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Herjavec Group Acquires Securience; MSSP Gains IAM Security Expertise


Herjavec Group has acquired Securience, an IT security consulting firm with identity and access management (IAM) expertise. The buyer is a Top 200 MSSP led by CEO Robert Herjavec, the angel investor who appears on Shark Tank. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Identity and Access Management Expertise

Securience, founded in 2014, offers such proprietary tools as:

  • Data Manager, an all-in-one data integration platform, staging solution, and analytics tool that allows customers to onboard enterprise applications and endpoints for IAM. This can be used as a company's CMDB, their main source of HR and identity information, or their single source of all application ACLs, Herjavec Group says.
  • Access Anywhere, which enables enterprises to externalize critical business activities such as Line Manager Approvals, User Access Reviews or Re-certifications, or notifications of violations and issues. Using a mobile application, users can perform these activities anywhere or at any time with the added benefit of enhanced security and risk analysis, Herjavec Group says.

Securience's IAM expertise spans such platforms as SailPoint, CyberArk, Okta, RSA Security, Beyond Trust, Remediant, CA Technologies and SecZetta. The acquired business has IAM experts in the United KingdomUnited StatesCanada, and India, the companies say.

Herjavec Group Acquires Securience: Executive Perspectives

Doug Chin, VP, IAM, Herjavec Group
Robert Herjavec, CEO, Herja

In a prepared statement about the deal, CEO Robert Herjavec said:

"As more businesses shift to remote work, traditional perimeters are rapidly evaporating, fuelling the growth for strong Identity services and products. As a result of this flexible workforce environment, CIOs and CISOs are challenged with the need to safeguard access controls in order to ensure that the right people are accessing the right data and systems for the right reasons."

Added Doug Chin, managing director of Securience:

"We are excited to be able to enhance, expand, and grow our Identity services across the globe. Herjavec Group is well-known in the security space and our team is excited to be able to work with like-minded professionals that are as passionate about security as our team."

Chin transitions to VP of IAM at Herjavec Group, according to his LinkedIn biography.

Mergers and Acquisitions: Cybersecurity and MSSP Providers

Meanwhile, M&A activity in the MSSP, MDR and overall cybersecurity market remains steady to strong. See this regularly updated list of MDR M&A deals as well MSSP acquisitions for more information.

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.