Safeway’s solutions will complement the group’s security portfolio, which also includes Cyber Smart Defense and Stefanini Rafael
São Paulo( Brazil) – March 10th 2023 –The increase in cyber-attacks on targets that cause operational disruptions has led to increased investments in cybersecurity solutions around the world. Gartner predicts that over the next three years, 70% of CEOs will require a culture of organizational resilience to survive digital threats, and the latest Marketsandmarkets report estimates that over the next five years, companies’ investments in cybersecurity exceed US$ 173 billion already in 2022.
Attentive to the demand and its customers needs, Stefanini Group announced today in Brazil the acquisition of a majority stake in Safeway Consultoria, which started 15 years ago aiming for being the first “boutique consultancy” in Information Security and Cybersecurity in the Brazilian market. The company has a robust base of 200 clients, over 450,000 hours of fraud and cyber-attack prevention consulting, and 35,000 assets monitored by the Security Tower at its dedicated Security Operations Center (SOC), that manages networks, analyzes potential vulnerabilities and responds to incidents.
With this move, the Stefanini Group further strengthens its role in the global cybersecurity market, as Safeway will join Cyber Smart Defense, from Romania, and Stefanini Rafael, a joint venture with RAFAEL, an Israeli technology company focused on military security. The Brazilian multinational has been investing in the sector, having expanded its operations to all regions where it operates, with “Security Operations Centers” (SOC) in Brazil, Peru, India and Romania.
“Our cybersecurity offer is strategic for Stefanini and we have an aggressive investment plan for the coming years. Safeway has a solid reputation in the market and will contribute to making an area in which we are recognized even more complete. Together – Safeway, Cyber Smart Defense and Stefanini Rafael – we are positioned to offer our customers a global offer of cybersecurity services”– Marco Stefanini, founder and Global CEO of the Stefanini Group, which maintains its accelerated growth plan in 2023.
Stefanini Group closed last year with global revenues of R$ 6.2 billion. The expectation is to reach the end of this year with a growth of 25%. “We expect our cybersecurity platform to grow by 50% in 2023, especially with the arrival of Safeway and the increase in operations abroad. Our goal is to bring resilience to enhance the security of our clients’ digital transformation projects,” he highlights.
“The possibility of joining a company with the reach as the Stefanini Group was fundamental in our decision to sign this agreement. The synergy between the companies, relevant customer base, and regional operations will allow Safeway to accelerate its growth and participate in the consolidation and leadership of the global cybersecurity market. We can make a difference at a time when threats of attacks are growing and organizations need to strengthen their security posture,” says Umberto Rosti, CEO of Safeway, who will remain at the head of the operation.
According to Marcelo Louro, Global CFO of Stefanini, the group will continue its path of organic growth, reinforced with acquisitions “We have a winning model based on organic growth, with acquisitions that reinforce the portfolio of skills and technologies of the group. Our focus now will be to grow our customer base, offering Safeway’s security consulting solutions that are very complementary to our current offer”, says the executive, who is responsible for the group’s finances, which brings together an ecosystem of 30 security companies. different sizes and specialties in six main offer platforms: Analytics and AI, Banking & Payments, Cybersecurity, Industry 4.0, Digital Marketing and Technology.
“Sometimes you look at the strategy of some technology companies and growth is basically through acquisitions. Our focus is on growing by offering a unique service to our customers and, eventually, making complementary acquisitions”, said Louro.
Safeway is an Information Security company recognized for offering high added value solutions through projects that fully meet business needs. In these years of experience, the company has accumulated several projects that have earned credibility and prominence among its clients, most of them positioned among the 100 largest companies in Brazil. Today, thanks to the 23 strategic partnerships with local manufacturers of its SOC, Safeway is considered a one-stop-shop with the best technology, process and people solutions.
It also stands out with solutions such as the Safeway Security Tower, a 24/7 SOC dedicated to each client, ISO27001 certified, in addition to the Cybersecurity Health Check, which identifies risks associated with information security and privacy of business processes, in order to increase the level of maturity and resilience of customers; Governance, Risk and Compliance solutions, ISO Certifications, LGPD and Privacy.
Stefanini is a global group with 35 years of experience in the technology market, focused on assisting customers in the process of digital transformation in their businesses. With the purpose of “Co-creating solutions for a better future”, the group has been recognized in several awards for its innovative DNA and impact on results. It operates on the following fronts: Consulting (Technology and Business Agility), Analytics & AI, Banking & Payments, Cybersecurity, Manufacturing (Industry 4.0) and Digital Marketing. Present in 41 countries and with more than 30,000 employees, Stefanini is ranked as the fifth most internationalized Brazilian company – the first in the technology sector, according to Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC) Ranking. For more information click here.