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HelpSystems Acquires Digital Defense, Bolsters Security Assessment Tools

HelpSystems, an IT management solutions provider, has acquired vulnerability management and threat assessment solutions company Digital Defense. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

This is M&A deal number 94 that MSSP Alert and sister site ChannelE2E has covered so far in 2021. See all technology M&A deals for 2021 and 2020 listed here.

Digital Defense' will turk into HelpSystems' security assessment toolkit, the company said. This toolkit includes security offerings from Cobalt Strike and Core Security.

HelpSystems has been busy on the acquisition front -- acquiring Vera in 2021, Cobalt Strike in 2020 and Core Security in 2019.

What Does the Digital Defense Acquisition Mean for HelpSystems?

Digital Defense provides HelpSystems with vulnerability management technology and penetration testing resources to broaden its cybersecurity expertise, HelpSystems CEO Kate Bolseth said. As such, HelpSystems can leverage Digital Defense's security capabilities to help its customers protect their infrastructure against cyberattacks and data breaches.

In addition, HelpSystems will leverage Digital Defense's vulnerability scanning engine to assist organizations in healthcare, legal, financial services and other industries, the company stated. The engine helps these organizations detect infrastructure security gaps and take remediation steps to guard against internal and external cyber threats.

Digital Defense offers a variety of cybersecurity services, including:

  • Penetration testing
  • Employee training
  • Risk assessment
  • Physical security testing

Digital Defense provides a multi-tenant SaaS platform that organizations can use to protect against vulnerabilities and threats, the company noted. It also employs pen testers who can conduct security assessments and help organizations find ways to improve their security posture.

Introducing the Digital Defense-LogRhythm SIEM Integration

Also this week, Digital Defense announced an integration with the LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform. The integrated solution lets MSPs and MSSPs deliver on-demand vulnerability management and threat assessment offerings to their customers.

Along with its LogRhythm integration for MSPs and MSSPs, Digital Defense last year unveiled a partner program for service providers. The program enables MSPs and MSSPs to incorporate Digital Defense's vulnerability management and threat assessment solutions into their portfolios.

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.