October 5, 2016 - Chicago - Intertek, a Total Quality Assurance provider to a range of industries worldwide, has completed its acquisition of EWA-Canada, a leading provider of cyber security and assurance services for products, equipment and networks across multiple industries. The transaction was finalized on October 1, 2016.
The addition of EWA-Canada provides Intertek the opportunity to offer a more diverse and comprehensive portfolio of service offerings to its customers, including in-house data security evaluations, power assessments and connectivity testing. EWA-Canada’s portfolio includes IT network security solutions for network carriers, network and product security evaluations, certification testing and advisory services. These services complement Intertek’s history of innovation and expertise in assurance, testing, inspection and certification for a variety of electrical and wireless products. Together, the combined companies will offer comprehensive solutions to designers and manufacturers of products including those that integrate smart technology and the Internet of Things (IoT).
“In today’s increasingly connected world, it is becoming more important to ensure IoT-enabled products and devices have secure connections, reliable connectivity and dependable power,” said Rich Adams, Senior Vice President at Intertek. “EWA-Canada’s knowledge and expertise in data security will allow us to bring customers the solutions they need for today’s connected marketplace and we are pleased to welcome them to Intertek.”
“Joining Intertek is a great development for EWA-Canada that we are very excited about,” adds Dennis Weiss, President of EWA-Canada. “We look forward to working together to bring our services to new industries and geographies, offering more robust services to the IoT space.”
EWA-Canada is recognized as Canada’s premier provider of information and communications technology (ICT) security and assurance services and a global center of excellence in security engineering and testing and evaluation innovation. Headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario and founded in 1988, EWA-Canada has approximately 54 employees and has been providing proven, end-to-end solutions to assess, plan, and protect the security of ICT infrastructure and enterprises for over 20 years.
For more than 20 years, Intertek has been a leader in software testing and quality assurance providing a full-spectrum of services for websites, desktop and mobile devices. Developers, carriers, manufacturers and mobile app distributors have turned to Intertek to ensure their software is issue-free before reaching the user. With the advent of IoT, Intertek is leveraging its software expertise and along with other testing services for improved performance, tighter security and necessary certifications, bringing extensive industry knowledge to the markets most poised to capitalize on adding connectivity to their products such as HVACR, Appliances, Lighting, Life Safety and Medical Devices to name a few. For more, visit http://www.intertek.com/iot-software/