Total Defense Internet Security has already recruited 21 people and wants to increase that number to 100. The new jobs are in sales, operations, and customer support.
Total Defense develops and provides anti-virus and anti-crimeware software for business and consumer markets. Its products are used in technology from desktop computers to mobile devices.
In a statement, the US company said it “protects over 40,000 businesses and over four million consumers from the growing epidemic of cybercrime and malware”.
It described itself as “one of the largest information technology companies in the world” with “major centres of operation in New York, Silicon Valley, India, and Europe”.
Announcing the positions, Richard Bruton, the jobs minister, said: “A key part of this Government’s strategy for jobs and growth is to target sectors and niches with particularly high prospects for growth.
“Internet security is one such sector, and today’s announcement that Total Defense, a world-leading company in this area, is joining the list of companies choosing Ireland, with the creation of 100 jobs, is great news.
“With the right moves I am convinced that we can continue to attract companies like Total Defense and create the jobs we so badly need.”
Chris Hickey, the president of Total Defense, said: “We are very excited about our expansion into the European market and Dublin will be at the very centre of our new business generation and support.
“We are impressed by the quality and depth of the talent pool and the strength of the software industry in Ireland, which, coupled with the partnership of IDA Ireland, made the decision to locate our European operations hub here the right one for the future of the company.”
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