A Defcom spokesman said the group was close to finalising a deal with one of four companies, the favourite of which was a US-based security services specialist.
He claimed it would be able to continue trading if the acquisition deals fell through, but needed to find a new parent company to offer a replacement for its OnGuard24 intrusion detection service.
"The intellectual property rights for our managed OnGuard24 service have gone to ProAct, so we want to be acquired by someone offering something like that," he said.
Henrik Holm, chairman of the board of ProAct, told MicroScope it now owned the OnGuard24 concept and brand, but would offer it for resale to the remaining divisions of Defcom - located in Finland, Norway and Denmark - on a country-by-country basis if they were interested.
Meanwhile, UK security distributor EiP - which had been in talks with Defcom over opportunities to offer managed services to its customer base - is giving resellers the option to add network monitoring to their security portfolios through a deal with Intranode.
EiP director Amar Rathore, previously a director of rival e92plus, said the partnership with Intranode enabled resellers to offer top-level corporate monitoring services with 20 to 30 per cent margins.
Bluetooth mobile adoption to reach 24m TDK Systems Europe has forecast more than 24m Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones will be in use by the end of the year. The firm has based its research on the fact that 11m Bluetooth chipsets have been shipped so far this year.
World's largest network for streaming media
Network Appliance and IBM Global Services have teamed up to provide Deutsche Telekom AG with the infrastructure to deploy what they claim is the world's largest content delivery network for streaming media. The network will allow Deutsche Telekom to provide its customers with high-quality streaming content and services.
Trescray awarded standard for quality
Network and cable installation group Trescray Network Communications has been awarded an IS09001-2000 quality standard. To keep the standard, Trescray will have to continuously improve its quality procedures.
GRIC offers partner plan
Internet-based mobile office communications services group GRIC Communications has launched a channel partner programme to support its strategy for expansion in Europe. GRIC claims its global remote access system offers channel partners margins of 30-40 per cent.
This was first published in April 2002