»Capita Plc has acquired IT network services provider Update Infrastructure Ltd for a cash consideration of £80 million on a cash free, debt free basis. The companies have worked together on local authorities in Scotland since October 2011, and have recently worked on a framework for delivering a single public services network for use by all public service organisations within the country.
»Clearswift has appointed Ciaran Rafferty as its worldwide senior vice president of sales. Rafferty has previously held positions at Proofpoint, Sophos, HP and SAP.
»Richard Vines has become the new channel manager for the UK and Ireland at LogRythm. Prior to his appointment, Vines worked as senior channel development manager at Citrix and also held senior roles at encryption specialist IronKey as well as CA Technologies.
»FireEye has opened up a research and development centre in Dresden, Germany. The centre will initially host fifteen researchers and will see the firm's European R&D team work with local universities to test FireEye endpoint threat defence technology and research threat intelligence. The company already has R&D centres in Singapore and Bangalore (India).
»ValidSoft, a global provider of advanced telecommunications-based fraud prevention, authentication and transaction verification systems, has announced Adrian Kelly as its new chief product officer.
»Enterprise mobility management vendor Good Technology completed the acquisition of BoxTone, a company which specialises in helping IT departments to identify and solve mobile service issues. The deal was first announced in February and is the latest in a long-line of recent MDM acquisitions – Citrix bought Zenprise, VMware acquired AirWatch and Fiberlink became part of IBM
»ICT and security consultancy Auriga Consulting has appointed Darren Hodder as associate consultant and fraud expert. Hodder is a board member for The Centre for Strategic Cyberspace + Security Science (CSCSS), and is a regular speaker and contributor at a number of industry events, including the Data Risk Management in Financial Services Summit and Cyber Intelligence Europe.
»Sword Active Risk, a supplier of specialist risk management software and services, has appointed John Frain as its new head of global support. Frain was previously business analyst at the company.
»Information security and risk management consultancy NTT Com Security (formerly Integralis) has acquired Germany-based IT security company BDG GmbH & Co. KG for an undisclosed sum. BDG employees will be ‘seamlessly integrated' into NTT Com Security's DACH organisation, which is headquartered in Ismaning, Germany. BDG's executive partners, Helmut Honermann and Karl-Heinz Jaeger, will hold managerial positions at NTT Com Security, while BDG founder John von Simson remains with the company in an advisory capacity.
»Intel-owned McAfee (soon to change name to Intel Security) is to start supplying security solutions to Siemens Industry Sector, to help industrial companies bolster their security measures. The strategic partnership is designed to complement Siemens' service offerings by leveraging security solutions such as next generation firewall and global threat intelligence as part of its Managed Security Service as well as offering professional services. McAfee says that these offerings will provide better visibility and control at the factory level while reducing the risk of IP theft, said McAfee