The Tenable office is at Dublin’s ‘Silicon Docks’. Image: Connor McKenna
The Tenable office is located at Dublin’s Silicon Docks. Image: Connor McKenna

Cybersecurity firm Tenable opens Dublin HQ, with 100 jobs on the way

26 Apr 2017

Tenable has opened up a Dublin base, bringing 100 jobs to the capital’s docklands to satisfy its growing international business.

Claiming more than 21,000 customers and 1m users worldwide, Tenable is bringing its cybersecurity expertise to Ireland.

Today (26 April), it revealed its new Dublin site, planning to fill its docklands office with up to 100 people over the next two years.

Dublin will now be Tenable’s international HQ, and it recently added a number of new enterprise customers.

The company also increased its EMEA headcount by 76pc in 2016, with Dublin’s opening making Ireland one of the 20 countries Tenable now has a base in.

“The ICT sector has made extraordinary advances in recent years, but these advances bring their own security challenges,” said Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor, TD.

“That’s where companies like Tenable come in. These jobs are an additional boost to the 6,000 already working in cybersecurity here.”

Earlier this week, Unosquare, a software development company based in Oregon, opened a Belfast office with similar plans to hire 100 people over the course of two years.

This followed Axiom’s moves in Belfast only one week earlier, but it’s Dublin that still gets the lion’s share of FDA jobs across the entire island.

For example, Citrix, rumoured to be up for sale, is expanding its operations in the capital, with plans to create 150 jobs in the coming months.

Largely sales and technical support positions, Citrix is establishing a ‘sales academy’ at its Dublin offices in order to develop junior sales talent, with the aim of preparing them for more senior roles with the company in the future.

Meanwhile, Luxembourg-based FundRock is the latest fintech funds business to open a Dublin office, aiming to fill 20 positions.

FundRock is looking to build a team of 20 within the next two years, with Revel Wood, CEO of FundRock, saying that the Dublin site selection was partly driven by client demand.

Elsewhere, fast-growing IT services player Version 1 has revealed plans to create 365 IT jobs over the next three years at its offices in Dublin city centre.

The jobs announcement comes on the heels of a major €90m investment from UK private equity firm Volpi Capital.

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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