Accenture Acquires Sentor

Global professional services company Accenture has acquired an independent provider of cyber-defense and managed security services headquartered in Sweden's capital, Stockholm.

The acquisition of Sentor by Accenture was announced yesterday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

“Securing a business ecosystem can’t be piecemeal; it takes the right talent, investments and technology know-how," said Kelly Bissell, who leads Accenture Security globally. 

"The acquisition of Sentor further expands our ability to help clients match this challenging cybersecurity environment. We are excited about what we can achieve together to help organizations in Sweden become more resilient.”

Sentor was founded in 1998 and has additional offices in the Swedish cities of Gӓvle and Malmӧ. Included within the company’s portfolio are security testing, advisory services, and managed detection and incident-response capabilities, which are powered by a round-the-clock security operations center located in Stockholm. 

The approximately 80 cybersecurity professionals working for Sentor serve a client base spanning multiple industries, including finance, insurance, manufacturing and retail. They will now join the Accenture team in Sweden, bolstering the company's local capabilities and resources.

“Sentor has a very strong reputation in the cybersecurity community in Sweden through its long-lasting experience in delivering advanced cybersecurity services to the Swedish market,” said Bala Periasamy, who leads Accenture Security in Sweden. 

“They have managed to attract exceptional talent and grow a technical security culture that is unique in the industry."

Åse Holmberg, Sentor CEO, said, “Maintaining a high cybersecurity posture is not an IT issue, but a major concern for businesses and organizations around the world. Sentor’s goal has never been to ‘just’ help our clients with cybersecurity. We strive to raise the bar throughout the entire region to ensure organizations in the Nordics have a strong cybersecurity presence."

Holmberg added that teaming up with Accenture’s global team would help Sentor to achieve that goal.

"Together we can provide an unmatched level of advanced technical skills needed to tackle the cybersecurity challenges of the 21st century. As a result, we not only help clients better defend themselves against the imminent threat adversaries pose but give our employees more opportunities to grow.”

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