ICS, a leading provider of IT Managed Services and Cybersecurity Solutions in the Northeast, announced it has acquired Unified Networking Solutions (“Unified”), a provider of IT services in the Southeastern Massachusetts market.

ICS and Unified join forces to expand their Northeast footprint strategically. With the acquisition, all Unified employees have transitioned to ICS. President of Unified Networking Solutions, Brian McDonald, has been appointed as the ICS Director of the Raynham location. Unified Vice President, Howard Cathcart, will remain in Raynham and take on a senior engineering role within the ICS group. 

“After getting to know the team at ICS, it became clear that they were the perfect partner to bring expanded products, services and resources to Unified clients. This will allow us to meet the changing needs of our customers,” said Brian McDonald

For more than 30 years, ICS has worked alongside clients to develop solutions to meet all of their technology and telecommunications needs. During that time, the company has grown steadily with nearly 160 employees and 4 offices in Syracuse, Endicott, and Ithaca, New York and Auburn, Massachusetts.  

As a Managed Support Services and IT project implementation provider, the Unified Networking Solutions suite of services will complement ICS’ capabilities. ICS President/CEO Kevin Blake says the two companies integrating their services made perfect sense.

“We are thrilled to have the Unified staff join the ICS Family. ICS’ mission is to make a difference in our employees’ lives, our customers’ businesses, and the communities we serve. It was clear that Unified’s culture and core values fit right in with ours. We are looking forward to growing our Northeastern footprint through future acquisitions.”


ABOUT Unified Networking Solutions:
Founded in 2010,  partners Brian McDonald and Howard Cathcart realized starting out that every one of their competitors were going to have access to the same partner products and services. In order to make Unified a step above, they would have to engineer better solutions for clients with those same products, and they would need to create a unique customer experience. Both require an enhanced ability to listen to, not just hear, their clients.