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10 Hot Cybersecurity Companies to Follow In April 2020

Who’s who fighting cybercrime

– Kayla Matthews

Pittsburgh, Pa. — Mar. 13, 2020

Special coverage of Cybercrime Magazine’s Hot 150 Cybersecurity Companies.

To be secure today is to be cyber-secure. As you go into April 2020, you’ll want to stay up-to-date about the ever-evolving world of cybersecurity. If you’re uninformed, you’re likely vulnerable.

Cyberthreats are growing every day, but so are the tools to defend against them. There are plenty of companies today that can help you with whatever your cybersecurity needs may be.

Here are 10 cybersecurity companies to watch this April.

1. Agari

Starting off the list is Agari, an email security company from Foster City, Calif. As its website states, Agari is the only cloud-native email protection solution using predictive AI.

In February of this year, the company uncovered a cybercriminal group that had targeted more than 3,000 workers. Agari’s AI recognized patterns in line with typical email fraud schemes to unveil the operation. In 2013, it recieved the JPMorgan Chase Hall of Innovation Award for similar work with the FBI.

2. Avanan

Another cloud and email security solution is Avanan, founded in 2014 in New York City. Though focused on email, the company secures the entire cloud suite, including file-sharing services like Dropbox and OneDrive.

Gartner’s 2019 Customers’ Choice for Email Security, Avanan works with your existing security measures instead of replacing them. Its services act as a final layer of protection before documents enter your database.

3. RSA

Different approaches to technology come with various risks. This dynamic side of cybersecurity is where RSA specializes. The Bedford, Mass. company has been dealing with cyberthreats since as early as 1982. Dell Technologies recently announced the sale of RSA to a consortium of investors. The editors at Cybercrime Magazine are reviewing RSA for potential inclusion in our Q2 2020 update of the Hot 150.

RSA offers personalized risk management solutions to adapt to your specific business needs. It provides everything from data privacy to process automation security, and with customers such as ADP, Toshiba and Dell, its track record is hard to ignore. 

4. Imprivata

Another Mass. based company, Imprivata, specializes in health care privacy protection. The medical industry involves a lot of personal information, and Imprivata strives to keep that info private. The company offers solutions across workflow, from patient identification to secure communications.

Healthcare is more affected by data breaches than other industries. With so much private data at such risk, companies like Imprivata will be vital as cybercrime grows.

5. Horne Cyber

Not all cybersecurity companies are purely defensive. Memphis, Tennesee’s Horne Cyber takes an offense-based approach to security. Horne simulates cyberattacks to test your security system for weak points.

You may be vulnerable in ways you don’t realize, so Horne helps test your security before it’s too late. On top of penetration testing, the company actively searches for threats already present in your system. After their tests and searches, they offer actionable tips on how to improve security. Despite dropping off the Hot 150 List for our Q2 2020 update (amongst a few others) coming shortly, Horne Cyber is still a company to keep an eye on.

6. Barracuda Networks

In addition to email and server protection, Barracuda Networks provides solutions for app and IoT device security. Even with a secured cloud, you may still be at risk through other points in your network. Hackers can infiltrate IoT devices and smartphone apps just as easily as emails.

Founded in 2003 in Campbell, Calif., Barracuda offers across-the-board protection. It was named Gartner’s 2020 Customers’ Choice for Network Firewalls, establishing it as a trustworthy name in cybersecurity.

7. eSentire

Hailing from Waterloo, Canada, eSentire is the first managed detection and response (MDR) platform. MDR services work to eliminate threats as soon as they discover them instead of leaving it up to their clientele. This approach can substantially reduce the time it takes to handle risks.

eSentire emphasizes on the “R” part of MDR. On average, it responds to threats just 35 seconds after discovering them and contains them within 20 minutes. For reference, the industry average for containment is 73 days.

8. CyberArk

Some information is more sensitive than others, and this is what CyberArk works to protect. CyberArk has been in operation since 1999 and has since gained the business of more than half of Fortune 500 companies. 

CyberArk provides security services for your current cloud solution, but also offers its own secure cloud for added privacy against modern threats. The Petah Tikva, Israel-based company allows you to keep privileged-access data completely separate from the rest of your information.

9. ThetaRay

CyberArk isn’t the only Israeli company making waves in the cybersecurity community. Operating out of Hod HaSharon, ThetaRay uses big data analytics to improve security.

Utilizing the wealth of information provided by big data, ThetaRay detects cyberthreats in any part of your company quickly. While traditional analytics may take months to provide useful insights, ThetaRay does it in minutes.

10. Code42

While most cybersecurity approaches focus on outside threats, Code42 tackles risks from inside your company. In a world of growing collaboration, sensitive data is available to a broader range of people. Code42 helps ensure that this collaboration doesn’t lead to breaches.

Code42’s platform monitors data movement and identifies suspicious behavior. It also offers data recovery tools if there has been a breach. The company is based in Minneapolis but has offices in Denver, Washington, D.C. and London. 

Cybersecurity in 2020

These 10 cybersecurity companies represent just a fraction of the services available today. As threats emerge, new countermeasures rise to meet them. You should take cybersecurity seriously, but with robust protection from companies like these, there’s no need to panic.

– Kayla Matthews is a technology journalist and cybersecurity writer based in Pittsburgh, PA. To read more from Kayla, visit her website.

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