LEUSDEN / AMERSFOORT – Cybersecurity specialist Tesorion acquires industry partner Kahuna. This takeover is creating the largest independent full-service cybersecurity player in the Netherlands which can now offer its corporate, mid-market and government clients a full portfolio and even better services. The takeover is in line with Tesorion’s strategic growth ambition to be the ultimate Managed Security Service Partner for mid-market companies. It goes without saying that the focus will be on providing suitable services to clients to enable them to tackle any cybersecurity challenges you might care to think of. The clients of Tesorion and Kahuna will reap maximum benefit from this takeover because the services provided by both parties will be seamlessly integrated in specific areas.
As Martijn Hakstege, CEO of Tesorion, explains, “This really is a fantastic step for Tesorion. Kahuna’s philosophy, which is based on the belief that a successful cybersecurity strategy must consist of a one-stop-shop for your clients, links up perfectly with Tesorion’s. This takeover offers a number of synergy benefits to our clients. We believe this takeover is a win-win situation for our clients precisely because the market is still searching for relevant all-round providers who are able to offer a full and managed security portfolio.”
Daniel van Slochteren, CEO of Kahuna, adds, “There’s strength in numbers and that’s precisely why we decided to join forces with Tesorion. Our passion helped us to grow at international level and now it’s time to take the next step. The Tesorion and Kahuna portfolios complement each other perfectly in specific areas. In short, it is a fertile combination which will enable us to improve the services we offer to our clients.”
The takeover will see Kahuna become incorporated into Tesorion. After the takeover, Tesorion will continue to be a 100% Dutch company with more than 180 cybersecurity experts.
Kahuna is a Dutch cybersecurity player which specializes in Managed Security Services for mid-market companies and which has more than 20 years of experience. Kahuna was founded in 1998 and, during the first few years of its existence, it was a reseller of cybersecurity products such as firewalls and network security. In 2007, it started building up its own Security Operations Center (SOC) and, at the time, it was one of the first to do so in the Netherlands. Its portfolio consists of various technical solutions, supplemented with managed services. Kahuna focuses primarily on the sale, implementation and management of Vendor Based Security Solutions from a select group of renowned vendors (including Akamai, Palo Alto Networks & Thales).
Tesorion is the largest, 100% Dutch, independent cybersecurity service provider. We help government bodies and businesses combat all kinds of cybercrime and minimize their operational risks. Our objective is to reduce risks for our clients, with a particular focus on Managed Cybersecurity Services.
Tesorion is the one-stop-shop in terms of cybersecurity solutions such as Managed Firewalls, its own Security Operations Center (SOC), CERT services, Digital Risk Protection and Threat Intelligence. We use both our own solutions and those of strategic partners (including Fortinet and Trend Micro). A strong encryption portfolio was recently added thanks to our majority interest in Compumatica. Tesorion also offers specialist 24/7 support to organizations affected by cybersecurity incidents.
Every day more than four million devices are protected on behalf of our clients in healthcare, education, government, construction, installation and infrastructure, energy, transport and logistics, retail, financial, social and commercial services, ICT, media and communication and industry. Tesorion reduces risks and ensures that organizations can focus on their core tasks and on safeguarding their business continuity.
Within the Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP), Tesorion is the only partner from continental Europe that has attained the status of Threat Indicator Top Contributor. Tesorion is also an associate partner of the Europol No More Ransom project.