Optiv claims it looked into acquiring SecureLink and SecureData before they were snapped up by Orange Business Services

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Optiv claims it looked into acquiring SecureLink and SecureData before they were snapped up by Orange Business Services

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Optiv has revealed it was at the negotiating table considering an offer to acquire the UK's biggest MSSP, SecureData, and Europe's biggest, SecureLink - both of which were instead snapped up this year by Orange Business Services. Speaking to CPI, Optiv's CMO Peter Evans (pictured) said Optiv had looked into acquiring both European MSSPs, but was ultimately outbid by French firm Orange Business Services. "Yes, we did look at both of those companies," Evans (pictured) told CPI. "We were highly...

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