27th May 2015
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD today announced that eSentire Inc., a leader in continuous advanced threat protection cybersecurity solutions and managed security services, based in Ontario, Canada plans to create close to 100 jobs over the next five years in a European HQ and Security Operations Centre in Cork.
The investment is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.
eSentire Inc.,effectively combines people, process and technology to provide its flagship service Active Threat Protection to mid-sized enterprises with advanced cybersecurity capabilities. The company’s highly skilled Security Operations Center analysts continuously detect and mitigate threats that traditional security technology can miss, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. eSentire Inc. has grown rapidly, more than tripling its size in the last three years. The company’s greatest challenge is finding talented security forensics analysts, software development and sales professionals to join its expanding team.
Those interested in applying for a job with eSentire in Cork should visit: www.esentire.com/careers
Making the announcement Minister Bruton said: “Cybersecurity is a specific area which we have targeted as part of our Action Plan for Jobs, and in recent years we have seen an impressive performance in this sector. Today’s announcement that eSentire, a leading company in this area, is establishing a European HQ in Cork and creating 100 extra jobs is another important boost. I wish Mark and the team every success with this project.”
Mark McArdle, CTO eSentire Incsaid: “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.”
CEO of IDA Ireland Martin Shanahansaid: “eSentire was attracted to Cork due to the solid pool of security talent available. The creation of up to 100 new jobs offers a great opportunity for talented software engineering graduates to join a rapidly expanding IT security business, focused on tackling the increasing threat of cybercrime globally.”
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About eSentire Inc.
eSentire® is the leader in Active Threat Protection solutions and services, the most comprehensive way to defend enterprises from advanced and never-before-seen cyber threats. eSentire’s flagship offering, Network Interceptor, challenges legacy security approaches, combining behavior-based analytics, immediate mitigation and actionable intelligence on a 24x7x365 basis. The company’s dedicated team of security experts continuously monitors customer networks to detect and block cyber attacks in real-time. Protecting more than $2.5 trillion in Assets under Management (AuM), eSentire is the trusted choice for security decision-makers in financial services, healthcare, mining, energy, engineering and construction, legal services, and technology companies. In late 2013, eSentire was named to the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Companies to Watch and cited as a Canadian Innovation Exchange CIX Top 20 most innovative Canadian company. For more information visit www.esentire.com and follow @esentire.
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