Columbia-based Tenable Network Security Inc. will expand its Maryland operations, CEO Ron Gula announced Monday.
The company, which was founded in 2002 and currently employs 230 workers in Howard County, plans to add hundreds of full-time positions in 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," Gula 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."
Tenable specializes in continuous network monitoring and vulnerability assessment. Its clients include the U.S. Department of Defense and several Fortune 500 companies, and it has international offices in London, Munich and Singapore in addition to its world headquarters in the Columbia Gateway office park.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan released a statement calling the expansion "great news for Maryland's economy and the cybersecurity community.
"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," Hogan said. "Today's news is proof that Maryland is indeed open for business."
Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman said in a statement that Tenable's growth "continues to position Howard County as a critical cyber hub in the nation."
Tenable was named a "Top Workplace" by the Baltimore Sun in 2014, in a ranking based on employee ratings. Gula also received the Top Leadership award for mid-sized companies.