SecureWorks has announced the acquisition of the managed security services and consulting organisation dns.

The global security services providers has expanded its global operations and service offerings to include a UK-based security operations centre, offices in London and Edinburgh, an identity and access management practice and additional sales and management staff dedicated to growing revenues in the UK and Europe.

Mike Cote, chairman and CEO of SecureWorks, said: “This is a positive move for both SecureWorks and dns and our combined client base. Both SecureWorks and dns focus exclusively on information security and are committed to delivering excellent client service while looking after the welfare of our employees.

“We believe in maintaining long-term relationships with our clients and working side by side as their security partner. With such similar values and business objectives, I believe we have chosen the perfect company to acquire as we continue our global expansion.”

Graeme Cox, managing director and founder of dns, said: “Being a part of SecureWorks will greatly benefit our clients and our business. By combining our local expertise and security consulting talent with SecureWorks' managed security services, consulting and threat intelligence, we can greatly expand the depth and breadth of services we currently offer our clients.

“Our clients now have access to a full portfolio of service offerings that provide superior threat protection, improved regulatory compliance and increased return on security investments. Plus, our clients can be assured that they will receive the very best in client service as this is a top priority for both SecureWorks and dns. I feel confident that this will be a very rewarding combination.”