Former Wawa IT Manager to Lead SageNet’s Security Services

SageNet acquires Turnberry Solutions’ cybersecurity division

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Paul Truitt

TULSA, Okla. -- SageNet, a leading Managed Network Solutions provider, has announced that it has acquired the cybersecurity division of IT consulting and staffing firm Turnberry Solutions Inc. and has named a former convenience-store cybersecurity executive to head it up.

The acquisition provides SageNet customers a suite of cybersecurity solutions and access to a seasoned team of cybersecurity experts. The acquisition bolsters SageNet’s Advanced Threat Protection and PCI compliance services with a robust range of cybersecurity services, including security strategy, security assessments, audit and compliance assessments, risk management, cloud security, security intelligence, e-discovery, managed security programs, virtual CISO services and managed security operations.

Industry cybersecurity expert Paul Truitt will lead SageNet’s Security Services team. Prior to developing the cybersecurity practice at Turnberry Solutions, Truitt served as the head of information security for a major convenience-store retailer Wawa Inc. and as a senior leader for large consulting firms, including Andersen, Deloitte, Smart and Turnberry.

Truitt served as senior manager of information security and network for Wawa, Pa.-based Wawa from 2008 to 2014.

“I am truly excited to welcome Paul and his team to the SageNet family,” said SageNet CEO Daryl Woodard. “Security is top of mind for all of our clients, and there is ever-increasing demand for in-depth and managed security services. As vice president of cybersecurity services, Paul brings our customers the expertise, experience and proven tools the new information security environment demands.”

He added, “We are also happy to welcome a number of new SageNet clients for whom the team’s cybersecurity solutions are already at work, helping to predict, prevent, detect and respond to cyber threats.”

SageNet president Brad Wise said, “The addition of Turnberry Solutions’ Cybersecurity practice to SageNet’s established suite of managed network services, and U.S.-based Network Operations Centers marks the next step in our quest to become the industry’s preeminent provider of managed network and security solutions for large multi-site enterprises.”

As part of the acquisition agreement, SageNet and Turnberry Solutions will enter a broad-based strategic alliance under which SageNet will be the preferred supplier of cybersecurity solutions to Turnberry, and Turnberry will serve as a valuable resource providing IT staffing solutions to SageNet clients.

The companies did not disclose the terms of the deal.

Based in Blue Bell, Pa., Turnberry Solutions is an IT consulting and professional services firm that delivers large-scale technology projects. As an Advanced Consulting Partner of Amazon Web Services, Premiere Partner of Splunk, and Microsoft Gold Certified Managed Partner, Turnberry’s team of highly skilled consultants and technologists have designed, implemented and deployed some of the world’s most scalable business enablement platforms for enterprise and mid-market clients.

Tulsa, Okla.-based SageNet designs, implements and manages fast, secure and reliable networks. Formed by the merger of SageNet, founded in 1998, and Spacenet, founded in 1981, SageNet offers a broad and deep understanding of local and wide-area networks through deploying customer-focused technology solutions.

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