European IT company Cegeka is acquiring all shares in cyber security specialist SecurIT. This acquisition strengthens Cegeka’s activities in the field of cyber security and, in particular, Identity & Access Management (IAM). SecurIT is an IAM specialist based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, with another branch in Greenville, South Carolina in the United States. SecurIT has about 60 employees. No financial details of the acquisition will be disclosed.
"By acquiring SecurIT, our position in the cyber security landscape will be considerably strengthened. This domain is becoming increasingly important. Cybercrime is on the rise and more and more organizations are falling victim to criminal schemes. One of the reasons for this is the fact that digital transformation and digital security measures have not been adopted at the same speed. Cegeka is focused on helping our customers become cyber resilient, where the aim is to minimize the business impact of cyber security incidents to recover quickly and effectively," says Stijn Bijnens, CEO of Cegeka.
Identity and access management as cornerstone for security
SecurIT are experts in Identity & Access Management (IAM), a specialized area in IT security that plays a central role in every cybersecurity plan. "With SecurIT’s high level of expertise and many years of experience, we will be able to support our clients even better during the roll-out of IAM projects. Thanks to this cooperation, we can provide even better security for our customers’ IT environments. Moreover, this acquisition is consistent with our ambition to become the leading strategic partner in all areas of cybersecurity in Belgium and the Netherlands," says Fabrice Wynants, Global Director Cybersecurity at Cegeka.
"With SecurIT and Cegeka joining forces, we can offer our clients a broader range of cybersecurity solutions. This move also creates fantastic growth opportunities for our organisation. Finally, it offers new opportunities for our employees. At Cegeka, they will get the chance to develop in a larger organization," says Rob Bus, CEO of SecurIT. SecurIT is active in Europe and North America, with global customers receiving support from the Greenville office in South Carolina.
IAM as an asset for cloud & digital workplace services
Identity and access management is a major topic in several IT domains. With many employees working from home and the number of devices increasing rapidly, it’s never been so important for businesses to pay attention to IAM. For example, the importance of digital identity should not be underestimated, not only when using private and public cloud services, but also within the secure digital workplace. "The same applies to managing user access to resources in the cloud. Moreover, there is a need for additional IAM expertise (e.g. Privileged Access Management) to substantially reduce the impact of a ransomware attack," Fabrice Wynants stresses.
Strong expansion of our Cyber Security team
"SecurIT’s specific knowledge is a welcome addition to Cegeka’s range of cybersecurity services. The new IAM team will be added to the Dutch team of cybersecurity specialists. By bringing in the specialists from SecurIT along with their processes, years of experience and partnerships with technology providers, we can offer IAM services (IAM, PAM, IGA) that greatly increase the quality level for our customers, both in the Netherlands and in Belgium," concludes Frank Voskeuil, Division Director Security of Cegeka Nederland. With this takeover, Cegeka increases its presence in the Netherlands to approximately 1,450 employees.