Rockwell Automation to acquire Avnet to deliver IT/OT cybersecurity services globally

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Rockwell Automation announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire privately held Avnet Data Security, an Israeli-based cybersecurity provider with over 20 years of experience providing cybersecurity services.  Avnet is a small (~50 employee) integration, services and VAR company providing services to several different industries and verticals.

Avnet offers a full set of IT/OT cyber services and solutions ranging from assessments, penetration testing, network & security solutions, and training to converged IT/OT managed services.

Divisions covering:

  • Premium Services
  • IT Security
  • Cyber Range
  • Cyber Solutions
  • Compliance & Standards

Premium service include:

  • Cyber Posture & Strategy Design
  • Cyber Attack Simulation
  • Incident Response
  • Research services
  • PCI DSS Certification

Avnet has been building cybersecurity resilience on a global scale since 1995, Avnet has accumulated unmatched knowledge and best practices in this highly-demanding specialist sector. Our team includes dozens of cyber experts, trainers, senior consultants, researchers and system integration engineers, each with unparalleled knowledge in their fields. Our major clients include HLS and military organizations, banking and financial institutes, government offices, and private businesses. Avnet recently beefed up its OT/ICS Cyber authority with investment in Vsecure SCADA Consulting Firm.

Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing parts of Rockwell Automation’s services business. As the manufacturing industry has evolved and become more connected than ever before, legacy physical security strategies are no longer enough to protect production operations. To help our customers develop, maintain, and evolve proactive cybersecurity strategies, Rockwell Automation provides a comprehensive set of services and solutions. The extensive knowledge and experience of the Avnet team will support Rockwell Automation’s strategic objective to achieve double digit growth in Information Solutions and Connected Services by expanding our IT/OT cyber and network expertise globally.

“Avnet’s combination of service delivery, training, research, and managed services will enable us to service a much larger set of customers globally while also continuing to accelerate our portfolio development in this rapidly developing market,” said Frank Kulaszewicz, Senior Vice President, Control Products & Solutions at Rockwell Automation.

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