Synagex Acquires Ascentek in Merger of Managed IT Service Providers.
Combined Company Committed to Stay and Grow in the Berkshires.
Synagex, a provider of managed IT and cybersecurity services, today announced the acquisition of Ascentek, a western Massachusetts information technology firm which also provides IT consulting and outsourcing services.
Synagex delivers the entire IT ecosystem and cybersecurity protection which every business needs, combining that with strategy to enable business growth. Synagex also provides cybersecurity assessments based on the Cybersecurity Maturity Model, a cybersecurity framework for US defense contractors. Ascentek provides desktop and server support, network design and maintenance, email systems, network security, and help desk services, with fast on-site and remote support.
As Managed Services Providers (MSPs), both companies have separately served the growing number of small and medium-sized businesses that do not have the internal Information Technology resources to do it themselves. In a world where these companies are increasingly vulnerable to malware and other threats, Synagex’s cybersecurity expertise is proving valuable, particularly with defense contractors.
“Whether serving defense, finance, manufacturing or other industries, companies up and down the supply chain are facing the dual challenges of rapidly changing Information Technology and security threats,” said John Sinopoli, founder, President and CEO of Synagex. “Growth in this industry led us to seek a business partner that could hit the ground running. Ascentek was the obvious choice. Founded in 2000, the company’s expertise is both deep and broad-based.”
Ascentek founder and president Ted Frederick will be the Chief Technical Officer of the merged company. ”John started Synagex seven years ago, with the goal of creating a service business focused on quality, result-focused IT. It works,” said Frederick. “Joining a vibrant, locally-owned firm with a commitment to staying and growing in the Berkshires represents and exciting new chapter for Ascentek, and I look forward to being part of it.”
Ascentek customers comprise banks, manufacturing, legal offices, schools, auto dealerships, architects, non-profits, and more. Although most of its customers are located in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York, the company also provides remote support for customers in Dallas, Pittsburgh, Reno, and several other U.S. cities.
Effective this January, the merger combines both work forces into a company with 30 professionals, and no loss of local jobs, said Sinopoli.
ABOUT THE COMPANIES
Synagex Modern IT provides a simple IT and cybersecurity solution for businesses. In addition to its outsourced IT services, Synagex is a Registered Provider Organization (RPO) providing Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification assessments. CMMC is a cybersecurity framework for U.S. defense contractors, designed to measure the cybersecurity maturity of the defense supply chain by combining different standards and requirements. CMMC is a unifying standard and certification model to ensure that DoD contractors protect sensitive information. It has three increasingly progressive levels of cybersecurity, and the Department of Defense will require all contractors to be certified to one of the three CMMC levels by the end of 2025
Ascentek maintains partnerships with several giants in the IT industry such as Microsoft, HP, IBM, Lenovo, Symantec, and others. The company’s experience and expertise, combined with these partnerships, allows it to offer customers leading-edge technology solutions while keeping costs down.