Orange Boosts Cyber Security Offering with Acquisition of SecureLink for $576M

Orange Boosts Cyber Security Offering with Acquisition of SecureLink for $576M Image Credit: Your_photo/Bigstockphoto.com

Orange announces the signing of an agreement for the acquisition of 100% of SecureLink for $576 million.

With €248m revenues in 2018, SecureLink is one of the largest independent cybersecurity services providers in Europe, with a strong presence in the key Nordics, Belgian, Dutch, German and UK markets. The acquisition establishes Orange as a leader in the European cybersecurity industry.

Founded in 2003, SecureLink provides a full range of cybersecurity services to support its clients. Its offering includes specialised security consulting, security maintenance and support with 24/7 service desks (SOCs) as well as advanced managed detection and response capabilities (MDR). The group is also a leading value-added reseller of security software and hardware solutions, holding more than 1,000 technical or sales accreditations with blue chip security vendors. 

With this acquisition, Orange becomes one of the European leaders of cybersecurity with c.1,800 employees, more than €600m PF revenues in 2018 and strong positions in major local markets through its unique European DNA and a comprehensive cybersecurity services offering.

Hugues Poulon, Executive Director fo Cybersecurity, Orange
With the acquisition of SecureData and SecureLink, Orange has the highest scale to anticipate and fend off attacks, as well as local defense teams in all the main European markets, positioning the combined organisation as the go-to defense specialist.

Thomas Fetten, CEO of SecureLink
We have been very impressed by the ambition and successful development of Orange Cyberdefense over the past few years, and are very excited to build a pan-European leader of cybersecurity together.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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