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C3 Complete Acquires Cybersecurity Business Unit From Compliance Solutions, Inc.

C3 Complete, a provider of technology, telecom, and information security services, today announced that it has acquired the cybersecurity business unit of Compliance Solutions Inc.

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C3 Complete, founded in 2009, is based in Delray Beach, Florida. The company has 44 associated members listed on LinkedIn. C3 Complete's areas of expertise include Cloud Computing, Virtual Servers, Virtual Desktops, Disaster Recovery, Hosted PBX, Outsourced / Managed IT, Telecommunications, Co-Location, Metro Ethernet, Internet Access, Network Security, and SIP Trunks.

Compliance Solutions, Inc., founded in 2002, is based in Longwood, Florida. The company has 41 associated members listed on LinkedIn. Compliance Solutions' areas of expertise include Regulatory Compliance, Tax Rating, Tax Preparation, FCC Filings, Audit Defense, Secretary of State, Tax Exemptions, Property Tax, and Corporate Income Tax.

In addition to growing its existing virtual chief information security officer ("vCISO"), penetration testing, and vulnerability assessment offerings, this transaction will add several new capabilities, including Security Risk Assessments, Digital Forensics and Incident Response, CMMC and ISO 27001 readiness, SOC2 gap analysis, and more.

"We are excited to add Compliance Solutions' substantial information security capabilities to our growing service portfolio," commented Rick Mancinelli, CEO of C3 Complete. "This transaction underscores our commitment to a 'Security-First' culture, both internally and for our clients."

"We are extremely pleased with the result of this transaction," commented Mark Lammert, President and CEO of Compliance Solutions INC. "Our focus has always been about serving our clients. While we became aware of the need for better cyber security services, we know the best way to serve our clients is to focus and continue to improve in our efforts regarding registrations, tax calculations, and remittance."

As part of the acquisition, Jonathan Cox and his team of security professionals has joined C3 Complete. Jonathan will serve as Vice President of Information Security and has assumed leadership of the newly combined teams. In addition to 10 years of nationally recognized security and compliance consulting experience, Jon also brings more than 25 years of systems and network engineering experience to the C3 Complete team.

"I could not be more excited about joining C3 Complete," said Jonathan Cox. "For nearly 15 years, they have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the success of their customers, employees, and partners. I am absolutely thrilled to be here!"