Cork - 22 July 2014 - AlienVault, the leading provider of Unified Security Management™ solutions and crowd-sourced threat intelligence, today announced the establishment of its new EMEA Sales and Technical Support Centre in Cork, with plans to create up to 40 highly skilled roles in the coming year.
AlienVault, Inc., a San Mateo, California H.Q. company, is establishing a sales and technical support centre in Cork City. This fast growing technology company will be a welcome addition to the technology ecosystem in Ireland. Alien Vault has recently hired its first twelve staff in Cork, consisting of sales, sales engineers, tech support and management personnel.
“We are extremely pleased to open our new EMEA Sales and Technical Support Centre in Cork to tap into the immense tech talent that Ireland has to offer, said Barmak Meftah, president and CEO at AlienVault. “We have seen rapid growth in our customer and partner base in EMEA, and we are hiring key personnel to service and support them as we continue to build on our momentum in the region.”
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mr.Richard Bruton TD said: “A key ambition of the Action Plan for Jobs is to attract new young ICT companies to Ireland as they seek to grow their business worldwide.
“On that basis I am delighted that AlienVault are opening their new EMEA Sales and Technical Support Centre in Cork. This will create 40 highly skilled jobs for the Cork region and their decision to commit to Ireland is a testament to the highly skilled workforce here and another example of a company having the confidence to build their business out of Ireland. I wish AlienVault and their employees every success for the future.”
"This is a significant announcement that marks Cork out as a growing hub for cyber security," said Minister for Trade, North South Co-Operation and Development, Sean Sherlock.
"The fact that AlienVault is now basing a sales and technical support centre in Cork is a huge boost to the city and the region as a whole. It is yet another indicator of the growing confidence in this sector in this region."
"I look forward to tracking AlienVault's Irish operations and the opportunities it offers to Cork and Ireland's tech talent."
Barry O’Leary, CEO at IDA Ireland said:
“Alienvault adds to the growing cluster of cyber security companies that are locating in Ireland at the moment. Cork already has an established cluster of online security firms in place. Technology companies continue to find Ireland to be an ideal place to locate offices which can service the EMEA markets.”