Logicalis, a leading international IT solutions and managed services provider, today announces the acquisition of a majority stake in Áudea, a company which specialises in cybersecurity and regulatory compliance. This investment reinforces Logicalis’ ability to offer a comprehensive service to customers as they look to secure their critical data.
Áudea was founded in Madrid in 2002 and has since been at the forefront of the Spanish market as a specialist in IT security and high added value services. With a team of more than 40 professionals, Áudea provides cybersecurity and regulatory compliance services for more than 200 clients across finance, automotive, transportation, hotel, consumer goods, commerce, education and security sectors.
Logicalis Spain’s General Director, Alex Zaragoza, comments: “The global shift towards teleworking has accelerated the need for robust cybersecurity systems and solutions. With the introduction of new regulations, such as GDPR, companies need to adjust and keep their security processes within regulatory limits. The acquisition of Áudea allows us to deploy their solutions and experience, to offer our clients a 360-degree cybersecurity strategy, tailored to their individual needs.”
Áudea has nearly two decades of experience in information security, data protection, governance, risk management and compliance. As Logicalis Group CEO Bob Bailkoski explains: “There is no doubt that cybersecurity threats are increasing and implementing a robust cybersecurity strategy is now essential. The skills and innovation that Áudea brings to Logicalis complement our current security service offering, as we continue to strengthen our capabilities to serve our customers in the digital economy.”