IT security player A-LIGN to create 40 jobs in Galway

Globally-focused A-LIGN to use Galway as a springboard into European markets as well as European firms targeting North America.

Florida-headquartered global security and compliance software player A-LIGN is to establish its EMEA business headquarters in Galway with the creation of 40 new jobs.

The project, which will see the jobs delivered over five years, is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.

“A-LIGN is a welcome addition to the West’s tech cluster and demonstrates the availability of a highly skilled and talented workforce across the region”

With over 2,500 clients globally, A-LIGN’s new Galway headquarters is core to its commitment to the EMEA market.

The company’s technology helps businesses to navigate compliance projects including ISO, PCI DSS and penetration testing services. Its technology also helps global companies enter the US market with American-based standards like SOC 2, HIPAA, HITRUST and FedRAMP.

“We are very excited to open our Irish office to expand the capabilities and value we can bring to our global clients,” said Ty Brush, A-LIGN’s Director of EMEA and APAC.

“The market demand for security and compliance audits and certifications has continued to increase across the globe even amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Ireland presents a unique gateway to greater Europe for A-LIGN, as well as being home to one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the world.”

Western tech cluster

Recruitment is due to begin later this year. For more information visit A-LIGN’s website.

“It’s a real vote of confidence in the city and all it has to offer,” Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar, TD, said.

The CEO of IDA Ireland Martin Shanahan added: “A-LIGN’s decision to establish its EMEA Business HQ in Galway exemplifies IDA Ireland’s track record of winning high-value projects for regional locations.

“A-LIGN is a welcome addition to the West’s tech cluster and demonstrates the availability of a highly skilled and talented workforce across the region. I wish A-LIGN every success with this investment.”

By John Kennedy (john.kennedy3@boi.com)

Published: 19 May 2021

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