Silicon Valley cyber security firm Imperva selects Northern Ireland for new technology hub

  • Global cyber security firm Imperva has selected Northern Ireland as the location for its upcoming tech hub with a new office opening in Belfast.

    Today's world is digital, and the security of our global digital systems has never been more important. Northern Ireland's cyber security industry has been growing in recent years thanks to companies such as Rapid7, Proofpoint and Whitehat, and the field will become even more important for the region as our digital technology scene continues to grow at a rapid pace.

    Now Northern Ireland has attracted the attention of Silicon Valley cyber security firm Imperva, which has selected Belfast as the location for its upcoming cyber security technology hub. The new office will lead to the creation of 220 jobs over five years, with opportunities for experienced staff and recent graduates in a variety of roles spanning product development, customer service, and tech support.

    Invest NI has offered Imperva £1,430,000 to stimulate the creation of these new jobs. Imperva president and CEO Chris Hylen said of the move:  "Our new office in Northern Ireland allows us to tap into the tremendous talent in the region, scale our business and continue providing customers with innovative solutions and support services. We’re excited to be in Belfast and are looking forward to building a best-in-class team."

    Source: Imperva Press Release

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