Dorset software business expands with acquisition of IT security consultancy


A software company from Dorset supplemented its technical and consulting services with the acquisition of a provider of computer security solutions.

Christchurch-based Pro2col has announced an agreement with London-based consulting firm Advanced Cyber ​​Solutions (ACS), which specializes in secure and managed file transfers.

Independent IT company Pro2col, founded in 2004, provides a wide range of services to a variety of industries, with a global customer base including KPMG, the NHS, Prudential and TalkTalk.

Pro2col has confirmed that as part of the deal, ACS Director Chris Payne will join the company as CTO.

The company said Mr. Payne’s appointment would help it evolve into a larger data integration consultancy and support its continued growth.

Pro2col added that the combined customer base of the two companies will benefit from a “wider range of knowledge and expertise” gained in a greater number of industries and regions.

Pro2col Founder and CEO James Lewis said: “I have been in contact with Chris Payne at ACS for many years and have been truly impressed with the growth and reputation he has built for himself.

“His expertise in the area of ​​managed file transfer, coupled with his broader knowledge of information security products, is the perfect fit. I am delighted that Chris is joining the team as CTO for this very exciting time with the company.

“We look forward to getting to know our customers and meeting their needs together. “

Mr. Payne added that he was “excited” to integrate ACS and its customers into the Pro2col group, which he said had “renowned and exemplary technical expertise”.

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