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Cybersecurity Ventures Top 50 Security Companies to WatchPosted by Mahmoud Gad
Cybersecurity spending is expected to reach $1 trillion over the next five years, according to the most recent Cybersecurity Ventures Cybersecurity Market Report. This has raised the demand for security vendors, opening the door for new startup companies.
Cybersecurity spending is expected to reach $1 trillion over the next five years, according to the most recent Cybersecurity Ventures Cybersecurity Market Report. This has raised the demand for security vendors, opening the door for new startup companies and growth for well-known firms.
However, just as there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to security needs, cybersecurity vendors have different types of expertise, ranging from email security to anti-virus software to cloud security. Choosing the right vendor involves recognizing where your greatest cybersecurity requirements are and finding the best fit.
Cybersecurity Ventures has listed its first quarter 2017 top 500 companies in the security industry. Here are the 50 companies leading that list and their cybersecurity sector:
1. root9B (HUNT & Cyber Operations)
root9B is a dynamic provider of cyber security and advanced technology training capabilities, operational support and consulting services. root9B’s personnel are internationally recognized and trusted providers of advanced cyber solutions, satisfying requirements for missions and enterprises globally, dedicated to the delivery of solutions and services based on technical innovation and professional excellence.
2. Herjavec Group (Information Security Services)
Dynamic IT entrepreneur Robert Herjavec founded Herjavec Group in 2003 and it quickly became one of North America’s fastest-growing technology companies, delivering managed security services globally supported by state-of-the-art, PCI compliant Security Operations Centres (SOC), operated 24/7/365 by certified security professionals. This expertise is coupled with a leadership position across a wide range of functions including compliance, risk management, networking and incident response.
3. Forcepoint (Cloud, Mobility & IoT Security)
Forcepoint (previously Raytheon | Websense) was created to empower organizations to drive their business forward by safely embracing transformative technologies – cloud, mobility, Internet of Things (IoT), and others – through a unified, cloud-centric platform that safeguards users, networks and data while eliminating the inefficiencies involved in managing a collection of point security products.
4. EY (Cybersecurity Consulting & Advisory)
EY has an integrated perspective on all aspects of organizational risk, and cybersecurity is a key area of focus, where EY is an acknowledged leader in the current landscape of mobile technology, social media and cloud computing. EY provides services in six core pillars with over 160 unique cyber offerings - including Cyber Digital & Analytics, Cyber Defense & Response, Cyber Strategy & Architecture, Cyber Operations (Cyber-as-a-Service), Cyber Governance & Compliance and Cyber Technology & Innovation.
5. Mimecast (Email Security)
Mimecast delivers cloud-based email management for Microsoft Exchange, including archiving, continuity and security. By unifying disparate and fragmented email environments into one holistic solution that is always available from the cloud, Mimecast minimizes risk and reduces cost and complexity, while providing total end-to-end control of email.
6. FireEye (Advanced Threat Protection)
FireEye has invented a purpose-built, virtual machine-based security platform that provides real-time threat protection to enterprises and governments worldwide against the next generation of cyberattacks. These highly sophisticated cyberattacks easily circumvent traditional signature-based defenses, such as next-generation firewalls, IPS, anti-virus and gateways. The FireEye Threat Prevention Platform provides real-time, dynamic threat protection without the use of signatures to protect an organization across the primary threat vectors and across the different stages of an attack life cycle. The core of the FireEye platform is a virtual execution engine, complemented by dynamic threat intelligence, to identify and block cyberattacks in real time.
7. Lockheed Martin (Cybersecurity Solutions & Services)
At Lockheed Martin, cyber security begins with the customer’s mission and requirements and ends with a security solution that is integrated, proactive and resilient.
8. Sophos (Anti-Virus & Malware Protection)
Sophos helps organizations keep their data safe and stop the growing number of complex threats. It provides a full range of endpoint, encryption, email, web and NAC products, helping customers protect their businesses and meet compliance needs.
9. Symantec (Endpoint, Cloud & Mobile Security)
Founded in 1982, Symantec has evolved to become the global leader in cyber security, with more than 11,000 employees in more than 35 countries. Operating one of the world’s largest cyber intelligence networks, it sees more threats, and protects more customers from the next generation of attacks. Symantec helps companies, governments and individuals secure their most important data wherever it lives.
10. Sera-Brynn (Cyber Risk Management)
Sera-Brynn is a globally recognized cybersecurity audit and advisory firm dedicated to helping its clients secure their computing environments and meet applicable mandatory industry and government compliance requirements in the most economic and efficient manner possible. In addition to PCI, FFIEC, HIPAA, NERC, GDPR and other standards, security professionals are global leaders in developing, documenting and implementing FISMA, NIST, and DoD compliance requirements across a broad range of civilian and Department of Defense federal agencies and DoD support organizations.
11. Clearwater Compliance (Risk Management and Compliance)
Clearwater Compliance, LLC, focuses on helping health care organizations and their service providers improve patient safety and the quality of care by assisting them to establish, operationalize and mature their information risk management programs. Led by veteran, C-suite health care executives, Clearwater provides comprehensive, by-the-regs software and tools, educational events, and expert professional/advisory services for health care organizations ranging from major health care systems, hospitals, health plans and Fortune 100 companies, to medical practices and health care startups.
12. IBM Security (Enterprise IT Security Solutions)
IBM integrated security intelligence protects businesses around the world. New technological capabilities come with new vulnerabilities. How do you keep up with attacks when there is a shortage of IT security skills and rising costs to secure your data? How fast can you address an attack when your solutions aren’t integrated? IBM offers a deep enterprise security portfolio customized to a company’s needs.
13. Cisco (Threat Protection & Network Security)
Cisco security innovations provide highly secure firewall, web, and email services while helping to enable mobility and teleworking.
14. Gigamon (Data Center & Cloud Security)
Gigamon provides an intelligent Visibility Fabric architecture for enterprises, data centers and service providers around the globe. Its technology empowers infrastructure architects, managers and operators with pervasive and dynamic intelligent visibility of traffic across both physical and virtual environments without affecting the performance or stability of the production network. Through patented technologies and centralized management, the Gigamon GigaVUE portfolio of high availability and high density products intelligently delivers the appropriate network traffic to management, analysis, compliance and security tools.
15. BAE Systems (Cybersecurity Risk Management)
Consulting services help clients to prepare for cyberattacks by understanding and managing cyber exposure, enabling them to make informed investment decisions and to put pragmatic, cost-effective protection in place.
16. Digital Defense (Managed Security Risk Assessment)
Founded in 1999, Digital Defense, Inc., is a premier provider of managed security risk assessment solutions protecting billions in assets for small businesses to Fortune companies in over 65 countries. A dedicated team of experts helps organizations establish an effective culture of security and embrace the best practices of information security. Through regular assessments, awareness education and rapid reaction to potential threats, clients become better prepared to reduce risk and keep their information, intellectual property and reputations secure.
Originally posted at IT Business Edge by Sue Marquette Poremba