Establishing an international headquarters in Ireland will give us access to top talent and enable us to expand our global footprint to become the best company in the world at delivering security as a service.
Dick Williams, CEO, Webroot.
Dublin, May 24, 2010: Webroot, the internet security firm announced it is to establish its international headquarters in Dublin, creating 50 jobs over two years.
Webroot, headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, was established in 1997. The company develops Internet security solutions for consumers and businesses. With a range of endpoint and Software-as-a-Service security products, Webroot protects corporate networks from online and internal threats and enables consumers to download music, store digital files, bank, shop, and search safely.
The new operation will act as the headquarters for all of Webroot’s global business outside of the US. Its initial activities will include sales, marketing, localisation, engineering, inventory and fulfilment, customer support, and certain shared services functions.
Making today’s announcement, Minister O’Keeffe said, “Ireland has again demonstrated that it can out-perform our competitors in attracting high-growth international firms to hub here. Clearly, our business environment and graduate skills set are important factors in drawing international players to locate in Ireland. IDA Ireland worked closely with Webroot to secure the win for Ireland and provide 50 high-quality jobs over the next two years.”
“Webroot will grow our business aggressively through investments in research and development, acquisitions, and by building a world-class support organization,” said Dick Williams, CEO, Webroot. “Establishing an international headquarters in Ireland will give us access to top talent and enable us to expand our global footprint to become the best company in the world at delivering security as a service.”
Barry O’Leary, CEO IDA Ireland welcomed the establishment of the International HQ and said “Webroot is a technological leader in the emerging and exciting area of Cloud Computing which is a strategic focus for IDA and is a priority for development and support.”
Webroot, a Boulder, Colorado-based company, provides industry-leading security solutions to consumers, enterprises and small to medium-sized businesses worldwide. Webroot is a privately held company backed by some of the industry’s leading VC firms including Technology Crossover Ventures, Accel Partners and Mayfield. Webroot currently employs more than 400 people worldwide at locations in the US, Western Europe, Japan and Australia.
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