Founded in 1998, Motiv has about 180 cybersecurity experts together with an Academy which provides training in SOC operations and deployment.
With this acquisition, Atos intends to bolster its position in the global Managed Security Services market and foresees the expansion of its capabilities in the areas of threat detection and response. In addition, Atos claims Motiv’s Security Operations Center (SOC) expertise will further strengthen its own networks of SOCs and bring additional local market knowledge and specialist security insight to its operations and customers.
“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,” said Pierre Barnabé, Senior Executive Vice-President and Head of Big Data & Cybersecurity of Atos.
“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.”
As announced, Motiv’s customer base will also benefit from Atos’ capabilities in digital transformation while opening new opportunities for Motiv to further increase its footprint across the Netherlands and Northern Europe.
“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. We are excited with this important next step for Motiv, our employees and our customers,” said Aksel Dorèl, CEO of Motiv.
According to Atos, this acquisition deal is expected to close by the first quarter of the year 2021 and subject to customary anti-trust filings.