With the announcement, PDI expands its global scope and enters cloud security and software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) space, establishing a new business line called PDI Security Solutions.

FREMONT, CA: Professional Datasolutions, Inc. (PDI), a global supplier of leading software solutions to the convenience retail and petroleum wholesale solutions, announced the acquisition of Cybera Inc. and ControlScan Managed Security Services (MSS), both of which are leading providers of managed security solutions to protect customers from cybersecurity threats. The acquisition complements PDI’s current industry-focused cloud product strategy, giving customers a wholly controlled, cloud-based network protection solution.

“Security is becoming increasingly important in our industry as many businesses embrace their own digital transformation and deploy more in-store applications and edge devices,” said Jimmy Frangis, CEO, PDI. We are excited to add these industry-leading solutions from Cybera and ControlScan MSS to our portfolio. We look forward to welcoming their teams, and together we can serve our customer’s needs now and in the future.”

In addition to an increasing network of mission-critical applications, this industry has seen a spike in IoT data from the proliferation of edge devices like POS systems, tank gauges, payments, digital displays, and self-service kiosks that capture data and serve as a potential threat vector for potential cyber-attacks. Securing these networks and devices, mostly where dispersed businesses have limited IT personnel, is crucial to maintaining customer trust and loyalty to the products and locations they operate.

“Combining our innovative solutions, teams and expertise with PDIs proven offerings and commitment to delivering great customer service is a natural fit. Were excited to be a part of PDI,” said Andrew Lev, CEO, Cybera.

With the announcement, PDI expands its global scope and enters cloud security and software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) space, establishing a new business line called PDI Security Solutions. PDI will provide convenience retailers, quick-service restaurants (QSRs), and other multi-site operators with proven technology and expertise to protect their data, systems, applications, and customer experience. Cybera and ControlScan MSS have contributed years building up their domain knowledge and will collaborate to put together:

· Leading, purpose-built security solutions, and controlled security services to help customers protect their company and user experience;

· Extensive experience representing a broad range of clients, from multinational businesses to small business operators.

· The unified aim of simplifying the difficulty of handling, tracking, and defending distributed organizations from cyber threats.

“We look forward to joining PDI and delivering best-in-class managed security services to businesses around the world. As a unified team, we will protect and defend our customers against today’s most significant cybersecurity threats,” said Mark Carl, CEO, ControlScan.