Netskope, a US-based cybersecurity solutions provider, has opened a new data centre in Dublin. The strategic location close to the UK and mainland Europe extends Netskope’s private cloud network, NewEdge.
Data centres in Dublin are critical to businesses that provide services to tech giants like Google, Meta, and Amazon that all have European headquarters in the city. The Meta site in Dublin’s ‘Silicon Docks’ is the largest in the world after the company’s primary headquarters in California.
Brian Murray, Head of Ireland operations for Netskope, emphasised the importance of the Dublin location to the company’s NewEdge strategy: “Its geographical and political location is making Ireland a key strategic jurisdiction for the tech industry.”
Netskope’s new Dublin data centre allows the company to provide Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) to its customers in the area. SASE incorporates the fundamentals of edge computing to a cybersecurity strategy, so that businesses can access cybersecurity services physically closer to the location. This helps to reduce latency, reduce complexity, and improve transmission speeds. It also helps businesses comply with increasingly complex regulations including local data storage requirements.
“Robust SASE solutions backed by local data centres are important for all organisations that require clear oversight over their data, wherever it goes, in order to meet stringent data policies both inside and outside the EU,” Murray added.
Netskope provides NewEdge SASE services to businesses across 60 regions globally. The company reported that 25 of the Fortune 100 companies are customers of the NewEdge network.