Our story began in 2009 with the founding of Vacta (meaning “a shift on watch” in old Norse) by Adarma’s CTO Nathan Dornbrook.

By October of 2012, the start-up had grown to a team of twelve people including Adarma’s CEO David Calder, all passionate about providing security skills to their customers. At this point, following investment from the ECS Group, Vacta became ECS Security.

Our mission was then as it is today:

  1. To provide security solutions that enable our customers to succeed in their core business and maximise the benefit of digitalisation.
  2. To secure our customers through our unique approach, methods, and shared passion, allowing them to do what they do best.
  3. To align with our customers’ missions in true partnership, helping them understand and address the threats they face.

Between 2012 and 2018, ECS Security’s team grew to over two hundred people, carrying on our mission to provide high-quality security solutions to customers through professional services, managed services and best-of-breed technology partnerships. Our customers include household names in the Finance and Retail sectors, who rely on us as a trusted and dependable partner to support them in delivering threat management solutions.

In 2019 the ECS Security management team performed a management buyout and rebranded to Adarma, now positioned as an independent autonomous company to further accelerate the growth enjoyed in recent years.

Adarma is now one of the leading independent security companies in the UK, with a client base of FTSE 350 customers, several key strategic technology partners, and a rapidly growing, highly experienced team of over 250 staff. We are the current Splunk partner of the year and continue to deliver sustainable, quality assured security services.

  • 2009

    Incorporation of Vacta Ltd – Delivering state of the art technologies, risk reduction methodologies and consultancy services, aiming to make the world a safer place.

    Incorporation of Vacta Ltd – Delivering state of the art technologies, risk reduction methodologies and consultancy services, aiming to make the world a safer place.

    January 1, 2009
    Incorporation of Vacta Ltd – Delivering state of the art technologies, risk reduction methodologies and consultancy services, aiming to make…
  • 2012

    Vacta – now a team of 12, is acquired by the ECS group, becoming ECS Security

    Vacta – now a team of 12, is acquired by the ECS group, becoming ECS Security

    January 1, 2012
  • 2013

    ECS Security – Now able to better service Enterprise customers, winning several FTSE 350 organisations as clients and our first on-premise SOC customer

    ECS Security – Now able to better service Enterprise customers, winning several FTSE 350 organisations as clients and our first on-premise SOC customer

    January 1, 2013
  • 2015

    More enterprise customers and a total of 88 staff

    More enterprise customers and a total of 88 staff

    January 1, 2015
    More enterprise customers and a total of 88 staff
  • 2016

    A year for award wins – Splunk UK&I Partner of the Year, Splunk Revolution Award Computing security excellence Managed Security Award and Best Security Company at the Cyber Security Awards

    A year for award wins – Splunk UK&I Partner of the Year, Splunk Revolution Award Computing security excellence Managed Security Award and Best Security Company at the Cyber Security Awards

    January 1, 2016
    A year for award wins – Splunk UK&I Partner of the Year, Splunk Revolution Award Computing security excellence Managed Security…
  • 2017

    Our revenue doubled this year as we won more enterprise clients and onboarded our first customer to our hosted operations centre. We also signed ServiceNow as a key strategic partner and qualified as a Splunk Elite Partner.

    Our revenue doubled this year as we won more enterprise clients and onboarded our first customer to our hosted operations centre. We also signed ServiceNow as a key strategic partner and qualified as a Splunk Elite Partner.

    January 1, 2017
    Our revenue doubled this year as we won more enterprise clients and onboarded our first customer to our hosted operations…
  • 2018

    This year our SOC qualified as ISO27001 compliant. We signed Symantec and Phantom as key strategic partners and welcomed a flurry of new customers. Our staff numbers rose to 237.

    This year our SOC qualified as ISO27001 compliant. We signed Symantec and Phantom as key strategic partners and welcomed a flurry of new customers. Our staff numbers rose to 237.

    January 1, 2018
    This year our SOC qualified as ISO27001 compliant. We signed Symantec and Phantom as key strategic partners and welcomed a…
  • 2019

    In 2019 we separated from ECS Group with investment from Livingbridge, and Adarma was born.

    In 2019 we separated from ECS Group with investment from Livingbridge, and Adarma was born.

    January 1, 2019
    In 2019 we separated from ECS Group with investment from Livingbridge, and Adarma was born.