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Cyber-security company to create 100 jobs in Cork over next five years

Published 27/05/2015 | 07:49

eSentire has chosen Cork as its European headquarters
eSentire has chosen Cork as its European headquarters

Almost 100 jobs are to be created over the next five years as a leading cyber-security firm has chosen Cork as the location for its European headquarters.

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Canadian company eSentire provides security for $2.2bn worth of online assets for a number of clients across the financial, legal and biopharma sectors.

The Cork centre, which will provide services for the company’s European-based clients, is to open with 15 employees in the autumn before growing staff numbers to 100 over the next five years.

Commenting on the announcement Jobs Minister 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.”

Mark McArdle, CTO eSentire Inc said: “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.”

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