Orange Cyberdefense cultivates computer viruses in a high-tech breeding farm

Orange Cyberdefense (Rennes) regularly conducts operations on behalf of 80% of CAC 40 players.

CyberSOC and Cyberacademy

In addition to protecting against computer attacks, its Cybersecurity Operation Centre has an epidemiology laboratory, which anticipates and identifies threats and studies malware. Cybersecurity is a major departure for Orange.

The group has also bought out Lexsi, the leading private computer emergency response team (CERT) in Europe.

Orange also plans to open an in-house Cyberacademy to train its engineers in dealing with the upsurge in cybersecurity. In addition, Orange is making one of its largest investments in France with its innovation campus project at Cesson-Sévigné to the east of Rennes, where 900 of its 2,500 Rennes employees will be based (currently on four sites).

Innovations

Orange has also recently unveiled two innovations. Its MBAO (My business with Orange) application, created by Orange engineers, aims to help shopkeepers and wholesalers to sell their goods from their smartphone, with a full reservation, payment and even an online negotiating module which avoids the need for the circulation of currency.

A new virtual box has been developed by the Lannion teams. This innovation should transform the router unit into a server, even a mini-datacentre. It may be connected with other boxes to exchange heavy files in total security. Users will also be able to connect with each other via this interconnection. The project is being tested by customers in France and Poland and should be available within the next one to two years.

Orange has also presented a smart WiFi that can regulate the flows according to the layout of the house or apartment as well as the needs of multiple users, all in real time.

Sources : Les Echos – 11/10/2016, Lettre Economique de Bretagne – 26/10/2016