In August, Channel Futures named Integris the No. 1 fastest-growing MSP.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

October 18, 2022

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National MSP Integris has acquired Blue Jean Networks, a managed service provider, and Security7 Networks, an MSSP.

In August, Channel Futures named Integris the No. 1 fastest-growing MSP on our MSP 501 list. The Integris network now has offices in 10 states with nearly 500 employees. They offer enterprise IT services and round-the-clock security monitoring for the SMB market.

Integris didn’t say how much it’s paying for the two companies.

Rashaad Bajwa is Integris’ CEO.

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

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Integris’ Rashaad Bajwa

“The addition of Blue Jean Networks and Security7 expands Integris’ capabilities and emphasizes our commitment to clients who need the highest possible levels of security for their businesses,” he said.

New Skills, Offerings for Integris Clients

Both acquisitions signify an expansion in skill sets and offerings to Integris’ current and future clients, Bajwa said. With Blue Jean Networks, Integris gains new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) and managed cybersecurity experts.

Sunny Lowe is Blue Jean Networks’ founder and CEO.

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Blue Jean Networks’ Sunny Lowe

“Joining Integris adds the ability to serve remote clients effectively,” he said. “This is a win for our existing clients, as well as those around the country seeking help with CMMC. Integris is a fantastic company. And we can’t wait to see what this new partnership can bring to the CMMC community,” 

Security7 Networks brings new and expanded cybersecurity practices. It allows Integris to add more CISOs, vCISO services and capabilities to provide compliance and regulatory consulting for more clients.

Jay Smith is Security7 Networks‘ president of sales.

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Security7 Networks’ Jay Smith

“Integris’ company culture, focus on integrity and exceptional reputation fell perfectly in line with Security7 values,” he said. “Now that we’ve joined forces, we’ll be able to provide broader services and deeper security offerings for our clients with the backing of a large, fast-growing premium MSP.”

Early this year, Iconic IT and Integris merged, combining the company under the Integris name. The merger made it one of the largest MSPs dedicated to the SMB sector.

Integris has partnered with Frontenac, a Chicago-based private equity firm, to build a national MSP platform.

The Purple Guys Acquires Golden Tech

In other MSP acquisition news, Kian Capital-backed The Purple Guys has completed its acquisition of MSP Golden Tech. Combined with its acquisition of Accelerate earlier this year, The Purple Guys says it is in a better position to deliver IT support and services to the broader Indiana and Chicago-area regions.

Kevin Cook is CEO of The Purple Guys.

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The Purple Guys’ Kevin Cook

“We are thrilled to announce this highly strategic acquisition of Golden Tech, which is complementary to our existing offerings and supports our broader growth strategy,” he said. “We look forward to building on the company’s historical success and driving continued growth in the broader Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland markets.”

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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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