31 cybersecurity companies that are the digital guard dogs of our sensitive data

Published:
April 4, 2019
Updated: April 18, 2019
Written by Mike Thomas

By 2020, 200 billion devices and objects — cars, phones, medical instruments, manufacturing machines, home appliances — could be talking to each other via the Internet of Things and the Industrial Internet of Things. That’s a lot of stuff for crafty criminals to hack, corrupt and infiltrate — and it's multiplying all the time. In fact, the worldwide tally for cybercrime damages by 2021 is predicted to be $6 trillion

As collectors and storers of data on a grand scale, businesses are especially ripe for targeting. IBM president and CEO Ginni Rometty thinks so, too.

“Cybercrime,” she has said, “is the greatest threat to every company in the world.”

It goes without saying, then, that sophisticated cybersecurity is more crucial than ever. Fortunately, there’s plenty of help.

The following 31 cybersecurity companies specialize in predicting, mitigating and shutting down cyber threats so their clients — and their clients’ customers — can focus more on offense rather than defense.

 

SailPoint Technologies cybersecurity companies
SailPoint Technologies

SailPoint Technologies

Industry: Software, Identity Management, Risk Management

Location: Austin, Texas

What it does: SailPoint Technologies identity governance platform helps businesses answer three main questions: Who has access to what? Who should have access to what? How is that access being used? The company’s products include IdentityIQ for compliance, password management and other functions. SecurityQ lets businesses control access to sensitive data and the cloud-based IdentityNow offers single sign-on and password management, among other features. 

 

Duo Security cybersecurity companies
Duo Security

Duo Security

Industry: Cloud Security, Software, Network Security

Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan

What it does: Duo Security’s clients enjoy cloud-based BYOD (bring your own device) security, mobile security, two-factor authentication and more. The company’s technology can also be used to prevent data breaches, credential theft and other types of malicious attacks. 

 

ForcePoint cybersecurity companies
ForcePoint

ForcePoint

Industry: Software, IT

Location: Austin, Texas

What it does: ForcePoint provides adaptive security through behavior-centric analytics via a unified, cloud-centric platform to guard against advanced and multi-stage threats from within and without for content, email and web security applications.

 

Carbon Black cybersecurity companies
Carbon Black

Carbon Black

Industry: Cloud, IT

Location: Boston. Massachusetts

What it does: Carbon Black’s security solutions help users detect and prevent cyber attacks before it’s too late. Tools include advanced antivirus protection, enterprise AV replacement ransomware protection, virtualized data center security, malware and non-malware protection, critical system lockdown capabilities and more.

 

Rapid7 cybersecurity companies
Rapid7

Rapid7

Industry: Software, Risk Management, IoT

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

What it does: Rapid7 provides IT and IoT security solutions that include vulnerability management tools, application security testing and incident detection/response. In addition, it offers tools and services that model threats, advise on device design, perform penetration and system analysis testing and more.

 

WebRoot cybersecurity companies
WebRoot

WebRoot

Industry: IT

Location: Broomfield, Colorado

What it does: Webroot provides cloud-based cybersecurity solutions for businesses, consumers and enterprises. Its services include real-time threat protection against viruses, phishing attacks, identity theft, spyware and other malicious intrusions. And its Webroot WiFi Security protects the privacy and security of users who connect via wireless.

 

LogRhythm cybersecurity companies
LogRhythm

LogRhythm

Industry: AI, Software

Location: Boulder, Colorado

What it does: LogRhythm’s host of cybersecurity services include a security operations center that combines people and AI automation; security information and event management that supports end-to-end threat detection; security analytics to speed up threat qualification and remediation; machine analytics-based threat detection; cloud threat neutralization and much more.

 

Proofpoint cybersecurity companies
Proofpoint

Proofpoint

Industry: Software, IT, Network Security

Location: Sunnyvale, California

What it does: Proofpoint’s cloud-based security solutions protect against a wide variety of threats, including those delivered via email, social media and mobile app. Other tools provide encryption, guard against data loss and let companies view any suspicious and potentially harmful agents that might be targeting their customers through email phishing, malicious web domains and other conduits.

