A Columbia-based technology company said it will add hundreds of jobs as the result of an expansion of its operations in the state.
Tenable Network Security, which employs 230 people in Howard County, said it will add 350 new full-time positions over the next five years.
“Tenable is proud to call Maryland home; the Baltimore – DC area is an ideal location to hire the talented people we need to grow and remain competitive,” Ron Gula, chief executive officer of Tenable Network Security, said in a statement. “As Tenable enters its next phase of growth, our commitment to our customers and local communities remains strong. We continue to invest in Maryland, even as we further expand Tenable’s presence internationally.”
The Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development will provide a $1 million loan to the company. Tenable will also receive a reimbursable $100,000 workforce training grant from the Howard County Economic Development Authority.
“Tenable’s expansion is great news for Maryland’s economy and the cybersecurity community,” Gov. Larry Hogan said in a statement. “I’m excited to know this company will continue to grow and thrive in our state with the addition of hundreds of jobs over the next five years.”
Tenable was founded in 2002. The company provides continuous network monitoring to identify vulnerabilities, reduce risk and ensure compliance.
Tenable’s key clients include Fortune Global 500 companies across industries as well as the U.S. Department of Defense and many of the world’s leading governments. The company also has offices in London, Munich, and Singapore.
“Tenable is a home-grown company with an expanding local and global presence. The growth of its Columbia headquarters not only strengthens Tenable, but also continues to position Howard County as a critical cyber hub in the nation,” said County Executive Allan H. Kittleman.