Sigma Defense Announces Acquisition of SOLUTE, Expanding DevSecOps Capabilities


Sigma Defense LLC, a portfolio company of Sagewind Capital, today announced that it has acquired SOLUTE Inc., a technology and engineering firm that specializes in system modernization with a focus on software engineering, cyber security, cloud architectures, and Development Security Operations (DevSecOps) for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).

The acquisition of SOLUTE broadens the Sigma Defense portfolio, expanding its existing capabilities for C5ISR, JADC2 and tactical SATCOM communications.  The combined company will deliver a comprehensive suite of software-led solutions and services that autonomously connect people, systems and information.

Together, Sigma Defense and SOLUTE are positioned to provide enhanced capabilities for digital modernization throughout the DoD, and will strengthen SOLUTE relationships within the Department of the Navy, specifically NAVSEA, NAVAIR, and NAVWAR.  SOLUTE’s DevSecOps programs include Black Pearl, which provides a shared development environment and platform as a service capabilities that solve software delivery issues across the Naval Enterprise through proven technologies, services, and methodologies.

“The acquisition of SOLUTE furthers Sigma Defense’s strategy of delivering a comprehensive suite of products for the JADC2 construct,” said Matt Jones, CEO of Sigma Defense.  “It is another step in helping our DoD customers modernize programs by leveraging open-source platform as a service concept to deliver mission critical software enablement for command and control (C2), autonomy and communications. I am extremely excited by the immediate value we will be able to deliver to our customers and how that will continue to grow over time. Our nation’s ability to retain our advantage is underpinned by collaboration and speed to delivery, and we are ready to help.”

“Sigma Defense aligns perfectly with the mission, capabilities and people of SOLUTE,” said John Lyons, CEO of SOLUTE.  “Both organizations have a pedigree of delivering digital modernization for the DoD.   Sigma Defense’s focus on hardware led solutions combined with SOLUTE’s software-led approach creates a powerful company that has the ability to deliver impeccable results for our DoD customers.”

Mr. Lyons will continue to oversee SOLUTE’s operations, while driving the growth of the business and supporting integration efforts.


Bahwan CyberTek partners with Sonatype to mitigate security vulnerabilities in open source software


Bahwan CyberTek (BCT), a global leader in digital transformation, announced a strategic partnership with Sonatype, a leading player in open source governance and DevSecOps automation, to help customers mitigate risks at every stage of their software development lifecycle (SDLC). BCT will leverage Sonatype’s Nexus platform, to help its customers build open source risk policies and effectively mitigate such risks.

Open source components used in applications contain several known security vulnerabilities, often placing the entire development process and resultant applications at high risk. Sonatype’s platform, powered by Nexus Intelligence, a machine learning engine that analyses millions of open source components and provides continuous intelligence to automate and enhance application security, will enable BCT to help better protect its customers from this growing risk.  This is done by securing the perimeter at every stage and continuously monitoring for new risks, based on the organization’s open source policies. This partnership comes at the right time as BCT moves aggressively to expand its digital transformation capabilities. It allows BCT to enhance its security layer and offer 360-degree application security and support to customers. Customers across verticals can now circumvent security vulnerabilities, innovate faster and automatically control risk during the software development lifecycle.

“Bahwan CyberTek’s unrivalled expertise in digital transformation, especially as it relates to cloud-native application security, made the decision to partner with them a no-brainer,” said Wai Man Yau, General Manager International, Sonatype. He added, “We’re thrilled to have them as part of the Sonatype partner ecosystem, and we look forward to work closely with their team to help enterprises realize the power of the Nexus platform and leverage it for achieving application security.”

Commenting on the partnership, Mr. S. Viswanathan, Executive Vice President of Bahwan CyberTek, said “Our partnership with Sonatype is perfectly aligned with our strong focus on security for our customers. It also comes at a time when digital has become the norm and organisations are increasingly seeking to implement end-to-end process automation. Sonatype Nexus also complements our range of specialized IP and services offerings. Our association with Sonatype strengthens our ability to consistently deliver stakeholder value, without compromising security.”