HelpSystems announces Clearswift acquisition to expand cyber security portfolio

HelpSystems has announced that it will acquire Clearswift, the UK-based content threat protection software company. Clearswift’s award-winning deep content inspection capability enables information to be scanned as it enters or leaves the organisation, allowing sensitive data to be securely transmitted via e-mail or other web-based methods.

Clearswift’s success is driven by its ability to embed its adaptive data loss prevention technology within its solutions, thereby enhancing security effectiveness and lowering the risk of business interruption. This comprehensive approach empowers organisations to gain visibility and control of their critical information as it’s processed and shared through digital collaboration channels.

Clearswift has experienced growth over the last few years by delivering valuable solutions and strong customer support as directed by its departing CEO Heath Davies. Clearswift technology gives teams the freedom to do their jobs in a secure and collaborative way.

“The Clearswift solutions, and the talented team that supports them, strengthen HelpSystems’ growing cyber security business,” enthused Kate Bolseth, CEO at HelpSystems. “The addition of Clearswift solutions to the HelpSystems portfolio will provide customers with an expanded set of cyber security options that protect critical data and enable compliance with industry mandates such as those set by the Payment Card Industry, the General Data Protection Regulation and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and help them stay on top of the shifting cyber security environment.”

The content threat protection market is being driven by burgeoning internal and external threats as well as increased regulations within Critical National Infrastructure verticals like national defence, the Emergency Services, finance, Government, healthcare and the utilities. More than 1,700 organisations in upwards of 70 countries rely on Clearswift to protect critical information.

“Clearswift’s unique product strengths are critical cornerstones of the overall cyber security strategies for its customers and often used together with other cyber security solutions,” explained Ciaran Rafferty, managing director of Clearswift. “We’re confident that we’ve found the perfect home for Clearswift and firmly believe that HelpSystems will continue to drive the products and business forward.”

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

Related Posts