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MSSP Cerberus Sentinel Acquires RAN Security, Extends Global Reach

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Cerberus Sentinel, an MSSP and managed cybersecurity and compliance solutions company, has purchased RAN Security for an undisclosed sum. The transaction is expected to close later in 2023.

This is technology M&A deal number 146 that MSSP Alert and sister site ChannelE2E have covered so far in 2023.

Cerberus Sentinel, founded in 2015, is based in Scottsdale, Arizona. The company has 205 employees listed on LinkedIn. Cerberus Sentinel's areas of expertise include compliance, penetration testing and risk mitigation.

RAN, founded in 1991, is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The company has 81 employees listed on LinkedIn. RAN's areas of expertise include information security, IT consulting and firewalls.

What the RAN Acquisition Means for Cerberus Sentinel

RAN will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Cerberus Sentinel, the companies said. It will provide managed services to organizations across South America and continue to operate from Argentina. In addition, RAN CEO Roberto Tursi will manage the company's team of professionals and work with Cerberus Sentinel's leadership team in Latin America.

Meanwhile, RAN supports Cerberus Sentinel's growth in Latin America, Cerberus Sentinel CEO David Jemmett stated. RAN adds to Cerberus Sentinel's security operations center and managed detection and response (MDR) services. It also helps Cerberus Sentinel address the security demands of organizations in Latin America.

Cerberus Sentinel Announces Rebranding Campaign

The RAN acquisition comes after Cerberus Sentinel in December 2022 began the process of rebranding itself as "CISO Global." Along with changing its name, Cerberus Sentinel will update its corporate logo. The company has not announced a date on when it expects to officially be rebranded as CISO Global.

Cerberus Sentinel offers managed cybersecurity and compliance solutions to organizations in North America, South America and Europe. It acquired NLT Secure, True Digital Security and other cybersecurity companies in 2022. Cerberus Sentinel does not currently offer a channel partner program but may look to provide one in the 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.