Ashley Stephenson
Ashley Stephenson

Corero Edinburgh Office to double workforce

Corero Network Security, a provider of real-time DDoS defence solutions, is to expand its Research & Development office by doubling the number of engineers in the Edinburgh office.

Julian Palmer, Vice President of Engineering, at Corero, said: “There are clear commercial drivers to our operations in Edinburgh. Scottish universities, particularly those in the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA), are cultivating some of the best software engineers in the world, and helping to establish Scotland as a world leader in computer science research and education. We established the Edinburgh office in 2015, and our city centre location helps to attract the brightest and best. We have 100% employee retention at our Scottish offices, and we look forward to continued growth and success in the region.”

Corero CEO Ashley Stephenson was joined by Mr Keith Brown MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work, to formally welcome the office expansion today. The company has benefitted from a Scottish Enterprise SMART: Scotland innovation grant, which has supported Corero’s specialised research into virtualization and software-defined networking (SDN) security for DDoS defence.

Cabinet Secretary for Economy Jobs and Fair Work, Keith Brown MSP, said: “I am delighted to see the expansion of Corero’s R&D facility in Edinburgh. The company is leading cyber security innovation and will undoubtedly continue to thrive in Scotland, where it benefits from the availability of specialist skills developed in local universities. Today’s announcement is further endorsement of Scotland as an attractive location for investment.”

Director of Innovation at Scottish Enterprise, Jim Watson, commented: “Scotland’s world class universities, rich culture of innovation and integrated business innovation support are why companies like Corero, which can locate anywhere in the world, are choosing to make their innovation investment in Scotland. This expansion also shows the value of companies having strong ties to Scotland through our GlobalScot network to make connections and act on growth opportunities quickly.”