Dozens of jobs are to be provided by an American computer company in Waterford.

Mycroft Incorporated has announced that it is to establish an operations centre in Waterford which will employ 50 people.

Mycroft has its headquarters in New York, and bases in Ireland, London and Hyderabad.

The company, which deals in computer security, will use the new centre for research and development, technical support and developing its products.

The development is being supported by the Government through IDA Ireland.

Mycroft’s Irish operation will be run by Sean Hanley, a native of Waterford, who has been running the firm's Identity management business for the past two years.

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton said the decision by Mycroft to establish the new facility in Waterford was a great vote of confidence in the high-tech potential of the regional economy.

Elsewhere, more than 70 jobs are to be created at an IT firm in Belfast over the next three years.

Micro Focus UK is expanding its software development base in the city, where 48 people are currently employed.

The 72 new jobs will be in software development support and sales.

Invest Northern Ireland is providing a grant of £864,000 to the firm.