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Earthlink acquires xDefenders

9/16/2011 3:16:08 PM

EARTHLINK BUSINESS ACQUIRES xDEFENDERS EarthLink Business has acquired managed IT security company xDefenders. xDefenders helps organizations protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of systems, networks and information assets by focusing on vulnerability assessments & security audits, secure & archived email, and managed Internet security. xDefenders adds a number of important components to EarthLink’s IT security platform: • More scale and expertise around IT security, including additional Network and Cloud Security products and services • A second, redundant Security Operations Center (SOC) to Columbia, SC, that is co-located alongside our Earthlink data center in Rochester, NY • Added CISSP, CISA resources and geographic diversity for our IT security compliance and audit practice, including additional team members to complete security audits and vulnerability assessments for customers xDefenders will become part of with EarthLink’s managed services business under the leadership of Brian Fink, EVP Managed Services. xDefenders executives Jeff Thon, VP Business Development and Thomas Bullinger, VP Technical Operations will report to Jeff Brewer, VP of IT Solutions and Security.