Paladion AI-driven solutions focus on cloud-native Managed Detection and Response (MDR), serving over 400 clients across 12 countries. With this acquisition, Atos will combine Paladion MDR capabilities with its R&D solutions in AI, threat and risk-based analytics to enhance Atos’ prescriptive security platforms and operations.
“Atos was looking for the right and solid asset to enter an emerging and yet very competitive market, that of Managed Detection & Response. We found with Paladion a mature team and advanced technology built to deliver outcomes and reduce customers’ risks. Their cloud-native technology will be an asset for our expansion strategies in cybersecurity and cloud solutions, providing our customers with accelerated business transformation.” said Pierre Barnabé, Senior Executive Vice-President, Head of Big Data & Cybersecurity, Atos.
“We believe this is an industry-defining deal, combining the scale and resources of Atos in managed security services with Paladion’s cloud-delivered managed detection and response technology. We are excited to join forces with Atos and together become the cybersecurity provider of choice for global organizations in their digital journey.” said Rajat Mohanty, CEO of Paladion.
20-year-old Paladion is headquartered in Reston, VA, United States. The company boasts of more than 800 employees and cybersecurity experts globally, delivering its cyber security services which are enabled by Paladion proprietary MDR platform. Paladion has Security Delivery centers across the US, Middle East and India, which will now join the global network of Atos Security Operations Centers to deliver integrated solutions.
Atos also announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Alia Consulting in France for an undisclosed amount.
Alia is an IT consulting company specialized in SAP applications for the utilities sector and S/4HANA transformation. Alia will be bringing its years-long expertise and more than 70 consultants to join Atos Worldgrid, a 100% subsidiary of Atos which focuses on providing billing and CRM implementations and solutions for energy and utility companies.
The closing of both transactions are expected to take place towards the end of 2020.