Morpho and Orange Cyberdefense form Cybersecurity Partnership

Morpho (Safran) and Orange Cyberdefense, two leading security firms, announced today that they have signed a partnership agreement concerning the development of a complete range of cybersecurity products and services.

The two partners will leverage the benefits of their complementary areas of expertise to better prevent, detect and respond to cyberattacks. As part of this agreement, Orange Cyberdefense will market Morpho's security and digital trust solutions, drawing on Morpho's acknowledged expertise in biometrics. Morpho, on the other hand, will promote Orange Cyberdefense's portfolio of cybersecurity solutions.

Morpho brings to the partnership its end-to-end expertise in digital identity to help prevent cyberattacks. The company works with both private and public entities to help protect their sensitive data, leveraging in particular its biometric expertise in identity and access control management, as well as its experience in secure transactions and long-term storage of data, while ensuring its probative value.

Orange Cyberdefense already enjoys an unrivaled position in the French digital security market, and aims to further extend its international reach. Morpho will benefit from its expertise in cyber-surveillance, ensured through its worldwide network comprised of six Security Operations Centers (SOC), which monitors customers' infrastructures 24/7.

"We are already long-standing partners in the telecom sector, and we are now delighted to extend our collaboration with the Orange Group in the growing cybersecurity market," said Olivier Méaux, head of Morpho's Digital Security and Authentication division. "Through this agreement, we can pool our strengths in both France and international markets."

Michel Van Den Berghe, CEO of Orange Cyberdefense, added: "Our mission is to protect our customers' vital assets. We have created an ecosystem based on trust, whose access depends on the proper identification and authentication mechanisms for accredited persons. Our partnership with Morpho will allow us to strengthen our solutions in digital identity protection, particularly in the field of biometrics."

About Orange

Orange is one of the world's leading telecommunications operators with sales of 39 billion euros in 2014 and 157,000 employees worldwide at 30 September 2015, including 98,000 employees in France. Present in 28 countries, the Group has a total customer base of 263 million customers worldwide at 30 September 2015, including 200 million mobile customers and 18 million fixed broadband customers. Orange is also a leading provider of global IT and telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services. In March 2015, the Group presented its new strategic plan "Essentials2020" which places customer experience at the heart of its strategy with the aim of allowing them to benefit fully from the digital universe and the power of its new generation networks. Orange is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris (symbol ORA) and on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol ORAN).

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