Unified security management company AlienVault has opened a new EMEA Sales and Technical Support Centre in Cork, where it plans to add up to 50 highly skilled roles in the next two years.
The company is supported by the Dept of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation through IDA Ireland. President and CEO of AlienVault Barmak Meftah was joined by Minister for Housing, Planning & Local Government Simon Coveney, and IDA Ireland executives for the office’s official opening.
AlienVault established a sales and technical support centre in Cork city in 2014, and its expansion is being driven by growth in the EMEA region.
“I am delighted to welcome this expansion by AlienVault in Cork,” said Minister Coveney. “The company which is developing a unified threat protection platform is at the cutting edge of innovation and will undoubtedly thrive in Cork, benefiting from the availability of specialist skills developed in academic centres of excellence such as UCC and the Cork Institute of Technology.”
“This is a very exciting time for AlienVault,” said Barmak Meftah, president and CEO, AlienVault. “We have carved out a strong global presence across a wide range of sectors by delivering an effective security management solution that enables organisations of all sizes to more quickly detect and respond to cyber threats and manage their environments.
“This widespread adoption of our offerings has resulted in our strong performance, including 53% year-over-year sales growth, and I am very much looking forward to the next stage of our success story, to expanding our talented tech support and sales team in Cork to service our EMEA customers and to continuing our rapid global growth strategy.”