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Atos Acquiring Secureworks from Dell Technologies?

Atos may be seeking to acquire Secureworks, a Top 250 MSSP and cybersecurity automation firm, from Dell Technologies, according to reports.

Amid the M&A rumors, Secureworks ($SCWX) shares rose about 7 percent in pre-market trading.

Atos, based in France, is a global IT consulting giant with cloud and managed security services expertise. The company employs more than 110,000 people across 73 countries. Atos has been active in the M&A market — acquiring at least six IT consulting and digital transformation businesses in 2020.

Dell Selling Secureworks? Familiar Rumor

Rumors about Dell potentially selling Secureworks have surfaced from time to time for more than a year. Secureworks has been evolving from traditional managed security services toward software- and cloud-driven intellectual property.

Discussions between Dell and Atos about Secureworks would not be surprising. Atos and Dell have a longstanding relationship that extends back more than a decade.

MSSP Alert has not independently confirmed the report about Atos seeking to potentially acquire Secureworks.

Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.