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Cybersecurity specialist makes German acquisition


Distology has expanded its presence in Europe, with the acquisition of Berlin-based software firm, Squareball.

It comes following investment from NorthEdge Capital in 2021, which also enabled the Stockport cybersecurity firm to open an office in the Netherlands.

“When we started our acquisition journey, we were recommended Squareball by one of our vendors and as soon as I met with Martyn, CEO and founder, his passion for the business was clear,” explained Hayley Roberts, Distology’s CEO.

“The acquisition is a big step for both businesses and I truly believe this collaboration will enable us to provide additional high-quality services for our partners and their customers across Europe. It’ll also help us to expand our reach and support even more organisations to protect their digital estates from the growing threat of cyber-attacks through a deep understanding of product engineering, while educating organisations on the part identity and access management plays at the core of zero trust architecture”.

Squareball specialises in software engineering, product design, solution and identity access management consultancy and Distology added that it would be supporting the firm in its long-term vision in product and identity engineering.

“We’re really excited to see the impact the amalgamation of skills and expertise has across both teams and what that will bring to our business, our vendors and our channel partners. We look forward to welcoming the Squareball team into the Distology family,” continued Roberts.

Squareball began a consultancy 5 years ago, bringing together UX and engineering to offer organisations dedicated teams who design, build and launch digital products.

“Since starting Squareball in 2017, we’ve been able to establish our position in the market as experts in software engineering with emphasis on identity and access management. Now is the perfect time for us to join forces with Distology, a reputable channel-focused cybersecurity specialist and distributor who has an extensive, yet hand-picked roster of partners, to double down on delivery and grow. We’re excited to be able to join a well-known, passionate and highly skilled team to grow our business and broaden visibility, and also amplify the skills we have here in Berlin,” added Martyn Roberts, CEO and founder of Squareball.

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