Press Release 08 May 2012

Dublin, 8th May, 2012 – Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD and Total Defense Internet Security Ireland Limited, the Palo Alto, CA headquartered Internet security company, today announced it is establishing a European Operations Hub in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

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 now 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 March 2012.

Making the announcement Minister 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.

"As I travelled around the USA last week talking to potential investors I was struck by the positive sentiment towards Ireland and the number of considering specific plans to locate jobs in Ireland. With the right moves I am convinced that we can continue to attract companies like Total Defense and create the jobs we so badly need", continued Minister Bruton.

“We are very excited about our expansion into the European market and Dublin will be at the very centre of our new business generation and support” said Chris Hickey, President of Total Defense.  “We are impressed by the quality and depth of the talent pool and the strength of the software industry in Ireland, which coupled with the partnership of IDA Ireland, made the decision to locate our European Operations Hub here, the right one for the future of the company.”

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.”

ABOUT TOTAL DEFENSE, INC.
Total Defense Internet Security Ireland Limited, the leading provider of solutions to combat the growing threat of cybercrime, protects over 40,000 businesses and over 4 million consumers from the growing epidemic of cybercrime and malware.  We provide multiple layers of digital security through desktop, mobile device, web gateway and cloud based solutions.  We go “beyond protection” by ensuring our customers receive the level of service and support they require in an ever changing threat landscape.  Total Defense is a former business of CA Technologies, one of the largest information technology companies in the world.  Our major centers of operation are in New York, Silicon Valley, India, and Europe.

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