Rockwell Automation to acquire Avnet

Issue 1 2020 News

Rockwell Automation announced it has signed an agreement to acquire privately held Avnet Data Security, an Israeli-based cybersecurity provider with over 20 years’ experience providing cybersecurity services. Avnet offers a full set of IT/OT cyber services and solutions ranging from assessments, penetration testing, network and security solutions, and training to converged IT/OT managed services. The acquisition will enhance Rockwell Automation’s ability to deliver IT/OT cybersecurity services globally.

“Avnet’s combination of service delivery, training, research, and managed services will enable us to service a much larger set of customers globally while also continuing to accelerate our portfolio development in this rapidly developing market,” said Michelle Junius, marketing communications specialist, sub-Saharan Africa & Mining EMEA at Rockwell Automation.

Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing parts of Rockwell Automation’s services business. As the manufacturing industry has evolved and become more connected than ever before, legacy physical security strategies are no longer enough to protect production operations. To help customers develop, maintain, and evolve proactive cybersecurity strategies, Rockwell Automation provides a comprehensive set of services and solutions. The extensive knowledge and experience of the Avnet team will support Rockwell Automation’s strategic objective to achieve double-digit growth in information solutions and connected services by expanding IT/OT cyber and network expertise globally.

The transaction is expected to close in early 2020 subject to customary approvals and conditions, and it is not expected to have a material impact on Rockwell Automation’s 2020 financial results.


Credit(s)




Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page



Further reading:

Online fleet management system
Issue 1 2020 , News
Fleet Domain’s online Fleet Management Information System is reducing operating costs and improving safety for South African logistics firms.

Read more...
Digital insurance bundle for assets and devices
Issue 1 2020 , News
My CyberCare is a specialist provider of personal, and SMME online cyber insurance, cyber detection and cyber monitoring solutions for both local and global consumption.

Read more...
IDEMIA to supply Morocco’s national electronic ID cards
Issue 1 2020, IDEMIA , News
IDEMIA will supply Morocco with national electronic ID cards and introduce a secured digital identity online services platform.

Read more...
Do we really want simplicity?
Issue 1 2020, Technews Publishing , News
Everything today has to be simple, easy and fast. Even access to your bank account has to fit these adjectives and banks spend significant time and money trying to ensure their web and mobile interfaces ...

Read more...
Longse Distribution to become LD Africa
Issue 1 2020, LD Africa , News
Brendon Whelan, sales manager for Longse Distribution, announced that the company officially changed its name to LD Africa as of 20 January 2020.

Read more...
Three expos in one
Issue 1 2020 , News
Looking ahead to 2020 Vision: combined Securex South Africa, A-OSH EXPO and Facilities Management Expo 2020 promises to be even bigger and better.

Read more...
Security events you can’t miss in 2020
Issue 1 2020, Technews Publishing , News
Hi-Tech Security Solutions will host a number of focused events in 2020 to highlight the latest in security technology and the operational benefits they deliver.

Read more...
David Shapiro to chair ESDA
Issue 1 2020, ESDA (Electronic Security Distributors Association , News
The Electronic Security Distributors’ Association (ESDA), established in 1989, has elected David Shapiro as its chairperson for 2020.

Read more...
Dimension Data debuts fifth business
Issue 1 2020 , News
Dimension Data has launched its fifth business in the MEA region, Dimension Data Security, aimed at helping organisations in the region address the challenges of today’s rapidly evolving threat landscape.

Read more...
Giles Calenborne takes the helm at Impro Technologies
Issue 1 2020, Impro Technologies , News
Impro Technologies has welcomed a new managing director, Giles Calenborne, to the fold with the goal of unlocking the existing networks and building new opportunities.

Read more...