Accenture [ACN] on Wednesday said it has agreed to acquire the federal government services business of Endgame, Inc., in a small deal that will provide it with cyber security defense services capabilities.
Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Accenture said the deal is subject to regulatory review.
Endgame is selling Accenture a small part of its business that provides cyber red-teaming and hunt-as-a-service capabilities to federal customers. Those customers were not disclosed.
Accenture said the acquisition provides it with an additional team of cyber security professionals who will help federal clients increase their cyber resiliency by better preparing for, identifying, intercepting, and removing advanced adversaries in real time.
“By adding Endgame’s federal services team, Accenture Federal Services can better equip our clients to identify and eradicate malicious attacks faster and more effectively,” David Moskovitz, CEO of the company’s Federal Services division, said in a statement. “As the digital explosion is dramatically increasing the attack surface, rapidly identifying, isolation and remediating intrusions will be central to the next generation of cyber defense.”
Endgame, which is based in Northern Virginia, has 142 employees. The company’s primary focus is software development and its endpoint detection and response platform.
Endgame recently received an $18.8 million contract from the Air Force for its EDR platform to prevent, stop and hunt cyber adversaries. The company announced that award last December, its largest EDR contract in 2016, saying the platform safeguards networks for Air Force Cyber Protection teams. Endgame first received an EDR contract from the Air Force in 2015 to automate the hunt against global attackers.
Accenture said that in connection with the acquisition, it is enhancing its existing alliance with Endgame by reselling the EDR platform. The two companies recently launched the alliance and created a hunt-as-a-service offering for commercial clients that will soon be available for government customers.
“We see this as a natural evolution of our existing strong services partnership with Accenture that provides them with the ability to expand their cyber security services while Endgame focuses on accelerating growth of our EDR platform,” Nate Fick, CEO of Endgame, said in a statement.
Last fall Accenture acquired Defense Point Security, LLC, a provider of cyber defense and response capabilities to the federal government (Defense Daily, Oct. 5, 2016).