Cybersecurity company SentinelOne has announced its plans to invest $50 million in India as part of its ongoing global expansion and targets expanding its talent base by 500 in the coming years.
The company has also launched its ‘Operations Centre’ in Bengaluru to help organisations in the broader region address the growing threat of cyberattacks.
The Centre will deliver innovation, product development, threat research, and engineering, recruiting top talent to modernise cyberdefense, it said, as a key component of SentinelOne’s India investment and build-out. Customer data will be stored in a local data centre, according to reports.
“SentinelOne’s Bengaluru Operations Centre represents an investment in talent and technology to serve the local market and our global customer base,” said Ric Smith, Chief Technology Officer, SentinelOne.
“The Centre’s engineers and threat researchers will focus on cutting-edge cybersecurity innovations to address the exponentially growing threat landscape Bengaluru was a natural choice because of the talent footprint and market opportunity that India presents,” said Smith.
Currently, SentinelOne’s India office has a headcount of 100 and plans to increase the local, presence by 500 over the coming years.
The report further added that the hiring will focus on talent across Engineering, Researchers, Sales, Marketing and Business Development, as well as Finance. HR, and Operations the company said it is building an India-hosted data centre as well, demonstrating the commitment to helping India-based organisations comply with evolving local data hosting regulations and preferences.
“We are investing in our India-go-to-market strategy and local data residency to serve the region’s enterprises and government bodies. We’re excited to bring India’s enterprises to the era of XDR, autonomously preventing, detecting, and responding to threats across device, cloud, and identity,” Rai Rajamani, Chief Product Officer, SentinelOne.