Atos Switzerland completes local acquisition of cybersecurity specialist SEC Consult

Bern (Switzerland), 30 June 2021 – Atos Switzerland has increased its stake in SEC Consult (Switzerland) AG and is now the sole major shareholder. The acquisition of the leading cyber and application security consultant was announced by Atos in October last year. With the upcoming closing in Switzerland Atos will complete the acquisition of the entire SEC Consult group. In addition, the latest move strengthens Atos’ existing consulting capabilities in the Swiss Confederation and confirms its role as a leading cybersecurity provider in Europe. In total, more than 200 highly qualified specialists from SEC Consult are strengthening the Atos teams.

The acquisition of SEC Consult follows the acquisitions of Paladion, and In Fidem. With this external growth strategy, Atos is putting its vision of continuous development and innovation in cybersecurity consulting into action. Swiss clients of Atos will benefit from an expanded portfolio of cybersecurity solutions, especially penetration testing, red teaming and incident response. SEC Consult’s existing customers will be able to continue to rely on the innovative services of the company, from now on complemented by Atos’ leading expertise in managed security services.

“In line with our motto ‘Accelerate Customers’, we are also continuously developing our cybersecurity portfolio to prepare our customers for the ever-growing threat landscape,” says Bruno Schenk, CEO of Atos Switzerland. “Notably in Switzerland, cybersecurity is an enormous growth market where we are now even stronger positioned due to the expertise and reputation of SEC Consult. In the future, clients will benefit from an even broader range of consulting and solutions offers from a single source.”

“We are looking forward to working closely with Atos in Switzerland as well and to further combine our expertise in cybersecurity,” says Stefan Merz, CEO of SEC Consult (Switzerland) AG. “Synergies are opening up for both companies to the benefit of our clients as well as our team. Last but not least, the increased reach will enable us to raise our profile in Switzerland and strengthen our position as a leading provider of cybersecurity services in Europe.”

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Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 110,000 employees and annual revenue of € 12 billion. European number one in cybersecurity, cloud and high performance computing, the group provides tailored end-to-end solutions for all industries in 73 countries. A pioneer in decarbonization services and products, Atos is committed to a secure and decarbonized digital for its clients. Atos operates under the brands Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The purpose of Atos is to help design the future of the information space. Its expertise and services support the development of knowledge, education and research in a multicultural approach and contribute to the development of scientific and technological excellence. Across the world, the group enables its customers and employees, and members of societies at large to live, work and develop sustainably, in a safe and secure information space.

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