A software company specialising in combating cyber security threats has said it will create 50 jobs in Cork over the next three years at a new headquarters for its operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Malwarebytes says it was founded to tackle online threats which escape detection by traditional anti-virus tools.

Announcing the new facility this morning, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton said: “Technology is a key sector which we have targeted as part of our Action Plan for Jobs, and in the past three years we have seen an impressive jobs performance in this area.

Today’s announcement that Malwarebytes is establishing a new facility in Cork with the creation of 50 jobs is another important boost. I am determined to ensure that with the right policies we can see continued job growth and create an extra 40,000 jobs across the country this year”.

Malwarebytes founder and CEO Marcin Kleczynski Founder & CEO said: "Cork has a deserved reputation as a leading location for technology companies, with a talented workforce and established tech ecosystem, it gives Malwarebytes the opportunity to build a world-class team. 

"We are experiencing remarkable business growth and Cork will play a central role in our European expansion."