Imperva creates 220 new jobs in Belfast

Silicon Valley-based cyber security firm Imperva is setting up a new base in Belfast, a move expected to create 220 jobs over the next three to five years.

The company, which already has bases in California and Israel, says it chose Northern Ireland to "tap into the tremendous talent in the region".

Belfast-based opportunities will be targeted at graduates as well as experienced staff, covering a wide range of positions across the company.

Imperva has been liaising with local universities and popping up at graduate recruitment fairs to attract the best and most promising talent, according to the company’s senior vice president of product development Yoav Cohen.

He told BBC News: "We are living in a more digital and connected world and rely on apps and data on a daily basis - Imperva helps protect these applications from cyber criminals who seek to gain financial reward by extortion or selling our private data online.

“We are part of a group of successful cyber group companies, which chose Belfast as the area in which they want to grow.”

Imperva’s revenue grew by 22 per cent to $322 million (£254.2 million) in 2017 and currently has 6,200 customers and 500 partners in more than 100 countries worldwide.

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