Two Antrim based companies Outsource Group and ANSEC IA are merging to form a security focused IT managed services “powerhouse”. Moreover, the merger will lead to creation of 30 new positions by the end of this year.

Plans to increase headcount

Outsource Group and ANSEC IA are aiming to increase their headcount to 100 following their aggressive growth plans. Currently, they have a headcount of 70 employees. Moreover, the merger will create one locally owned cybersecurity and IT managed services business. Significantly, both the companies possess ambitious growth plans in future.

Cybersecurity consultancy company Ansec IA will become part of IT and managed services company Outsource Group as part of the new deal. “Our merger with Ansec IA and the exceptional security skills and expertise they bring will allow us to accelerate that growth and offer a truly market-leading cybersecurity suite of services,” Terry Moore CEO of Outsource Group said in a statement.

Increasing demand of cybersecurity services

Outsource was founded in 2000 and they have their headquarter in Antrim. The company is serving clients all over the United Kingdom and Ireland. Recently, the company have witnessed a surge in demand of cybersecurity. ANSEC IA was founded in 2007 by its Managing Partners, Peter Leitch and Philip Sloan. It is an IT security consultancy company working with public and private companies across the globe. Northern Ireland’s global cybersecurity prowess grew steadily over the past years. Moreover, Terry Moore, CEO of Outsource Group is expecting to see a significant potential for cyber security in the future. Similarly, Peter Leitch from ANSEC IA said that by working with Outsource Group it had found a partner.

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    “We believe that Ansec IA both complements and adds huge value to the OS Group and will help take the OS Group to the next level in terms of offering world-class, enterprise-level, security-focused services to a wider range of customers across the UK and Ireland,” Leitch expressed his views in a  statement.

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