Alliances & Partners

Technology partners

Security Matters is a European company based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Security Matters provides critical infrastructure and industrial automation companies with best-of-class industrial cyber resilience technology that enables quick identification and recovery from threats to operational continuity. It was recognized by Gartner in 2014 as the first company ever nominated as a Cool Vendor for technology and service providers in the OT market. Security Matters’ star solution is SilentDefense , a very advanced and mature OT network monitoring and intelligence platform. SilentDefense passively analyses industrial network communications, provides rich information about network assets and alerts in real-time for any threat to operational continuity.

FireEye, Inc. is a publicly listed American network security company that provides automated threat forensics and dynamic malware protection against advanced cyber threats, such as advanced persistent threats and spear phishing. Founded in 2004, the company is headquartered in Milpitas, California. Threat prevention platforms include Network, Email, Endpoint, Mobile, Content, Analytics, and Forensics. FireEye has more than 4,400 customers across 67 countries, including more than 650 of the Forbes Global 2000. FireEye is the first cyber security company awarded certification by the Department of Homeland Security.

Intel Security Group (previously McAfee, Inc.)  is an American global computer security software company headquartered in Santa Clara, California, and the world’s largest dedicated security technology company. The company has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel since February 2011,and now forms part of its Intel Security division. On 7 September 2016, Intel announced a strategic deal with TPG Capital to convert Intel Security into a joint venture between Intel and TPG Capital called McAfee.

International Business Machines Corporation (commonly referred to as IBM) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Armonk, New York, United States, with operations in over 170 countries. The company originated in 1911 as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (CTR) and was renamed “International Business Machines” in 1924.

IBM manufactures and markets computer hardware, middleware and software, and offers hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology. IBM is also a major research organization, holding the record for most patents generated by a business (as of 2016) for 23 consecutive years. Inventions by IBM include the automated teller machine (ATM), the floppy disk, the hard disk drive, the magnetic stripe card, the relational database, the SQL programming language, the UPC barcode, and dynamic random-access memory (DRAM).

Qualys, Inc. is a provider of cloud security, compliance and related services for small and medium-sized businesses and large corporations based in Redwood Shores, California. Founded in 1999, Qualys was the first company to deliver vulnerability management solutions as applications through the web using a “software as a service” (SaaS) model, and as of 2013 Gartner Group for the fifth time gave Qualys a “Strong Positive” rating for these services. It has added cloud-based compliance and web application security offerings.

Recorded Future delivers threat intelligence powered by machine learning, arming you to significantly lower risk. We enable you to connect the dots to rapidly reveal unknown threats before they impact your business, and empower you to respond to security alerts 10 times faster. Our patented technology automatically collects and analyzes intelligence from technical, open, and dark web sources to deliver radically more context than ever before, updates in real time so intelligence stays relevant, and packages information ready for human analysis or instant integration with your existing security systems.

Go to Market Partners

The repair center hub for all Europe. Desmol specializes in the repair and remanufacture of Point of Sale equipment, financial printers and ATM equipment. For hardware damage, class 100 clean room facilities permit us to physically transfer media from hard drives and tape drives into a duplicate unit to recover as much data as possible.

Techzam International is a leader in the peripheral hardware business with focus primarily on supporting data recovery, hard to find parts, sales, repair and exchange of hard drives, floppies, tape back-ups, CD ROMS, DVDs, printers, and computing equipment in general. Founded in 1988, Techzam International’s mission is to deliver complete customer satisfaction with strong commitment to computer-related technologies that expand the power and reach of the PC and its users.

At Eurotechzam, they specialize in multi-vendor ATM parts, repairs and integrated logistics support.  They provide quality re-manufactured equipment solutions for ATM machines by using new OEM spare parts for new and obsolete modules.  

With a commitment to their customers, Eurotechzam specializes in Western, Central and Eastern Europe, and MEA markets providing a worldwide network for hard to find parts.  Supporting a carbon-free environment, they buy your end-of-life inventories for reuse purposes certifying a no-trademark trace.

Founded in 1984 as an answer to the Sonae’s needs regarding an efficient insurance management, MDS has expanded and diversified its activity, being nowadays one of the most attractive brokerage groups in the world. Headquartered in Porto, Portugal, is owned by Sonae, the biggest Portuguese private company, and Suzano, a Brazilian group of the renewable energy industry. MDS focuses itself on the service to the customers with insurance products and services well known for its efficiency. They are leaders in Portugal and one of the three most important insurance companies in Brazil with 400 employees and 12 offices.

NOS is a Portuguese media holding company whose main assets include a satellite, cable operator, and ISP, a mobile phone operator, a movie distributor (NOS Audiovisuais) and a virtual carrier of mobile phone services. Its services include cable television, cable internet and VOIP. NOS (formerly PT Multimédia, ZON Multimédia and ZON Optimus) is the spun-off media arm of Portugal Telecom. NOS produces several premium channels for the TV platform, which include SportTV (joint-venture with Controlinveste) and TVCine. NOS Audiovisuais (formerly ZON Lusomundo) is also the home-video distributor of Walt Disney Pictures, Warner Bros., DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures releases in the Portuguese market, alongside of launching several independent and European titles.


