A cyber security company is to create 220 jobs in Northern Ireland.
Imperva, a California headquartered company is currently in the process of being acquired by the US private equity technology investment firm Thoma Bravo.
Recruitment for its new operation in Belfast has already begun.
The 220 jobs will be created over the next three to five years.
Imperva specialises in developing security products that protect organisations and government agencies from cyber attacks.
Chris Hylen, president and CEO of Imperva, said its expansion into Belfast will enable the firm to ‘tap into the tremendous talent in the region.’
“We’re excited to be in Belfast and are looking forward to building a best-in-class team. Establishing an Imperva office in Belfast will help us fuel the next phase of our global growth and expansion, as part of our goal to become the world’s leading hybrid security company,” Mr Hylen said.
The US firm has been offered financial backing of almost £1.5m from Invest NI.
Steve Harper, executive director of international business at Invest NI, said Imperva is a welcome addition to a growing number of cybersecurity companies in Northern Ireland.