全球資料安全大廠 Thales 集團，於 2008-10-10 正式宣布，以現金50.7百萬歐元併購了英國加解密技術大廠 nCipher PLC，正式提供nCipher 全系列加密產品及技術，包括HSM, Time Stamping, 資料庫加密等多類技術。亞利安科技成員早期即為 Thales 及 nCipher代理商，長期提供此兩大家解密大廠之技術，詳情請聯絡亞利安科技。
London, UK,, 13th October 2008
Thales today announces that its acquisition of nCipher PLC ( NCH .L), purchased for £50.7 million in cash, became effective on Friday 10 October .
nCipher is a leading supplier of encryption products for organizations that need to protect sensitive data. nCipher is delivering solutions in the fields of key management and cryptographic hardware. nCipher operates a network of partners and offices in the UK , Europe , the Asia Pacific region and the USA , with customers including government, financial institutions and enterprises.
The acquisition develops further Thales’s information and communications systems security business by combining the complementary expertise of the two companies in order to broaden Thales’s encryption products portfolio and expand our Professional Services offering. It will also add nCipher’s network of regional offices to Thales’s international network, thereby creating a wider distribution base.
Alex Dorrian, CEO Thales UK and EVP Thales International Operations, says: “Following the successful acquisition of nCipher, we are now set to start the integration of the two businesses. We are looking forward to welcoming the nCipher employees into the Thales family and to strengthening Thales’s leadership in the information and communication security market. ”
Olivier Houssin, EVP Thales Security and Services, says : “The nCipher acquisition will enhance the combined group’s reputation as one of the most technologically advanced players in the information and communication systems security market. By integrating nCipher, Thales will have the industry’s most complete information security portfolio securing mission critical data.”
Thales is a leading international electronics and systems group, addressing Defence, Aerospace and Security markets worldwide. Thales’s leading-edge technology is supported by 22 000 R&D engineers who offer a capability unmatched in Europe to develop and deploy field-proven mission-critical information systems. To this end, the group’s civil and military businesses develop in parallel and share a common base of technologies to serve a single objective: the security of people, property and nations. The group builds its growth on its unique multi-domestic strategy based on trusted partnerships with national customers and market players, while leveraging its global expertise to support local technology and industrial development. Thales employs 68 000 people in 50 countries with revenues in 2007 of €12.3 billion