Accenture (NYSE: ACN) acquired Real Protect, a Rio de Janeiro, Brazil-based provider of managed security and cyber defense services (MSS).
The amount of the deal was not disclosed.
The acquisition will enable Accenture to extend its cybersecurity presence and capabilities in Latin America.
Founded in 2005, Real Protect operates a managed security services business which provides custom and packaged solutions to clients across Brazil. The company’s portfolio also includes threat monitoring, detection and incident-response capabilities, which will complement Accenture’s managed detection and response offerings. The firm received the international unified certification standard by the MSP Alliance, the world’s largest industry association and certification body for cloud computing and managed services professionals.
Real Protect approximately employs 90 cybersecurity professionals in Rio and São Paulo, who serve a variety of clients in the healthcare, energy, oil & gas, and financial services industries. They will join Accenture Security’s global workforce of nearly 7,000 professionals and Real Protect CEO Daniel Lemos will lead Accenture’s Managed Security Services business in Latin America.
Accenture Security is a provider of cybersecurity services, including advanced cyber defense, applied cybersecurity solutions and managed security operations. The unit brings security innovation, coupled with global scale and a worldwide delivery capability through a network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers.