Two Melbourne-based cyber security software companies, 6clicks and TrustyGate, are set to merge their business operations.
Under the deal, 6clicks will acquire TrustyGate’s assets, people and customer contracts, with the TrustyGate brand coming under the 6clicks umbrella.
As a result, TrustyGate CEO Andrew Robinson will lead 6clicks’ cyber security division. Robinson founded TrustyGate last year with the aim to help companies manage their information assets, assess and treat risks, policy guidance and manage security performance.
The combined outfit will provide a unified cybersecurity management and risk assessment platform for businesses and service providers.
“The integration of the TrustyGate technology platform and their highly experienced team build on the ability to deliver the market a single integrated offering for risk assessment, compliance mapping, remediation capability and a comprehensive information management system,” 6clicks CEO Anthony Stevens, said.
“As risk assessment and compliance becomes an integral component of every company, and with a range of high-profile customers, the acquisition of TrustyGate supports the 6clicks strategy to become the preeminent SaaS platform for risk assessment, risk management and real-time, continuous compliance.”
Robinson added the acquisition provides a major growth opportunity for the merged businesses through an expanded product offering for customers across enterprise and government entities, as well as its service providers.
In September, 6clicks developed a white-label version of its platform exclusively for service providers, with which they can embed the company's services into a customer’s risk management and compliance processes.
The platform can be configured to suit any company branding and supports real-time collaboration.