Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. has announced the asset acquisition of VioPoint, Inc., an Auburn Hills, Michigan-based company specializing in intelligent cybersecurity. VioPoint’s team of cybersecurity experts will become part of All Covered, the IT Services division of Konica Minolta.
The VioPoint team are leading experts in cybersecurity, using a process-based approach to consulting, helping its nationwide roster of clients deliver measurable improvements and accelerate their security program performance, according to a Konica Minolta press release. The company has expertise in many areas of cybersecurity, including vulnerability management, Active Defense security monitoring, risk assessment, and compliance. It also provides services around industry-leading technologies and applies best practices to monitoring clients’ environments to improve their offensive security tactics.
“VioPoint has a strong reputation in the industry and we are excited to have their team and clients join the Konica Minolta family,” said Todd Croteau, president, All Covered. “IT security is currently the top concern of businesses across the country, and our expanded IT security practice will be perfectly positioned to help our clients defend against attacks and build a strong and safe IT base for their operations.”
Mark Murphy, president and CEO of VioPoint, shared his enthusiasm as well. “In joining Konica Minolta, we will be opening up new opportunities for our team and new services for our clients. We have great alignment in our company culture with Konica Minolta, with a strong focus on client satisfaction and service excellence.”
Talk about timely. Cybersecurity represents one of the greatest threats of our times and that’s not hyperbole. It’s no wonder that companies in our industry like Konica Minolta with this announcement and Canon as they did at their recent One Canon event as well as others are bolstering their expertise and offerings in this segment. What we’re seeing now is just the tip of the iceberg as cybersecurity becomes one of the most significant offerings (I almost wrote value add, but it won’t be, it will be an essential offering.), that an OEM and a dealer can provide customers in an era where cyber threats have become commonplace.
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