- Zetes, a pan-European systems integrator, has completed the acquisition of Peak Europe from Peak Technologies. Zetes has subsidiaries in ten countries and offers value-added solutions in the automatic identification industry. It has acquired PEAK Europe's four operating companies, which had an annual turnover of EUR42 million (£28 million) in 2005. www.peak2zetes.com
- Stonesoft has signed an OEM agreement with PortWise. Stonesoft will use the PortWise Secure Access Platform as their SSL VPN technology. Ilkka Hiidenheimo, CEO and founder of Stonesoft (pictured), said: "This deal will help us fulfil our customers' and partners' needs in rapidly changing business environments."
- Akamai Technologies is to acquire Netli in a merger transaction. Netli is a global service provider for accelerating applications over the internet. The acquisition, which is expected to close later in the year, will strengthen Akamai's position in the application acceleration sector.
- Sendmail has entered into a partnership with enterprise security company Voltage Security. The deal will allow Sendmail to integrate Voltage's SecureMail technology into its high-performance software and appliance policy engines within the Trusted Unified Messaging Platform (TrUMP).
- The £3.3 million acquisition of TSSI by an investment team has been completed three years ahead of schedule. The group of shareholders, led by executive chairman Danny Chapchal and non-executive director Lord Young of Graffham, acquired the company from Scipher in June 2005 in a deal that included a £2 million deferred consideration. Swindon-based TSSI specialises in document verification, biometrics and identification systems.