Secondly, a press release today stated that ProtechT was acquired by Integralis. Integralis CEO stated:
With this acquisition, Integralis’ portfolio will be expanded by ProtechT’s
extensive knowledge in identity management and its expertise in multi-modal
biometric and smart cards.
According to ProtechT's website, it also seems like a general security company. In fact, it is self-described as an "Information Technnology Security" company. Nonetheless, the acquiring company's reasoning for the acquisition was identity, according to the quote above. These two acquisitions add to the Sun's Neogent acquisition from last year, as well as Novacoast's eNvision acquisition, and Secured Services, Inc. acquisition of Cybrix Corporation's Identity Management PS team. Perhaps this is an indication of further maturation in the Identity Management M&A game?