Atos finalizes IDnomic acquisition process

Digital transformation company Atos has acquired digital identity management infrastructure provider IDnomic to expand cybersecurity leadership and its solution portfolio toward digital identity and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) solutions to protect digital identities of people, machines and smart devices, the company announced, following negotiations that started in August.

Atos’ product portfolio includes identity and access management, data protection, management of security certificates and IoT security solutions.

“IDnomic’s expertise strengthens our ability to support our customers end-to-end in their cybersecurity needs. This acquisition allows us to consolidate our global leadership and address new security challenges related to hybrid cloud, certificate management automation, and the Internet of Things,” said Pierre Barnabé, Senior Executive Vice-President, Head of Big Data & Cybersecurity at Atos.
“This will enable us to support, together, the development of the multiple uses of digital identity as well as to enrich our offers to meet the many needs of our customers, who are increasingly demanding in terms of cybersecurity,” said Coralie Héritier, CEO of IDnomic.

“As with all good combinations, the value exceeds the sum of its parts. IDnomic positions Atos to provide trusted identity for users and devices across multi-cloud and IoT environments. Successful digital transformation requires more than just security, risk and policy management, making trust a critical value for the future enterprise” says Dominic Trott, Research Director of European Security & Privacy at IDC.

IDnomic has a team of over 100 digital identity experts, all joining Atos’ team of cybersecurity specialists. In 2018, it registered a revenue of €17 million.

In June, biometric startup Global ID announced that its 3D finger vein biometric identification system became available to Atos customers through a recent partnership agreement.

Earlier this year, Atos developed an Advanced Access Control System (AACS) to integrate and manage NEC’s facial recognition system and solutions and equipment from Panasonic to control the facility entry of some 300,000 people involved in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Gartner recently ranked Atos as the third in the world and first in Europe for security service management.

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