Orange has strengthened its already strong play in the European security space with the punchy acquisition of SecureLink, just months after the French comms giant bagged SecureData in January 2019.
The SecureLink deal, which valued the Netherlands-based cyber security firm at over £444.3m, extends Orange's European footprint and increases its capabilities.
With almost £214m revenues in 2018 SecureLink is one of the largest independent cyber security services providers in Europe with a presence in the key Nordics, Belgian, Dutch, German and UK markets.
“Cybersecurity is a growing priority for companies of all sizes, and we believe the two most important success factors are scale and proximity,” said Hugues Foulon, Executive Director of Cybersecurity at Orange.
"Scale because today's threats are global, complex and require matching protection capabilities. Proximity because in the global IT world you want a trusted local partner to secure your most strategic assets.
"With the acquisition of SecureData and SecureLink, Orange has the scale to anticipate and fend off attacks, as well as local defence teams in all the main European markets."