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Optiv Security to Be Acquired By KKR

Denver and New York – December 6, 2016 – Optiv Security, a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions, and KKR, a leading global investment firm, today announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which KKR will acquire a majority stake in Optiv.

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Optiv Security Announces Next Generation of Third-Party Risk Management Platform Evantix

Denver – November 30, 2016 – Optiv Security, a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions, today announced the availability of Evantix 5.0, a major update of its proven Software-as-a-Service-based third-party risk management platform.

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Optiv Security Accepts Invitation to Join Cloud Security Alliance as Executive Member

Denver – November 29, 2016 – Optiv Security, a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions, today announced it has accepted an invitation to serve as an executive member of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment.

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Optiv Security’s Larry Whiteside to Present at Gartner Identity & Access Management Summit 2016

Denver – November 22, 2016 – Optiv Security, a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions, today announced its vice president of healthcare and critical infrastructure, Larry Whiteside, will present at the Gartner Identity & Access Management Summit 2016. Whiteside’s session, “Identity Should Be at the Core of Your Security Strategy: A CISO Perspective,” will take place on Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. PST at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

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Optiv Security Accepted as Shared Assessments Program Software Licensee Partner and Third-Party Risk Assessor

Denver – November 3, 2016 – Optiv Security, a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions, today announced it has been accepted as a software licensee partner and third-party risk assessment firm for the Shared Assessments Program. This software license provides Optiv with the ability to incorporate Shared Assessments tools and resources into Evantix, its cloud-based third-party risk management solution. With this, the Evantix portal acts as a fully-licensed Shared Assessments platform to help organizations better streamline and manage processes associated with the widely-used third-party risk Standard Information Gathering (SIG) questionnaire.

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Optiv Security Achieves HITRUST CSF Assessor Designation for Healthcare Organizations

Denver – October 27, 2016 – Optiv Security, a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions, today announced that it has received HITRUST CSF Assessor status from the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST). With this designation, Optiv is approved to provide services using the HITRUST CSF, a comprehensive cyber security framework that addresses the multitude of security, privacy and regulatory challenges facing healthcare organizations and their business associates.

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Optiv Security Named by Gartner a Top Ten Information Security Consulting Provider by Revenue

Denver – October 18, 2016 – Optiv Security, a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions, today announced that Gartner, the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company, has named it as a top ten security consulting services provider by revenue. The ranking is included in Gartner’s recently released report entitled, Market Share Analysis: Information Security Consulting, Worldwide, 2015.

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Optiv Security Expert Danny Pickens to Present on Cyber Threat Intelligence at SecTor 2016

Toronto – October 11, 2016 – Optiv Security, a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions, today announced that its director of threat intelligence, Danny Pickens, will present at SecTor 2016. Pickens’ session, “Rethinking Threat Intelligence,” will take place on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 222 Bremner Boulevard, Ontario.

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Optiv Security Honored With Two Palo Alto Networks NextWave 2016 Partner of the Year Awards

Denver – October 6, 2016 – Optiv Security, a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions, today announced that it has received two Palo Alto Networks® NextWave 2016 awards: Professional Services Partner of the Year for the Americas and Excellence in Support for the Americas. During the recent Palo Alto Networks Sales Kickoff event in Nashville, Tennessee, Optiv was recognized for its extensive cyber security expertise and ability to deliver innovative solutions that meet the evolving security needs of global organizations.

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Optiv Security CEO Dan Burns to be Featured Speaker at Structure Security 2016

Denver – September 26, 2016 – Optiv Security, a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions, today announced that its chief executive officer, Dan Burns, will serve as a featured speaker at Structure Security 2016. During his session, “To Discover the Future, Understand the Present," Fortune reporter Robert Hackett will interview Burns on what today’s organizations and security leaders need to address their specific cyber security challenges. The session will take place on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 2:15 p.m. PDT in the Golden Gate Club, 135 Fisher Loop, San Francisco.

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Optiv Security Grabs Top Company Award by ColoradoBiz Magazine

Denver – September 20, 2016 – Optiv Security, a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions, today announced that it has been named Colorado’s top company in the technology, software and communications industry by ColoradoBiz magazine. Optiv received the honor for its work in helping clients address their cyber security problems, strong financial growth, creative and diverse workplace, and support of communities around the state.

