Sixty jobs are being promised by two companies setting up new centres in Cork and Portlaoise.

AlienVault, a Californian IT security company, is setting up its European sales and technical support centre in Cork city, creating 40 jobs.

It plans to create the high-skilled roles in the coming year.

The company recently hired its first 12 staff in Cork, in sales, tech support and management.

Meanwhile, Internal Results is to establish a customer support centre in Portlaoise, creating 20 jobs.

Internal Results Ireland Limited, a subsidiary of UK-based Internal Results Holdings Limited, provides services to technology and telecommunications companies.

The Irish subsidiary was set up in 2011 and currently employs 14 people full-time and 15 part-time.