 

OneSpan cybersecurity companies
OneSpan

OneSpan

Industry: IT, Software

Location: Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois

What it does: CB: OneSpan’s many fraud identification and prevention solutions include authentication, mobile app security and risk analytics solutions to identify and stop chicanery. Security can be applied invisibly, fraud reduced in real time, mobile apps and users safeguarded, and security measures dynamically adjusted. 

 

Trustwave cybersecurity companies
Trustwave

Trustwave

Industry: IT, Risk Management

Location: Chicago, Illinois

What it does: Trustwave Holdings provides on-demand data security. Offerings include tools to prevent data loss and detect system intrusion, assess security, and scan for vulnerabilities. In addition, it provides protection, code review, penetration testing and other security measures for applications. 

 

Optiv cybersecurity companies
Optiv

Optiv

Industry: Network Security

Location: Denver, Colorado

What it does: Optiv provides a full suite of cybersecurity solutions that include strategy services, risk and compliance services, incident response and recovery services, cloud security and many others. 

 

TeleSign cybersecurity companies
TeleSign

TeleSign

Industry: Mobile, Identity Management, PaaS

Location: Marina Del Rey, California

What it does: Using real-time access to user analytics and other factors, TeleSign’s cloud communications platform pinpoints and eliminates fake accounts, employs two-factor authentication, reduces transaction fraud, guards against account takeover, streamlines account registration and sends customer alerts and notifications. 

 

CrowdStrike cybersecurity companies
CrowdStrike

CrowdStrike

Industry: Network Security, Machine Learning, SaaS

Location: Sunnyvale, California

What it does: Through its Falcon platform, CrowdStrike provides cybersecurity services that include threat intelligence, next-gen antivirus, incident response, ransomware blocking and endpoint detection and response. Proactive services include an M&A cyber risk assessment.  

 

Reval cybersecurity companies
Reval

Reval

Industry: Finance, Cloud

Location: New York, New York

What it does: Reval creates treasury and risk management software that helps corporate clients and banks better manage cash, liquidity, financial risk and hedge accounting. Cybersecurity services include fraud prevention via a variety of methods, security controls like data encryption and two-factor authentication, and fraud detection tools that scout for data breaches in real time.

 

CoalFire cybersecurity companies
CoalFire

CoalFire

Industry: IT, Risk Management

Location: Broomfield, Colorado

What it does: Coalfire’s cybersecurity solutions include risk management, risk and control assessment, and risk advisory services. Its team of experts help clients identify risk sources and quantify potential impacts, develop security strategies and policies and implement controls for identification, prevention and recovery. 

 

Varonis Systems cybersecurity companies
Varonis Systems

Varonis Systems

Industry: Big Data, Government, Software

Location: New York, New York

What it does: Varonis analyzes account activity, user behavior and data to detect insider threats and cyber attacks, setting off alerts to mitigate malicious behavior. Users can protect sensitive information (files, emails, etc.) that’s stored on-site or in the cloud.

 

RSA Security cybersecurity companies
RSA Security

RSA Security

Industry: Network Security

Location: Bedford, Massachusetts

What it does: RSA’s intelligence-driven cybersecurity solutions are many and include: threat detection and response; log monitoring; threat defense; analysis and forensics; malware detection; fraud prevention, phishing protection, account takeover prevention, 3D secure authentication, biometric authentication and many others. 

 

MITRE cybersecurity companies
MITRE

MITRE

Industry: IT, Big Data, Government

Location: Bedford, Massachusetts

What it does: MITRE works with the U.S. government to provide an array of services, including cybersecurity. In developing more robust cyber defense applications, the company advocates for a  “balanced security posture" that combines classic cyber defense approaches with new cyber threat intelligence for quicker adaptation and response.  

 

Schneider Electric cybersecurity companies
Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric

Industry: Energy, Software

Location: Foxboro, Massachusetts

What it does: Schneider offers cybersecurity protection for industries, buildings, grids, data centers and power distribution systems. The company’s experts provide “vendor-agnostic” solutions that protect critical infrastructure while helping assess risk, implement cyber-specific solutions and maintain onsite defenses.

 

cybereason cybersecurity companies
Cybereason

Cybereason

Industry: Software, Intrusion Detection, Network Security

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

What it does: Cybereason offers endpoint detection and response through a platform powered by an “in-memory” graph that detects behavioral patterns and reveals malicious activity to help root out ransomware, malware and viruses. Cybersecurity products include Deep Detect & Respond, Deep Prevent and Deep Investigate. 