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Optiv Security Launches Technology-Enabled Third-Party Risk Managed Service; Offers Industry’s First and Only Holistic Third-Party Risk Management Solution

Denver – September 13, 2016 – Optiv Security, a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions, today announced the general availability of its technology-enabled third-party risk managed service. Leveraging Optiv’s proven Software-as-a-Service based third-party risk management platform, Evantix, this service enables companies to better manage the complete third-party risk management lifecycle, resulting in improved compliance and risk management.

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Optiv Security Named One of North America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies by Inc. Magazine

Denver – September 1, 2016 – Optiv Security, a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions, today announced that it has been named to this year’s Inc. 5000, a ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies in North America. Optiv is number 3,375 on the list, with a three-year growth rate of 97 percent. Optiv is the largest cyber security company on the list with nearly $1.9 billion in gross revenue in 2015.

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Optiv Security Ranked on 2016 CRN Fast Growth 150 for Second Consecutive Year

Denver – August 18, 2016 – Optiv Security, a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions, today announced that it has been named to The Channel Company’s 2016 CRN® Fast Growth 150 for the second year in a row. Optiv placed number 110 on this year’s list, which ranks companies based on two year growth-rate of their annual gross revenue from 2013 to 2015.

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Optiv Security to Present Diverse Arsenal of Topics at Black Hat USA 2016

Denver – July 26, 2016 – Optiv Security, a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions, today announced that five of its security experts will present at Black Hat 2016. The seasoned security professionals will demonstrate three separate open source tools for enterprise penetration testers at the Arsenal Hall, provide advice to attendees on how to succeed in their career and give a behind-the-scenes look at the Black Hat network.

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Optiv Security Appoints Former Experian Technology Executive Paul Lehman as Chief Information Officer

Denver – June 21, 2016 – Optiv Security, a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions, today announced the appointment of former Experian technology leader Paul Lehman as chief information officer (CIO). Lehman brings more than 25 years of business, technical, operational and financial experience to Optiv, where he is responsible for spearheading the company’s information technology (IT) vision, strategy and execution of enterprise-wide IT initiatives to better serve internal and external clients, and help optimize business results.

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Optiv Security Ranked Top 25 Solution Provider by CRN

Denver – June 16, 2016 – Optiv Security, a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions, today announced that it ranked number 25 on The Channel Company’s 2016 CRN Solution Provider 500 (SP500), making it the only pure-play security company listed in the top 100.

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Optiv Security’s JD Sherry to Present on Cloud Security at Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit

Denver – June 13, 2016 – Optiv Security, a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions, today announced that JD Sherry, vice president, cloud security, will speak at the 2016 Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit. Sherry will present his session, “Who’s On First? Don’t Be Confused About IR in the Cloud,” on June 16 from 9:15 – 10:00 a.m. EST. The summit is scheduled to take place June 13-16, 2016 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md.

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Optiv Security Hires Seasoned Executive Cheryl McGrath as Country General Manager in Canada

Toronto – June 8, 2016 – Optiv Security, a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions, today announced it has hired seasoned Canadian executive Cheryl McGrath to serve as country general manager in Canada. McGrath will focus on expanding Optiv’s presence across the country and deepening the company’s local cyber security capabilities to support the specific needs of Canadian-based organizations.

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The Identity Defined Security Alliance Releases New Integration Framework to Help CISOs Rapidly Build Identity-Centered Security Solutions; Welcomes Two New Technology Members

New Orleans – June 7, 2016 – At the Cloud Identity Summit (CIS), the Identity Defined Security Alliance supported by founding members Ping Identity, the leader of Identity Defined Security™, and Optiv Security, a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions, today announced the release of a new identity integration framework. Alliance members jointly created the framework, which showcases the capabilities and specific best-of-breed technologies necessary for CISOs to implement comprehensive, next generation solutions that securely place identity at the center of security.

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Optiv Security Ramps Up for Cloud Identity Summit

Denver – June 6, 2016 – Optiv Security, a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions, today announced that its security experts will participate in eight different sessions at the 2016 Cloud Identity Summit (CIS). The speakers will share insights based on their expertise in helping organizations plan, build and run successful cloud and identity-focused security programs. The summit is scheduled to take place June 6-9, 2016 at the New Orleans Marriott in Louisiana.

