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Global cyber-security pioneers plan new Cork base with 120 staff

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Leeside’s growing status as a European information-security (infosec) hub been added to once again as another major player has announced plans for a new base in Cork.

US company Varonis Systems will open a new base at Penrose Dock and double it’s employees in Cork to 120 over the next three years. They are the latest major player in the billion-dollar infosec sector to create a European base or major presence on Leeside.

Businesses in the infosec or cybersecurity sector is expected to grow to €140 billion a year by 2023 – Varonis employ almost 1,800 people worldwide.

The IDA says Varonis, a pioneer in data security and analytics plans to create up to 60 jobs – ranging from tech support, research and development, human resources, and sales.

The announcement has been welcomed by An Taoiseach Micheál Martin – who is due in Cork today – and said: “I’m delighted to welcome today’s announcement by Varonis of the opening of its new and expanded office space in Cork City, at Penrose Dock, along with the creation of 60 new jobs over the next three years.”

“This is very welcome news for Cork and is a testament to Cork and Ireland’s continued attractiveness for high-quality investment and jobs.”

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise Trade & Employment Leo Varadkar TD said: “I’m really pleased to see Varonis doubling its staff, creating an additional 60 new highly skilled jobs at Penrose Dock in Cork.”

“As the past few weeks have shown, data security is an increasingly important sector and companies like Varonis play a critical role in the global economy.

“Ireland provides the talent pool, Government support and academic commitment that will enable Varonis to continue this important work and I wish the company all the best with this new chapter.”

Dana Shahar of Varonis Systems said their expanded Cork base would support customers across Europe and throughout the world.

“Cork is known for its wealth of talented, dedicated employees, and it is a great fit for us as we continue to grow.”

Founded in 2005, Varonis protects organisations’ most sensitive data – including financial information, intellectual property, and confidential employee and patient records.

Companies turn to Varonis to detect insider threats and cyberattacks like ransomware and ensure compliance with regulations like the GDPR rules on private and personal data.

Varonis specializes in safeguarding data where it lives – whether on-premises or, increasingly, in cloud applications and infrastructure.

IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan said: “Today’s announcement by Varonis to double its headcount in Cork demonstrates the availability of a skilled and talented workforce across the South West Region.”

“This announcement exemplifies IDA Ireland’s continued commitment to winning jobs and investments in regional locations. I wish Varonis every success with this expansion.”

Varonis is headquartered in New York City and today employs approximately 1,800 employees worldwide. The company opened its first Cork location in 2017.

The company will start recruiting in Cork shortly and to see job opportunities, go to Varonis Careers page at Varonis careers page.

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