California-based cyber security firm Anomali has opened a new research and development centre in Belfast and is recruiting for 120 positions to be filled over the next three years.
Founded in 2013, Anomali specialises in threat intelligence and analysis and counts the Bank of England amongst its clients.
The expansion is being supported with a £780,000 grant from Invest NI, which has also green-lit a £5.5 million grant to the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at Belfast’s Queen's University.
Anomali’s chief executive Hugh Njemanze said: “[We have] emerged as the leader in threat intelligence solutions, which has driven our rapid growth.
“As our customer base expanded globally we looked for ways we can grow our own operations and serve the needs of the market. We are pleased to make Belfast the new base for developing new products and scaling our business in Europe and beyond.”
Anomali is just one of many cyber security companies to crop up in Belfast following the recent arrival of firms such as WhiteHat Security, Proofpoint and Black Duck Software.