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HelpSystems Gains Security Awareness Training via Terranova Security AcquisitionHelpSystems Gains Security Awareness Training via Terranova Security Acquisition

This is the latest of several HelpSystems acquisitions.

Edward Gately

April 8, 2022

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HelpSystems has acquired Terranova Security, a provider of phishing simulation and security awareness training.

Terranova Security helps users spot email phishing attempts and other cyberattacks through education and simulation. It’s available in more than 40 languages.

The company extends HelpSystems’ overall security suite with a security awareness training solution.

This acquisition follows HelpSystems’ recent acquisitions of Tripwire for file integrity monitoring and Alert Logic for managed detection and response (MDR).

Terranova isn’t disclosing financial details of this latest acquisition.

Security Awareness Training Critical to Organizations

Kate Bolseth is HelpSystems‘ CEO.

HelpSystems' Kate Bolseth

HelpSystems’ Kate Bolseth

“Organizations in every vertical are learning that developing a cyber-aware culture is one of the best ways to prevent attacks and the downstream damage they can cause,” she said. “Terranova Security’s global reach and gamification techniques truly set them apart. Additionally, their record in training users to fend off attacks is exceptional. And we believe their knowledge and capabilities will enable our customers to excel in this as well. They are a welcome addition to the HelpSystems family.”

Lise Lapointe is Terranova Security’s CEO.

Keep up with the latest channel-impacting mergers and acquisitions in our M&A roundup.

“Addressing the impact of the human element in cyber defense is where Terranova Security shines, and we’re proud to be the security awareness partner of choice for millions of users globally,” she said. “HelpSystems’ strategy, culture and product direction are in lockstep with our vision, making this an exemplary fit. Our team is eager work with HelpSystems’ related security businesses to combine our expertise and help customers continue to grow their skills and meet industry mandates.”

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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