Cybersecurity firm Alert Logic has created a security research and technology development centre in Belfast, with 88 jobs – 30 of which are already filled – also announced as part of the unveiling.
With offices in London and Cardiff, as well as Belfast, this news will see threat intelligence, analytics and engineering roles created at the Belfast hub.
Alert Logic’s business is basically offering security to companies over the cloud, “a platform of fully managed products”.
The 58 remaining jobs of the 88 planned will all be in place by the end of next year, with an average salary of £44,000, according to the company.
The company says multiple locations were originally considered, but Invest NI and the standard fare of “availability of local talent” swung the decision Belfast’s way.
“Opening an office in Belfast not only puts us physically closer to a number of our customers and prospective customers but this new centre will complement our existing centres in Cardiff and Houston and support our ambitious growth plans, particularly in the US, Europe and Asia markets,” said Gray Hall, CEO of Alert Logic.
Pictured at Alert Logic are (l-r) NI finance minister Mervyn Storey, Kimberley Bowron, SVP of talent management, and Gray Hall, CEO of Alert Logic. Image via InvestNI
“European companies are moving to the cloud in record numbers and they realise that security solutions built in the cloud, specifically for the cloud, coupled with 24-7 managed services, is the way to keep their sensitive data safe and secure.
“We are thrilled to continue to expand our European presence and provide security-as-a-service solutions for EMEA business customers.”
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