Cambridge, ON – eSentire Inc., a leader in continuous advanced threat protection solutions and managed cybersecurity services, celebrates the opening of its new European-based headquarters and Security Operations Center (SOC) in Cork, Ireland by announcing the first bursary for the Department of Computing at the Cork Institute of Technology (CIT).
Last fall the company announced plans to open a EU location and in May, eSentire announced they had chosen Cork, Ireland to establish their EU headquarters with the support of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.
At an event to mark the occasion of its opening, eSentire cemented its commitment to Cork by announcing CIT Department of Computing’s first bursary. The bursary, named after a revered eSentire executive who passed away in 2014, will be awarded to a second year student starting in the 2015 school year.
“The entire eSentire team has been looking forward to today to celebrate the opening of our new Cork offices and welcome our new Irish colleagues into their new location,” said J. Paul Haynes, CEO eSentire. “Our Cork office is open for business and our EU Security Operations Center is up and running. We want to express our commitment to this community through the CIT bursary as well as support the demand for these crucial skills.”
Speaking at the event Minister of State Sean Sherlock TD said “eSentire is a very welcome addition to the cybersecurity cluster of companies in Cork. Clustering likeminded industry together marks Cork as a world leader in these areas of expertise. I’m delighted to celebrate this milestone with the company and I offer my full support as eSentire builds its international presence here.”
Michael Loftus, Head of the Faculty of Engineering and Science at Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), stated, ”We are delighted to welcome eSentire to Cork and know they will be a significant addition to the cluster of major IT security enterprises based in the region. The eSentire sponsored bursary announced today will ensure our high calibre graduates continue to be produced and we thank eSentire for their generosity in making such a positive and strategic contribution to IT education in the region.”
More details about eSentire’s CIT bursary will be available on both the company website and CIT website later this fall.
eSentire is rapidly growing its security service model to meet the demand in this fast growing market. The company currently has a sales office in London, UK to provide mid-sized enterprises with its award winning real-time monitoring and mitigation of cyber threats service, called Active Threat Protection (ATP).
Since announcing the Cork, Ireland location, eSentire has hired 11 employees to work in its Cork location and plans to reach 100 employees over the next five years. 10 Irish employees spent a month at eSentire’s headquarters in Canada this summer as part of their new hire training and orientation.
eSentire is actively recruiting top talent for its Cambridge, Ontario location and is on track to nearly double its workforce to 250 by the end of 2015. For more information on how to join this leading-edge security team visit: www.esentire.com/careers.