Cybersecurity firm to create 100 jobs in Dublin

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Cybersecurity firm to create 100 jobs in Dublin

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Global cybersecurity firm Tenable plans to create 100 new jobs as it opens its first international headquarters in Ireland.

Cutting the ribbon on the Silicon Docks base this morning, the company confirmed that positions will be rolled out over the next two years.

With one million users and 21,000 customers, Tenable already has offices in 20 countries.

Thomas Parsons, head of Tenable Ireland, said of the opportunities that will be opening up:

"The jobs span a variety of areas from data science, project management, engineering, along with customer support, customer success management.

"So in essence what we have here is a mini replica of what we have in our [Maryland] headquarters. So it's a very strategic investment on Tenable's behalf."

The arrival comes hot on the heels of record results for the company, which added a number of new enterprise customers and increased its EMEA headcount by 76% in 2016.

Speaking at today's launch, Jobs Minister Mary Mitchell O'Connor said:

"The ICT Sector has made extraordinary advances in recent years, but these advances bring their own security challenges. That's where companies like Tenable come in. These jobs are an additional boost to the 6,000 already working in cybersecurity here."

Amit Yoran, chairman and CEO of Tenable, commented:

“Tenable is a fast-paced, innovative security company, so it’s only natural we chose Dublin, a city known around the world for its tech talent, as the home of our first international headquarters. I’m grateful to the Minister and IDA for this warm welcome, and I’m excited for Tenable to be part of this great community.”