AIM-listed appScatter Group has agreed to acquire Abilott, a provider of digital security solutions for gaming companies.

Abilott targets companies who are launching new products or seeking to become a gaming operator or expanding into new global territories, providing them with security services for data and IT infrastructure with technologies such as Distributed Denial of Service, Penetration testing and Zero Day Vulnerability reporting.

Its customers include Gamesys, Paddy Power, Betfair, Virgin Games and Bodog.

"The acquisition of Abilott is a strategic milestone for appScatter, enabling us to bring our security services that we previously outsourced in house, significantly improving our margin," said CEO Philip Marcella.

appScatter is paying an initial sum of £1.245 million and a potential further consideration of up to £1 million if certain performance targets are met in the 12 months after the deal.

Abilott has been working closely with appScatter for the last two years providing security & regulatory compliance for the group and supporting appScatter threat analysis products for its customers.

Marcella added: "Having worked with the Abilott for some time, we are already aware of the benefits the Acquisition brings to our growing product base and the services we can provide to our customers.

"We look forward to welcoming the Abilott team to the appScatter group. The acquisition, combined with the acquisition of Priori that we completed earlier this year, significantly boosts the overall appScatter offering."

Abilott has been working closely with appScatter for the last two years providing security and regulatory compliance for the group and supporting its threat analysis products.

As a result of the deal, the enlarged group will not only be able to identify security issues in customers mobile applications but also to rectify the issues identified.