 

Bitsight Technologies cybersecurity companies
Bitsight Technologies

Bitsight Technologies

Industry: Risk Management

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

What it does: Bitsight analyzes an organization’s security incidents and practices using advanced algorithms to objectively quantify risks that are assigned ratings ranging from 250 to 900. Cybersecurity tools include portfolio analytics and management, reporting and intelligence, and third-party collaboration.

 

Lookout cybersecurity companies
Lookout

Lookout

Industry: Software, Network Security, Mobile

Location: San Francisco, California

What it does: Lookout’s technology provides mobile security that mitigates attacks and stops them altogether. The company’s Mobile Intelligence Center provides real-time access to mobile data for speedier threat investigations. And its App Vetting API assures the security of commercial and enterprise app stores. 

 

RiskIQ cybersecurity companies
RiskIQ

RiskIQ

Industry: Software, Mobile, Reputation Management

Location: San Francisco,  California

What it does: RiskIQ’s cloud-based security products offer users broad-based digital threat management. The company’s External Threat Detection, for instance, lets clients view their digital presence from a potential attacker’s perspective. Additionally, RiskIQ continuously “maps” the Internet to discover a client’s “attack surface” and identify threats. It also provides deep and dark web monitoring. 

 

Alphaserve Technologies cybersecurity companies
Alphaserve Technologies

Alphaserve Technologies

Industry: IT

Location: New York, New York

What it does: Alphaserve employs a variety of cyberattack methods to test the security of clients’ digital defense systems. They include penetration testing to reduce false positives and verify response capabilities and vulnerability assessment to automate the scanning of target infrastructure, validate internal and external vulnerabilities and create an overall security picture.

 

symantec cybersecurity companies
Symantec

Symantec

Industry: Software

Location: Mountain View, California

What it does: Symantec works with organizations around the world in a variety of industries to provide an array of security solutions, from cloud and endpoint security to network and email defense.

 

palo alto networks cybersecurity companies
Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks

Industry: Cloud, Network Security

Location: Santa Clara, California

What it does: Palo Alto Networks works to protect all things digital across clouds, mobile devices and networks. In addition to cloud and enterprise solutions, Palo Alto also offers Cortex, the company’s AI-based continuous security platform.

 

check point cybersecurity companies
Check Point

Check Point

Industry: Network & Computer Security

Location: San Carlos, California

What it does: Check Point works with companies of all sizes in a variety of industries such as retail, finance, healthcare and education. In addition to the company’s Live Threat Map, which displays security updates in real time, Check Point products cover network security, endpoint threat protection and cloud and mobile security.

 

knowbe4 cybersecurity companies
KnowBe4

KnowBe4

Industry: Software, Network Security, Education

Location: Clearwater, Florida

What it does: KnowBe4's simulation platform provides simulated phishing and ransomware training as well as other tests and tools focused on weak passwords, domain doppelgängers and mail server security.

 

 

Ping Identity cybersecurity companies
Ping Identity

Ping Identity

Industry: Finance, Government, Identity Management

Location: Denver, Colorado

What it does: In addition to providing multi-factor authentication and single sign-on, Ping’s platform lets users securely access all cloud, mobile, SaaS and on-premises applications and APIs. Additionally, its solutions are deployable on-premises and in the cloud.

 

splunk cybersecurity companies
Splunk

Splunk

Industry: Software

Location: San Francisco, California

What it does: Splunk provides enterprise security solutions to a range of industries like aerospace and defense to manufacturing and retail. Splunk’s security products and solutions help make businesses aware of breaches, pinpoint their level of vulnerability to insider threats and assist them in detecting and blocking threats.

 

Imperva cybersecurity companies
Imperva


Imperva

Industry: Data and Application Security

Location: Redwood Shores, California

What it does: Imperva helps businesses secure data and web applications from threats without disrupting the user experience. Working with customers like Zillow, GE and Siemens, Imperva crafts a security plan to fit each business's needs. The company regularly protects over three million databases and reportedly blocks thousands of app attacks every second.

 

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