Detica

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BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
Type Private
Industry Business and technology consulting
Founded 1971
Headquarters Guildford, UK
Key people Martin Sutherland (Managing Director)
Products NetReveal, StreamShield, DataRetain, SecureServe, CyberReveal
Employees Around 3000
Parent BAE Systems
Website Official website

BAE Systems Applied Intelligence (formerly Detica) is an international business and technology consulting firm owned by BAE Systems. It specializes in 'security and resilience',[1] and in collecting, managing and exploiting information to reveal so-called "actionable intelligence", "threat intelligence", "fraud containment" and customer insight. It also sells clients software for large-scale data exploitation, and analytics for intelligence-grade security and financial crime work.

History[2][edit]

The business was founded in 1971 as Smith Associates carrying out research on defence matters for the UK Government. It was incorporated in 1977 and renamed Detica in 2001. It was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2002.

In 2003 Detica acquired Rubus, an Information Technology services company. It went on to launch Streamshield, an internet security software product, in 2004. In 2005 Detica acquired Extraprise UK, a systems integrator.[3] In 2006 it bought the consultancy Evolution,[4] the computer forensics business Inforenz and a financial service consultancy M.A. Partners. In 2007 it acquired the US homeland security consultancy DFI International.[5]

In July 2008, prospects of a bidding war for Detica emerged after BAE Systems made an informal offer.[6] On 28 July 2008 the board of Detica and BAE Systems announced that the latter had made a formal cash offer of £4.40 for all issued and to-be-issued share capital. After acquiring over 92% of outstanding shares with shareholder approval, BAE declared its offer for Detica unconditional on 25 September 2008.[7]

In 2010, BAE Systems acquired Stratsec, the largest cyber security consultancy in Australia.[8] In 2011, BAE Systems acquired the Irish Norkom Technologies, a financial crime and financial compliance software maker,[9] and the Danish cyber and intelligence company ETI/AS, which previously helped law enforcement and telecommunication providers in data-crime investigations.[10] In 2013 it won a 6-year UK government service contract for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and partnered with Vodafone for smartphone and tablet security services.

On 1 February 2014, BAE Systems Detica was renamed BAE Systems Applied Intelligence to reflect its ambitions for more global growth across its "Applied Intelligence portfolio".[11]

At the beginning of March 2014, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence's Australia based operations (formerly the acquired Stratsec business) issued mandatory and voluntary redundancies for part of its professional services division. The exact number of redundancies has not yet been acknowledged by the company, but it is understood to be around 25-30 individuals across Australia. The Brisbane office was scheduled to close completely at the end of March 2014. The justification for these redundancies was cost pressures in the Asia-Pacific market.

Operations[edit]

The company claims four particular areas of expertise: cyber security; detection and prevention of financial crime; communications intelligence; and 'digital transformation'.[12]

The company operates in the following five main industrial sectors: national security and law enforcement; financial institutions (banking and insurance); telecommunications; civil government (including healthcare); transport, energy and utilities.[13]

BAE Systems Applied Intelligence's products include: NetReveal™, a software package to combat fraud, intended for government departments, the finance sector and commercial organizations;[14] CyberReveal™, the multi-threat monitoring, analytics, investigation and response solution;[15] DataRetain™, a software product enabling Communications Service Providers (CSPs) to comply with data retention regulations;[16] StreamShield™, software aimed at internet content security;[17] and Secureserve™ allowing encrypted, filtered and secure data sharing.[18]

Offices[edit]

The company has office locations on 5 continents:

Europe[edit]

UK London (Blue Fin), UK (Head Office) Guildford, UK Leeds, UK Gloucester, UK Amersham, UK Quedgeley, Ireland Dublin, Belgium Leuven, France Paris, Germany Frankfurt, Denmark Aalborg, Spain Madrid, Poland Poznan.

North America[edit]

USA Washington, DC, USA Boston, Massachusetts, USA New York, NY, USA McLean, Virginia, Canada Toronto, Canada Ontario, Mexico Mexico City.

Australia[edit]

Australia Melbourne, Australia Sydney, Australia Canberra, Australia Perth, Australia Brisbane.

Asia[edit]

Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Singapore Singapore, UAE Abu Dhabi, UAE Dubai.

Africa[edit]

South Africa Benoni

Main competitors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "What Is Security and Resilience?". US Department of Homeland Security. undated. Retrieved 2014-02-14. 
  2. ^ "Applied Intelligence-who we are-our history". BAEsystems. undated. Retrieved 2014-02-14. 
  3. ^ "Detica acquires CRM specialist". Conferencepage.com. 2005-04-11. Retrieved 2013-08-30. 
  4. ^ "Detica buys Evolution Consulting". Conferencepage.com. 2005-12-05. Retrieved 2013-08-30. 
  5. ^ "Detica is a star performer". Findarticles.com. Retrieved 2013-08-30. 
  6. ^ "UK - BAE offer for Detica could spark bid war". Ft.com. 2008-07-18. Retrieved 2013-08-30. 
  7. ^ "BAE Systems declares Detica offer wholly unconditional". AFX News (Forbes). Archived from the original on 2011-05-24. Retrieved 2008-10-02. 
  8. ^ "Stratsec". Retrieved 2014-02-15. 
  9. ^ "Norkom". Deticanetreveal.com. Retrieved 2013-08-30. 
  10. ^ "ETI acquisition". Deticanetreveal.com. 2011-03-21. Retrieved 2013-08-30. 
  11. ^ "bae-systems-detica-repositions-as-bae-systems-applied-intelligence". BAEsystems. undated. 
  12. ^ "Who We Are – At A Glance – Applied Intelligence". BAE systems. undated. Retrieved 2014-03-10. 
  13. ^ "Industry". BAE systems. undated. Retrieved 2014-02-14. 
  14. ^ "NetReveal". Deticanetreveal.com. Retrieved 2013-08-30. 
  15. ^ http://www.baesystems.com/what-we-do-rai/cyber-security
  16. ^ "Dataretain". Baesystemsdetica.com. Retrieved 2013-08-30. 
  17. ^ "StreamShield". StreamShield. Retrieved 2013-08-30. 
  18. ^ "Secureserve". Baesystemsdetica.com. Retrieved 2013-08-30. 

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