Thales bolsters cyber security offering with acquisition

Defence manufacturer Thales is taking its cybersecurity business to the next level with the closing of the acquisition of Tesserent announced in June and the company’s agreement to acquire Imperva, a US-based data and application cybersecurity company.

Tesserent is a leading player in cybersecurity in Australia, providing a full suite of cybersecurity solutions and services to medium and enterprise-level organisations.

The combination of Thales and Tesserent in ANZ will significantly strengthen the critical sovereign cyber capabilities for sensitive defence programs and critical infrastructure operators, according to a statement.

CEO Thales Australia and New Zealand Jeff Connolly said, “We’ve seen the significant pipeline of cyber-security work coming in Australia, and it makes sense as a provider of sovereign solutions to scale up in cyber security.

“The marriage of Thales and Tesserent creates a sovereign cyber security provider like no other because it links Thales as a trusted partner with government with Tesserent’s outstanding capability in cyber, especially in the defence, security and critical infrastructure sectors.

“We will be very well positioned to help Government achieve its ambition of Australia being one of the most cyber-secure countries by 2030.”

Thales’ offer is focused on global security products around the broader cloud protection and licensing offerings in identity, data security, application security, and sovereign protection products including encryptors and sensors to protect governmental, and institutional critical information systems

It also offers a suite of cybersecurity services around Cybels solutions portfolio, including threat and risk evaluation, training and simulation, detection and response, and integration projects. Tesserent is part of this business.

Picture: Jeff Connolly

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