Sentar has been purchased by QOMPLX. The two companies had already started a partnership working on industrial control systems security and continuous monitoring using shared expertise and QOMPLX software and analytics.
Sentar is a 30-year-old cyber-intelligence company, applying analytics, operations and systems engineering expertise to programs for its clients, which include the Defense Health Agency, the U.S. Army and Navy and the Missile Defense Agency. It has an office in Huntsville, as well as in Charleston, South Carolina; Columbia, Maryland, and San Antonio, Texas.
QOMPLX provides data analytics infrastructure focusing on a continuously updated view of risk so that its clients can understand and proactively manage and finance risk exposure.
Together the two companies will be able to deliver domain expert support and advanced technology to identify and authenticate security gaps, especially for its federal government clients. Sentar President Darren Kraabel, alongside other key management, will continue to run Sentar, with Bridget McCaleb continuing to lead integration efforts for Sentar during the transition.
“QOMPLX is gaining a tremendous group of dedicated professionals who have built an impressive and expanding portfolio of government and defense contractors. We are excited that this team, further enabled by QOMPLX technology, will continue forward as a key platform for future growth and expansion of critical capabilities across the government,” said Jason Crabtree, co-founder and CEO of QOMPLX.
Sentar’s Research and Development Division has been driving its growth in cybersecurity services. “I am excited to take on this new role and pursue a new challenge combining QOMPLX’s robust cybersecurity offerings with Sentar’s established presence in the Defense sector,” said Kraabel.
The acquisition remains subject to certain closing conditions and is being made as part of QOMPLX’s proposed business combination with Tailwind Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company. QOMPLX’s and Tailwind’s board of directors have approved the proposed business combination. Completion of the business combination is expected in mid-2021.