Ward Solutions, an IT security player, has confirmed plans to create 22 new jobs at its Dublin and Belfast offices as part of a €1.8m investment to fund its expansion.
As well as the new jobs, Ward Solutions will be upgrading services delivered via its Security Operations Centre in Citywest, Dublin.
This includes the enhancement of services such as managed security, digital forensics, e-discovery and security analytics.
Ward Solutions will begin recruitment immediately and will have all 22 new employees on board within two years. This will bring the total headcount to 80 before the end of 2016. Some 16 of the new hires will be based in Citywest, Dublin, and six will be based in the company’s new offices in Belfast city centre.
The new roles will include developers, sales positions, customer services, information security engineers, and information security consultants.
Ward Solutions has experienced an average year-on-year growth rate of 20pc over the past two years and predicts this growth will accelerate further to 30pc per annum for the next two years.
The company expects to achieve revenues in excess of €10m by 2016.
Aggressive growth plans
“This investment in new employees, technologies and services will provide us with a very solid and scalable platform to achieve our aggressive growth plans,” CEO Pat Larkin said.
“There has been a huge rise in demand for our services as the security threat landscape has continued to evolve and become increasingly difficult for businesses to manage. Customers like the fact that they deal with a provider who can deliver on all of their information security requirements.
“We have the largest and most capable team of information security resources in Ireland and can mobilise quickly to solve any IT security problem.
“We continuously invest a lot of time and budget in R&D, developing new solutions to increase our customers’ security and compliance, and reduce the complexities caused by information security management and incidents,” Larkin added.