Staff work in a data center and server farm in Meyrin, Switzerland. A recent acquisition spotlights the need to provide support in data security compliance, particularly as companies transition more to the cloud. (Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Data security firm PKWARE has acquired Dataguise this week in a play to better protect sensitive customer information around the globe, and to stay in compliance with the increasingly fragmented privacy regulatory landscape.

PKWARE, based in Milwaukee, Wis., sells encryption, data discovery, key management and data security automation services to customers in the healthcare, financial services and banking sectors. They’ve also received at least $6.7 million in federal contracting revenue since 2005, according to data from GovTribe. Almost half of that amount came from the Defense Information Systems Agency, which manages and oversees the information and communication networks at the Department of Defense.

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