Dimension acquires company in IT security

Dimension acquires company in IT security The IT integrator Dimension is strengthening its position in IT security by acquiring the Swedish company Netstone AB. The acquired company had a turnover of approximately SEK 5 million in 2000. The acquisition includes partnership agreements, a number of customer contracts and personnel. Netstone, founded in 1995, is active in IT security and has a number of major customers primarily in the banking & finance and telecom sectors. It works with leading products for PKI (Public Key Infrastructure), access control and identification solutions from Entrust Inc. By acquiring Netstone, Dimension strengthens its competence in the priority business area of IT security. Included in the acquisition are reseller agreements, a number of customer contracts and personnel, which will help to further broaden Dimension's customer base and range of security solutions. The acquisition will generate goodwill of approximately SEK 1.5 million. "Netstone has a high level of competence in IT security, strong customer relations and a strong product range," says Sven Uthorn, Managing Director of Dimension. "The acquisition complements our efforts in IT security and strengthens our position as a security provider in the Nordic and Baltic market. We are seeing that demand for this type of service is growing constantly and that IT security is a priority area for most of our customers." In the security area, Dimension has implemented a number of installations comprising security analyses, firewalls, VPN, intrusion detection and PKI solutions. For further information, please contact: Sven Uthorn, Managing Director, Dimension AB Phone +46 8 5058 3000, direct +46 8 5058 3003, e-mail: sven.uthorn@dimension.se About Dimension Dimension is an IT integrator that designs and implements infrastructure to handle business-critical information. Examples include advanced server and data storage solutions for e-commerce and Internet banking systems, Internet/intranets and business systems. Clients are primarily in telecommunications, banking & finance, media and industry. The wholly owned Group subsidiary Next Nordic works with the sale of Sun systems and related products to resellers. In 2000 Dimension's sales amounted to SEK 1,475 million, with a profit after financial items of SEK 138 million. The Group has 295 employees in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Latvia and Lithuania. The head office is located in Bromma, Stockholm. The Dimension share is listed on Stockholmsbörsen's O-list. Financial information schedule The year-end report for 2001 will be released on February 19, 2002 ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2001/11/06/20011106BIT00080/bit0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2001/11/06/20011106BIT00080/bit0001.pdf