Ottawa-based EWA-Canada acquired by Intertek

Local cyber security firm EWA-Canada has been purchased by Chicago-based Intertek, the companies said this week.

EWA - which stands for “Electronic Warfare Associates” - was founded in 1988 and has approximately 54 employees, according to the firm.

“Joining Intertek is a great development for EWA-Canada that we are very excited about,” EWA-Canada president Dennis Weiss said in a statement. “We look forward to working together to bring our services to new industries and geographies, offering more robust services to the IoT space.”

The local firm was a founding member of the Kanata-based Centre of Excellence for Next Generation Networks.

EWA-Canada specializes in IT network security solutions for network carriers, network and product security evaluations, certification testing and advisory services.