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Atos to acquire leading cybersecurity services company Motiv

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

Atos nowadays announces it has reached an arrangement to acquire Motiv ICT Protection, the biggest impartial Managed Protection Companies (MSS) provider in the Netherlands. This acquisition will reinforce Atos’ posture as the 3rd all over the world Managed Protection Companies provider[1] and increase its capabilities in vital spots this sort of as risk detection and reaction. In addition, Motiv’s sovereign Protection Operations Centre (SOC), independently certified at the best degrees of maturity, will additional bolster Atos’ in depth community of world-wide SOCs, a pivotal ingredient of the Atos Prescriptive Protection method.

Atos will gain from Motiv’s one hundred eighty+ extremely expert cybersecurity authorities, collectively with the Motiv Academy, effectively recognised for its means to quickly-track new expertise into SOC operational deployment. This acquisition will also deliver more neighborhood market information and expert protection insight of considerable value to Atos’ operations and customers.

Atos’ in depth capabilities in electronic transformation will gain Motiv’s customer base of far more than 100 substantial and mid-tier customers in the public sector, regulation enforcement, fiscal providers and healthcare sectors, whilst opening new options for Motiv to raise its footprint additional throughout the Netherlands and Northern Europe. Motiv will also gain from Atos’ latest investment decision in the Managed Detection and Response (MDR) system, AIsaac, bringing point out-of-the-artwork technological know-how to Dutch customers.

Established in 1998 and headquartered in IJsselstein, Motiv is a leader in MSS and Protection Operation Centre providers in the Netherlands.

“Motiv supports Atos’ electronic protection eyesight for a converged business-driven protection paradigm, enabled by sovereign capacity and customer intimacy, and manufactured possible by way of its close-to-close protection providers. This strategic acquisition additional confirms Atos’ leadership in the European cybersecurity market. Motiv’s track record in growth, neighborhood experience and status in the market will reinforce Atos’ teams in Northern Europe providing a fantastic option to grow the electronic protection business.” suggests Pierre Barnabé, Senior Government Vice-President, Head of Large Facts & Cybersecurity at Atos. “This complements the most current in a series of strategic acquisitions to reinforce our neighborhood capacity in turning out to be the vital trusted cybersecurity husband or wife for world-wide businesses on their electronic journeys.

“By becoming a member of forces with Atos, we accelerate on our mission to assist the safe electronic transformation of our customers, unlocking the entire potential of Atos’ world-wide cyber protection assistance and capabilities to our customers”, says Aksel Dorèl, CEO of Motiv. “We are psyched with this essential next move for Motiv, our staff and our customers”.

The closing of the transaction is anticipated to take position in Q1 2021 and is issue to customary anti-have faith in filings.

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About Atos

Atos is a world-wide leader in electronic transformation with one hundred ten,000 staff and yearly profits of € twelve billion. European number a single in cybersecurity, cloud and high general performance computing, the group offers personalized close-to-close methods for all industries in seventy three nations around the world. A pioneer in decarbonization providers and items, Atos is fully commited to a safe and decarbonized electronic for its clientele. Atos operates below the brand names Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), mentioned on the CAC40 Paris inventory index.

The goal of Atos is to help design and style the long term of the data area. Its experience and providers assist the growth of information, education and research in a multicultural method and add to the growth of scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the earth, the group permits its customers and staff, and members of societies at substantial to stay, get the job done and establish sustainably, in a protected and safe data area.

About Motiv ICT Protection

Motiv is a primary Dutch cyber protection assistance provider with in excess of 22 several years of practical experience. Motiv offers businesses in both the public and non-public sectors with cyber protection methods and providers to protect against cybercrime, info theft and info leaks. Motiv’s seasoned protection pros cautiously discover protection dangers and supply innovative methods that make sure optimal safe business processes and programs. The Motiv Protection Operations Centre (SOC) has been acknowledged as a world-wide leader in impartial external assessments dependent on the Protection Operations Maturity Model (SOMM).

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[1]Gartner Industry Share: IT Companies, Around the world, 2019, 13 April 2020