OPSWAT, a leader in critical infrastructure protection, relocated its corporate headquarters and operations from San Francisco to Tampa, Florida. Over the next three years, the company plans to hire 100 employees to add to its current 350-person global workforce.
According to company officials, the Tampa-based headquarters will serve as OPSWAT's 10th global office and its East Coast hub in the United States.
"Relocating our headquarters to Tampa is an incredible milestone that not only signals rapid growth but also our commitment to providing the best-in-class infrastructure protection to our global customers," said Benny Czarny, CEO and Founder of OPSWAT.
The Tampa expansion comes one year after OPSWAT acquired Tampa-based Impulse, a cybersecurity company with market-leading Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) and Network Access Control (NAC) solutions.
"We're excited to kick off the New Year with such a big win," said Jim Weiss, chair of the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council. "Cybersecurity is one of our strategic growth areas and OPSWAT joins a growing list of cybersecurity companies that are thriving in Tampa due to our low costs, highly-skilled talent, and supportive technology ecosystem."
To minimize the risk of compromise, OPSWAT said its Critical Infrastructure Protection solutions enable both public and private organizations to implement processes that ensure the secure transfer of files and devices to and from critical networks. More than 1,000 organizations worldwide spanning Financial Services, Defense, Manufacturing, Energy, Aerospace, and Transportation Systems trust OPSWAT to secure their files and devices; ensure compliance with industry and government-driven policies and regulations, and protect their reputation, finances, employees and relationships from cyber-driven disruption.
"We are thrilled OPSWAT has decided to relocate its headquarters to Hillsborough County with the addition of new high-quality jobs for our residents," said Pat Kemp, chair of the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners. "We look forward to a strong partnership with OPSWAT and are committed to supporting the company's growth in Hillsborough County."