NightDragon Partners with Orange Cyberdefense to Bring Emerging Cybersecurity Innovation to European Organizations |


Orange Cyberdefense will work with NightDragon portfolio companies to integrate technology into high-value security services to help customers stay ahead of threats

SAN FRANCISCO and PARIS, June 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — NightDragon, an investment and advisory firm focused on the cybersecurity, safety, security and privacy industry, today announced a new strategic partnership with Orange Cyberdefense, a leader global cybersecurity services provider, to bring innovative technologies and services to European organisations. This collaboration will enable NightDragon’s portfolio companies in the European market and equip Orange customers with innovative technologies and services to stay one step ahead of cyber threats.

Orange Cyberdefense, the cybersecurity business unit of the Orange group, has a global presence with European roots. As a key player in the European cybersecurity ecosystem, Orange Cyberdefense supports regional start-up ecosystems while seeking the best innovations on a global scale. Through this partnership, NightDragon companies will work with more than 2,500 multidisciplinary Orange Cyberdefense experts in 160 countries. They will also leverage the organization’s deep expertise in threat intelligence and research through its trusted partnership with more than 8,500 customers.

According to IDC, overall IT security spending in Europe alone should reach $46.4 billion in 2024, against an estimate $35.6 billion in 2021. Factors such as the increased push towards digitalization and remote securing of key assets continue to drive this strong regional growth, the research firm said. Orange Cyberdefense has expertise in many of these relevant growth areas such as cloud and application security, managed detection and response, zero trust and cyber crisis management.

“The opportunity is immense for NightDragon Enterprises to deliver cutting-edge innovations to European businesses and public sector organizations to help them better defend against growing cyber threats. We couldn’t imagine a better partner in this mission than Orange Cyberdefense, a proven global leader that will help hyper scale NightDragon businesses to both help organizations navigate today’s risk landscape and drive thought leadership in the essential European market,” said declared dave dewaltFounder and CEO, NightDragon.

As part of this partnership, Orange Cyberdefense will benefit from early access to NightDragon’s innovative companies in order to assess their ability to extend Orange Cyberdefense’s offers and services in the technological fields of cybersecurity. When direct relationships are formed, NightDragon companies will enjoy preferred terms with Orange Cyberdefense, including elevated marketing support, business development, and technical support to assist in joint sales efforts. Orange Cyberdefense and NightDragon will also work together to regularly review assets in their respective portfolios for potential co-capital investment opportunities.

“To build a more secure digital society in an ever-changing threat landscape, collective intelligence and innovation are essential. We are proud to partner with start-ups, established vendors, customers and universities to continuously deliver an innovative portfolio of intelligence-based security services. Orange Cyberdefense and NightDragon companies are at the forefront of cybersecurity. Our collaboration allows us to jointly identify, support and develop emerging companies in the advanced growth that can help solve our customers’ biggest cybersecurity challenges,” said Hugues FoulonOrange Cyberdefense CEO

This partnership expands NightDragon’s capabilities under its ND Go-to-Market business unit, a dedicated set of playbooks, programs, and partnerships to help accelerate its portfolio’s go-to-market capabilities. The advanced capabilities of Orange Cyberdefense’s cybersecurity services will complement existing go-to-market partnerships.

About Night Dragon

NightDragon is an investment and advisory firm focused on growth and late-stage investments in the cybersecurity, safety, security and privacy industries. Its platform and extensive industry network provide unparalleled threat intelligence, deal flow, market leverage and operational expertise to drive portfolio company growth and increase shareholder value. Founded by dave dewalt, the NightDragon team has over 25 years of operational and business expertise at leading technology companies such as Documentum, EMC, Siebel Systems (Oracle), McAfee, Mandiant, Avast, and FireEye. Learn more about NightDragon at www.nightdragon.com.

About Orange Cyberdefense

Orange Cyberdefense is the expert cybersecurity business unit of the Orange group. As a leading security service provider, we strive to build a safer digital society.

We are a threat research and intelligence-focused security provider offering unparalleled access to current and emerging threats.

Orange Cyberdefense maintains an experience of more than 25 years in the field of information security, more than 250 researchers and analysts, 17 SOCs, 13 CyberSOCs and 8 CERTs distributed around the world and commercial and service support in 160 countries . We’re proud to say we can deliver global protection with local expertise and support our customers throughout the threat lifecycle.

Find out more about Orange Cyberdefense on www.orangecyberdefense.com

Twitter: @OrangeCyberDef

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