Atos has reached an agreement to acquire Motiv ICT Security, a large independent Managed Security Services (MSS) provider from the Netherlands. This acquisition would expand its managed cybersecurity services 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, would further bolster Atos’ extensive network of global SOCs, a “pivotal” component of the Atos Prescriptive Security approach.
Atos would benefit from Motiv’s 180+ skilled cybersecurity experts, together with the Motiv Academy – able to fast-track new talent into SOC operational deployment. This acquisition would also bring additional local market knowledge and specialist security insight of significant value to Atos’ operations and customers.
Atos’ extensive capabilities in digital transformation would 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 would 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, Motiv has over 22 years of experience as a cybersecurity services company. Motiv provides organizations in both the public and private sectors with cyber security solutions and services to prevent cybercrime, data theft and data leaks.
“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,” said Pierre Barnabé, Senior Executive Vice-President, Head of Big Data & Cybersecurity at Atos. “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. 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.”