Intelligent Tech Channels Issue 54 - Page 58

Thales to acquire cybersecurity company OneWelcome

Thales has announced an agreement to acquire OneWelcome , a European vendor in the fast-growing market of Customer Identity and Access Management , for a total consideration of € 100 million .

OneWelcome ’ s strong digital identity lifecycle management capabilities will complement Thales ’ s existing Identity services ( secure credential enrollment , issuance and management , Know Your Customer etc ) in order to offer the most comprehensive identity platform in the market .
Headquartered in the Netherlands , OneWelcome provides cloud-based customer identity and access management for highly regulated industries , empowering them to securely connect customers as well as business partners to their online services . Currently , OneWelcome protects tens of millions of European identities for lighthouse customers like Malakoff Humanis , PostNL and the European Central Bank . Thales plans to leverage this regional expertise to address the global need for enhanced identity and data privacy management .
Danny de Vreeze CEO of OneWelcome , said : “ Customer Identity – or CIAM – is a solution tailored for any organisation with a digital presence that need to securely manage external identities and provide intuitive access to their online services . We have a state-of-the-art service that is used by European customers to connect and protect millions of users . Our highly motivated team is thrilled to expand our product leadership into new markets using the global reach of Thales .”
Eaton brings acquisition of Tripp Lite to EMEA

Power management company

Eaton is fast developing a new customer base in Europe , Middle East , and Africa ( EMA ) for product lines emanating originally from the highly respected US brand Tripp Lite .
Eaton acquired Tripp Lite in 2021 and the outcome is a vastly expanded product portfolio together with further developed capabilities to support distributed IT and edge applications .
Initially marketed under the ‘ Tripp Lite by Eaton ’ brand , the new products represent a huge opportunity for managed service providers and resellers that will either help them break into the market for power infrastructure , connectivity and peripherals or expand the size and comprehensiveness of their proposals by incorporating Tripp Lite server racks , enclosures , and connectivity accessories . Jean-Marc Emonet , Marketing and Product Line Manager , Distributed Power Quality , Critical Systems Division , EMEA , said : “ Tripp Lite and Eaton have worked with customers for many years to navigate rapidly changing technology landscapes . The evolution continues , with Eaton becoming a single source of power products and accessories for IT channel distributors thanks to its Tripp Lite acquisition . We have noted how the trend for hybrid home and office working has resulted in high demand for videoconferencing systems and new types of meeting rooms that require a lot of connectivity .”
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