IT security firm creates 10 jobs in Meath

20 Sep 2006

An up-and-coming Irish security company that specialises in email and internet security is to create 10 new jobs at its European sales headquarters in Meath.

MX-Sweep will create the jobs at a new operation in Trim over the coming year.

The company says it differs from its competitors by making corporate-level solutions available at affordable prices to businesses of any size, without the need to install hardware or software.

It claims to be Ireland’s only indigenous developer of these email security products.

“Up to 70pc of all email received by companies is unsolicited email, often containing illegal content and certainly wasting time,” said Declan O’Connor, the chief executive of MX-Sweep.

“Recently, business owners and human resources managers have begun to realise that they have a duty of care to the business and their employees to prevent this content getting through. What MX-Sweep offers is a completely independent security solution that gives business owners real peace of mind.”

The MX-Sweep technology includes a comprehensive suite of hosted email security services, including anti-virus, anti-spam and anti-fraud capabilities for server and network protection.

The software is provided on a hosted, managed service basis, which O’Connor says allows it to provide up-to-date protection to companies and protect employees against the liabilities of spam and viruses transmitted by email.

Commenting on his decision to locate in Meath, O’Connor said: “We looked at the infrastructure, the access and the facilities in the area and concluded that Trim was the ideal location for us. From here we can readily serve our growing international customer base which spans across the UK, Europe, Canada and the US.”

By John Kennedy