AlienVault to create 40 jobs in Cork

By Business & Finance
22 July 2014

AlienVault, a 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 HQ 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 ault has recently hired its first 12 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 Richard Bruton 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.”

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 operations which can service the EMEA markets.”