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San Francisco – April 21, 2015 – Accuvant and FishNet Security, which recently joined together to create the nation’s premier cyber security solutions provider, today announced plans to launch their new, combined corporate name and brand, and to begin conducting business as Optiv Security in summer 2015. This change will enable the company to complete its transformational growth merger and allow it to become the strategic primary source that helps organizations more effectively fight the cyber security battle. The announcement was made at RSA Conference 2015.
“I am extremely appreciative of all our employees for their extraordinary efforts thus far in expertly bringing two sizeable and successful companies together in such a short time frame,” said Dan Burns, chief executive officer for Accuvant and FishNet Security. “The Optiv name and brand launch, scheduled to take place this summer, will represent an important milestone in the evolution of our company. It will serve as the umbrella under which Accuvant and FishNet Security will formally become one, entirely cohesive, advanced and comprehensive cyber security solutions provider. I truly am looking forward to beginning to operate as Optiv later this year, and to building on our previous brands to make Optiv the most trusted partner in our space.”
“Optiv” (pronounced AHP-tihv) is a newly coined word derived from “active” and “operative,” alluding to intelligent collaboration. It evokes the idea of giving organizations a clear field of vision, helping them understand their options, and providing them with what they need to take action and to successfully execute.
“I’m excited about the name Optiv. It’s concise, descriptive and speaks to today’s security needs,” said Steve Perkins, chief marketing officer for Accuvant and FishNet Security. “We feel confident that Optiv and all that it stands for will result in an identity that is extremely meaningful to our clients, employees, partners and shareholders, and will stand the test of time.”
The company chose Optiv as its new name after an extensive selection and vetting process that included reviewing more than 1,200 possibilities; considering feedback from clients, employees across the organization, partners and shareholders; and conducting extensive linguistics screenings and legal searches.
Separately, Accuvant and FishNet Security also today announced that its worldwide headquarters will be located in Denver. The company’s Overland Park, Kans. location will continue to serve as its showcase facility with its state-of-the-art Executive Briefing Center and Security Operations Center (SOC). The company’s extensive geographic footprint includes more than 60 offices, SOCs and training centers, with nearly 1,500 employees located across the United States and Canada.
“Our Denver and Overland Park locations will each continue to serve as major operational centers for our business,” said Burns. “Our plan is to continue to expand our company’s presence in Colorado, Kansas, across the country, and ultimately around the world so that we can more effectively meet the largest organizations’ needs, both in North America and abroad.”
Clients working with Accuvant and FishNet Security will not experience changes to their service as a result of the headquarters announcement or impending name change. Contracts, invoices, statements of work and other materials will continue to be branded Accuvant and FishNet Security until the third quarter of this year. Accuvant and FishNet Security will provide clients and partners with more information regarding the brand change after the launch this summer.
About Accuvant and FishNet Security
Accuvant and FishNet Security recently merged to become one of North America’s leading information security services and solutions providers. We offer a full suite of services and solutions that enable businesses, governments and educational institutions to define their security strategies, identify and remediate threats and risks, select and deploy the right technology, and achieve operational readiness to protect their organizations from malicious attack. A Blackstone (NYSE: BX) portfolio company, we have served more than 10,000 clients of various sizes across multiple industries, offer an extensive geographic footprint with 60 office locations across the U.S. and Canada, and have premium partnerships with more than 250 of the leading security product manufacturers. For more information, please visit www.accuvant.com or www.fishnetsecurity.com.
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