Network Utilities acquires Metropolitan Networks

Integrator Network Utilities has snapped up security managed services Metropolitan Networks, bringing a data centre and Network Operations Centre in the UK, and new offices and staff in the Middle East, Caribbean and West Africa. 

The financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

The combined company has over 400 enterprise and service provider clients including a number listed within the FTSE 100 along with household names in financial services, education, healthcare and manufacturing.

David Bundock, Network Utilities Chief Operating Officer, said: “We now have the depth and breadth of people, technologies and services to expand our customer footprint without sacrificing the values that have made us so successful.”
Ashok Thomas, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Metropolitan Networks, added. “Metropolitan Networks has grown rapidly. However, to keep on meeting the expectations of our clients while expanding the business proved challenging through organic growth alone. 

"This investment by Network Utilities and the merging of expert technical and sales teams into a new entity offers our existing clients more benefits.”
The new company hold top tier accreditations from key vendors including Juniper Networks, Pulse Secure and Fortinet as well as in-house CISSP experts and Security Clearance for its ongoing work with several UK governmental and security agencies. Network Utilities also holds ISO 9001 and 27001 certifications.
Paul Rowe, Sales Director, added: “At a time of uncertainty around the UK’s place in Europe, the deal also expands our footprint into new regions around the world such as the Middle East, the Americas and Africa where, although initially small, we have long established, international clients that offer us growth potential.

“Our enlarged size and new areas of the business such as training, private cloud and Cyber Essentials certifications also provide us with a more rounded portfolio that allows us to offer additional value added services that are beneficial to both existing and new customers.”

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