Alcatel-Lucent and Thales finalize their strategic partnership in cyber security services
Thales acquires Alcatel-Lucent’s cyber security services activities
Paris, October 31, 2014
Today, Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext and NYSE: ALU) and Thales (Euronext: HO) have signed their strategic partnership with a contract whereby Thales acquires the cyber-security services & solutions and the communications security activities of Alcatel-Lucent.
This agreement comes as part of a strategic partnership, established in May 2014 that will allow Alcatel-Lucent and Thales to provide highly advanced solutions to secure communications, drawing on Thales’s unique expertise in cyber-security services, and on Alcatel-Lucent’s know-how in secure networks and advanced security features in its telecommunications products. Thales is committed to provide its expertise to Alcatel-Lucent for its own needs.
Thanks to this strategic partnership between the two companies, Thales strengthens its position in cyber-security consistently with its ambition to grow in promising security sectors and to offer solutions that ensure the integrity and resilience of its customers’ information systems. For Alcatel-Lucent, the partnership will enable the company to strengthen its position in the field of secure networks and to offer to its customers end-to-end network security solutions, combining its integrated security expertise in telecommunication products with complementary services.
The cyber-security services and communications security activities of Alcatel-Lucent employ around 100 staff, mainly based in France and in three other European countries.
Thales is a global technology leader in the Aerospace, Transportation and the Defence & Security markets. In 2013, the company generated revenues of €14.2 billion with 65,000 employees in 56 countries. With its 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design, develop and deploy equipment, systems and services that meet the most complex security requirements.
Thales has an exceptional international footprint, with operations around the world working with customers and local partners.
Drawing on its strong cryptographic capabilities, Thales is one of the world leaders in cybersecurity products and solutions for critical state and military infrastructures, satellite networks and industrial and financial companies. With a presence throughout the entire security chain, Thales offers a comprehensive range of services and solutions ranging from security consulting, intrusion tests and architecture design to system certification, development and through‐life management of products and services, and security supervision (Security Operation Centres in France and the United Kingdom).
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We are at the forefront of global communications, providing products and innovations in IP and cloud networking, as well as ultra-broadband fixed and wireless access to service providers and their customers, and to enterprises and institutions throughout the world. Underpinning us in driving the industrial transformation from voice telephony to high-speed digital delivery of data, video and information is Bell Labs, an integral part of the Group and one of the world’s foremost technology research institutes, responsible for countless breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry. Our innovations have resulted in our Group being recognized by Thomson Reuters as a Top 100 Global Innovator, as well as being named by MIT Technology Review as amongst 2012’s Top 50 “World’s Most Innovative Companies”. We have also been recognized for innovation in sustainability, being named Industry Group Leader in the Technology Hardware & Equipment sector in the 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices review, for making global communications more sustainable, affordable and accessible, all in pursuit of the Group’s mission to realize the potential of a connected world.
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