25 companies merging AI and cybersecurity to keep us safe and sound

April 10, 2019
Updated: May 18, 2019
Written by Alyssa Schroer

By the year 2021, cybercrime losses will cost upwards of $6 trillion annually. It's no surprise, then, that the cybersecurity industry is exploding as it grows to protect the networks and systems on which companies and organizations operate and store data.

Because effective information security requires smarter detection, many cybersecurity companies are upping their game by using artificial intelligence to achieve that goal. A new wave of AI-powered solutions and products keep bad actors on their toes while giving IT teams much needed relief. 

Here are 25 companies merging artificial intelligence and cybersecurity to make the virtual world safer.

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Versive

Versive

Location: Seattle, Washington

How it's using AI in cybersecurity: Versive helps businesses and organizations identify crucial threats, helping teams save time that might otherwise be spent investigating alerts that don’t require immediate attention. The Versive Security Engine (VSE) uses artificial intelligence to separate critical risks from routine network activity, identifying chains of activities that result in attacks and helping security teams to get ahead of those attacks.

 

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Logrhythm

Logrhythm

Location: Boulder, Colorado

How it's using AI in cybersecurity: LogRhythm provides an end-to-end security solution for companies and organizations to detect and quickly respond to cybersecurity threats. The company uses machine learning to profile and detect threats, compromised accounts, privilege abuse and other anomalies. A user interface allows security teams to more easily and quickly respond to threats. 

 

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Anomali

Anomali

Location: Redwood City, California

How it's using AI in cybersecurity: Anomali provides technology to help businesses and organizations identify suspicious activity before it’s in their networks. The company's threat intelligence solutions allow security teams and analysts to identify threats and adversaries as well as collaborate with other organizations to share their findings.

 

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Crowdstrike

Crowdstrike

Location: Sunnyvale, California

How it's using AI in cybersecurity: Crowdstrike provides cloud-native endpoint protection software. The company's platform, Falcon, offers prevention, visibility across endpoints and proactive threat hunting to customers in industries like finance, healthcare and retail. Working beyond simple detection, the Falcon platform automatically investigates threats and takes the guesswork out of threat analysis.

 

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Cybereason

Cybereason

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

How it's using AI in cybersecurity: Cybereason is a cybersecurity analytics platform that provides threat monitoring, hunting and analysis. It gives companies and organizations greater visibility within their security environment as well as the ability to get ahead of threats. Cybereason’s AI-powered hunting technology determines whether or not an organization is under attack. Threat hunting typically requires significant resources, but Cybereason automates the job so security teams of all sizes and skill levels can benefit.

 

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Darktrace

Darktrace

Location: San Francisco, California

How it's using AI in cybersecurity: With more than 30 offices around the world, Darktrace has helped thousands of companies in a variety of industries detect and fight cyber threats in real time. Darktrace’s AI platform analyzes network data to make calculations and identify patterns. Machine learning technology uses the data to help organizations detect deviations from typical behavior and identify threats.

 

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Jask

Jask

Location: San Francisco, California

How it's using AI in cybersecurity: Jask offers an autonomous platform for modernizing security operation centers with task automation, which gives analysts more time to investigate high-priority alerts. The program give them full visibility, including contextual data, across the business to more easily identify threats.

 

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Fortinet

Fortinet

Location: Sunnyvale, California

How it's using AI in cybersecurity: Fortinet provides security solutions for every part of the IT infrastructure. From network and web application security to threat protection and secure unified access, Fortinet’s cybersecurity products are used by a majority of Fortune 500 companies. The company’s AI-based product, FortiWeb, is a web application firewall that uses machine learning and two layers of statistical probabilities to accurately detect threats.

 

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High-Tech Bridge

High-Tech Bridge

Location: San Francisco, California

How it's using AI in cybersecurity: High-Tech Bridge provides both web and mobile security testing services through its AI and machine learning platform. The company's multiple AI-based products work alongside human intelligence to detect more vulnerabilities and risks within applications, open-source software and other programs without returning false positives.

 

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Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks

Location: Santa Clara, California

How it's using AI in cybersecurity: When it comes to cybersecurity providers, Palo Alto Networks is a heavy-hitter, working with more than 50,000 customers across industries in more than 150 countries. Its products support a wide range of needs, from firewalls and cloud security to threat detection and endpoint protection.

 

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PerimeterX

PerimeterX

Location: San Mateo, California

How it's using AI in cybersecurity: PerimeterX offers a machine learning-powered bot detection solution for e-commerce, hospitality, media and enterprise SaaS customers. The detection platform analyzes sensor data using machine learning and behavior analytics to create a risk score for each user. The product features a comprehensive integration set, ensuring simple deployment for a variety of infrastructures.

 

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Securonix

Securonix

Location: Addison, Texas

How it's using AI in cybersecurity: Securonix provides a variety of security solutions, from cloud and cyber threats to fraud prevention and data exfiltration. Employing big data and machine learning, the company’s technology tracks user and account behaviors to understand what’s “normal.” Securonix solutions then detect threats and fraud while filtering out non-threatening user changes and behavior.

 

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SEntinelOne

SentinelOne

Location: Mountain View, California

How it's using AI in cybersecurity: SentinelOne is a complete endpoint protection platform providing defense across multiple types of attack and throughout the entire threat lifecycle. Between SentinelOne’s Static AI and Behavioral AI engines, threats are detected and contained autonomously. From malware and phishing emails to trojans and exploits within documents and files, the platform prevents, detects and even reverses attacks.

