Unified firms create new force in security
The growth prospects from Blue Cube Solutions’ strengthened cyber security proposition are tantalising for CEO Gary Haycock-West having joined forces with two complementary businesses – all former rivals.
In late August Blue Cube Security merged with its rivals Epaton and Next Generation Security (NGS) to create a new group with skills in cyber security, cloud, infrastructure and digital transformation. The enlarged business, called Blue Cube Solutions, will leverage Epaton’s storage expertise and NGS’s cyber security knowhow to offer a richer portfolio to businesses across London, Leeds and Sussex. “Blue Cube Security, NGS and Epaton have been sparring with one another for many years, but now is the time to work on the same side,” said Haycock-West. “The convergence of cyber security, cloud, infrastructure and digital transformation is more relevant than ever and remains at the top of most boardroom agendas.”
Founded in 2000, Blue Cube Security has steadily expanded organically – until the three-way merger – mainly through moving from product sales into services. “The threat landscape is a constant game of cat and mouse,” added Haycock-West. “We traditionally worked with vendors to fix problems. This evolved into an amalgamation of products and our own services, put together to defend against cyber attacks. We have developed our services significantly and gone from being a vendor product sales business to sell more services than we do products.”
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