisitions here.

TransientX and Sentek Consulting Acquisitions: What Deloitte Gains

The TransientX business will tuck into the Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory organization. Headcount figures associated with the deal were not disclosed.

TransientX's software supports zero trust application networks for every user, the seller has previously indicated. Coupled with granular access control policies and visibility into application and user activities, the cloud-based solution leverages micro-containers that isolate trusted apps and provide application-level connectivity independent of the underlying physical network topology, the seller has previously stated in earlier news announcements.

In a prepared statement about the TransientX acquisition, Andrew Rafla, a Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory Zero Trust leader and principal, Deloitte & Touche, said:

“As organizations modernize their enterprise environments to deal with evolving business models and complex, hyper-connected IT ecosystems, they’re typically shifting from a perimeter-centric approach to the risk-based, Zero Trust approach that enforces the concept of least privilege. TransientX’s technology offers the unique capability to embed Zero Trust Network Access into Deloitte’s products and services, differentiating and evolving how we deliver our offerings to our clients — which will lend support to our clients’ Zero Trust adoption efforts as well.”

Meanwhile, Sentek Consulting (also known as Sentek Global) is an engineering and cybersecurity firm primarily serving the U.S. Navy. Sentek has 195 employees listed on Linkedin.

In a prepared statement about the Sentek acquisition, Mike Canning, US Government & Public Services Industry leader and principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, said:

“The acquisition of Sentek Global’s business will expand Deloitte’s existing presence in San Diego, while also bolstering our current mission-focused systems engineering capabilities and cyber offerings to other military branches and federal agencies."

Deloitte Cybersecurity Acquisitions: The List Grows

Deloitte, which has a Top 250 MSSP business unit, has been an active buyer in the cybersecurity market. Recent acquisitions include:

  • Root9B (R9B) for threat hunting;
  • CloudQuest for cloud security posture management (CSPM); and
  • Terbium Labs for digital risk protection company.
Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.