Overland Park, KS-based DataLocker, a leading encryption solutions provider, announced it has acquired BlockMaster AB, a USB security solutions provider headquartered in Sweden. The addition of BlockMaster represents a significant step forward in DataLocker's strategic initiative to expand its DataLocker Encryption Management Platform, which enables clients to track the location and use of sensitive data and intellectual property around the globe.
BlockMaster is well known for its USB security solutions, including the centralized USB management software, SafeConsole, which offers organizations the ability to remotely manage Kingston, DataLocker, Cardwave, CMS and CTWO brand encrypted USB drives by resetting passwords, configuring passwored policy and activating audit for compliance procedures. The comopany serves over 1,000 enterprise customers in over 30 countries, and holds several jmajor patents in encryption, file handling, data leak prevention and antivirus technology.
BlockMaster Board Chairman and Chief Security Officer Anders Kjellander will remain with the firm to assist in the transition and lead DataLocker's secure flash product division.
"As a founder of BlockMaster, I see great opportunities in joining forces with DataLocker. The combination is a great fit," said Kjellander. "We are happy to bring continued and strengthened sales and tech support to our existing customers, channel and technology partners."
Founded in 2007, DataLocker is a rapidly growing international data security company with offices in the U.S., U.K. and South Korea. The company specializes in encryption sonlutions which secure computer systems, media, external storage and cloud storage services for governments, military and enterprises around the world.
"Our mission has always been to provide encryption solutions that are 'simply secure.' We are onfident that our acquisition of blockMaster will support our mission by adding proven technology as well as a new revenue stream," said DataLocker CEO Jay W. Kim. "We will offer continued support for blockMaster's existing solutions while we continue our rollout of DataLocker EMP, our state-of-the-art endpoint encryption management platform."
Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.