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Integralis expands in the Middle East with strategic acquisition of ProtechT

United Arab Emirates: Monday, April 09 - 2007 @ 10:22

The final details of the acquisition were settled at an official signing at ProtechT’s offices in Dubai. The signing was attended by top officials from the Boards of both companies including from Integralis AG: Georg Maag, CEO, Roger Friederich, CFO and Graham Jones, COO; and from ProtechT FZ LLC: Antoine Chamieh, Partner and General Manager, Samir Debs, Partner and Ilias Moubarak, Chairman and Partner.

Commenting on the acquisition, Mr. Georg Magg, CEO of Integralis said:

“As Europe’s largest security solution provider, we have been looking for a strategic alliance that enables us to expand our presence in emerging markets such as the Gulf. This is in line with our strategy of strengthening our presence and increasing our profitability in one of the fastest growing markets in the world. With this acquisition, Integralis’ portfolio will be expanded by ProtechT’s extensive knowledge in identity management and its expertise in multi-modal biometric and smart cards.”

“Becoming part of the Integralis Group is a great opportunity for ProtechT. This will enable us, as the new Middle-Eastern operation of Integralis, to consolidate and boost our double digit growth and profitability rate”, commented Mr. Antoine Chamieh, General Manager of ProtechT. This move will allow us to address an increased number of high revenue projects and expand our market share through the introduction of new security services and solutions such as Managed Security Services”, added Mr. Chamieh. “We will have access to Integralis’ network of highly competent security consultants and engineers that will permit us to increase our production capabilities and expand our expertise.”

Based in Dubai Internet City, and operating across the Middle East, ProtechT (pronounced protect) is a profitable security solutions provider, specializing in identity management. The company maintains excellent relationships with vendors and distributors and has a prestigious customer base in the governmental and financial sectors both in Qatar and the UAE. ProtechT’s list of clients includes Qatar’s Ministry of Interior, Department of Health and Medical Service Dubai, Department of Naturalization and Residency Department Dubai, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Tamweel and Daman among others.

Operating through 15 offices worldwide with more than 400 employees, Integralis is recognized as a leading and trusted provider of Information Security solutions in the IT and e-commerce security market. Integralis is Europe’s largest security solution provider, delivering Information Security services to all industry sectors and governmental sites throughout the world. The company employs many of the leading technologists and highest skilled engineers in the industry. It offers its customers a full service portfolio spanning Information Security services such as security consultancy, security audits, risk management, security policies and managed security services. Integralis enables companies and organizations to conduct secure communication and e-commerce transactions over private and public computer networks. End users are provided with security solutions, security products, consulting, system integration, training and managed security services under the Integralis brand.

The acquisition is a mutually beneficial move for both companies that will result in significant growth and business opportunities, across the Middle East.

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