Adar Purchases Rigid Bits Cybersecurity

Adar, an IT managed service provider for compliance-based businesses and the independent insurance agency and broker marketplace, has acquired Rigid Bits, a cybersecurity firm Rigid Bits. Rigid Bits is known for its cutting-edge approach to cybersecurity and compliance as well as its deep experience in the insurance industry.

The addition of Rigid Bits rounds out Adar’s vision to provide the most comprehensive, accessible, and secure cloud-based VDI platform and ITaaS solutions and adds cybersecurity, penetration testing, vulnerability assessments and program development as new services for customers.

“With the ever-evolving complexity of cyberattacks, expanding compliance requirements, and the need to support remote work, cybersecurity is more relevant now than ever,” said John Mario, president of Adar. “Many businesses struggle to find a trusted partner to meet their needs. Together with Rigid Bits, we continue to enhance and differentiate our value proposition for customers.”

As part of this acquisition, the Rigid Bits team will join forces with Adar. Jeff Oden will join Adar’s leadership team as VP of Information Security, taking responsibility for the company’s vision for products and services relating to cybersecurity and compliance. Ryan Smith, an insurance industry veteran and Vertafore alumnus, will join as Adar’s VP of Sales and Marketing.

“Our combined forces enable us to address the common technology gaps we frequently encounter. At the same time, our operational independence ensures we can offer cybersecurity services ethically to Adar’s current and future clients,” Oden said.