|By Business Wire||
|September 19, 2013 10:05 AM EDT||
Accuvant, the Authoritative Source for information security, today formally opened its new Cybersecurity Research and Operations Center, marking a significant expansion for Accuvant’s presence in the Baltimore-Washington corridor.
“This is an exciting day for Accuvant,” said Dan Burns, Accuvant’s co-founder and chief executive officer. “Our company has experienced tremendous growth since inception more than a decade ago, developing a leading market position in the cybersecurity space. Our new location enables us to take our Maryland-based operations to the next level, allowing us to better serve the increasing needs of our public and private sector clients in the Baltimore-Washington corridor, throughout the East Coast, and across the country.”
Located in one of the most concentrated areas in the U.S. in terms of cybersecurity talent, the new Accuvant Cybersecurity Research and Operations Center is the company’s primary location for its expanded Security Operations Center (SOC) and Managed Services business unit, and the home office for its federally focused cybersecurity business unit. The Accuvant Cybersecurity Research and Operations Center is also the company’s second largest location nationwide for general business operations.
“Three years ago, we launched the CyberMaryland initiative to position our State as the epicenter of cybersecurity, both to protect our nation and to create jobs,” said Governor Martin O’Malley. “Since then, the U.S. Cyber Command and the National Cyber Center of Excellence have been established in Maryland, cybersecurity companies have grown and created jobs in our state, and entrepreneurs have found Maryland a fertile environment in which to bring their ideas to market. Accuvant’s new Cybersecurity Research and Operations Center – and the 200 new jobs it will bring to Maryland – is testament to Maryland’s position as a national leader in securing our country's critical cyber infrastructure.”
Accuvant’s Cybersecurity Research and Operations Center is strategically located just outside of Baltimore in an area known for its highly skilled, security-savvy technical personnel; is close to the defense industry, Washington, D.C., and the intelligence cluster around Fort Meade; and is surrounded by other high-tech companies and excellent higher education institutions. Accuvant plans to migrate many of its services to this centralized East Coast location, including product re-sale, emergency response, forensics, and malware detection and remediation, among others.
“Accuvant had many choices when selecting a new site, but they chose Howard County because they recognize the successful and welcoming environment that we have created for our businesses,” said Howard County Executive Ken Ulman. “Accuvant recognizes that Howard County has become a prime location for our nation's cyber security industry to establish themselves.”
“We could not have realized this successful relocation and expansion without the economic and business support we received from the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, the Howard County Economic Development Authority, and other state and local entities,” said Ed Wittman, president of Accuvant Federal Solutions, Inc.
Accuvant is the Authoritative Source for information security. Since 2002, the company has served more than 5,200 clients, including half of the Fortune 100 and more than 900 educational institutions and government entities. Headquartered in Denver, Accuvant has offices across the United States and Canada and has the largest and most skilled team of technical security professionals in the world – Accuvant LABS. For more information, please visit www.accuvant.com.