ADT Acquires Internet Security Firm Secure Designs

Secure Designs, purchased for undisclosed terms, will begin using the ADT Cybersecurity name effective immediately.

BOCA RATON, Fla. — ADT (NYSE: ADT) has acquired Internet security firm Secure Designs (SDI) for undisclosed terms.

The acquisition closed earlier this month, according to an announcement. SDI will begin using the ADT Cybersecurity name effective immediately.

Based in Greensboro, N.C., SDI provides managed Internet security services for micro, small and mid-sized businesses. As ADT Cybersecurity, the company will design, implement, monitor and manage network defense systems, including firewall services and intrusion prevention, helping protect small business networks from a diverse and challenging set of global cyber threats.

ADT and SDI are the perfect match; two companies dedicated to providing business owners with peace-of-mind knowing their greatest investment is monitored and more secure,” states Michael Keen, vice president, ADT Cybersecurity. “Cybercrime is a real threat to the livelihood of small businesses across the country. It is imperative that we provide our customers with a complete suite of solutions to help ensure every point of entry, whether physical or digital, is protected.”

With SDI’s resources and technology, the company will now be able to provide real-time insights to Internet risks and behaviors, coupled with bundled solutions to improve small business performance, according to the announcement. SDI solutions are said to be customizable to suit the needs of a vastly underserved customer segment.

“Together with ADT, we’ll now be able to extend our reach to give new and existing small business customers the network security that is needed to operate in today’s world,” says Larry Ceccchini, SDI owner and now vice president and general manager, ADT Cybersecurity Small Business.

The company has been offering advanced, integrated solutions for several years as part of its commercial and national account services. The cybersecurity division for commercial and national accounts was first introduced in 2017, leveraging the capabilities of the company’s network operations centers in Delaware and security operations center (SOC) in Phoenix.

Monitored services include network monitoring, active hunting, and deep forensic analysis using cyber threat intelligence and real-time threat detection, according to the company. This allows end users to focus on validated threats, reducing the complexity of traditional detection by using technology, coupled with human-based intelligence and internal processes.

ADT Cybersecurity services for small business includes customization, installation, monitoring and management of enterprise-grade firewalls. This multilayered security approach provides active perimeter defense, vulnerability scanning and secure remote access to help eliminate data loss.

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