AlienVault, Jobs in Cork
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The Aliens are coming as Cork gets 50 new computer security jobs

11 May 2017

Cybersecurity company AlienVault has moved offices in Cork, with up to 50 new highly skilled jobs to come.

Cork’s plethora of jobs announcements continue, as AlienVault moves into an office on Washington Street, with capacity for 100 staff.

Following 120 new roles being revealed across seven companies in recent weeks, the 50 new roles at AlienVault are planned for the next two years.

AlienVault’s Cork hub will now be its EMEA sales and technical support centre, with the hopes that an expanded workforce will help the company maintain its place in the Deloitte ‘Technology Fast 500’ list for a sixth consecutive year.

“This is a very exciting time for AlienVault,” said Barmak Meftah, president and CEO of AlienVault.

“We have carved out a strong global presence across a wide range of sectors by delivering an effective security management solution that enables organisations of all sizes to more quickly detect and respond to cyber threats and manage their environments.

“This widespread adoption of our offerings has resulted in our strong performance, including 53pc year-over-year sales growth, and I am very much looking forward to the next stage of our success story, to expanding our talented tech support and sales team in Cork to service our EMEA customers, and to continuing our rapid global growth strategy.”

In late March, financial services player Alter Domus revealed plans for 60 new jobs in the rebel county, in what will be its second office in Ireland.

In an IDA Ireland-backed investment, the company is establishing a centre of excellence in Cork that will add to Ireland’s fintech ambitions.

Alter Domus has more than $125bn under administration and serves nine of the 10 largest private equity houses, as well as six of the 10 largest real estate firms and five of the 10 largest private debt managers in the world.

Last month, Enterprise Ireland revealed that six companies in total are to hire a further 60 people in Cork, including AventaMed, Coolmore Foods, EviView, Intelligent Implants, Rinocloud and Velona Systems.

“Cork is a region with valuable resources, infrastructure and community – all the fundamentals required to scale a successful business,” said Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor, TD, at the time.

This was a theme echoed by IDA CEO Martin Shanahan today, who said: “AlienVault adds to the growing cluster of cybersecurity companies that are locating in Ireland at the moment.

“Cork, in particular, already has an established cluster of online security firms in place. AlienVault is experiencing impressive growth and its Cork operation plays a very important role in servicing the EMEA market.”

Gordon Hunt
By Gordon Hunt

Gordon Hunt joined Silicon Republic in October 2014 as a journalist. He spends most of his time avoiding conversations about music, appreciating even the least creative pun and rueing the day he panicked when meeting Paul McGrath. His favourite thing on the internet is the ‘Random Article’ link on Wikipedia.

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