Steve O’Keefe, CEO, and John Birch, COO, founders of Virtual Service Operations and Joseph Goyette, CEO of Blue Mantle Technology announced today the completion of VSO’s acquisition of a material interest in Blue Mantle Technology.  Blue Mantle will operate as a subsidiary of VSO, continuing to focus on its core strengths of Cybersecurity and Information Assurance.  VSO will bring Blue Mantle’s deep experience and sterling reputation in security to bear as an asset for its customers.  “We could not be more pleased to have Blue Mantle joining the VSO team.  They share our first principles and we look forward to incorporating their offerings into our portfolio,” said Steve O’Keefe, CEO of VSO.  Blue Mantle and VSO will collaborate in the commercial and public sector, particularly the US Defense and Intelligence markets, to deliver end-to-end, highly secure solutions based in the cloud. “This engagement culminates in a partnership that strategically positions us to provide our clients specialized service tailored to their distinct yet diverse needs”, said Joseph Goyette.

Many customers who have experienced the transformative benefits of cloud-based workloads know that a systematic IT security regime is vital to their long-term success.  The headlines regularly report on security breaches at companies and organizations large and small, costing them millions and potentially billions of dollars in penalties.  VSO’s partnership with Blue Mantle provides a robust partner to manage customer cloud security 24×7. “Bringing Blue Mantle’s deep security focus to bear on our offerings, especially FoGLifterTM and our managed services, expands the depth and breadth of our engagements with companies like Kaiser Permanente that are very security conscious,” said John Birch, COO of VSO.  

Nicole Weaver, CIO, Kennedy Center, said, “Security is a constant worry, especially as we modernize and optimize our environments.  Having a trusted expert, knowledgeable in the rapidly changing landscape of threats and protective tools, but who also understands the organization’s business and strategy, is critical to success.”

Blue Mantle is a trusted security provider to the US Department of Defense.  The Federal government’s Cloud Smart strategy, which was released as the successor to its Cloud First initiative, puts particular focus on security when moving to and expanding in the cloud: “Serious consideration and investment should be dedicated to the three key pillars of successful cloud adoption: security, procurement, and workforce.” VSO, as a strategic partner of the major cloud providers, has migrated and managed some of the highest profile and essential workloads for government agencies including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, US Tax Court, and the Federal Election Commission. The combination of VSO and Blue Mantle means more success for government agencies on their cloud journey.

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