Ward Solutions invests €1.2m in security operations centre

By Business & Finance
10 September 2015
Ward Solutions
Pictured at Ward Solutions’ brand new SOC are (l-r) Pat Larkin and Paul Hogan of Ward Solutions

Information security provider Ward Solutions has announced an investment of €1.2m as it unveils a new security operations centre (SOC) in Citywest, Dublin.

The new facility has opened adjacent to Ward’s existing headquarters and will enable significant expansion of its managed security service offerings to businesses in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

The SOC will deliver and enhance Ward Solution’s core services, including managed firewall, digital forensics, eDiscovery, managed intrusion protection and detection systems, and managed security event and incident management (SEIM).

This investment is a platform for sustained business growth for Ward Solutions and is a key part of its wider growth strategy. Last year, the company announced it would add 22 new positions and the company is on target to employ 80 staff and increase revenue to more than €10m by 2016.

Speaking at the launch, Pat Larkin, CEO, Ward Solutions said: “The new SOC is a platform for sustainable growth for Ward Solutions and a manifestation of how far we’ve come. Bolstered by the best people and the latest innovative technologies, the SOC will give our customers in the private and public sectors access to the most advanced information security services in a world with ever-growing and new threats.”

Paul Hogan, CTO, Ward Solutions added: “Today marks a very important milestone for Ward Solutions as we open our new Security Operations Centre. This world-class facility will provide customers with some of the most advanced risk assessment and threat detection technologies in the Irish market. Our highly accredited team of security analysts and consultants now have a very dynamic and collaborative working environment which is second-to-none in this country.”