nCipher announced it has acquired the trade and certain assets of Britestream Networks, Inc., these predominantly comprise of stock, fixed assets and intellectual property. This acquisition enables nCipher to take full ownership of its line of cryptographic accelerator solutions, nFast and nForce.
The products, originally developed jointly by Britestream and nCipher and introduced by nCipher in August 2005, will be manufactured by nCipher following this acquisition. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
“I am very pleased that nCipher has been able to bring these products fully into our portfolio, enabling us to offer our customers one of the fastest and most secure ranges of SSL acceleration products in the world,” said Alex van Someren, Chief Executive Officer of nCipher. “In addition, our product margins will also be enhanced by this acquisition, further reinforcing nCipher’s robust financial position”.