• Proximus announces the acquisition of Umbrio, a Dutch company specialized in IT & network operations, monitoring and analytics.
  • Umbrio has achieved Splunk Elite partner status and is considered a leader in its domain of expertise in the Benelux with revenues of approximately EUR 11 million in 2017.
  • This acquisition will boost Proximus’ ambition to become a Digital Service Provider, further strengthening its support to customers in their digital transformation through innovative and meaningful technologies.

Turning machine data into valuable insights

Supporting enterprise customers in their digital transformation journey is the cornerstone of Proximus’ strategy. With IT environments of companies getting increasingly complex, a clear understanding of what is happening across IT silos is needed, including data from customer’s devices, websites, applications, servers, cloud infrastructure, networks, and IoT assets. By monitoring and analysing everything from customer clickstreams and transactions to network activity and call records, Umbrio turns machine data into valuable business insights.

The acquisition of Umbrio is in line with Proximus’ Fit for Growth strategy and the ambition to invest in key strategic domains, enabling Proximus to become a Digital Service Provider for its enterprise customers. Umbrio’s ability to implement end-to-end monitoring of IT environments is highly complementary to Proximus’ established leadership in network connectivity, IT and managed services. Furthermore, Umbrio’s services also fit nicely alongside those of Davinsi Labs (acquired by Proximus last year) which is a Splunk Elite partner in the security domain. Together they can answer today’s growing demand for end-to-end visibility on security, IT & network operations.

I’m delighted about the acquisition of Umbrio, a very dynamic and highly skilled company with a great team of experts across the Benelux. Umbrio will bring substantial added value to our company and together we will support our enterprise customers in their digital transformation. Thanks to Umbrio, we will strengthen our capabilities with regards to IT & network operations, monitoring and analytics. This will allow us to offer our customers precious insights within these domains.

Dominique Leroy, CEO of Proximus

Umbrio, a strong player within the market for IT & Network operations and Analytics in the Benelux

Based in Rijswijk, The Netherlands and also active in Belgium and Luxembourg, Umbrio already counts more than 40 highly skilled experts and has several major banks, government institutions and large industry players among its key customers.

Umbrio will continue to be led by the current management team, which will stay on board to execute the company’s growth strategy from its Dutch headquarters. Umbrio will leverage its close commercial and technical collaboration with Proximus and Telindus, to further reinforce its market leadership position.

We are excited to be part of the Proximus Group. Our focus on value creation using machine data analytics in combination with Proximus’ portfolio of services in security intelligence and managed services powers a unique market offering in the Benelux. Together we will create smart and scalable IT, Security and IoT solutions for customers who want to give data a central place in generating business value.

Erik Witte, Founder and managing director of Umbrio

Erik Witte UMBRiO Founder CEO

Financial details of the transaction have not been disclosed.