PECB is a certification body for persons, management systems, and products on a wide range of international standards. As a global provider of training, examination, audit, and certification services, PECB offers its expertise on multiple fields, including but not limited to Information Security, IT, Business Continuity, Service Management, Quality Management Systems, Risk & Management, Health, Safety, and Environment.

Pole Premium has become a leading technology solutions provider in one of the most important capitals of Europe.  Service migration solutions and the supplying of hardware equipment are the core activities of Pole Premium.  

Their staff has years of experience in serving the French market.  They are continuing to expand globally, particularly in the African market, by supplying machines, modules and other technology solutions.

Prosegur S.A., Cia. de Prosegur was founded in 1976 by Herbert Gut. It began as a private security company, with a particular focus on power plants, industrial facilities and shopping centres. In 1987, it became the first security company to list on the Madrid Stock Exchange, and remains the largest company in the private security industry in Spain.

Sphere alliance is a corporation established in 2011 whose objective is to deliver technology worldwide through its partners (Desmol, Techzam, EuroTechZam, and Pole Premium).

Innovation partners

CINI (Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per l’Informatica) is nowadays a reference for the Italian research for computing and IT. Founded in 1989, Cini is part of the Ministry in charge of the university research.

Engineering Ingegneria Informatia (commonly known as Engineering) is an association founded in 1980 in the software and IT services industry. It is specialised in the creation of software created for the banking sector, public services and medical care. The company is quoted in FTSE Italia Mid Cap and FTSE Italia Star.

FORMIT is a Non-profit Corporate Body recognized by the Italian Minister for Research, established in 1985 and with consultative status granted in 2004 by the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. Since more than 25 years FORMIT operates with a qualified multidisciplinary team based in Rome, Naples and Brussels. FORMIT supports, among others, National and Local Public Administrations, European Commission, European Parliament and the United Nations for the definition of policies and related actions in the Security, Technology and Innovation field.

Tecnalia is a Spanish Research Center focused on R&D&i. Tecnalia is headquartered in the Basque Country and has 16 other offices. It has over 1500 employees and 3900 customers around the globe.

Vicomtech-IK4 is an applied research centre specialising in Computer Graphics, Visual Computing and Multimedia technologies, founded in 2001 and based at San Sebastián Technology Park. Vicomtech-IK4 is one of the few centres that hold both the ISO 9001:2008 and UNE 166002:2014 certificates.

Association Memberships

The Spanish Cybersecurity Innovation Cluster (AEI Ciberseguridad y Tecnologías Avanzadas) brings together companies, Research Centres, Universities,  public and other private organizations interested in promoting new technologies, the industrial sector and other related stakeholders, wishing to contribute to the objectives of the Association regarding Security Technologies, at national and international level.

AMETIC, the Association of Electronics, Information and Communications Technologies, Telecommunications and Digital Content Companies, champions the interests of Spanish businesses in a hyper-sector that is varied, dynamic and, with 30% of private R&D investment, the Spanish economy’s most innovative sector with the highest growth capacity.

ATEFI aims to support and protect the constant exchange, development, and competitiveness of the Latin banking sector’s money electronic transfer and information. ATEFI was founded in 2000 in Montevideo and has a considerable number of active member all around Latin America.,

As an independent, non-profit trade association, engaged in non-competitive promotion of our industry, its mission is: to promote ATM convenience, growth and usage worldwide; to protect the ATM industry’s assets, interests, good name and public trust; and to provide education, best practices, political voice and networking opportunities for member organizations.

The European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) ASBL is a fully self-financed non-for-profit organisation under the Belgian law, established in June 2016.

ECSO represents an industry-led contractual counterpart to the European Commission for the implementation of the Cyber Security contractual Public-Private Partnership (cPPP). ECSO members include a wide variety of stakeholders such as large companies, SMEs and Start-ups, research centres, universities, clusters and association as well as European Member State’s local, regional and national administrations, countries part of the European Economic Area (EEA) and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and H2020 associated countries.

Europol is the European Union’s law enforcement agency whose main goal is to help achieve a safer Europe for the benefit of all EU citizens. We do this by assisting the European Union’s Member States in their fight against serious international crime and terrorism. S21sec is member of the EC3 Internet Security Advisory Group.

FIRST is the premier organization and recognized global leader in incident response. Membership in FIRST enables incident response teams to more effectively respond to security incidents reactive as well as proactive. FIRST brings together a variety of computer security incident response teams from government, commercial, and educational organizations. FIRST aims to foster cooperation and coordination in incident prevention, to stimulate rapid reaction to incidents, and to promote information sharing among members and the community at large.

TF-CSIRT provides a forum where members of the CSIRT community can exchange experiences and knowledge in a trusted environment in order to improve cooperation and coordination. It maintains a system for registering and accrediting CSIRTs, as well as certifying service standards. The task force also develops and provides services for CSIRTs, promotes the use of common standards and procedures for handling security incidents, and coordinates joint initiatives where appropriate. This includes the training of CSIRT staff, and assisting in the establishment and development of new CSIRTs.

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