Atos to acquire leading cybersecurity services company Motiv

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

Atos currently announces it has arrived at an settlement to obtain Motiv ICT Safety, the premier impartial Managed Safety Services (MSS) supplier in the Netherlands. This acquisition will strengthen Atos’ place as the 3rd around the globe Managed Safety Services supplier[1] and develop its capabilities in critical locations this sort of as danger detection and response. In addition, Motiv’s sovereign Safety Operations Centre (SOC), independently licensed at the maximum degrees of maturity, will further bolster Atos’ extensive community of world wide SOCs, a pivotal ingredient of the Atos Prescriptive Safety method.

Atos will advantage from Motiv’s a hundred and eighty+ very competent cybersecurity experts, collectively with the Motiv Academy, nicely regarded for its capability to quick-observe new talent into SOC operational deployment. This acquisition will also carry extra community sector information and professional stability perception of substantial price to Atos’ functions and consumers.

Atos’ extensive capabilities in digital transformation will advantage Motiv’s buyer foundation of far more than one hundred significant and mid-tier consumers in the general public sector, regulation enforcement, monetary solutions and health care sectors, whilst opening new alternatives for Motiv to improve its footprint further throughout the Netherlands and Northern Europe. Motiv will also advantage from Atos’ the latest investment in the Managed Detection and Response (MDR) platform, AIsaac, bringing state-of-the-artwork technologies to Dutch consumers.

Founded in 1998 and headquartered in IJsselstein, Motiv is a leader in MSS and Safety Operation Centre solutions in the Netherlands.

“Motiv supports Atos’ digital stability vision for a converged organization-driven stability paradigm, enabled by sovereign functionality and buyer intimacy, and produced doable through its finish-to-finish stability solutions. This strategic acquisition further confirms Atos’ leadership in the European cybersecurity sector. Motiv’s observe file in progress, community knowledge and reputation in the sector will fortify Atos’ teams in Northern Europe offering a fantastic prospect to grow the digital stability organization.” claims Pierre Barnabé, Senior Executive Vice-President, Head of Big Information & Cybersecurity at Atos. “This complements the hottest in a series of strategic acquisitions to fortify our community functionality in turning into the critical trusted cybersecurity associate for world wide organizations on their digital journeys.

“By signing up for forces with Atos, we speed up on our mission to support the protected digital transformation of our consumers, unlocking the comprehensive possible of Atos’ world wide cyber stability provider and capabilities to our customers”, says Aksel Dorèl, CEO of Motiv. “We are energized with this crucial next action for Motiv, our employees and our customers”.

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

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About Atos

Atos is a world wide leader in digital transformation with one hundred ten,000 employees and yearly income of € 12 billion. European number one particular in cybersecurity, cloud and higher efficiency computing, the group provides customized finish-to-finish methods for all industries in seventy three countries. A pioneer in decarbonization solutions and products and solutions, Atos is committed to a protected and decarbonized digital for its purchasers. Atos operates underneath the models Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), stated on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The intent of Atos is to help design the future of the information and facts area. Its knowledge and solutions support the advancement of information, schooling and research in a multicultural method and lead to the advancement of scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the entire world, the group enables its consumers and employees, and associates of societies at significant to stay, perform and build sustainably, in a risk-free and protected information and facts area.

About Motiv ICT Safety

Motiv is a leading Dutch cyber stability provider supplier with about 22 yrs of practical experience. Motiv provides organizations in both of those the general public and private sectors with cyber stability methods and solutions to avoid cybercrime, information theft and information leaks. Motiv’s skilled stability professionals diligently discover stability threats and present revolutionary methods that make certain ideal protected organization processes and apps. The Motiv Safety Operations Centre (SOC) has been recognized as a world wide leader in impartial exterior assessments primarily based on the Safety Operations Maturity Model (SOMM).

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