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CDW Acquires Focal Point Data Risk To Boost Security Services

‘Helping our customers leverage technology to protect their most critical data is core to our mission,’ Christine Leahy, president and CEO of CDW, said in a statement.

CDW has acquired cybersecurity services specialist Focal Point Data Risk in a move to enhance CDW’s security platform by offering more access management and cloud security services.

“Helping our customers leverage technology to protect their most critical data is core to our mission,” Christine Leahy, president and CEO of CDW, said in a statement. “Adding Focal Point’s array of security consulting, customer workforce skills development and professional services capabilities expands CDW’s services portfolio and enhances our ability to address risks posed by malicious cyberthreats and cyber workforce shortages, while helping customers successfully navigate shifting data protection laws.”

Focal Point will be bringing over 230 employees to CDW, according to a CDW spokesperson.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. As on Monday morning, CDW’s stock is up 1 percent at $184.10 per share.

Lincolnshire, Ill.-based CDW is one of the world’s top solution provider for business, government, education and health-care industries, ranked No. 5 on CRN’s Solution Provider 500 list. CDW’s acquisition of Focal Point Data Risk comes five months after its most recent acquisition of education-focused IT consultancy firm Amplified IT, which is a leading provider of Google services, solutions and software for education customers.

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Focal Point Data Risk, a Tampa, Fla.-based IT risk management consulting firm, will provide CDW with enhanced capabilities in cybersecurity domains such as identity and access management, cloud security and DevSecOps, which will further CDW’s ability to support the full technology life cycle for its customers.

“For our customers and co-workers, joining CDW creates a meaningful opportunity to build a world that is secure by design and protected by default,” said Brian Marlier, CEO of Focal Point, in a statement. “More than ever, our customers need us to mitigate risk as they progress their digital journey. Focal Point and CDW are well-aligned with shared values and a reputation for exceeding customer expectations.”

CDW is a Fortune 500 company with more than 10,000 employees. In the last fiscal year, its net sales were about $19 billion.

“With the Focal Point team joining forces with CDW, our intent is clear—to deliver the industry’s best customer experience as we use our unparalleled expertise to protect our customers today and in the future,” Andy Eccles, senior vice president of integrated technology solutions at CDW, said in a statement. “As we focus increasingly on a cloud-first approach with our customers, it’s essential that we deliver identity management and data protection services which support the full technology life cycle.”

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