Atos to Acquire Leading Cybersecurity Services Company Motiv
Atos announces it has reached an agreement to acquire Motiv ICT Security, the largest independent Managed Security Services (MSS) provider in the Netherlands. This acquisition will reinforce Atos’ position as the 3rd worldwide Managed Security Services provider and expand its capabilities in key areas such as threat detection and response. In addition, Motiv’s sovereign Security Operations Center (SOC), independently certified at the highest levels of maturity, will further bolster Atos’ extensive network of global SOCs, a pivotal component of the Atos Prescriptive Security approach.
Atos will benefit from Motiv’s 180+ highly skilled cybersecurity experts, together with the Motiv Academy, well known for its ability to fast-track new talent into SOC operational deployment. This acquisition will also bring additional local market knowledge and specialist security insight of significant value to Atos’ operations and customers.
Atos’ extensive capabilities in digital transformation will benefit Motiv’s customer base of more than 100 large and mid-tier customers in the public sector, law enforcement, financial services and healthcare sectors, while opening new opportunities for Motiv to increase its footprint further across the Netherlands and Northern Europe. Motiv will also benefit from Atos’ recent investment in the Managed Detection and Response (MDR) platform, AIsaac, bringing state-of-the-art technology to Dutch customers.
Founded in 1998 and headquartered in IJsselstein, Motiv is a leader in MSS and Security Operation Center services in the Netherlands.
“Motiv supports Atos’ digital security vision for a converged business-driven security paradigm, enabled by sovereign capability and customer intimacy, and made possible through its end-to-end security services. This strategic acquisition further confirms Atos’ leadership in the European cybersecurity market. Motiv’s track record in growth, local expertise and reputation in the market will strengthen Atos’ teams in Northern Europe giving a fantastic opportunity to grow the digital security business.” says Pierre Barnabé, Senior Executive Vice-President, Head of Big Data & Cybersecurity at Atos. “This complements the latest in a series of strategic acquisitions to strengthen our local capability in becoming the key trusted cybersecurity partner for global organizations on their digital journeys.”
“By joining forces with Atos, we accelerate on our mission to support the secure digital transformation of our customers, unlocking the full potential of Atos’ global cyber security service and capabilities to our customers”, says Aksel Dorèl, CEO of Motiv. “We are excited with this important next step for Motiv, our employees and our customers”.