blog August 24, 2021  |  Ekco

Ekco acquires Irish cybersecurity specialist Ward Solutions

Type
blog
Author
Kirsten Savage
Date
August 2021
Eoin Blacklock Jonathan Crowe Ekco

The Ekco family is expanding, this time with the addition of Ward Solutions, effective immediately.

Ward Solutions is one of the most well-established, and well-respected information security consultancies in Ireland.  Over the course of 22 years, the company has built an extensive and high-profile client portfolio, stretching across Ireland and the UK. 

Ward’s service portfolio includes the full cyber security lifecycle from governance and compliance strategy to pen testing, cloud security, managed security and incident response.

Steve MacNicholas, CEO of Ekco Ireland said: 

“A key component of our growth strategy was to acquire a specialist organisation completely focused on cybersecurity. Having Ward as part of Ekco presents an immediate opportunity to further evolve Ekco’s value proposition and offer a wider range of highly complementary and in-demand security services to our customers and partners.”

Ekco co-founder, Eoin Blacklock added: “The security and integrity of our customers’ data in the cloud is our primary objective. As the only pure cloud provider in Ireland, Ekco can now provide the full stack of Cyber Security Services in house.”

Commenting on the deal, Pat Larkin, CEO of Ward Solutions said:

“There is a very strong vision for Ekco that we want to be part of and which is consistent with our customer sweet spot. When a customer has a crisis, they want a trusted partner who can work through that crisis by helping them recover and get their data back online.

Together with Ekco, we can continue to build loyalty to our customers and our people. We can accelerate growth and leverage our resources to drive greater customer value and broader market reach.”

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