KPN is set to acquire QSight IT as it looks to grow its security and public cloud consultancy offer.

The Dutch IT company provides the likes of cyber threat security monitoring and cloud consultancy services to public and private sector companies.

It recorded revenues of €50 million last year and has around 250 employees.

Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

KPN said the acquisition, alongside that of cyber security provider DearBytes in January, enabled it to provide a “broad range” of cloud security services to its enterprise customers.

The operator’s enterprise arm has been struggling for a while, with revenues down 6.4 percent to €1.09 billion in the first half of the year as companies continue to move away from the traditional services KPN provides.

However it cited “strong growth” in the sales of security services.

KPN Chief Executive Eelco Blok said: “Providing our customers with top notch security services and products is a strategic priority for KPN.

“With the acquisition of QSight IT we add a team of highly-skilled security and Microsoft professionals, significant security detection and prediction capabilities as well as corporate and large enterprise customers.

“Together, we will be able to provide our customers with the full scale of products, services and consultancy necessary to ensure that they can keep their ICT networks, systems and products safe – from prevention to detection and prediction.”

Last week, KPN unveiled its new IoT platform for businesses as it looks to tap into this emerging area.

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