Lumenate Acquires ANI Direct, a computer consulting firm
Top Technical Consulting Firm adds Security Practice to its Growing Portfolio
DALLAS - January 19, 2012 - Today Lumenate has completed the acquisition of Texas-based network security solutions firm, ANI Direct. Lumenate has built a strong reputation in the Information Technology (IT) industry by delivering high-value enterprise solutions focused around core practices that include Storage, Server Virtualization, and Networks. The acquisition of ANI Direct complements the solution portfolio of Lumenate and provides the ability to solve the increasingly complex security needs of its clients and prospects.
“As we have talked with current and prospective clients, security concerns have become increasingly more prevalent. The increasing threats facing our current and prospective clients are evolving viruses, hacking for profit, and the potential loss of confidential corporate data from misuse or theft. This growth in network access driven by the proliferation of the mobile environment has heightened the already existing concerns within the corporate IT infrastructure about data in flight and data at rest. ANI Direct gives us the capabilities needed to address our clients end to end security needs by adding a Security Practice to our existing Lumenate Practice Portfolio,” said Lumenate President, Reagan Dixon.
Recent surveys indicate that nearly 90 percent of respondents have had some sort of data breach in the past twelve months. Of that group, over 60 percent have suffered multiple breaches within that time frame. Industry analysts reported over three billion malware attacks in 2010 - a nearly 90 percent increase over the previous year. Remediating a breach can cost tens of millions of dollars whereas prevention is relatively inexpensive and gives clients peace of mind.
Lumenate is a Technical Consulting Firm focused on enabling the Virtualized Enterprise with Disciplines in Storage, Virtualized Server, Networks and End to End Security. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Lumenate services Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas, as well as multiple national and international clients. For more information about Lumenate visit www.lumenate.com.