Symantec creates 60 new jobs in Dublin

21 Jun 2011

Security and systems management firm Symantec will create 60 jobs by establishing a new team in its European operations centre in Dublin.

The team will focus on three areas relating to Symantec’s Identity and Authentication offerings – customer authentication and verification, technical support and client services. Team members must speak a minimum of two European languages.

Support will be provided by this team to America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Japan. Symantec says it will be “key” in ensuring security through a stringent authentication and verification process.

“Today’s announcement is a major step forward for Symantec, enabling us to better serve our customers by utilising local talents,” said Enrique Salem, president and CEO of Symantec.

“Following Symantec’s acquisition of VeriSign’s authentication business in 2010, authentication is a key growth area for the company. The VeriSign check mark is the most recognised symbol of trust online with more than 650m impressions every day on more than 100,000 websites in 160 countries.

“The decision to locate this investment in Dublin comes as a result of the success to date of Symantec in Ireland. I would like to thank staff and management here in Dublin for making this operation such a success, and the Irish Government and IDA Ireland for their support. I look forward to seeing the continued growth of Symantec in Ireland,” said Salem.

"A significant part of the real Irish economic miracle in the mid/late-1990s was our ability to tap into the global ICT boom that was going on at that time,” said Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, TD.

“If we are to get growth in employment and in the economy again, one part of that will involve relying on our traditional strengths, and today’s announcement is a great vote of confidence in our policies.

“We must be far-reaching in our ambitions in this area, and I am determined to build on those traditional strengths to ensure that we can reap great rewards from the new global tech boom and get our country working again."

Photo: Enrique Salem, president and CEO of Symantec

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