Cybersecurity company Cylance has opened an Irish office in Cork, with the promise of 150 new jobs over the next three years.
Cylance’s new Cork office, located on the South Mall, will initially be filled with sales, marketing and customer care staff. According to the company, a gradual shift towards malware analysis and software development roles will then occur.
Cylance has developed an artificial intelligence-based approach to endpoint security, which it claims is “dramatically more effective than traditional antivirus products”, with growing business calling for a company expansion.
“Cork has become an international cybersecurity and technology centre, and we are proud to be a part of that,” said Stuart McClure, president and CEO at Cylance.
“Our mission has always been to protect everyone under the sun, and tapping the rich technology pool in Ireland will help us greatly in this effort. The IDA Ireland has been extremely welcoming and we greatly appreciate their expert assistance.”
Cylance’s software and services currently protects millions of network endpoints (computers and servers) for more than 3,000 large enterprise customers.
The company claims its Cylance Protect product is preventing cyberattacks every day “that could otherwise have resulted in data breaches or crippled network performance, employee productivity and brand reputation”.
“I am delighted to be here today for the launch of Cylance’s operation in Cork,” said Minister for Jobs, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, TD.
“We already have a strong footprint of ICT companies in Cork city and we are very keen to expand that by attracting a wider range of specialist IT companies.”
Cylance recently closed its Series D funding round of $100m, much of that earmarked for supporting internationalisation, which includes its move to Cork.
“We are all aware of the crucial importance of being able to deal with cybersecurity threats and it is terrific news that a company of the stature of Cylance has decided to locate here,” said Mitchell O’Connor.
“We have the IT skills available to enable the company to grow and to embed their operations in Ireland. Their arrival is a great vote of confidence in what Cork has to offer.”
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