Framatome acquires Cyberwatch

14 June 2022

Framatome on has announced the acquisition of Cyberwatch, a team of experts in vulnerability management and compliance control. “This addition complements and strengthens Framatome’s cybersecurity offering and expands its portfolio of solutions to serve public administrations, nuclear and other critical industries such as transportation, energy and defence,” the company said.

“I am delighted to welcome the Cyberwatch employees to Framatome,” said Bernard Fontana, CEO of Framatome. “With this acquisition, we continue to develop and adapt to the needs of our customers, especially when digital developments impacting data security, safety and sovereignty are increasing.”

Framatome’s cybersecurity portfolio is based on its experience in nuclear safety, information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) systems, and in secured environments with strong commitments to sustainability and sovereignty.

“Cyberwatch’s recognised cybersecurity solutions builds on our expertise and allows us to provide a comprehensive cybersecurity offer to ensure the strength of our customers' IT and OT systems, from asset inventory to patch deployment,” said Catherine Cornand, senior executive vice president, Installed Base Business Unit, Framatome.

Expanding on the 2019 acquisition of FoxGuard Solutions in the USA and later with the launch of FoxGuard in Europe, Framatome’s acquisition of Cyberwatch complements the company’s solutions for vulnerability detection, identification, validation, and patch deployment. The integration of Cyberwatch’s sovereign technological expertise in IT asset mapping and risk prioritisation also completes Framatome’s offerings that secures IT and OT systems for public administrations, nuclear and other critical industries against cyber threats.

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