Aureon acquires BNS Network Solutions, enhances financial industry expertise

Aureon has acquired Des Moines-based BNS Network Solutions (BNS), giving it an enhanced set of features and services to target community bank opportunities in Iowa and Illinois.

Financial terms of the deal were not revealed.

Since being launched in 2000 by Bob Engdahl, Norm Bucklew and Steve Bever, BNS has become an IT and networking resource for various community banks.

BNS provides a series of network integration and administration services including, but not limited to, managed IT services and preventative maintenance in network technology, cloud backup and recovery, data and network security and patch management.

Aureon said the BNS Network Solutions acquisition reinforces the service provider's commitment "to expand business support services that address and support their growing portfolio in the banking and financial industry."

Already, BNS operations have been integrated with Aureon, meaning that BNS' current customers have been contacted and are being served by Aureon sales and support personnel.

Bucklew and Bever joined the Aureon Technology team as technical consultants, while Engdahl provides consulting services on a part-time basis.

Acquiring BNS is one of several moves Aureon has made in recent years to expand its presence in a number of back office solutions in the technology, HR and contact center industries. The deal also reflects the fact that business customers that reside in states like Iowa want the same cloud and managed services that traditional large service providers like AT&T only offer in the NFL Tier 1 cities.

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