June 27, 2012

Safestone Technologies Is Third Acquisition for Help/Systems In Past Year

Eden Prairie, MN -- Help/Systems, LLC, the leading independent provider of operations, security, and business intelligence software for IBM® Power Systems™ servers running IBM i, announced today its acquisition of Safestone Technologies, a system security software company based in the United Kingdom. Help/Systems is a portfolio company of growth equity investor Summit Partners.

Safestone Technologies’ experience in security, auditing, and compliance solutions complements the mission of The PowerTech Group, a subsidiary of Help/Systems. The addition of Safestone’s Compliance Center product brings PowerTech into the AIX and Linux marketplace, widening its security and compliance solutions across all IBM Power Systems.

“Safestone’s large customer base and years of experience in security are a great fit for PowerTech and Help/Systems,” explains Robin Tatam, Director of Security Technologies for The PowerTech Group. “The acquisition of Safestone allows us to retain a leading-edge technology and deliver the most innovative and comprehensive solutions for our customers’ security needs.”

PowerTech joined the Help/Systems family of companies in 2008, adding IBM i security to its extensive automated operations and business intelligence solutions.

Safestone Technologies represents the third acquisition for Help/Systems in the last year.

For more information regarding this announcement, please contact Robin Tatam at Robin.Tatam@powertech.com or +1 952-933-0609.