“We are very pleased to welcome FoxGuard Solutions to Framatome’s team of industry experts,” said Bernard Fontana, CEO of Framatome. “Through this acquisition, we are expanding our activities for growth, and offering customers a broader selection of cybersecurity services that meet the compliance and data security needs of our industry.”
FoxGuard Solutions will become Framatome’s center of expertise for cybersecurity in North America offering a robust portfolio of cybersecurity products and services. This includes the ability to provide program establishment and implementation activities as well as ongoing monitoring and maintenance solutions, all compliant with the applicable regulations and requirements.
“FoxGuard Solutions’ proven leadership in the fields of cybersecurity and industrial computing is a perfect fit for Framatome,” said Gary Mignogna, president and CEO of Framatome in North America. “It brings breadth and depth to the capabilities we already offer to the nuclear energy market, and it expands on business opportunities and career development for both FoxGuard Solutions and Framatome employees.”
Since 2012, Framatome has been advising utilities worldwide in the development and implementation of cybersecurity programs for both nuclear and non-nuclear assets. Acquiring FoxGuard Solutions strengthens Framatome’s cybersecurity offering for the energy industry to include consulting, implementation, and managed solutions as well as specific security hardware and control system equipment.
FoxGuard has 110 employees and designs, manufactures and integrates innovative computing, cybersecurity and regulatory compliance solutions used in critical infrastructure markets. The company’s offices are located in Christiansburg, Va.
Framatome is an international leader in nuclear energy recognized for its innovative solutions and value added technologies for the global nuclear fleet. With worldwide expertise and a proven track record for reliability and performance, the company designs, services and installs components, fuel, and instrumentation and control systems for nuclear power plants. Its more than 14,000 employees work every day to help Framatome’s customers supply ever cleaner, safer and more economical low-carbon energy.
Framatome is owned by the EDF Group (75.5%), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI – 19.5%) and Assystem (5%).