Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has completed its acquisition of Arismore, a privately held company in France that specializes in providing security services, including identity and access management (IAM), as well as enterprise architecture, change management and related training services. The acquisition, first announced on December 19, 2016, brings to Accenture complementary security solutions and services, a strong client base and a talented team of 270 highly skilled security and enterprise architecture professionals.
“Today marks an important milestone for us, and we welcome our new Arismore colleagues to the team,” said Kelly Bissell, managing director of Accenture Security. “Bringing Arismore under the Accenture Security umbrella immediately amplifies our long-standing leadership in the digital identity management market throughout Europe. We look forward to building on this relationship to provide advanced services to our global and French clients across their entire security lifecycle and tailored to their specific industry needs.”
“Businesses need a security partner that provides a holistic understanding of specific industries and next-generation technologies, coupled with the ability to tap into scarce security expertise,” said Eric Boulay, president & CEO, Arismore. “We are very excited to join Accenture Security. We will leverage our combined expertise and dramatically grow our team of highly skilled security professionals to match the demands of our clients.”
Founded in 2002, Arismore provides security, enterprise architecture management and training services for numerous top-tier organizations in the telecommunications, media, retail, energy, transportation, banking and insurance sectors. As part of its offerings, Arismore has developed an award-winning Identity-as-a-Service (IdaaS) platform, MEMORITY. The company is headquartered in Saint-Cloud, France, and has additional offices in Villeneuve d’Ascq and La Ciotat.
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