Orange has just confirmed the acquisition of Lexsi, a French company specializing in consulting and auditing in the cybersecurity sector. The amount of the transaction, which relates to the entire capital, has not been communicated.
“Orange has defined cyber security as one of its strategic priorities. With this acquisition, Lexsi, a specialist in “Threat Intelligence Services”, strengthens our threat analysis, detection and reaction capabilities in the face of cyber attacks and positions us as one of the major players in the field in Europe “, said Michel Van Den Berghe, CEO of Orange Cyberdefense, in a press release. Orange Cyberdefense, which has more than 1,000 employees, claims more than 600 customers around the world.
As we wrote in March 2016 in an article: “Based in Bagnolet, Lexsi employs more than 170 experts gathered around four poles – audit, advice, training and CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) – and claims more than 400 customers, including the Ministry of Defense and that of the Economy , Inpi, Société Générale or even Veolia and EDF. With offices in Lille, Lyon, Tunis and Montreal, Lexsi achieved a turnover of 14 million euros over its 2014 financial year, for net income of € 1.2 million. ”