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SS8 Networks Announces Acquisition by HighBar Partners, a Strategic Growth Capital Investment Firm

SS8 Networks partners with premier investment firm to further leadership in network intelligence market and fuel next phase of growth. 

SS8 Networks, a leader in Lawful Intercept and Monitoring Center platforms, announced today that it has been acquired by HighBar Partners.  HighBar Partners is a premier enterprise and infrastructure software investment firm committed to providing the financial resources and operational expertise to enable SS8 to continue to serve marquee customers as well as take advantage of compelling growth opportunities.

“Our technology enables Communication Service Providers (CSP), Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA), and Enterprises to continually evolve their infrastructure as network technologies transition from 4G to 5G and beyond in order to fight crime, terrorism by helping to identify bad actors across any network,” said Dennis Haar, CEO of SS8 Networks.  “SS8 is uniquely positioned to enable our customers to maintain compliance with regulatory requirements despite the ballooning complexity of these network transitions and the exponential increase in devices and data from the Internet of Things.  HighBar’s long-term approach aligns with our vision to innovate to better serve our existing customer base and enable our next phase of growth.”

Founded in 1999, SS8 Networks has long been a key partner for network intelligence solutions.  CSPs trust SS8’s Xcipio technology to simplify compliance for lawful communications interception.  LEAs leverage SS8’s Intellego product to correlate intelligence and reconstruct communications to provide useful, actionable insights into subjects of interest.  Enterprises rely on SS8’s BreachDetect for device-centric alerting and powerful network investigation capabilities that dramatically improve threat detection and reduce threat dwell times.

“SS8 provides mission-critical solutions to some of the world’s most important organizations,” said John Kim, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at HighBar Partners.  “Their longstanding relationships with Tier 1 CSPs and LEAs are a testament to both SS8’s leadership and technical expertise.  We are excited to partner with the management team to further strengthen these relationships and provide SS8’s leading solutions to additional customers and markets.”

“SS8’s market is at a historic inflection point which is leading to numerous growth opportunities for our business:  Lawful Intercept moving to Lawful Intelligence, Breach Detection moving to Holistic Threat Detection, and static analysis moving to dynamic machine-based analytics,” said Dennis Haar.  “We are pleased that HighBar Partners also sees these opportunities and will enable our next phase of growth.  We look forward to driving our industry forward with them.”

About SS8 Networks
SS8, a network intelligence company, provides solutions to help customers quickly identify, track and investigate devices and subjects of interest. By generating, storing and recursively analyzing high-definition metadata records and content extracted from network packets, SS8 customers gain unprecedented intelligence for investigating what matters most. SS8 is trusted by six of the largest intelligence agencies, eight of the 14 largest communications providers and five of the largest systems integrators.

About HighBar Partners
HighBar Partners, is a private investment firm focused on strategic growth capital investments in enterprise and infrastructure software companies. The firm invests in companies undergoing significant change or transition and provides patient, long-term capital to build successful businesses. HighBar is a creative and engaged partner with resources and relationships to assist management teams with financial, strategic and operational execution. HighBar’s principals have founded, operated or invested in over 100 companies in the technology sector.