Global cybersecurity company, Forcepoint, has formally opened a new Center of Excellence in Cork. The investment, supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland, will focus on new product development in the cloud and endpoint cybersecurity technology space.
This all-new facility will enable Forcepoint to accelerate its ability to deliver human-centric cybersecurity solutions. The Cork City-based office is located in one of the most modern buildings in Cork City Center, One Albert Quay, where Forcepoint is actively hiring and growing rapidly.
The investment runs across three years with the majority of the new roles in cloud and endpoint software engineering created during the first year of operations. Further roles are planned over the remainder of the investment period.
The roles in Cork will focus on the greenfield development of new cloud and endpoint cybersecurity products which integrate across the entire Forcepoint Human Point System portfolio. The portfolio enables customers to “start anywhere” with Forcepoint’s best-in-class cybersecurity products, integrating seamlessly into a system with unified policy management or plugging into existing on-premises or cloud environments.
The Center of Excellence in Cork will join other Forcepoint facilities around the globe, leveraging diverse security talent to drive innovation and develop security capabilities that uniquely adapt to security risks whether they are in the cloud or on the network.
Welcoming the opening of the Center of Excellence yesterday, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys said, "I am delighted with this decision by Forcepoint, which will bring 100 quality jobs to Cork this year alone and which builds on the growing cluster of cybersecurity companies located in the city. Investments such as these by innovative software companies continue to develop and grow the highly skilled workforce here, and I look forward to a long, mutually beneficial relationship between Forcepoint and Ireland."