Logicalis Group, an international IT solutions and managed services provider serving 10,000 clients around the world, has acquired a majority stake in Áudea, a company which specializes in cybersecurity and regulatory compliance. This investment would reinforce Logicalis’ ability to offer a comprehensive service to customers as they look to secure their critical data.
Áudea was founded in Madrid in 2002 and has since been at the forefront of the Spanish market as a specialist in IT security and high added value services. With a team of more than 40 professionals, Áudea provides cybersecurity and regulatory compliance services for more than 200 clients across finance, automotive, transportation, hotel, consumer goods, commerce, education and security sectors. Financial terms of this acquisition were not disclosed.
“The global shift towards teleworking has accelerated the need for robust cybersecurity systems and solutions,” said Alex Zaragoza, Logicalis Spain’s General Director. “With the introduction of new regulations, such as GDPR, companies need to adjust and keep their security processes within regulatory limits. The acquisition of Áudea allows us to deploy their solutions and experience, to offer our clients a 360-degree cybersecurity strategy, tailored to their individual needs.”
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Áudea has nearly two decades of experience in information security, data protection, governance, risk management and compliance.
“There is no doubt that cybersecurity threats are increasing and implementing a robust cybersecurity strategy is now essential,” said Bob Bailkoski, CEO of Logicalis Group. “The skills and innovation that Áudea brings to Logicalis complement our current cybersecurity service offering, as we continue to strengthen our capabilities to serve our customers in the digital economy.”
Logicalis Group, with annual revenues of $ 1.7 billion annually, maintains operations in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific and Africa and is part of Datatec Group, which is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE:DTC), with income of more than $ 4.3 billion.