Webroot’s Dublin operations punching above their weight

8 Feb 2012

The IDA has revealed that internet security player Webroot’s Dublin operations were responsible for about 35pc of the company’s European bookings in the last quarter of 2011 after less than two years in operation. As a result an expansion is on the cards.

Webroot launched its Dublin operations in George’s Quay in the summer of 2010 with the creation of 50 jobs and the company is now on a recruiting drive.

The company’s vice-president of worldwide sales Justin Endres says the Dublin operation wasted little time in making itself strategically crucial to the global business.

“The city of Dublin offers a highly talented workforce, an extraordinary culture, and a diverse array of thriving industries.

"The opening of our new downtown office is exciting for a number of reasons; not only is it a world-class facility designed to accommodate our ongoing growth, but the location is geographically ideal for servicing our partners and customers across EMEA.

“I look forward to engaging some of Ireland’s top talent as Webroot continues to revolutionise the internet security industry," Endres said.

Endres said the company plans to further expand its Dublin operations in the areas of threat research, sales, inventory and fulfilment, marketing and localisation.

Congratulating the company on the opening of its new international HQ, IDA Ireland CEO Barry O’Leary said, "Since first announcing the decision to establish in Dublin in 2010, the Irish operation has quickly become a strategically important centre for Webroot. 

"We look forward to working closely with the company as it continues to grow and strengthen its international business operations."

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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