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Optiv Security Further Strengthens New England Presence with Acquisition of Adaptive Communications

Denver – June 2, 2016 – Optiv Security, a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Adaptive Communications LLC, a New England-based provider of robust and flexible information security solutions. The transaction further strengthens Optiv’s presence across New England while increasing its cyber security capabilities and expertise in the region. As a result, companies based in New England will have more local access to Optiv’s comprehensive services and solutions to better plan, build and run successful cyber security programs.

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Optiv Security Acquires Substantially All Assets of Evantix to Build Industry’s First Holistic, Cloud-Based Third-Party Risk Solution

Denver – May 12, 2016 – Optiv Security, a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions, today announced that it has completed the purchase of substantially all assets of Evantix GRC, LLC, a Calif.-based provider of a Software as a Service (SaaS) application for managing third-party risk. Optiv will combine the Evantix technology platform with Optiv’s existing third-party risk services to develop the industry’s first holistic, cloud-based third-party risk cyber security solution. The terms of the transaction are not being disclosed.

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Optiv Security Experts to Present at Dark Reading Cyber Security Summit

Denver – April 25, 2016 – Optiv Security, a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions, today announced that two of its security experts will present at Dark Reading’s Cyber Security Summit, which operates in conjunction with Interop Las Vegas. Rafal Los, managing director, solutions research and development, and Peter Gregory, executive director, will discuss enterprise security posture and security risks involved in the electronic supply chain, respectively.

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Optiv Security Expands Identity and Access Management Leadership Position with Close of Advancive Acquisition

Denver – April 12, 2016 – Optiv Security, a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Advancive LLC, a provider of identity and access management (IAM) services and solutions. The transaction and resulting combination of people, know-how and best practices, allows Optiv to continue to expand its IAM expertise and offerings, and provide new and innovative IAM services and solutions.

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Optiv Security Increases Focus on Holistic Cyber Security Solutions for Healthcare and Critical Infrastructure Industries

Denver – March 2, 2016 – Optiv Security, a leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions, today announced it has formalized its focus on solving the specific cyber security problems facing healthcare and critical infrastructure organizations. As part of this effort, Optiv appointed Larry Whiteside Jr., a seasoned industry CISO, as vice president to lead the creation of holistic solutions that will enable organizations in these vertical markets to better align their security strategies and programs with business objectives.

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Optiv Security’s James Christiansen to Present Session on Business Associate Risk at HIMSS16

Denver – March 2, 2016 – Optiv Security, a leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions, today announced that James Christiansen, vice president, information risk management, will speak at the 2016 HIMSS Conference & Exposition. Christiansen will present his session “Five Steps to Managing Business Associate Risk” on Mar. 2 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PST at the Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas.

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Optiv Further Strengthens Commitment to Helping Organizations Holistically Solve Cyber Security Problems

Denver – February 25, 2016 – Optiv Security, a leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions, today announced it has expanded its commitment to helping clients better solve cyber security problems with the appointments of respected security strategists Stuart Solomon and JD Sherry. In their newly created roles, Solomon and Sherry are working with subject matter experts across Optiv to create holistic, programmatic offerings that bring together the right people, processes and technology in a sustainable and scalable way.

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Optiv Security Gears Up for RSA Conference 2016

Denver – February 23, 2016 – Optiv Security, a leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions, today announced several of its industry-leading experts will participate in six different sessions at RSA Conference 2016. The experts will share insights based on their expertise from delivering the industry’s most holistic, programmatic cyber security solutions to clients around the world. Session topics include retaining women in the industry, evolution of the CISO, endpoint strategy, personal security and privacy, and techniques on lateral movement.

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Bit9 + Carbon Black Honors Optiv With Top Partner Award for Fourth Consecutive Year

Denver – January 19, 2016 – Optiv Security, a leading provider of cyber security solutions, today announced it received the 2015 Bit9 + Carbon Black Best National Partner Award. This marks the fourth year in a row that Bit9 + Carbon Black has recognized the company as a top partner for showcasing outstanding cyber security expertise.

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Optiv Security Receives Palo Alto Networks Top Partner Award for Sixth Year in a Row

Denver – January 13, 2016 – Optiv Security, a leading cyber security solutions provider, today announced that it was named the Palo Alto Networks 2015 Americas Partner of the Year. This marks the fifth consecutive year that the company received this honor and the sixth time in a row that it was recognized as a top Palo Alto Networks partner. The company also was selected as Western Region Partner of the Year in 2010 and 2012.

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