FirstLight, a provider of fiber-optic data, internet, data center, cloud and voice services to enterprise and carrier customers in the northeastern U.S., said Tuesday it’s signed a definitive agreement to acquire TruePath Technologies. TruePath offers a secure, dedicated, cloud-based solution that is a managed monitoring software system. The acquisition is proposed to enhance FirstLight’s Managed Services portfolio by deploying and supporting monitoring solutions.
“FirstLight has leveraged the capabilities of TruePath to provide its monitoring services to clients for many years. It is through this relationship that we have come to know and appreciate their expertise in this important growth area,” said FirstLight President/CEO Kurt Van Wagenen. “Unlike our recent acquisitions which focused on purchasing existing fiber assets, this transaction enhances our Managed Services portfolio and will speed the introduction of new services, such as our recently launched Network Monitoring service as well as the continued enhancement of our existing Enterprise Monitoring solution.”
Founded in 1999, FirstLight has been building and operating its own fiber optic network for more than 20 years and serves the networking needs of national telecommunications providers, CLECs, healthcare organizations, high tech manufacturing and research facilities, financial institutions, colleges and universities, K-12 schools, public safety agencies, as well as state and local governments.
“This service, based on industry leading technology and leveraging best practices, is the ‘monitor of monitors,’” said TruePath Technologies President Douglas Mauro, “where we have the ability to monitor a client’s complete environment, including software, applications, raw packets, cloud, flow, phone systems and environmentals. Mauro will remain with FirstLight to help lead its Managed Services practice.