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US internet security firm Total
Defense Internet Security today announced the establishment of a European
headquarters in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. It will create 100 jobs.
21 people have been recruited to-date and it is anticipated the centre could
grow to 100 people to support the company’s growing European business.
Additional recruiting will be in the areas of inside sales, operations and
customer support. Total Defense is an IDA Ireland client company.
Formerly the Internet Security Business Unit of CA Technologies Inc, Total
Defense, Inc. is said to be 'a leading developer and provider of anti-virus and anti-crimeware
software for both business and consumer markets.'
With a focus on both the consumer and SME markets, Total Defense’s product lines
cover every device from desktop to mobile with multi-layered solutions for
endpoints, networks and groupware systems. Total Defense was ranked as the
sixth largest retailer of consumer security products in the US by the NPD Group
in 2011 and its Internet Security Suite won a 2012 Global Excellence Award in
Making the announcement Minister Richard Bruton said “A key part of this Government’s
strategy for jobs and growth is to target sectors and niches with particularly
high prospects for growth. Internet security is one such sector, and today’s
announcement that Total Defense, a world-leading company in this area, is
joining the list of companies choosing Ireland, with the creation of 100 jobs,
is great news.
Welcoming the announcement, IDA Ireland CEO, Barry O’Leary said “Total Defense
is an excellent addition to the thriving cluster of global anti-virus software
companies operating in Ireland. The Dublin base will be integral to the
company's European expansion plans."
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