Accenture announced the acquisition of Real Protect, a privately held, Brazil-based provider of managed security and cyber defense services (MSS). This acquisition will extend Accenture’s cybersecurity presence and capabilities in Latin America.
To further its existing managed security services business
Real Protect was founded in 2005 is powered by two security operation centers. Its managed security services business provides custom and packaged solutions to clients across Brazil. The company offers also threat monitoring, detection, and incident-response capabilities.
Kelly Bissell, who leads Accenture Security globally, said,
“According to Accenture’s research, Brazil continues to be a hotspot for cybercrime, which we estimate could cost companies more than US$100 billion in lost revenues by 2023. The acquisition of Real Protect is a natural complement to our existing Managed Security Services business, which offers tailored industry-focused solutions to help clients rapidly anticipate, detect and respond in real time to cyber threats. We welcome Real Protect to Accenture and are excited about what we can achieve together to help organizations be more resilient.”
With this acquisition, Real Protect’s approximately 90 cybersecurity professionals will join Accenture Security’s global workforce of nearly 7,000 professionals. Real Protect CEO Daniel Lemos will lead Accenture’s Managed Security Services business in Latin America.