Orange Cyberdefense and Gatewatcher sign the first strategic partnership between service providers with French National Cybersecurity Agency (ANSSI) accreditation

For the first time, two companies with French National Cybersecurity Agency (ANSSI) accreditation (1) have established a strategic partnership to protect the security of Operators of Vital Importance (OIV) and Operators of Essential Services (OSE).

Customers will benefit from the combined expertise of the two companies with the best level of protection, detection and reaction to cyberattacks.

Orange Cyberdefense, the French leader for cyber security in France, is integrating Trackwatch probes published by Gatewatcher into its monitoring services at the heart of its 10 Security Operations Centres (SOC) around the world. Already deployed to several Orange Cyberdefense customers, the Gatewatcher detection system can identify the most complex threats.

This alliance between trusted partners offers a cutting-edge response to the needs of strategic enterprises to secure their essential assets, pursuant to French and European legislation,” emphasises Michel Van Den Berghe, CEO of Orange Cyberdefense.

Cyber security is above all about innovating to defend our customers: At the heart of these challenges is the combined strength of the Orange Cyberdefense teams and Gatewatcher’s expertise to detect the most advanced threats,” declares Jacques de La Rivière, President of Gatewatcher.

The two partners will combine their expertise to orchestrate the detection chain and together will develop compromise markers to protect information and industrial systems.

1/  “Security Incident Detection Service Provider” (Prestataire de détection des incidents de sécurité - PDIS) for Orange Cyberdefense and the basic qualification Security Visa for Gatewatcher’s Trackwatch® detection system.

About Gatewatcher

Gatewatcher is the first publisher of specialised advanced intrusion detection software developed in France and given ANSSI accreditation under the Law for Military Planning. Founded in 2015 by Jacques de La Rivière, its President, and Philippe Gillet, its Technical Director, both alumni of the leading French ESIEA graduate school of engineering, Gatewatcher was boosted by the Le Village by CA accelerator from 2015 to 2017. For more information on, Twitter: @GATEW4TCHER, LinkedIn.

About Orange Cyberdefense

Since 2016, Orange Cyberdefense has managed all Orange cyber security activities for enterprise. Orange Cyberdefense designs, operates and monitors defence systems that protect critical assets. With sales of €303 million in 2018 and annual growth in excess of 12%, Orange Cyberdefense is the leader in cyber security in France and developing into one of the main players in the European market. With more than 1,300 employees spread across the largest cities in France and abroad, Orange Cyberdefense helps businesses and administrations to develop, implement and manage their cyber security strategies.

Press contacts:

Orange – Nathalie Chevrier: 01 44 44 93 93
Orange Business Services - Caroline Cellier: 01 55 54 50 34
Gatewatcher - Anne-Laure de La Rivière: 06 80 59 26 05




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