Ward Solutions to spend €1.2m on Citywest operations centre

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Pictured: Pat Larkin, and Paul Hogan, Ward Solutions

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10 September 2015 | 0

Ward Solutions is investing €1.2 million in a new security operations centre (SOC) in Citywest, Dublin.

The investment includes the purchase of a new 5,000sq. ft building, the design and development of a new SOC and the refurbishment of Ward’s existing offices. It includes new best-in-class threat monitoring, risk assessment and incident response technologies and is being staffed by a team of information security engineers and consultants who will protect businesses through prevention, analysis, detection and rapid response to a growing level of cyber threats.

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 €10 million by 2016. The investment gives Ward the capacity to grow further to more than 100 in the coming years.

“The new SOC is a platform for sustainable growth for Ward Solutions and a manifestation of how far we’ve come,” said Pat Larkin, CEO, Ward Solutions. “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.

“Ireland is an ideal location for a modern facility like this. Aside from our ICT skills and technology innovation reputation, our status as a neutral country makes us a desirable location to host and provide these security services for multinational companies, which have complex information security requirements and may have concerns over documented national security agencies’ interference in the sector in other countries.  We have the largest and most capable team of consultants in Ireland and the SOC will allow us to mobilise quickly to solve any IT security problems for our customers.”

Founded in 1999, Ward Solutions’ customers include CIE, Vodafone, Glanbia, National College of Ireland, Bord Gais, and the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation.

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