Accuvant and FishNet Security Complete Transformation; Become Optiv Security

New Company Builds on Nearly 30 Years of Cyber Security Industry Experience 
to Help Organizations Better Achieve Security Success

Las Vegas – Aug. 5, 2015 – Accuvant and FishNet Security, which joined together earlier this year to create the nation’s largest holistic pure-play cyber security solutions provider, today announced that it has completed its transformational merger and is now conducting business as Optiv Security. The company made the announcement at Black Hat USA 2015 in Las Vegas, where it also launched its new Optiv brand.

“Cyber security is a multi-faceted problem, and technology is only one part of the solution,” said Optiv chief executive officer Dan Burns. “No matter how effective the technology, it must be part of a holistic approach that includes business objectives, identification of risks and prioritization of data, strategy, processes, technology to support the strategy and processes, and people.” 

Burns continued, “Optiv has the know-how and experience that organizations need to target a problem or project, or bring it all together in a holistic fashion with an ongoing, programmatic approach. We understand all the pieces and parts, sort through the vast options, and help clients identify, evaluate and implement the best solution for their unique security needs.”

As a single-source provider of cyber security services and related products, Optiv offers end-to-end solutions developed from nearly 30 years of experience in the cyber security industry. The company combines its own second-generation managed security services capabilities, as compared to the first-generation capabilities delivered by others in the market, incident response, and other consulting and professional services with security technology from an extensive ecosystem of product manufacturers. This allows Optiv to help clients address their full range of cyber risk and security needs in a customized and integrated fashion. 

For more information about Optiv, please visit the company’s new website at and follow Optiv on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook.

About Optiv Security
Created in 2015 from the merger of Accuvant and FishNet Security, Optiv is the largest holistic pure-play cyber security solutions provider in North America. We help clients plan, build and run successful cyber security programs that achieve business objectives through our depth and breadth of cyber security offerings, extensive capabilities and proven expertise in cyber security strategy, managed security services, incident response, risk and compliance, security consulting, training and support, integration and architecture services, and security technology. A Blackstone (NYSE: BX) portfolio company, we have served more than 12,000 clients of various sizes across multiple industries, offer an extensive geographic footprint, and have premium partnerships with more than 300 of the leading security technology manufacturers. 

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