CDW acquires cybersecurity provider Focal Point Data Risk

CDW has announced the acquisition of Focal Point, a provider of cybersecurity services, to help customers stay safe through their digital journeys

CDW Corporation, a multi-brand technology services, and solutions provider to business, government, education, and healthcare customers in the US, UK, and Canada, announced today that it has acquired Focal Point Data Risk, a leading provider of cybersecurity services with customers across a diverse set of industries.

“Helping our customers leverage technology to protect their most critical data is core to our mission,” said Christine A. Leahy, president and chief executive officer, CDW. “Adding Focal Point’s array of security consulting, customer workforce skills development and professional services capabilities expands CDW’s services portfolio and enhances our ability to address risks posed by malicious cyber threats and cyber workforce shortages, while helping customers successfully navigate shifting data protection laws.”

 

Mitigating risk and helping customers

 

Focal Point is a US-based cybersecurity services firm working with key security technology providers to address customer priorities – including those in the most highly regulated and complex industries such as government, financial services and healthcare. 

“For our customers and coworkers, joining CDW creates a meaningful opportunity to build a world that is secure by design and protected by default,” said Brian Marlier, chief executive officer, Focal Point. “More than ever, our customers need us to mitigate risk as they progress their digital journey. Focal Point and CDW are well-aligned with shared values and a reputation for exceeding customer expectations.”

A Fortune 500 company and member of the S&P 500 Index, CDW was founded in 1984 and employs over 10,000 coworkers. One of their top focus areas is security, and this acquisition will expand their ability to support the full technology lifecycle for their customers.

“With the Focal Point team joining forces with CDW, our intent is clear – to deliver the industry’s best customer experience as we use our unparalleled expertise to protect our customers today and in the future,” said Andy Eccles, senior vice president, Integrated Technology Solutions, CDW. “As we focus increasingly on a cloud-first approach with our customers, it’s essential that we deliver identity management and data protection services which support the full technology lifecycle.”

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