Cybersecurity company Advantio to create 40 jobs in Sligo

Cybersecurity headquarters will help support company’s global expansion

From left: Martin Shanahan, chief executive, IDA Ireland; Anne-Marie Tierney Le Roux, IDA Ireland; Tánaiste Leo Varadkar; Cian Collins, Advantio; and Ciarán McGloin, Advantio, at Government buildings. Photograph: Maxwell Photography

From left: Martin Shanahan, chief executive, IDA Ireland; Anne-Marie Tierney Le Roux, IDA Ireland; Tánaiste Leo Varadkar; Cian Collins, Advantio; and Ciarán McGloin, Advantio, at Government buildings. Photograph: Maxwell Photography

 

Cybersecurity provider Advantio is to create 40 jobs in Sligo over the next three years with the establishment of its European cybersecurity headquarters.

The company, which specialises in professional services, is recruiting for product management, security consulting, human resources, customer success and project management roles.

“Our new Sligo operation and security operations centre allows us to enhance our managed detection and response capabilities, build further capacity for our aGuard Payment Cloud operation where we operate and keep our clients’ fintech applications secure and compliant, and ensure that we’re able to continue to service our growing customer base across Europe, ” said Marco Borza, founder and chief executive at Advantio.

“Cybersecurity threats are growing at a rapid pace and our Sligo team will be at the heart of our strategy to help businesses succeed in such a challenging environment.”

International growth

The company is targeting international growth, with the cybersecurity headquarters playing a key role in that plan. It will also offer opportunities to graduates in the northwest.

“We intend to position Advantio as a leading employer of choice for the northwest region,” said Cian Collins, Advantio Ireland country manager. “We’re hiring across a range of disciplines while also building links with local educational institutes to establish a next level graduate programme called the Advantio Academy.

“We’ve also helped establish the Cyber Ireland Northwest Chapter and we’re really excited for the next phase of our growth.”

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar welcomed news of the jobs. “Cybersecurity has only become more important in recent times and the fact that a leading firm in the field has chosen Ireland for its European headquarters is a real vote of confidence in us and our rich talent pool,” he said.

The project is supported by the Government through IDA Ireland.

Established in 2009, Advantio is a privately owned European cybersecurity company. It has more than 500 enterprise clients and over 30,000 end users on its Zero Risk SaaS Security Solution across Europe, including Ireland and Britain.