ISSQUARED Acquires Starnet Data Design
May 29th, 2018
Newbury Park, California-headquartered ISSQUARED®, Inc. Acquires Starnet Data Design, Inc., and Expands Networking, Security and Services offerings
With the Acquisition of Westlake Village California-based Starnet, ISSQUARED expands its product and service offerings, also expanding the customer focus from Enterprise to small and mid-sized businesses.
LOS ANGELES, May 29, 2018 – Leading Enterprise Information Systems Value-Added Solution Provider, ISSQUARED®, Inc., headquartered in Thousand Oaks, California, today acquired Starnet Data Design, Inc., a Westlake Village, California-headquartered, Value Added Reseller (VAR) and solution provider for IT Networking, Security Solutions, and IT Services. This is ISSQUARED®’s first acquisition since being founded in 2010.
ISSQUARED® is focused on addressing the Information Security and Cloud Infrastructure requirements of Global Enterprises. By providing Professional Services, Managed Services, Cloud Services, and Software Solutions, to a myriad of industries including Biotech, Pharmaceuticals, Medical Diagnostics, Higher Education, Financial Services/Banking, and Construction, ISSQUARED® has established itself as a leading technology services provider to large enterprises. With this acquisition ISSQUARED® will be able to expand its customer focus from Enterprises to small and mid-sized businesses, and offer Starnet’s expertise in networking, security, perimeter defense, and hardware/software resales, leveraging several key industry vendor partnerships, and hence be able to provide an end-to-end solution for its customers.
Starnet will be introducing hundreds of customers to the ISSQUARED® brand, along with a host of new services. “We are excited to be welcoming the employees, and their customer relationships, nurtured by Starnet over more than thirty years, to the ISSQUARED® family,” said Bala Ramaiah, Chief Executive Officer of ISSQUARED®. “Our top priority is to ensure that Starnet’s customers can quickly leverage the capabilities and software offerings that ISSQUARED®’s customers enjoy today. We launched our ORSUS™ software suite late last year that will deliver significant value to Starnet’s customers: ORSUS™ modules include Organization Management, Workforce Management, Portfolio Management, Asset Management, Sourcing Management, Identity & Access Management, and Compliance Management.
“The entire Starnet team is excited to be joining the ISSQUARED® global family,” said Steve Marks, CEO of Starnet. “Our California and Arizona-based customers will greatly benefit from ISSQUARED®’s offerings including 24x7 managed services, cloud infrastructure, Microsoft-related expertise, and Cyber Security expertise. Furthermore, ISSQUARED®’s customers will now be able to leverage Starnet’s experiences, relationships and partnerships that we have formed and nurtured to support our customers in the small and medium-sized business segments over the last 30 years in the networking equipment, services, and security space.”
The combined organization will continue to be headquartered in the Greater Los Angeles area of California.
ISSQUARED® is a leading Value Added Solutions Provider, with an established presence delivering multi-million dollar Cyber Security, Cloud Infrastructure, and Managed Services to Fortune 500 companies. Our very company name underscores our belief in our core competencies of IT Security(IS), strengthened by Infrastructure Solutions(IS), to forge the greatest value our clientele (IS^2), cleverly represented as ISSQUARED®. ISSQUARED® is headquartered in the Greater Los Angeles area, with prominent clients supported through our 16 global office locations. For more information, please visit www.issquaredinc.com.
About Starnet Data Design, Inc.
Starnet offers a broad range of technology products and solutions for mid-market enterprises throughout the Southwest United States. Starnet has over thirty years of experience working with customers seeking to leverage the benefits of these solutions to help their enterprises operate effectively and more efficiently. Starnet is known for its strong partnerships with industry leading network technology vendors, as well as for its broad array of value-added services including network consulting, network assessment and design, solution deployment, and ongoing IT support services.