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Prosource Enhances Internet Security Capabilities with Acquisition of ACT

4 Mar, 2015

February 20, 2015 – CINCINNATI, OH – Today, Prosource, the region’s leader in office technology and business solutions, announced the acquisition of Alternative Computer Technology (ACT), an internet security company based in West Chester, Ohio that markets and supports internet security products to small and medium sized businesses. With 43% of companies experiencing a data breach in 2014 (Ponemon Institues LLC, 2014), the need for internet security solutions that defend businesses from cyber-attacks is increasing. ACT’s internet security expertise and best-in-class products will join Prosource’s established Technology Solutions portfolio, enhancing internet security solutions offered to clients across the Midwest.

“This an innovative and strategic acquisition that aligns with our company goals and builds upon our commitment to provide industry-leading products and solutions to our customers,” Prosource President & CEO Brad Cates said. “There has been an increased emphasis on internet security due to recent data breaches at major corporations. This acquisition enhances our technology portfolio with powerful, proven solutions and helps us better protect our customers from these risks.”

“Managing our customer’s computer and network security has always been an integral part of our managed services offerings,” Vice President of Operations for Prosource Technologies Jeff Loeb said. “With increasing frequency of data breaches and security risks, managing network security has never been more important. ACT has nearly 25 years of experience focused on data protection and security. The expertise and products that ACT brings to Prosource will provide us with the resources necessary to ensure we have the best solutions to protect our customer’s data.”
Founded in January of 1992 by Tom Farrell and Kevin Gensheimer, ACT began as an IT and Anti-Virus protection supplier to small and medium sized businesses. Today, ACT has evolved to providing comprehensive data security products and solutions using state-of-the-art hardware and software. The acquisition of ACT enhances Prosource’s mission of providing a comprehensive portfolio of technology-driven products and services to simplify office processes, reduce costs, and maximize productivity. Prosource will benefit from ACT’s core competencies including:

• Virus, Spyware, Malware, and Ransomware Protection
• Email and Web Filtering
• Data Encryption 1
• Data Backup and Email Archiving

The internet security products and solutions added through the acquisition will allow Prosource to further improve upon their already established portfolio of managed information technology (IT) products and services.

About Prosource: Prosource® is one of the fastest growing office technology companies in the tri-state, serving over 5,000 customers. Employing more than 180 people, Prosource has Ohio offices in Cincinnati, West Chester, and Dayton and Kentucky offices in Lexington and Louisville. Prosource is a total office solution provider, offering industry-leading technology solutions to help customers become more efficient, productive, and competitive in their business. Our scope of services include an extensive portfolio of Office Equipment, Document Automation and Technology Solutions for businesses large and small. Visit http://www.totalprosource.com

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