Cyber Security Works and Zuggand Announce Merger

July 1, 2021

This merger will expand Zuggand’s portfolio of Cloud Security services to include Vulnerability Management as a Service (VMaaS) and Penetration Testing.


Phoenix, Arizona (July 1, 2021)―Zuggand, Inc. (Zuggand), an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Advanced Consulting Partner, and Cyber Security Works (CSW), a leading provider of Vulnerability Management as a Service (VMaaS) and Application Penetration Testing services, today announced the merger of the two companies, creating a global leader in Next-Generation Managed CloudSecOps.


The merged company will be privately held and will operate as Cyber Security Works, headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico. As part of the agreement, Zuggand will become part of the portfolio of companies under the CSW umbrella and maintain the Zuggand brand. Aaron Sandeen, Zuggand’s CEO and co-founder, has been named the CEO of the newly merged organization. Phil Manfredi, another co-founder of Zuggand, will take over as the COO. 


“I’m excited about the value our customers will get from Zuggand and CSW coming together,” said Sandeen. “Leaders need visibility and security into every layer of their IT operations. Our customers have been asking for vulnerability scanning and application penetration testing capabilities, and now we can meet their needs!”


Ram Movva, Co-founder and Chairman of Cyber Security Works, also commented on the merger, “We are thrilled to see two leading companies in the cybersecurity industry unite and become one entity! With the world moving to the cloud faster than ever, cloud security cannot be an afterthought. CSW’s decade-long experience in providing cybersecurity services will now be augmented with Zuggand’s Cloud Security expertise. I am confident that with this merger, our customers will get the best of both worldson-premise, cloud, or hybrid.”


Kiran Chinnagangannagari, Zuggand’s Co-founder and President, stated, “The pandemic has forced nearly every organization to rethink its business processes. There is a massive shift happening in how companies think and use SaaS platforms and cloud services. This shift is creating an entirely different set of opportunities and challenges. However, security is not always top of mind when adopting these new services. This merged entity will bring rich and deep expertise in cloud and security domains and is uniquely positioned to handle these challenges. I am very excited about the strategic value that this merger will bring to customers!”


CSW and Zuggand have had a long-standing business partnership. This formal merger will only further strengthen their position as a leader in Managed CloudSecOps and provide strategic value to their customers. By joining forces, the merged company will have more than 150 cloud and security professionals and support staff, over 400 customers in more than 15 countries, and an extensive global network of partner companies for its security solutions and services. 




About Zuggand, Inc.

Zuggand, Inc. (Zuggand) is a technology consulting and services firm specializing in Cloud, IoT, and Security and headquartered in Chandler, Arizona. Founded in 2015, we help organizations transform their business using modern digital technologies. With deep knowledge of cloud computing, security, and compliance, we have helped hundreds of customers across the United States and the world, take advantage of the cloud and ensure their assets are protected.


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About Cyber Security Works

Cyber Security Works (CSW) is a US Department of Homeland Security-sponsored CVE Numbering Authority and a leader in Attack Surface Management.

Our risk, security, and exposure management solutions and compliance services have helped companies, defense entities, and government agencies across diverse industries around the globe to secure their organization from ever-evolving threats. We have boosted the security posture of several governmental entities, including the IT infrastructures for more than 400 public and private organizations and defense establishments in the United States, Middle East, India, and Asia-Pacific. 

Our innovation in vulnerability and exploit research led us to discover 49 zero-days in popular technologies, such as Oracle, D-Link, WSO2, Thembay, and Zoho.

For more information, please visit or connect with us on Linkedin, Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.

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