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General Informatics Acquires 1 Ping Security, Managed Services Division of VAZATA

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General Informatics, an MSP and network infrastructure company, has purchased MSSP 1 Ping Security and the managed services division of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) company VAZATA.

This is technology M&A deal number 1,030 that MSSP Alert and sister site ChannelE2E have covered so far in 2022.

General Informatics, founded in 2001, is based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The company has 114 employees listed on LinkedIn. General Informatics' areas of expertise include backup and disaster recovery (BDR), help desk support and security.

1 Ping Security, founded in 2021, is based in Raleigh, North Carolina. The company has two employees listed on LinkedIn. 1 Ping Security's areas of expertise include data access and cybersecurity.

VAZATA, founded in 2000, is based in McKinney, Texas. The company has 21 employees listed on LinkedIn. Vazata's areas of expertise include managed hosting, disaster recovery and hybrid cloud computing.

General Informatics Expands Its Portfolio

1 Ping Security will function as a security division of General Informatics, the companies said. Aaron Lancaster, 1 Ping Security's CEO, will run General Informatics' security consulting practice. Meanwhile, General Informatics will integrate 1 Ping Security's offerings into its cybersecurity suite, including:

  • Managed detection and response (MDR)
  • Managed identity and access management (IAM)
  • Security information and event management (SIEM)
  • Threat hunting

Market Expansion Eyed

VAZATA enables General Informatics to offer "enhanced services and solutions" to meet the growing needs of its customer base, General Informatics CEO Don Monistere stated. It also further extends General Informatics' reach in the Texas market. Previously, the company acquired Texas-based MSPs Unicom Technologies and CMS IP Technologies dating back to December 2021.

To date, General Infomatics has made multiple cybersecurity and managed security acquisitions. General Informatics is exploring acquisitions as part of its "long-term strategy to expand its portfolio and provide an even higher level of service to its customers," the business said. It continues to look for ways to accelerate its growth and invest in new technologies as well.

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.