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Singtel Acquires MSSP Trustwave For $850 MillionSingtel Acquires MSSP Trustwave For $850 Million

Singapore Telecommunications Limited today announced it will acquire Chicago-based managed security service provider Trustwave for $810 million. Here's everything you need to know.

Dan Kobialka

April 8, 2015

2 Min Read
Singtel CEO Chua Sock Koong
Singtel CEO Chua Sock Koong.

Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel) today announced it will acquire Chicago-based managed security service provider (MSSP) Trustwave for $810 million. Trustwave will operate as a standalone business unit of Singtel after the transaction is finalized.

“Our extensive customer reach and strong suite of ICT services, together with Trustwave’s deep cybersecurity capabilities, will create a powerful combination and allow Singtel to capture global opportunities in the cybersecurity space,” Singtel CEO Chua Sock Koong said in a prepared statement.

Trustwave will provide Singtel with:

  • More than 3 million business subscribers in 96 countries.

  • More than 1,200 security-focused employees located in 26 countries.

  • Five global security operations centers (SOCs) located in Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis, Manila and Warsaw.

  • Trustwave SpiderLabs ethical hacking and threat research team.

  • Security technologies and intellectual property with more than 56 patents either granted or pending.

  • The cloud-based TrustKeeper portal, which is used to deliver Trustwave security and compliance services worldwide.

Singtel supports more than 500 million mobile customers worldwide, and the Trustwave acquisition could help this Asian communications company capitalize on a rapidly expanding managed security services market as well.

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MarketsandMarkets has predicted that the managed security services market is expected to grow from $14.32 billion in 2014 to $31.86 billion in 2019, which represents a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.3 percent.

Also, Trustwave’s “2015 Security Pressures Report” showed that 78 percent of information security professionals said they are likely or plan to partner with an MSSP this year to protect their organizations.

What are your thoughts on Singtel’s acquisition of Trustwave? Share your thoughts about this story in the Comments section below, via Twitter @dkobialka or email me at [email protected].

About the Author(s)

Dan Kobialka

Contributing writer, Penton Technology

Dan Kobialka is a contributing writer for MSPmentor and Talkin' Cloud. In the past, he has produced content for numerous print and online publications, including the Boston Business Journal, Boston Herald and Patch.com. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State College (now Bridgewater State University). In his free time, Kobialka enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football (Go Patriots!).  

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