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10 Hot Cybersecurity Companies To Follow In June 2020

Who’s who fighting cybercrime

– Kayla Matthews

Pittsburgh, Pa. — May 22, 2020

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

Regularity has not been a defining characteristic of 2020 thus far. Despite the year’s seemingly constant changes, cybersecurity remains consistently essential. Cybersecurity companies are as valuable an asset as they’ve ever been, if not more.

As hackers grow more daring and sophisticated, robust security measures are a must for any business. The companies that provide the tools and services to fight these threats are likewise continually improving. To know how to defend your business and clients best, you need to be aware of cybersecurity industry leaders.

Here are 10 cyber companies to keep an eye on in June 2020 and beyond.

1. Aqua Security

Cloud adoption is one of the most prevailing trends in businesses today. As you move more operations onto the cloud, Aqua Security can help keep them safe. 

Aqua specializes in cloud-native systems like Kubernetes, which present different security challenges than traditional platforms. Whether your applications run on containers or on serverless or virtual machines, Aqua offers solutions. The company’s platform earned it two Info Security Products Guide Global Excellence Awards.

2. Auth0

Hailing from Bellevue, Wash., Auth0 has been helping companies improve their access management since 2013. Auth0 offers a variety of IAM solutions, from multifactor authentication to single sign-on. Perhaps most interestingly, you can integrate it into any app in a matter of mere minutes.

With password security becoming a growing concern, robust authentication practices are essential to cybersecurity. Auth0 serves more than 9,000 enterprises, from AMD to Mazda to Securitas. 

3. Berkeley Varitronics

While most of the companies on this list focus on software solutions, Berkeley Varitronics specializes in the hardware side of security. In business since 1972, this Metuchen, N.J., company has a legacy of cybersecurity.

Berkeley produces a variety of wireless security tools, such as intrusion detection systems and  Bluetooth skimmer locators. The company also offers training for all its products. With clients including the CIA and the Pentagon, Berkeley has become one of the most trusted names in wireless threat detection.

4. BigID

As big data becomes a more prevalent part of business, BigID works to protect it. Founded in 2016, the company provides a secure way to capture and organize enterprise data. With offices in New York, Tel Aviv, Singapore and London, BigID has experience in a variety of corporate cultures and climates.

BigID also considers legal factors, helping businesses with GDPR and CCPA compliance. The company’s solutions to data security and governance have garnered it praise from institutions like Gartner and the World Economic Forum.

5. BitSight

Boston-native BitSight enables companies to understand the efficacy of their cybersecurity measures and that of their third parties. BitSight has the most widely adopted security ratings solution, and its legacy speaks for itself. The first step to security is knowing your risks, and these ratings tell you just that.

BitSight stands in the 90th percentile of SaaS companies in terms of response time. The National Science Foundation backs the company, which is a testament to the importance of its operations.

6. Capsule8

The majority of cybersecurity companies out there seem to focus on Windows applications. Capsule8, on the other hand, offers cybersecurity solutions for Linux. Open-source operating systems like Linux are helpful tools for programming, but they’re also favorites of hackers.

Founded in 2016 in New York City, Capsule8 enables businesses to use Linux without worry. The company also features HIPAA, FINRA and PCI compliance, making it a viable option for a variety of fields.

7. Digital Guardian

Coming out of Waltham, Mass., Digital Guardian combines data loss prevention and endpoint security. Digital Guardian’s platform is cloud-native, which is ideal, given its prevalence in modern business. It also works with various other security tools from noteworthy vendors like Cisco and Amazon Web Services.

Digital Guardian has received a five-star rating from CRN on more than one occasion. It also boasts multiple awards from Network Products Guide and JMP Securities.

8. Mocana

Sunnyvale, Calif. based Mocana takes a different approach to security than most cybersecurity companies. Instead of focusing on threat detection, it emphasizes a proactive, preventive approach. This take on security has drawn the interest of more than 200 automation and IoT companies, including Lockheed Martin and AT&T.

In January, Mocana sealed a research contract with the U.S. Air Force. If the military trusts it, then you can be sure of its effectiveness.

9. Proofpoint

Proofpoint is another Sunnyvale, Calif. native and focuses on mitigating human risk factors. Almost all threats the company observes need at least some amount of human interaction to succeed. Despite that stunning statistic, Proofpoint is one of the only people-centric cybersecurity companies out there.

Proofpoint has a satisfaction rate of over 95 percent and a 90 percent yearly renewable rate. Considering it serves more than half of the Fortune 100, that’s an impressive figure.

10. VDOO

Finishing off this month’s list is VDOO from Tel-Aviv, Israel. VDOO’s specialty lies in protecting IoT devices, an increasingly central part of running a business. As the IoT becomes more prevalent, so does securing it.

Established in 2017, VDOO is the product of cybersecurity experts from a variety of specific fields. Its customers include the likes of Bosch, CyberTrust and Medtronic.

Stay up-to-Date With Cybersecurity

These 10 cybersecurity companies are among the best, but they aren’t the only ones. For every new cyberthreat that emerges, there’s a security vendor with the right solution. 

Cybersecurity tools don’t provide much help if you don’t know about them. By staying up-to-date with companies like these, you know what your protection options are.

– 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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