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Orange Business Services acquires Atheos

Orange Business Services has announced the acquisition of European cyberdefence company Atheos.

Founded in 2002, Atheos operates in IT identity and security management on the French market.

Orange Business Services, has developed a security strategy through managed and integrated security solutions in 220 countries and territories – protecting both infrastructure and users.

“We have constistently recorded strong growth since our incorporation in 2002. By joining Orange Business Services, we will benefit from its unique expertise of critical infrastructure to take us to the next level. Orange Cyberdefense offers a credible response to the security requirements of large companies and government agencies,” said Michel Van Den Berghe, General Manager and Founder, Atheos.

Orange Business Services hopes to strengthen its offering by addressing “The provision of stronger access control and data-loss prevention policies” and providing cyberdefence through: “The advanced identification of security breaches and vulnerabilities, the detection and analysis of low-noise attack signals, and on-site crisis management.”

“We are very excited to welcome the teams from Atheos; their high level of expertise and proven methods clearly add value to our services portfolio,” said Thierry Bonhomme, Senior Executive Vice President, Orange Business Services. “Security is a critical concern for our customers, which means that the provision of robust security services has now become a strategic priority for Orange Business Services. With this acquisition, we are now the only European provider able to support companies implementing multidimensional protection strategies, and this significantly reinforces our commitment to customers to support them, as a trusted partner, in an increasingly digital world.”


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