 

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Shape Security

Shape Security

Location: Mountain View, Calif.

How it's using AI in cybersecurity: Shape Security provides software that fights imitation attacks like fake accounts, credential stuffing and credit application fraud for businesses in retail, finance, government, tech and travel. Shape’s machine learning models have been given access to data resembling attackers, enabling the system to learn what human activity looks like against fraud. The company's solutions, Enterprise Defense and Blackfish, use this AI to identify the differences between real and artificial users and then block, redirect or flag the fraudulent source.

 

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SparkCognition

SparkCognition

Location: Austin 

How it's using AI in cybersecurity: SparkCognition provides AI-powered operations, security and automation solutions to a range of industries, from cybersecurity and aviation to finance and manufacturing. For organizations and businesses in need of cyber defense solutions, SparkCognition provides machine learning-powered products that detect and protect against malware, ransomware, trojans and other threats.

 

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FireEye

FireEye

Location: Milpitas, Calif.

How it's using AI in cybersecurity: FireEye provides businesses and organizations with comprehensive cyber security solutions on a unified platform that includes prevention, detection and response. Among its solutions are threat intelligence capabilities that give security teams greater visibility into attacks. FireEye’s threat intelligence technology provides more context and priority to attacks and helps proactively defend against future threats. The company's technology is used by multiple industries, including cloud providers, government, finance, health care and industrial control systems.

 

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Check Point

Check Point

Location: San Carlos, Calif.

How it's using AI in cybersecurity: Check Point provides computer and network security solutions to governments and enterprises around the world. Its threat intelligence solution lets security teams proactively curb threats, monitor networks, manage security services and respond to attacks. Because threats evolve quickly, Check Point’s IntelliStore provides customizable threat intelligence, letting companies and organizations choose real-time threat intelligence sources that fit their needs.

 

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Symantec

Symantec

Location: Mountain View, Calif.

How it's using AI in cybersecurity: Symantec helps governments, civilians, businesses and organizations defend clouds, endpoints and infrastructures against threats. The company's intelligence solutions assist security teams in keeping up with emerging threats and implementing measures to defend against those threats. Its cloud-based threat intelligence platform helps teams prioritize issues and offers more context when responding to threats.

 

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Cylance

Cylance

Location: Irvine, Calif.

How it's using AI in cybersecurity: Cylance is an AI platform that helps to prevent threats before they can cause damage, predicting and protecting against file-less attacks, malware and zero-day payload execution. Cylance’s technology operates by profiling billions of file samples, appraising files for threats, dictating whether or not a threat exists and quarantining infected files. Clients range from small businesses to enterprise and service companies in a variety of industries such as energy, finance, government, healthcare and retail.

 

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Vectra

Vectra

Location: San Jose, Calif.

How it's using AI in cybersecurity: Vectra's Cognito Platform uses AI to detect cyber attacks in real time. Combining human intelligence, data science and machine learning, Cognito automates tasks that are normally done by security analysts and greatly reduces the work that's required to carry out threat investigations. Vectra is comprised of data scientists, network security engineers, researchers and UI designers.  

 

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PatternEx

PatternEx

Location: San Jose, Calif.

How it’s using AI in cybersecurity: PatternEx’s artificially intelligent cybersecurity tools recognize patterns of malicious behavior in real-time. Just like a new employee, the company’s “Virtual Analyst Platform” takes some time to study the in-and-outs of a businesses’ cybersecurity protocols in order to make accurate assessments. Once it’s up to speed, PatternEx’s AutoCorrelate feature visually displays potentially malicious threats.

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CUJO AI

CUJO AI

Location: San Jose, Calif.

How it’s using AI in cybersecurity: CUJO AI’s platform uses machine learning to analyze and secure everything from browsers and smartphones to IoT devices. The process involves algorithms that recognize patterns and proactively predict attacks so malicious malware and phishing schemes are thwarted before they compromise a network.

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Cyware

Cyware

Location: New York

How it’s using AI in cybersecurity: Cyware's AI-enabled products handle threat intelligence and response. Its Cyware Threat Intel eXchange (CTIX), for example, scans data-sharing and security measures for breaches. If something fishy is detected, a mobile application called the Cyware Situational Awareness Platform (CSAP) sends a crisis notification to employees on a need-to-know basis.  

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Deep Instinct

Deep Instinct

Location: New York

How it’s using AI in cybersecurity: Deep Instinct’s zero-time threat prevention platform uses deep learning to prevent both file and file-less cyber attacks. The company’s protection can be applied to any platform (mobile devices, servers, endpoints, etc.) and staves off script-based attacks, including JavaScript and HTML. 

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Obsidian Security

Obsidian Security

Location: Newport Beach, Calif.

How it’s using AI in cybersecurity: The Obsidian Security identity management platform monitors and secures users companywide. By providing a single source of trust for identity, database administrators know who has access to what at all times, significantly speeding up the data breach prevention and containment process. Additionally, the company’s AI helps administrators make data-driven decisions about which employees need access to certain permissions.

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Lastline

Lastline

Location: Redwood City, Calif.

How it’s using AI in cybersecurity: The Lastline Defender network security protocol delivers insights into threats on an enterprise cloud or hybrid environment. The company leverages its Global Threat Intelligence Network to scan metadata and traffic information. The Defender then uses AI to detect anomalies and alert administrators to potential malicious activity. Lastline claims the tool can instantly pinpoint unusual traffic in a network — including Bitcoin mining, remote file execution and even brute force logins — to ensure safety companywide.  

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