Framatome expands cybersecurity offering with Cyberwatch acquisition

Jun 7, 2022 | Press Release

June 7, 2022 – Framatome today 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 defense.

“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 unique 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 recognized 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. “We are very pleased to welcome this dynamic team of experts.”

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

“The Cyberwatch team is excited to join Framatome and contribute to the development of the French domestic cybersecurity sector,” said Maxime Alay-Eddine, CEO of Cyberwatch. “With this merger, we will accelerate the development of our existing products and provide advanced features to enhance our current and future customers’ security levels.”