Courtesy of Infoblox via Facebook

Infoblox, a provider of secure cloud-managed network services, is retaining its Center of Excellence and hiring hub in Tacoma for six more years, the Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County has announced.

The company, which increased from 45 employees to more than 225 since 2016 when it selected Tacoma for its Center of Excellence, will remain at the Horizon Pacific Center in the city’s Old Brewery District.

“The Economic Development Board is thrilled that Infoblox is reinvesting in the South Sound,” said Maddie Merton, vice president for Business Retention and Expansion at the EDB, in a prepared statement. “This decision will help recovery efforts and strengthen Pierce County’s economy. On a global scale, COVID-19 accelerated the need for heightened security networks and this trend will help propel additional expansions.”

Michael Pamintuan, director of facilities for Infoblox, said in a statement, “Tacoma has been a great home for Infoblox. Our partnership with University of Washington-Tacoma has never been stronger and the city and county continue to be as welcoming and supportive as they were when we made our original decision to locate here. We look forward to continuing our relationships here and participating in Tacoma’s growing tech ecosystem.”