US cyber security firm Anomali is creating 120 new jobs with the opening of a lab in Belfast. The Californian firm provides cyber security solutions to help organisations identify and respond to security threats.
Invest NI has offered the firm £780,000 towards the job creation with average salaries expected to be around £34,500.
The jobs are hoped to be in place by the end of 2019.
Anomali chief executive, Hugh Njemanze says the company has "emerged as the leader in threat intelligence solutions".
"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,” he said.
And the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) also says it is investing £38.5m in research and development in Northern Ireland.
Invest NI chief executive Alastair Hamilton said the latest announcement shows that "Northern Ireland is enjoying a growing reputation as a region of expertise and knowledge in cyber security".
“It is no surprise that Californian based Anomali has chosen to invest here based on our world-class credentials,” he said.
"Northern Ireland is enjoying a growing international reputation as a region of expertise and knowledge in cyber security. Today’s announcement of both a new inward investor, the Anomali R&D Labs, and a significant investment by CSIT will only see this reputation continue to grow.”
Invest NI also announced it has offered £5.5m for research and development at the Queen's University-based Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT).
It encourages collaboration among academics, researchers, engineers, industry and government to accelerate the results of cyber and physical security research through to commercial application.