13 IoT Security Companies You Should Know

Check out the companies providing security for IoT technology.

Written by Mike Thomas
13 IoT Security Companies You Should Know
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UPDATED BY
Brennan Whitfield | Aug 26, 2022

“A lot of the manufacturing behind IoT devices today feels like the Gold Rush… everyone wants to get there in a hurry,” John Cook, senior director of product management at Symantec, said at the 2018 RSA conference. “You effectively have people staking out a claim in the area without further thought to security.”

What Is IoT Security?

IoT security involves outfitting IoT devices with the latest tools in order to secure the transfer of data, prevent hacking and ensure that privacy standards are maintained. Companies providing IoT security are just as important as the connected devices themselves.

As the Internet of Things expands, threats and potential threats continue to multiply. Fortunately, the market for advanced IoT security is expanding, too, with numerous companies specializing in or at least providing tools to help keep businesses and individuals safe from increasingly sophisticated cyber crime.

 

What Is IoT Security? 

The reign of smart technology and IoT networks brings increased accessibility and innovation, but it also brings increased cybersecurity concerns. Anything from an Amazon Alexa to a smart refrigerator can be hacked, meaning any IoT devices implemented into your home or business are at risk of cyberattack.

Due to this, companies offering IoT security measures have taken the spotlight.

IoT security involves outfitting IoT devices with the latest tools in order to secure the transfer of data, prevent hacking and ensure that privacy standards are maintained. Ensuring IoT security both protects user personal information and saves costs associated with a breach, making the practice an important initiative.

These 13 companies give a lot of thought to security, be it using IoT to create safer environments or preventing malicious attacks on IoT devices. 

 

13 IoT Security Companies to Know 

Location: Boston, Massachusetts 

Rapid7’s security analytics and automation cloud, Rapid7, helps customers monitor, investigate and resolve vulnerabilities and threats. The company’s IoT penetration testing reportedly covers the whole ecosystem of the IoT technology.

 

Location: Boston, Massachusetts 

SimpliSafe makes a doubly secured (Wi-Fi and cellular), smashproof, power outage-protected home security system that sends confirmed alerts via deep encryption and is backed by six staffed monitoring centers. It even detects fires and leaks — and knows pets from humans.

 

Location: Boise, Idaho

Cradlepoint’s NetCloud Manager helps companies improve productivity and reduce costs via functions like zero-touch deployment for device management, simplified management and orchestration that allows for real-time device monitoring and proactive alerts and instant insights on data usage, performance and cost.

 

Location: Milpitas, California 

SonicWall’s tools and services facilitate content control and network security. By combining real-time threat data, analytics and reporting with risk metering services, the company helps users address cyber-risk from threats that come from ransomware, encrypted malware, mobile, email and IoT devices.

 

Location: Santa Clara, California  

Palo Alto Networks provides an extensive library of cybersecurity tools and services. The company’s IoT security enterprise software offers zero-trust security and assessment insights for IoT, IoMT and OT devices. Network segmentation, vulnerability management, asset management and more capabilities for protecting devices are available through the platform.

 

Location: San Jose, California   

For industrial operations businesses, Cisco offers security and threat defense software for IoT and OT industrial devices. As needed, users can access device visibility and threat detection, industrial network segmentation, converged threat investigation and remediation. Cisco’s software is suitable for a range of industrial areas from manufacturing to oil and gas operations.

 

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Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota 

Entrust’s IoT Identity issuance and IoT identity management solutions work to secure and provide updated compliance for IT and OT devices. The company’s software assigns unique digital identities to each connected device, creating an end-to-end cryptographic chain for IoT environments.

 

Location: San Jose, California 

ForeScout’s platform provides businesses and agencies with agentless visibility and control of any device that connects to their network. The company’s patented technology is always assessing and monitoring devices, and its security tools help with incident response, workflow automation and more. Forescout was recently named "IoT Security Company of the Year" in the enterprise category at the IoT Breakthrough Awards.

 

Location: Sunnyvale, California 

Fortinet’s “Security Fabric” service provides an end-to-end IoT security ecosystem by protecting and monitoring all devices on a company’s cloud or wireless network. The architecture allows users to automatically synchronize security resources to enforce policies, coordinate automated responses and streamline control of security solutions. 

 

Location: Santa Monica, California 

Ring is a home security company that offers IoT-connected video doorbells, security cameras and complete security systems that are accessible by smartphone. There’s also a Neighbors app through which users can get crime alerts from others in their vicinity.

  

Location: Seattle, Washington 

Auth0’s platform provides universal authentication and authorization services for web, mobile, legacy applications and IoT devices. Auth0’s multifactor authentication (MFA) and advanced password hashing algorithms can be used in IoT authentication for better security.

 

Location: Palo Alto, California 

An agentless IoT service, Armis gives businesses full visibility and control of every device on their network. That means potential intruders can quickly be weeded out and threats averted. 

 

Location: San Francisco, California 

Bastille’s enterprise threat detection is made possible via "software-defined radio" — meaning every IoT device that’s operating in a company’s airspace is visible. If a threat arises, Bastille’s radio and machine learning technology senses, identifies and shuts it down.

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