In the rapidly evolving technology ecosystem, seven years can seem like a lifetime. The aim of the project hasn’t changed in 2017 and, in fact, one could argue that its insight is actually more valuable than ever.
Cloud is no longer an industry buzzword whose meaning is only understood by the high-tech savvy. It’s no longer a space occupied by Amazon, Google and a variety of other vendors taking aim at various niche spaces.
Cloud is now thrown around in everyday conversation, providing us with a means to access our favorite music on-the-go and being referenced as fodder in high-profile celebrity mishaps.
With seemingly every major tech vendor touting a cloud offering, cloud in the enterprise is now an overwhelming market, where identifying the companies and technologies that set up the most lucrative recurring revenue plays can be invaluable for today’s solution providers.
Here, we present The 10 Coolest Cloud Security Vendors Of The 2017.
Across the cloud security spectrum, we look at the security companies that are stepping up to the plate with new offerings to protect public, private,and hybrid cloud environments.
The 10 Coolest Cloud Security Vendors Of The 2017:
As solution providers help businesses plan their move to the cloud, security companies are stepping up to the plate with new offerings to protect public, private and hybrid cloud environments. According to research firm MarketsandMarkets, the cloud security market is expected to reach $8.71 billion by 2019, up from $4.2 billion in 2014, representing a compound annual growth rate of 15.7 percent. Within that market, cloud security companies are looking to solve a wide range of challenges, including data protection, traffic visibility, segmentation, application security and more. Take a look at 20 companies making moves in cloud security this year.
1.Check Point Software Technologies
One of the biggest companies in the network security business, Check Point Software Technologies has built out an extensive cloud security portfolio that centers around its vSEC offering, which provides security for private and public cloud, as well as virtual data centers and NFV environments.
Headquarters: San Jose, Calif.
CipherCloud, founded in 2010, has garnered top-notch venture capital attention for its cloud security and visibility offerings. The CipherCloud Trust Platform looks to provide a single offering for cloud data security and compliance, with capabilities for encryption, tokenization, activity monitoring, DLP and malware detection.
Headquarters: Round Rock, Texas
While Dell has sold some of its security portfolio over the past year, the company maintains a strong cloud security business that looks to help customers manage applications, control data access across the cloud and simplify cloud governance, as well as services through its SecureWorks subsidiary.
Headquarters: Waltham, Mass.
Digital Guardian provides data loss prevention and protection offerings across the network, cloud and mobile devices. Digital Guardian integrates with most major cloud storage providers for data protection and DLP, helping companies feel comfortable about data security when moving to the cloud.
Headquarters: Santa Clara, Calif.
Gigamon is all about visibility, with its Gigamon Visibility Fabric providing active visibility into network traffic, including metadata, applications and encrypted traffic. As companies move to the cloud, that allows them to better manage, secure and analyze their traffic and data, no matter where it is.
Headquarters: Mountain View, Calif.
Hytrust looks to help companies make a secure move to the cloud, with offerings for authentication, configuration, cloud encryption, key management and more. Not only do these offerings help customers be more secure in the cloud, it also helps them meet regulatory compliance needs
Headquarters: Watertown, Mass.
As more companies move their email to the cloud, Mimecast’s cloud-based email security offerings help customers protect against data leaks, malware, spam and advanced threats. The company also offers cloud-based email archiving and continuity for Microsoft Office 365 and Exchange and Google’s G Suite.
8.Palo Alto Networks
Headquarters: Santa Clara, Calif.
A leading pioneer in the network security market, Palo Alto Networks has extended its next-generation firewall portfolio to virtual environments, allowing customers to protect public cloud infrastructure, applications and data. The company’s VM-Series includes capabilities for better visibility, application control, segmentation, policy enforcement, security management and more.
Headquarters: Redwood City, Calif.
Qualys provides a single integrated security suite for customers and MSPs who want to consolidate their security and compliance solutions onto a single, cloud-based platform. The flagship Qualys Cloud Platform includes asset discovery, network security, threat protection, compliance monitoring and web app security.
Cato Networks is looking to redefine how companies do network security, using the cloud to consolidate WAN and internet traffic and then layer enterprise-grade security offerings on top. The startup officially launched in February 2015 with a 100 percent channel model.