French IT Security Firm Acquired

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 @ 06:01 PM gHale

In a seemingly upcoming trend of security consolidation, global IT and communications services provider, Orange Business Services acquired Atheos, a French IT security firm.

The two companies’ cyber security expertise will combine into Orange CyberDefense.

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By acquiring Atheos, which specializes in identity and security management, Orange enhances its managed and integrated security solutions with two key factors: Access control and data loss prevention policies, and proactive cyber defense.

Proactive cyber defense, which Orange considers a key requirement in the corporate environment, comes through the analysis of “low-noise” attack signals, identification of security breaches and vulnerabilities, and on-site crisis management.

“We have consistently 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,” said Michel Van Den Berghe, general manager and founder of Atheos, which started up in 2002.

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