Up to 150 new jobs for Cork as FireEye establishes tech support in the city

5 Mar 20131.62k Views

Potentially up to 150 new jobs will be created in Cork by web and email security player FireEye, which is establishing its EMEA technical support centre in the city.

The new EMEA technical support centre will be a strategic centre for FireEye and will have a central role in supporting international growth.

The new positions to be created will be for level one, two and three support engineers with recruitment to commence immediately.

“Putting FireEye’s EMEA technical support centre in Ireland was an obvious choice due to the country’s successful track record in technology, an existing cluster of high-tech companies, and the availability of competent, multilingual talent,” FireEye’s senior vice-president of customer support explained.

California-headquartered FireEye provides automated threat forensics and dynamic malware protection against advanced cyber threats, such as advanced persistent threats and spear-phishing.

“Today’s announcement that FireEye, a leading company in security software, is establishing a strategically important operation in Cork with the creation of 150 jobs is a great boost for the city and a further indication of what is possible in this sector for Ireland,” Jobs Minister Richard Bruton said.

IDA Ireland CEO Barry O’Leary explained that Ireland is becoming a leading location for companies dedicated to fighting cyber crime and other next-generation threats.

“FireEye’s new technical support centre in Cork will complement the existing base of ICT and security software companies in Ireland. The software developed by FireEye helps companies defend themselves against sudden attacks on their IT systems. The software is also involved in planning for ‘Advanced Persistent Threats’, which involves the detection of ongoing hacking,” O’Leary said.

By John Kennedy

John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist who served as editor of Siliconrepublic.com for 17 years. He joined Silicon Republic in 2002 to become the fulcrum of the company’s news service. He received of the Irish Internet Association’s NetVisionary Technology Journalist Award 2005 and saw Siliconrepublic.com 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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