American cyber security company, F5, on Monday announced its new engineering centre in Bangalore that will help drive research, development and product innovation.
The company, which specializes in multi-cloud application security and delivery, established its first center of excellence (CoE) in Hyderabad which it established in May 2019.
The new 50,000 square feet development centre in Bangalore, with a seating capacity for 250 employees will help the company expand its portfolio of multi-cloud application security and delivery solutions.
“The center will play a pivotal role in driving research, development and product innovation for F5. The opening of this center will create opportunities for talented engineers focusing on cutting edge technologies and meeting evolving customer needs,” the company said in a statement.
"India has a thriving technology ecosystem and benefits from strong public sector-led innovation through programmes such as Digital India," said Francois Locoh-Donou, President and CEO, F5.
"The opening of our engineering centre in Bengaluru will enable F5 to fully tap into local talent to help deliver innovative multi-cloud application solutions to our global customer base," he added.
The centre will create opportunities for talented engineers focusing on cutting edge technologies and meeting evolving customer needs.
While F5 has been in India for over a decade, in 2021, the company expanded its Hyderabad centre with a focus on cyber security research and development (R&D) centre in Hyderabad aiming to enhance its solution portfolio in conjunction with its other global engineering centres in the US and Israel. It also onboarded Rohit Arya, India site leader and vice president engineering that year.
The Bengaluru centre will extend these capabilities and provide access to more talent and resources in the country, the company which has more than 4,000 employees in over 35 countries, said.
"This second engineering centre in India will expand our footprint and talent pool, foster innovation and technological advancements, and elevate India's position as a significant market for F5," Arya said.