Integrity360 acquires UK firm to grow its infosec empire

5 Dec 20171.03k Views

From left: Eoin Goulding, CEO of Integrity360, with Jason Simper, director of Metadigm. Image: Orla Murray/SON Photo

Integrity360 is spearheading rapid international growth thanks to a new acquisition.

Irish infosec player Integrity360 has acquired UK IT security specialist Metadigm for an undisclosed sum.

The acquisition will enable Integrity360 to expand its managed security and cybersecurity services into the UK market.

‘The people and skillsets at Integrity360 are fundamental to the cybersecurity services that we deliver internationally’

Integrity360 currently operates in the UK through its London and Birmingham offices.

The firm reported year-on-year growth of 53pc in 2016 with an increase of €13m in annual turnover from €24.5m to €37.5m

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Ireland’s largest cybersecurity provider, Integrity360 employs 175 people at its headquarters in Sandyford, Dublin, and is in the process of hiring 150 more people with a view to filling the jobs by the end of 2018.

Integrity360 CEO Eoin Goulding said the company plans to significantly increase its penetration of the UK market, driven by a twin strategy of both organic growth and acquisitions.

“It’s fantastic to be integrating Metadigm’s expertise into our overall business, reinforcing our growth strategy and introducing a further skillset to our clients in Ireland.

“Metadigm has a strong reputation in the UK and we look forward to welcoming them to our team. The people and skillsets at Integrity360 are fundamental to the cybersecurity services that we deliver internationally.”

Founded in 2005, Integrity360 works with more than 300 companies in Ireland and internationally, across key sectors, providing services in areas such as: managed cybersecurity, incident handling, cyber risk and assurance, cybersecurity integration, and penetration testing.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years