Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 19 April 2014

IT security company creates 60 jobs

Internet security giant Symantec is to create 60 jobs as it expands its Dublin operation

An IT security company is to create 60 jobs with the expansion of its Dublin base.

Symantec, billed as a world leader in security, storage and systems management, is to set up a new division supporting customers across the globe 24 hours a day.

Richard Bruton, minister for jobs, enterprise and innovation, said IT can be seen as a traditional strength in the Irish economy.

"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," he said.

"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."

The Symantec support unit will deal with customers from the US, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and Japan in more than 20 languages.

The investment was backed by IDA Ireland.

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