ESI Technologies acquires Virtual Guardian

Montréal, Québec, December 17, 2018 – ESI Technologies today announces the acquisition of Virtual Guardian, after three years of fruitful collaboration. This acquisition enables ESI to complete its information security consulting offer, and to enhance its 24/7 network and system monitoring service.

We are very pleased to welcome the Virtual Guardian team to the larger ESI family” said Greg Rokos, President & CEO, ESI Technologies. “Virtual Guardian analysts are renowned for the depth of their expertise. The ISO 27001 certification gives them great credibility with their customers. Adding Virtual Guardian’s expertise to our current offering will allow us to offer all security services and solutions under one roof, reinforcing our strategic advantage in the market. Welcome to Patrick Boucher and the Virtual Guardian team!

After more than 15 years of existence, we are prould of the progress made and our achievements with hundreds of customers who have trusted Virtual Guardian to increase the confidentiality, integrity and availability of their information systems” said Patrick Boucher, President of Virtual Guardian. “Virtual Guardian has become a trusted brand, and with this transaction we will continue to offer our experience, methodologies and best practices to our customers, in addition to enhancing them.”

About ESI Information Technologies

ESI Technologies helps accelerate businesses by connecting the critical areas of data transformation into knowledge. ESI’s mission is to provide innovative and quality solutions to manage protect and transform the data generated by its customers activities. ESI offers cutting-edge technology expertise and a deep understanding of business challenges to gain real value from data volumes to make them a tangible competitive advantage in an ever-changing market. Based in Montréal, ESI also has offices in Québec City and Toronto.

About Virtual Guardian

Founded in 2003, Virtual Guardian offers a complete spectrum of services to identify and solve the issues and challenges of businesses’ information systems. Virtual Guardian specializes in internal and external security testing, security audits, risk analysis, security policy writing and asset monitoring. At the leading edge of its field of expertise, Virtual Guardian has demonstrated its skills by becoming the first ever Canadian consulting services firm to obtain the prestigious ISO 27001 certification, the highest certification level of its industry in the world.