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Ward Solutions growth creates 22 jobs

Thursday, August 28 10:55:21

Irish information security provider Ward Solutions, today announced the creation of 22 new jobs at its Dublin and Belfast offices.

These jobs are being created as part of a new E1.8m investment to fund significant expansion and upgrade of all services delivered in Ward's Security Operations Centre in Citywest, Dublin.

This includes the enhancement of services such as managed security, digital forensics, e-Discovery and security analytics, the company said.

Founded in 1999, Ward Solutions provides a comprehensive range of information security services to more than 300 customers across the island of Ireland. Key services include security consultancy, secure managed services and software development.

The firm will begin recruitment immediately and will have all 22 new employees on board within two years.

This will bring total employee numbers to 80 before the end of 2016. Sixteen of the new hires will be based in Citywest, Dublin and 6 will be based in its new office in Belfast city centre. The new roles will include information security engineers, developers, information security consultants, customer services and sales positions.

The investment is focused on all areas where Ward is experiencing and anticipating growth. Ward Solutions has experienced an average year-on-year growth rate of 20pc over the past two years and predicts that this growth will accelerate further to 30pc per annum for the next two years. It expects to achieve revenues in excess of E10m by 2016.

While most of Ward's existing customer base is in the Republic of Ireland, it sees significant growth opportunities in Northern Ireland, following the opening of its new Belfast office. Ward also serves a small number of customers in Britain and will target considerable growth in the UK market over the next two years.

"This investment in new employees, technologies and services will provide us with a very solid and scalable platform to achieve our aggressive growth plans. There has been a huge rise in demand for our services as the security threat landscape has continued to evolve and become increasingly difficult for businesses to manage. Customers like the fact that they deal with a provider who can deliver on all of their information security requirements," said Pat Larkin, CEO, Ward Solutions.

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