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Orange Cyberdefense strengthens its ambitions in Europe when SCRT and Telsys become Orange Cyberdefense in Switzerland

Orange Cyberdefense strengthens its ambitions in Europe when SCRT and Telsys become Orange Cyberdefense in Switzerland

The Swiss companies SCRT and Telsys, which was acquired by Orange Cyberdefense in 2022 and changed its name to Orange Cyberdefense Switzerland. The change strengthens Orange Cyberdefense's ambition to become the market leader in cyber security in Switzerland (+20% in the first half of 2023) and to a greater extent in Europe by 2027 at the latest.

In particular, it will benefit from the combined expertise of SCRT (ethical hacking, incident management, managed services and consulting), Telsys (infrastructure, network, data center and cloud etc.) and Orange Cyberdefense (24×7 operational capabilities, managed services and global knowledge of the threat)

Orange Cyberdefense, one of Europe's leading cyber security service providers, is accelerating the expansion of its cyber security business in Switzerland following the acquisition of SCRT and Telsys last November. These two sister companies, with headquarters in Morges (VD) and around 100 experts in cyber security and related services based in Morges, Geneva, Bern and Zurich, have today changed their name to Orange Cyber Defense.

Orange Cyberdefense has so far acquired and integrated four new companies in the space of four years, strengthening its ambition to become the leading player in Europe by 2027. In a market that grew by nine percent in Europe, the organization ended its last financial year with a growth of percent in all its operations worldwide, to reach sales of 977 million euros. More generally, revenues have increased fivefold over the past eight years.

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Switzerland, Europe's 7th largest cyber market

The integration of both companies during the Orange Cyberdefense brand will make it possible to take full advantage of the increasingly important complementarities between cloud and cybersecurity expertise. In Switzerland, Orange Cyberdefense will expand its portfolio of secure cloud offerings by providing customers with comprehensive support for businesses and public authorities and strengthening its expertise in backup and recovery. Conversely, customers will benefit from a level of security designed according to the highest market standards, with services and knowledge of the threat landscape strengthened by Orange Cyberdefense's experience and international presence.

These offers target all businesses and authorities in the French- and German-speaking regions of Switzerland, with a particular focus on the financial services sector, which has seen an 11 percent increase in cyber extortion worldwide this year.

Thanks to synergies with Orange Business, Orange Cyberdefense Switzerland will be able to support multinational companies and international organizations in all parts of the world. The results of this new organization are already visible, with a growth of almost 20 percent in cyber security activities in the first half of the year, with revenues of 25 million Swiss francs (CHF) in the Swiss market.

Orange Cyberdefense recruitment policy, which aims to build the largest cyber community in Europe, will also be gradually introduced in Switzerland to strengthen the teams' capacity to meet the many and growing needs of customers.

“In a cybersecurity market undergoing a period of concentration, our ambition is to expand internationally to become a leader in Europe by 2027. I am therefore very pleased to welcome the SCRT and Telsys teams under the Orange Cyberdefense brand, whose values of excellence, proximity , ethics and trust we share. Together, Orange Cyberdefense now has the largest ethical hacking team in Europe, with more than 220 experts. This is a pool of talent pooling their expertise to make the digital world safer," explains Hugues Foulon, CEO of Orange Cyberdefense.

“The integration of SCRT and Telsys by Orange Cyberdefense, a European leader in cyber security, is a new milestone in our company's history, of which I am proud. We take the opportunity to, through our shared values, expand our capacity to prevent, detect and analyze threats in order to better counter them, and to strengthen our cyber– and infrastructure services while developing our activities and services throughout Switzerland," emphasizes Nicolas Lutz, CEO of Orange Cyberdefense Switzerland since January 2023.

  • Nicolas Lutz has been CEO of Orange Cyberdefense in Switzerland since January 1, 2023
  • In 2004, he joined content security company Trendmicro and became head of Rhône-Alpes and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, then head of French-speaking Switzerland and Africa
  • In 2010, he joined Bluecoat as sales manager for Ile-de-France and manager of the French-speaking area in Africa
  • In 2012, he continued his career at Telsys, an integration company in French-speaking Switzerland, as commercial director before becoming a majority shareholder a few months later. In order to develop and grow the business, he sold Telsys to SCRT, a leading company in pentesting and cyber security. Since Orange Cyberdefense took over, he has been CEO of both structures.
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