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May 2023

Customer Success: Sligo County Council

The Challenge:

Sligo County Council delivers a wide range of government services to over 62,000 citizens. To meet these needs Sligo County Council embarked on a hybrid cloud and modern workspace project that aligns with the Irish government’s cloud-first initiative. Now fully online with Microsoft’s M365 there was an immediate requirement to secure the Council’s data but also how could existing backup problem be improved by leveraging cloud first backup technology.

The Solution:

Paradyn implemented a Vault365 solution powered by Veeam technology to standardise data protection across Sligo County Council’s hybrid cloud IT infrastructure and increase ransomware resilience with immutable backups in Paradyn’s private cloud object storage.

The solution backs up 500+ M365 account data to cloud storage with self service portal to restore email using the eDiscover feature giving exceptional granularity ability in what to restore with excellent RTO and RPO.

Seeing the success and value of the M365 backup solution Sligo County Council also now backup 20Tb of data across 50 virtual machines using Veeam Connect to cloud object storage. With a true Air Gap model now in place immutability is a key value to Sligo County Council’s new Backup & Disaster Recovery solution.


Local Government getting hit by ransomware is a major worry for the sector, so with immutable data in cloud object storage Sligo County Council now have significant peace of mind. The speed at which backup jobs now complete has been a revelation, with all applications, in particular SQL, leaving Sligo County Council’s IT staff very comfortable and confident in managing the solution.

“We’ve found this solution to be a real game changer, it has accelerated our digital transformation and played a pivotal role in giving us comfort knowing our backup data is secure and accessible, something we would never have accomplished without Paradyn & their Backup Solution Architect, Wayne de Vos.” – Jimmy O’Brien, Head of Information Security.

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Paradyn appoints Fergal Meehan as Chief Commercial Officer

Fergal Meehan, appointed CCO of Paradyn

Paradyn, one of Ireland’s leading cybersecurity service providers, is today announcing the appointment of Fergal Meehan to the position of Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). Fergal brings over two decades of experience in the technology industry to the role, with key focuses on cybersecurity and customer experience.

Prior to this appointment, Fergal held the role of Head of Public Sector Relations with Paradyn, where he worked closely with public sector customers to develop bespoke services tailored to their unique needs. As the CCO in the field of cybersecurity, Fergal will be responsible for developing and executing commercial strategies that drive revenue growth and market expansion for Paradyn.

Furthermore, Fergal will shape and evolve Paradyn’s offering for new and existing customers across its full suite of cyber security, backup, and networking solutions. With extensive experience in the technology and cybersecurity industry, Fergal possesses a deep understanding of the market landscape, customer needs, and emerging trends.

He will also enhance the offering from Vault365, an all-in-one backup, anti-ransomware, and data protection solution leveraging on premise and cloud for airgap and disaster recovery. In addition, Fergal will be tasked with developing and building out cross-skilled sales and technical teams to deliver these innovative services which, in turn, will help to drive value for customers.
Fergal’s career journey started in 2000 and he has gained a strong professional and educational background with major technology providers such as Cisco, Microsoft, Checkpoint and Palo Alto, with a focus on cybersecurity. He has also gained hands-on experience by working with these tech companies across security and network consultancy roles.

Fergal is a strategic thinker, data-driven decision-maker, and a passionate leader who motivates teams to deliver results. His communication skills allow him to connect with customers and partners, build long-term relationships, and create compelling value propositions that resonate with the target market.

Fergal Meehan, Chief Commercial Officer, Paradyn: “As CCO, my aim is to drive the human element of what we do and really understand our customers’ unique requirements. I believe I can bring the best of both worlds to the role, leveraging my technical background and experience in customer-focused roles to develop and deliver innovative solutions to solve customers’ business problems. I also plan to draw on my deep knowledge of the public sector to drive increased value for customers in this area.

Click here to get in touch with Fergal or any of our Paradyn team.