Northern Ireland Government Provides Grant to Fund Expansion
Houston – February 8, 2016 — Alert Logic (www.alertlogic.com), a leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, today announced that it received a grant by Invest Northern Ireland in support of its security research and technology development center located in Belfast. The £572,000 grant will enable the continued growth of its Belfast office in Northern Ireland by supporting approximately 90 jobs.
In addition to opening an office in London in 2013 and a Security Operations Center (SOC) in Cardiff, Wales in 2015, Alert Logic has continued its expansion into EMEA with a security research and technology development center in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Today at a press conference in Belfast, Alert Logic CEO Gray Hall was joined by Finance Minister Mervyn Storey MLA where Invest Northern Ireland offered Alert Logic the £572,000 grant.
“European companies are moving to the cloud in record numbers and they realize that security solutions built in the cloud, specifically for the cloud, coupled with 24x7 managed services, is the way to keep their sensitive data safe and secure,” said Gray Hall, CEO of Alert Logic. “We are thrilled to continue to expand our European presence and provide Security-as-a-Service solutions for EMEA business customers.”
Alert Logic’s Belfast office is a security research and technology centre, staffing employees in a variety of functions including threat intelligence, analytics and engineering.
“Cyber security and cloud security are two of the fastest growing sectors in the market and the highly educated, technical workforce in Belfast will help Alert Logic continue its rapid global growth,” said Mervyn Storey. “This support will help create high-quality jobs for the future and will further contribute to the dynamic, growing economy of Northern Ireland.”
Alert Logic has grown to six global offices, including its headquarters in Houston, Texas, and announced last month that it achieved more than $98 million in revenue run-rate in 2015, more than 40 percent growth over 2014.
Alert Logic, the leader in security and compliance solutions for the cloud, provides Security-as-a-Service for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures, delivering deep security insight and continuous protection for customers at a lower cost than traditional security solutions. Fully managed by a team of experts, the Alert Logic Security-as-a-Service solution provides network, system and web application protection immediately, wherever your IT infrastructure resides. Alert Logic partners with the leading cloud platforms and hosting providers to protect over 3,800 organizations worldwide. Built for cloud scale, our patented platform stores petabytes of data, analyses over 400 million events and identifies over 50,000 security incidents each month, which are managed by our 24x7 Security Operations Center. Alert Logic, founded in 2002, is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with offices in Seattle, Dallas, Cardiff, Belfast and London. For more information, please visit www.alertlogic.com.
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