Cybersecurity player Malwarebytes to create 50 jobs in Cork

18 Mar 2015

Malwarebytes, a company that defends web users from next-generation cyber threats, is to create 50 new jobs at a new EMEA HQ in Cork over the next three years.

Malwarebytes was founded in 2008 Marcin Kleczynski to tackle advanced online threats which consistently escape detection by traditional anti-virus tools.

“Cork has a deserved reputation as a leading location for technology companies, with a talented workforce and established tech ecosystem, it gives Malwarebytes the opportunity to build a world-class team,” said Kleczynski, CEO and founder of Malwarebytes.

“We are experiencing remarkable business growth and Cork will play a central role in our European expansion.”

Malwarebytes’ proprietary and innovative software protects both consumers and businesses using intelligent heuristics and behaviour-based technologies which are specifically designed to counteract the latest, most advanced, online threats. With global headquarters in Silicon Valley, the fast growing company has already been nominated as one of Forbes Magazine’s ‘America’s Most Promising Companies’ this year.

Cork’s cluster of global security software players

“With a crime-fighting Silicon Valley culture, great brand and recognised set of products, Malwarebytes provides an exciting employment opportunity for local talent,” said Anthony O’Mara, VP of sales for EMEA at Malwarebytes.

“Cork was a natural choice for the company and we look forward to using it as our base of operations moving forward.”

The investment is supported by IDA Ireland through the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.

“Malwarebytes will be joining an established group of security software companies based in the Cork area,” IDA Ireland chief executive Martin Shanahan said.

“We can now point to a real cluster of global security software companies operating in Ireland – success breeds success. Malwarebytes has said that the Customer Support and Development Centre in Cork will be integral to the company's European expansion plans.”

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John Kennedy
By John Kennedy

Editor John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist. He joined Silicon Republic in 2002 to become the fulcrum of the company’s news service He was recipient of the Irish Internet Association’s NetVisionary Technology Journalist Award 2005 and Siliconrepublic.com has been awarded ‘Best Technology Site’ at the Irish Web Awards seven times. In 2011 he received the David Manley Award commending him for his dedication to covering entrepreneurs. His interests include all things technological, music, movies, reading, history, gaming and losing the occasional game of poker.

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