The security and automation solutions provider, ADT announced the acquisition of cybersecurity companies. DATASHIELD with an aim to blend physical security with information security. With DATASHIELD under its belt, ADT will now be able to target cyber security in much more effective manner by carving out an entirely new setup under the brand ‘ADT Cybersecurity.’ This service is uniquely positioned to provide Enterprise and Mid-Market businesses with Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services to combat advanced cyberthreats in real-time. DATASHIELD CEO Michael Malone will join the ADT team as Senior Vice President, ADT Cybersecurity, reporting directly to Timothy J. Whall, CEO, ADT.
The security gap is widening as advanced threats continue to bypass the first line of defense, and many organizations are struggling to deploy, manage and use an effective combination of expertise and tools to detect advanced cyberthreats. Mid-Market and Enterprise organizations are increasingly finding the need for 24×7 managed and monitored cyber solutions to help detect and respond to cyberattacks.
“Our goal is to provide ADT customers with the most comprehensive security solution to protect their business, and in today’s world, this not only means their physical premise, but also their network,” said ADT’s Whall. “For more than 143 years, ADT has been monitoring physical properties, and DATASHIELD will now allow us to extend that same level of security monitoring to the digital world. Michael and his team will infuse cybersecurity DNA into our core business, allowing us to provide an offering that will distinguish our brand as the premiere resource for end-to-end security.”
“The standard approach to cybersecurity was not designed to provide rapid response,” said Michael Malone, CEO at DATASHIELD. “This is a landmark opportunity to combine the brand and reach of ADT, with the technology and innovation of DATASHIELD to establish the new standard in the most comprehensive digital protection for Mid-Market and Enterprise businesses.”