SOFTWARE SECURITY

Atos to acquire In Fidem to strengthen its position in the North American market in cybersecurity

prnewswire | January 12, 2021

Atos today reports that it has consented to an arrangement to gain In Fidem, a Canada-based particular online protection counseling firm. This obtaining will fortify Atos' situation as the #3 overall network protection administrations leader1 and specifically improve its North America network safety administrations abilities by carrying experienced advisors to the Atos group.

Reliable with its focused on procurement system, the activity will extend Atos' customer portfolio and set up skill in online protection administrations in Canada. Established in 2005 and settled in Montréal with workplaces in Québec City and Ottawa, In Fidem has skill in cloud security, computerized personality, hazard the executives, security tasks, advanced criminology and digital penetrate reaction. It is a main part in the Canadian market and has a demonstrated history of effectively tending to enormous private and public associations' advanced security challenges. In Fidem will bring its organization of in excess of 100 profoundly gifted experts to the Atos online protection group.

"This acquisition reinforces our position in a fast-growing cybersecurity market and is a key addition to our current cybersecurity business in North America. In Fidem's strong long-standing client relationships will bring added value to our teams. We're excited to unite our expertise with that of In Fidem and see many synergies between our teams and business approach," said Pierre Barnabé, Senior Executive Vice-President, Head of Big Data & Cybersecurity at Atos.

"This strategic move will enable our customers to benefit from Atos' extensive expertise, global presence and its leading rankings in Managed Security Services. We're convinced that the combined capabilities of our portfolio and expertise with that of Atos' will bring added value to our clients. We look forward to the next steps in our journey together," said Matthieu Chouinard, CEO of In Fidem.

The closing of the transaction is expected to take place in Q1 2021.

About Atos

Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 110,000 employees and annual revenue of € 12 billion. European number one in cybersecurity, cloud and high-performance computing, the group provides tailored end-to-end solutions for all industries in 73 countries. A pioneer in decarbonization services and products, Atos is committed to a secure and decarbonized digital for its clients. Atos operates under the brands Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The purpose of Atos is to help design the future of the information space. Its expertise and services support the development of knowledge, education and research in a multicultural approach and contribute to the development of scientific and technological excellence. Across the world, the group enables its customers and employees, and members of societies at large to live, work and develop sustainably, in a safe and secure information space.

Spotlight

In the cybersecurity arena, the increasing sophistication, frequency and scale of cybercrime as a result of this open and network-oriented society, coupled with an explosion in the use of “edge” devices and cloud applications as well as increasing regulatory requirements, has created an urgent need for organizations to rapidly advance their security countermeasures and re-think traditional approaches. On a more global level, due to the compelling and pressing nature of the issues involved, many countries have elevated cybersecurity to a top-tier priority within their national security strategies.

Spotlight

In the cybersecurity arena, the increasing sophistication, frequency and scale of cybercrime as a result of this open and network-oriented society, coupled with an explosion in the use of “edge” devices and cloud applications as well as increasing regulatory requirements, has created an urgent need for organizations to rapidly advance their security countermeasures and re-think traditional approaches. On a more global level, due to the compelling and pressing nature of the issues involved, many countries have elevated cybersecurity to a top-tier priority within their national security strategies.

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