SecureData yesterday announced the acquisition of application delivery and security company Quadrant Networks.

"The deal is the first bolt-on acquisition for SecureData since August Equity backed the company's management buyout in July 2012 -- SecureData was previously the European arm of a South African IT company," Unquote.com reports. "The deal was valued at less than £25m."

"Quadrant has a number of e-commerce and corporate clients -- including EasyJet and TK Maxx -- and adds expertise around application delivery, datacentre security and denial of service attacks to SecureData’s own line-up of services, which is focused on perimeter and content security, SIEM, intrusion detection, remote access and wireless," writes MicroScope's Alex Scroxton.

"The acquisition will enable SecureData to improve its knowledge in the application delivery space and will provide Quadrant's customers with access to its managed and cloud security products and services," writes SC Magazine's Carolyn Hunter.

"The combined strengths of SecureData and Quadrant Networks will enable us to offer a wider range of technologies to support our customers’ businesses," Quadrant Networks sales director Peter Ledger said in a statement. "We both pride ourselves on providing an honest and consultative approach to the way we do business; these cultural similarities have given us the added confidence that this acquisition will be the start of great things."