Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that NetWitness Corporation, which has developed the world’s most powerful real-time network security analysis platform, will invest $1.1 million to expand operations in Fairfax County. The company will add more than 50 jobs during 2011 and in the first quarter will move from Herndon into 30,000 square feet of space at 10700 Parkridge Boulevard in Reston.
Government and commercial enterprises worldwide use NetWitness technology to detect, prioritize and remediate complex IT risks that are invisible to other technologies. NetWitness solutions are deployed in customer environments to solve a wide variety of information security problems including: advanced threat management; sensitive data discovery and sophisticated data leakage detection; zero-day malware activity discovery; insider threat management; and the continuous monitoring of security policies and controls.
“NetWitness is the kind of leading-edge technology company that is a perfect fit for Fairfax County,” said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority. “The company can take advantage of our highly skilled workforce, and its growth will build Fairfax County’s reputation as a technology business center.”
“We’ve invested millions of dollars in Fairfax County since 2006 because of the ready availability of human and material resources that make a fast-growing business like ours successful,” said Amit Yoran, CEO of NetWitness and former director of the National Cyber Security Division of the Department of Homeland Security. “We will be achieving aggressive expansion goals during 2011 and are confident that Fairfax County provides the optimal environment for our continued growth.”