Effective March 31, Liaison Technologies, a global provider of cloud-based integration and data management services and solutions, has acquired nuBridges Inc., an IBM Advanced Partner and provider of enterprise data security, managed file transfer (MFT), B2B integration, and compliance management solutions.
Atlanta-based nuBridges provides technology solutions for extended enterprises that share sensitive data across applications, departments, and organizations while facing complex security and compliance mandates. Its data encryption, data tokenization, key management, file transfer, and electronic data interchange (EDI) solutions help customers get information from point A to point B safely and with proof of compliance. Liaison focuses on cloud-based B2B and enterprise application integration and data management. The combined company will now provide a secure way for businesses to reliably move large volumes of data.
The nuBridges acquisition continues Liaison's strategy to add to its cloud-based integration and data management offerings by gaining specific technologies and capabilities that meet the needs of its customers.
nuBridges has posted some FAQs about the acquisition on its website. Here are a few highlights:
Will nuBridges change its name?
A: Bob Renner, Liaison CEO: Yes. The name of the combined company is Liaison Technologies, Inc. The nuBridges brand may remain for a specific service or solution for a period of time or indefinitely.
What staff reductions are expected post-acquisition?
A: Renner: As with any acquisition, there were redundancies in the combined organization. Some nuBridges and some Liaison positions were consolidated and eliminated. The staffing changes were announced internally on March 31.
Will any nuBridges or Liaison products be discontinued?
A: Renner: Until further notice, all nuBridges services and products will continue to be supported as usual. Any sunsetting or discontinuation of nuBridges products or services is currently being evaluated and will be communicated at a later date.
What types of new product lines can be expected as a result of this acquisition?
A: Renner: Building on the combined staff's industry and technical expertise and the technologies of both companies, Liaison will bring new products and solutions to market that will help businesses move, transform and manage sensitive data securely, quickly and cost-effectively across systems and organizations on premise or in the cloud.
How will nuBridges customers be affected by this acquisition?
A: Paul Olson, Former nuBridges CEO & President and Member of the Liaison Board of Directors: nuBridges customers gain the resources and security of stability from the combined, larger company and loyal customer base, a larger R&D team and a larger customer support group. They also benefit from Liaison's cloud-based integration and data management services and future solutions that will build on both companies' expertise.
—Linda Harty, executive editor & availability/security/networking/connectivity editor