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MSSP Cerberus Sentinel Acquires Chilean Cybersecurity Company Arkavia Networks

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Cerberus Sentinel, a Top 250 MSSP, has acquired Chilean cybersecurity services provider Arkavia Networks SPA. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

This is technology M&A deal number 762 that ChannelE2E and MSSP Alert have covered so far in 2021.

Arkavia will help Cerberus execute its growth strategy throughout Latin America, CEO David Jemmett said. It will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Cerberus and serve as the MSSP's South American headquarters.

David Jemmett, CEO, Cerberus Sentinel
David Jemmett, CEO, Cerberus Sentinel

Arkavia was founded in 2010 and specializes in data network and computer security. It offers the following security solutions:

  • Application security
  • Connectivity and optimization
  • Endpoint security
  • Information security consulting
  • Perimeter security

Arkavia delivers its security solutions to organizations in financial services, telecommunications and other sectors. It also has established partnerships with Check Point Software Technologies, Fortinet and other cybersecurity companies.

The Arkavia acquisition comes after Cerberus in October 2021 purchased Red74, a risk management and IT security service provider. Cerberus is using Red74 to bolster its managed security services offerings, the company said.

Red74 remains focused on providing integrated risk managed services, the company indicated. It operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Cerberus.

What Is Cerberus?

Cerberus is a publicly traded managed cybersecurity and compliance provider (MCCP). It is committed to acquiring cybersecurity, managed services and compliance companies and creating solutions to protect global organizations against cyber threats.

Furthermore, Cerberus offers a variety of managed security services, including:

  • Assessment
  • Incident response
  • Security operations center (SOC)
  • Testing
  • Training

Cerberus is growing internationally and within North America. It also looks poised to continue to expand its managed security services portfolio in the foreseeable 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.