Malwarebytes today announced that it has chosen Cork as the site for its EMEA HQ, creating 50 new jobs over three years.
Malwarebytes was founded in 2008 by Marcin Kleczynski to tackle advanced online threats which consistently escape detection by traditional anti-virus tools. The 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, USA, the fast growing company has already been nominated as one of Forbes magazine’s ‘America’s Most Promising Companies’ this year.
Making the announcement, Minister Bruton said: “Technology is a key sector which we have targeted as part of our Action Plan for Jobs, and in the past three years we have seen an impressive jobs performance in this area. Today’s announcement that Malwarebytes is establishing a new facility in Cork with the creation of 50 jobs is another important boost. I am determined to ensure that with the right policies we can see continued job growth and create an extra 40,000 jobs across the country this year.”
Marcin Kleczynski, founder and CEO said: “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. We are experiencing remarkable business growth and Cork will play a central role in our European expansion.”