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Atos to acquire leading cybersecurity services company Motiv

IJsselstein, the Netherlands and Paris, France – December 16, 2020

Atos currently announces it has attained an agreement to purchase Motiv ICT Security, the most significant unbiased Managed Security Products and services (MSS) company in the Netherlands. This acquisition will strengthen Atos’ posture as the 3rd around the world Managed Security Products and services company[1] and grow its capabilities in critical parts this sort of as menace detection and response. In addition, Motiv’s sovereign Security Operations Middle (SOC), independently accredited at the highest amounts of maturity, will even more bolster Atos’ in depth community of global SOCs, a pivotal ingredient of the Atos Prescriptive Security technique.

Atos will benefit from Motiv’s 180+ really qualified cybersecurity professionals, collectively with the Motiv Academy, very well known for its capacity to quickly-track new talent into SOC operational deployment. This acquisition will also convey further regional marketplace know-how and expert safety perception of considerable worth to Atos’ functions and clients.

Atos’ in depth capabilities in digital transformation will benefit Motiv’s client base of far more than a hundred significant and mid-tier clients in the community sector, legislation enforcement, monetary providers and healthcare sectors, when opening new possibilities for Motiv to increase its footprint even more throughout the Netherlands and Northern Europe. Motiv will also benefit from Atos’ recent investment decision in the Managed Detection and Response (MDR) system, AIsaac, bringing state-of-the-artwork technology to Dutch clients.

Started in 1998 and headquartered in IJsselstein, Motiv is a leader in MSS and Security Procedure Middle providers in the Netherlands.

“Motiv supports Atos’ digital safety eyesight for a converged business enterprise-pushed safety paradigm, enabled by sovereign capacity and client intimacy, and created feasible by way of its close-to-close safety providers. This strategic acquisition even more confirms Atos’ leadership in the European cybersecurity marketplace. Motiv’s track history in progress, regional expertise and name in the marketplace will improve Atos’ groups in Northern Europe supplying a superb prospect to mature the digital safety business enterprise.” claims Pierre Barnabé, Senior Executive Vice-President, Head of Big Facts & Cybersecurity at Atos. “This enhances the latest in a collection of strategic acquisitions to improve our regional capacity in becoming the critical reliable cybersecurity husband or wife for global businesses on their digital journeys.

“By becoming a member of forces with Atos, we speed up on our mission to help the protected digital transformation of our clients, unlocking the full opportunity of Atos’ global cyber safety assistance and capabilities to our customers”, says Aksel Dorèl, CEO of Motiv. “We are energized with this significant following action for Motiv, our workers and our customers”.

The closing of the transaction is expected to take put in Q1 2021 and is subject matter to customary anti-trust filings.

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About Atos

Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with one hundred ten,000 workers and once-a-year profits of € twelve billion. European quantity a person in cybersecurity, cloud and significant general performance computing, the team supplies personalized close-to-close options for all industries in seventy three international locations. A pioneer in decarbonization providers and solutions, Atos is fully commited to a protected and decarbonized digital for its consumers. Atos operates under the manufacturers Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), mentioned on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The function of Atos is to assistance structure the foreseeable future of the information room. Its expertise and providers help the advancement of know-how, instruction and investigation in a multicultural technique and contribute to the advancement of scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the planet, the team permits its clients and workers, and customers of societies at significant to dwell, operate and create sustainably, in a secure and protected information room.

About Motiv ICT Security

Motiv is a leading Dutch cyber safety assistance company with about 22 a long time of knowledge. Motiv supplies businesses in both the community and non-public sectors with cyber safety options and providers to stop cybercrime, knowledge theft and knowledge leaks. Motiv’s experienced safety experts meticulously establish safety hazards and offer revolutionary options that guarantee best protected business enterprise procedures and applications. The Motiv Security Operations Middle (SOC) has been recognized as a global leader in unbiased exterior assessments primarily based on the Security Operations Maturity Design (SOMM).

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[1]Gartner Marketplace Share: IT Products and services, All over the world, 2019, 13 April 2020