GFI Software, a leading IT solutions provider for small and medium-sized enterprises, today announced plans for new investment in its GFI MAX business which offers a range of cloud based IT management and security solutions. The investment caps of a very successful year, creating new jobs across the business and expanding the size of its Dundee premises in the process.

Founded in Dundee seven years ago and originally called HoundDog Technology, the business was acquired by GFI in July 2009 and has since been rebranded as GFI MAX. Since then it has seen strong growth worldwide in customer numbers, to date doubling staff in the city.

With demand for the MAX line of products growing, the company has today committed to investing further in Scotland, creating further new jobs in Dundee. In order to accommodate new and existing employees, the company has recently moved to a new office facility at Riverside, in the centre of Dundee.

“We have ambitious plans for this business. In the last year in particular we have invested heavily to put us in a strong position and we have seen a very quick return on that investment. These plans continue with new offices and bringing more high quality jobs to the city, in software development, operational and customer support, sales and worldwide marketing roles,” said Dr Alistair Forbes, GFI MAX general manager at GFI Software.

“There’s a great talent pool in the city, fed by two high quality universities, and we are in a great position to tap into this. This past year has seen substantial growth for the company in terms of customer numbers and revenues, as well as adding new features to the MAX product range. The year ahead looks even more exciting as we expand and invest in Dundee,” Forbes continued.

The growth and success GFI MAX has enjoyed in 2010 was recently recognized when GFI MAX won the Software Vendor of the Year Award at the prestigious CRN IT Industry Awards, beating companies including IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and Citrix to the coveted award.

“These are exciting times for GFI MAX. We are in a good market that is growing fast, and we have a great product that our customers love. We are growing fast and can also offer fantastic career prospects and the buzz that comes from being part of a growing global software business” Forbes said.