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Accenture acquires Arlington-based cybersecurity firm FusionX

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New York-based management consulting firm Accenture has acquired Arlington-based cybersecurity firm FusionX.

Accenture, which has operations in Arlington, said the acquisition will strengthen its security practice and help clients assess their ability to protect against cyberattack.

Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.

“Even companies that have strong cyber security leadership and make wise investments can still find themselves compromised by advanced cyber threats,” Michael Salvino, group chief executive, Accenture Operations, said in a statement. “FusionX gives Accenture the critical ability to prepare our clients against the most advanced cyber adversaries. Accenture will continue to expand its advanced threat capabilities to help  clients spot cyber security vulnerabilities, defend themselves against the most advanced cyber threats, and to respond to the inevitable breaches that do occur.”

FusionX was founded in 2010 by security industry veterans Devost and Tom Parker.  The company works with Fortune 100 organizations in financial services, critical infrastructure, technology, government, and manufacturing.

Accenture is a management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 336,000 employees working with clients in more than 120 countries. The company had net revenues of $30 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2014.





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