Cybersecurity company eSentire announces that their new European-based Security Operations Center (SOC) and headquarters will be located in Cork.
Over the next five years, eSentire will be opening two new facilities in the People’s Republic, creating 100 new jobs.
eSentire is a leader in advanced threat protection solutions and managed cybersecurity services. The Canadian tech firm protects trillions of dollars in assets and high value confidential data for a global client base.
The cybersecurity company is recruiting people for software development, sales positions, and security forensic analysts.
Cork was chosen ahead of a number of other destinations, Mark McArdle, CTO of eSentire explaines why?
“We evaluated several locations within Europe to expand our business and establish an EU base to better serve our clients on both sides of the ocean.”
“We were extremely impressed with the technical talent in Cork and the ecosystem the government has helped to develop to fill the skills gap, specifically in the demanding and competitive field of cybersecurity.”
J. Paul Haynes, CEO eSentire added: “It was important for us to find a location that had an ecosystem, similar to that of Waterloo Region where Cambridge [Ontario] is located, one that could supply the technical talent we rely on to deliver high quality service for our clients in the EU.”
“Cork, Ireland has developed a strong technical and commercial ecosystem to support our business and the Irish Government has worked with us every step of the way. We are proud to be opening our new facility in Cork.”
The headquarters in Cork will opening this Autumn.