CRU Announces the Acquisition of ioSafe Inc., the Leading Provider of Disaster-Tolerant Data Storage and Business Continuity Solutions
July 19, 2018. VANCOUVER, WA – CRU, a leading provider of data security, data transport, encryption, and digital forensic solutions, today announced the acquisition of ioSafe Inc. Based in Roseville, California, ioSafe designs and manufactures innovative, disaster-tolerant data storage solutions that help organizations protect their data and decrease recovery times. The acquisition of ioSafe increases CRU’s presence in markets that require superior data protection.
For over three decades, CRU has been a leader in protecting data with its rugged removable drives and external storage devices. CRU products are used by government agencies, OEM computer manufacturers, military and defense organizations, and corporations around the world.
ioSafe’s award-winning solutions include fireproof and waterproof hard drives, servers, and network attached storage (NAS) systems that provide instant protection of up to 150TB of on-premises data. These devices enable fast backups and significantly reduce recovery point and recovery time objectives. ioSafe products are used by Fortune 500 companies, Federal and state agencies, small to midsize businesses, creative professionals, and home users.
“ioSafe is a great strategic and cultural fit and represents an exciting opportunity for CRU,’ said Randal Barber, CEO of CRU. “ioSafe has unique products and a strong team. By combining our strengths, CRU furthers its vision of providing organizations with cost-effective storage and continuity solutions to better protect their data, whether in transit or at rest.”
“We’re really excited to be a part of CRU and look forward expanding around the world to protect vulnerable data everywhere” said Robb Moore, CEO of ioSafe. “I’m also very happy that we were able to keep all of the ioSafe staff working locally in California as a part of this transition.
Founded in 1986, CRU® is a pioneer in data security, data transport/mobility, encryption, and digital investigation devices. The company’s flagship DataPort® and Data Express® removable drives are the de facto standard for physical data security in government, education, audio/video production, digital cinema, and business markets. The WiebeTech® products are used by digital forensics investigators around the world, while the CRU RTX®, RAX®, and ToughTech® external hard drive enclosures are used by small and medium business for data backup. CRU products are available through major distributors, PC manufacturers, specialty system builders and resellers globally, as well as from CRU. Find CRU at www.cru-inc.com, www.facebook.com/cruinc, www.twitter.com/cru_inc, http://www.instagram.com/cru.inc, and http://www.linkedin.com/company/cru-inc.
ioSafe designs and builds award-winning fire- and waterproof data storage and business continuity solutions. Our products are used for the physical protection of data, private/hybrid cloud implementations and backup and disaster recovery solutions for businesses, creative professionals and home users. Like an aircraft black box for critical data, ioSafe improves recovery point and time objectives while reducing costs and simplifying infrastructure. ioSafe products are designed and built in Roseville, California.
Chris Kruell, CRU
Brett Callow, ioSafe