Modesto-based Datapath, the Central Valley’s leading managed services and security provider, recently acquired Fresno’s Valley Network Solutions, doubling Datapath’s size and creating the largest IT provider in the Central Valley.

Datapath’s expansion gives it reach throughout the region, widening service deep into rural communities and multiplying its roster of highly trained technical staff to assist the company’s top client industries: agribusiness, K-12 school districts, higher education, manufacturers, and mid-size professional service organizations.

The expanded Datapath team will provide essential services to Central Valley organizations that rely on leading edge IT consulting, managed services and multi-layer cybersecurity. In 2017 the cost of each record stolen during a data breach was $141, per record, adding up to an average cost of $3.62 million per data breach, according to IBM’s 2017 Ponemon Cost of Data Breach Study. Datapath helps mitigate this risk of data theft — every hour the Datapath Security Operations Center monitors thousands of cyber-intrusion attempts for our customers.

“We have been extremely pleased with the growth in our company and the growing need for leading technology services in our region,” said David Darmstandler, Datapath CEO and co-founder. “Adding an office in Fresno, staffed with very knowledgeable technical experts, not only expands our footprint, but also greatly improves our ability to support clients with multiple locations throughout the Central Valley. The new Fresno location provides immense opportunity for Datapath, enabling our customers up and down the state to benefit from additional resources and solutions, including enterprise-grade managed security.”

“We have spent the last several years positioning Datapath to be the leading IT and Security services provider in the Central Valley. The acquisition of Valley Network Solutions brings together two great companies with expanded resources, talent, and geographic reach to better serve all our customers, expand our team, and better serve our community” said James Bates, Datapath CTO and co-founder.”

“VNS Founder Daniel Duffy and his team have done a great job of building a business people trust and a workplace employees can thrive in,” Darmstandler said. “We hope to build upon their accomplishments and further extend the Datapath service excellence into the greater Fresno area.”

Since 2005, Datapath has been listening to customers and exploring how technology can better serve and protect them. Datapath prides itself on becoming part of the team, a trusted partner for IT solutions that help organizations simplify, strengthen and scale.

“We’re excited to be passing the baton to not only an industry leader, but to a team of people whom we greatly trust to serve our client base and nurture the existing staff,” Duffy said. “I whole-heartedly believe in Datapath’s vision to empower people and organizations to boldly grow. I am proud to pass things off to such a capable and outstanding team – I know Valley Network Solution’s customers are in great hands.”

Datapath was founded in 2005 by Darmstandler and James Bates and has been listed on the Inc. 5000 since 2013. The company is deeply involved in creating the next generation of tech professionals, hosting the six-week summer coding camp CodeX and Lemonade Day Modesto, a young entrepreneur program.

Headquartered in Modesto, Datapath is a leading IT solutions provider to the mid-market and public sector. A highly-recognized company with vast capabilities, Datapath provides outsourced and supplemental services to help organizations and IT staff accomplish more and boldly grow.