Top CyberSecurity Companies In The Lead – 15

Cybersecurity is the hottest area of IT spending. That’s why so many vendors have entered this lucrative $100 billion market. But who are the leaders? To find out, eSecurity Planet conducted an analysis of the world’s largest cybersecurity vendors and ranked the top 15.

Methodology

Cybersecurity vendors were assigned scores based on their annual revenue, range of products, appearance in eSecurity Planet’s Top Security Vendor lists, Gartner Magic Quadrant reports, Gartner Peer Review ratings, and their rankings in the Cybersecurity 500. The top 15 vendors are listed below followed by 10 honorable mentions

  1. Microsoft
    Headquarters: Redmond, Washington

Founded: 1975

Annual Revenue: $110.360 billion

Cybersecurity product categories: Identity and access management, UEBA, threat protection, information protection, security management, cloud security, DDoS protection, application gateways

Appearances on eSecurity Planet’s Top Vendors lists: 4

Microsoft has quietly build up a large security portfolio. This includes Active Directory for identity and access management, Windows Defender. Azure cloud security services such as Security Center, Key Vault, Azure DDoS Protection, Azure Information Protection and Application Gateway for protecting Web applications. Its top spot in the guide comes due to its general strong showing on all areas considered for this guide, and it overall analyst rating. Gartner placed Microsoft as top dog in its Magic Quadrants (MQs) for endpoint protection and access management. Cybersecurity Ventures also include Microsoft in its top ten.

  1. Fortinet
    Headquarters: Sunnyvale, Calif.

Founded: 2000

Annual Revenue: $2.15 billion

Cybersecurity product categories: Firewalls, intrusion prevention and endpoint security

Appearances on eSecurity Planet’s Top Vendors lists: 5

Fortinet has been steadily building a reputation as one of the top security companies around. Its revenues are increasing at a fast clip, it comes up repeatedly in eSecurity Planet top vendor lists, has high customer satisfaction ratings and does well in analyst ratings. Gartner gave it top place in unified threat management (UTM), and it was named a Leader in next-generation firewalls (NGFW).

  1. IBM
    Headquarters: Armonk, New York

Founded: 1911

Annual Revenue: $77.898 billion

Cybersecurity product categories: Security analytics, services, patch management, encryption, SIEM, security orchestration, mobile security, fraud protection, network security, data protection, threat intelligence, application security, endpoint protection, identity and access management, mainframe security

Appearances on eSecurity Planet’s Top Vendors lists: 8

IBM offers plenty of cybersecurity solutions, including Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), orchestration and incident response, cloud security and lots more. Part of the problem, though, is that IBM has such a huge portfolio that some of its offerings get lost within the catalog. It also isn’t the fastest in adding updates and customer ratings aren’t the best. But it is well rated by analysts (Gartner Leader in access management and managed security services), graded high by Cybersecurity Ventures, and comes up frequently in eSecurity Planet lists.

  1. KnowBe4
    Headquarters: Clearwater, Florida

Founded: 2010

Annual Revenue: Privately held

Cybersecurity product categories: Cybersecurity awareness training

KnowBe4 is on a rocket ride. A startup getting to Unicorn status (valued at a billion or more) on the back of security training is quite a feat. But constant breaches of organizations large and small, and a trail of victims to ransomware and phishing opened a massive opportunity. The company has risen from Niche Player a couple of years back to being number one in security training, according to Gartner. It is the fastest growing company in cybersecurity, highly rated by Cybersecurity Ventures and has great customer satisfaction ratings – the best of all vendors on the list.

  1. Symantec
    Headquarters: Mountain View, Calif.

Founded: 1982

Annual Revenue: $4.762 billion

Cybersecurity product categories: Advanced threat protection, managed services, endpoint security, encryption, web gateway, email security, network security, cloud security, antivirus, identity theft protection, website security

Appearances on eSecurity Planet’s Top Vendors lists: 6

Symantec has been a persistent presence in the top echelon of security vendors for a quarter of a century. It offers enterprise, small business and consumer products. On the enterprise side, it offers endpoint protection, data loss prevention, web gateways, cloud access, threat intelligence and more. Like Microsoft, it does well in Gartner MQs, tops in secure web gateways and a Leader in endpoint protection and managed security services. It also has decent product satisfaction scores.

  1. Cisco
    Headquarters: San Jose, Calif.

Founded: 1984

Annual Revenue: $49.33 billion

Cybersecurity product categories: Next-generation firewalls, next-generation intrusion prevention, CASB, web gateway, NAC, advanced malware protection, email security, endpoint security, security management, VPN, security services

Appearances on eSecurity Planet’s Top Vendors lists: 6

Cisco’s roots are in networking but by necessity it has expanded into security and data storage. Over the years, it has built up a wide range of security products, including firewalls, intrusion prevention systems (IPS), UTM, malware protection and cloud protection. It doesn’t particularly shine on any Gartner MQs but it is rated as a Challenger in secure web gateways and UTM, and made it into the Leaders quadrant on NGFW.

  1. Palo Alto Networks
    Headquarters: Santa Clara, Calif.

Founded: 2005

Annual Revenue: $2.27 billion

Cybersecurity product categories: Next-generation firewall, UEBA, cloud security, endpoint protection, threat detection and prevention, application framework

Appearances on eSecurity Planet’s Top Vendors lists: 3

Palo Alto may not have the revenue totals of some of the big boys. But like Fortinet, it is very much on the rise. It offers firewalls, endpoint protection, cloud access and more. It boasts 50,000 customers, including more than 85 of the Fortune 100. Gartner named it top in its NGFW MQ and it has good customer satisfaction ratings.

  1. Splunk
    Headquarters: San Francisco, Calif.

Founded: 2003

Annual Revenue: $1.27 billion

Cybersecurity product categories: Security analytics, SIEM, user behavior analytics, ransomware prevention, security automation

Appearances on eSecurity Planet’s Top Vendors lists: 2

Splunk is the darling of the IT Service Management (ITSM) market. But it has expanded from ITSM into security and operations management. The Splunk platform is used by many to perform security analytics and for SIEM. The company came up tops in Gartner’s MQ for SIEM and has good customer satisfaction ratings. It has taken a good chunk of business from long-term market incumbents and it looks like that will continue for the next few years.

  1. McAfee
    Headquarters: Santa Clara, Calif.

Founded: 1987

Annual Revenue: Privately held

Cybersecurity product categories: consumer antivirus and privacy protection, identity theft prevention, IDPS, web gateways, mobile security, CASB, data protection, encryption, endpoint security, network security, security management, server security, security analytics, SIEM, web security, consulting

Appearances on eSecurity Planet’s Top Vendors lists: 6

McAfee has been a major player in security for a long time. It doesn’t appear to dominate any particular slice of the market, but it offers a lot of products that do consistently well in diverse areas. This includes antivirus, identity protection, SIEM (where Gartner tags it as a Leader), endpoint protection (graded a Visionary by Gartner) and secure web gateways (Gartner Challenger). Its customer satisfaction ratings are decent, too, and it keeps coming up in eSecurity Planet top vendor lists.

  1. Check Point
    Headquarters: Tel Aviv, Israel, and San Carlos, Calif.

Founded: 1993

Annual Revenue: $1.916 billion

Cybersecurity product categories: Advanced threat prevention, next generation firewall, UTM, encryption, secure gateway appliances, endpoint protection, remote access, cloud security, mobile security

Appearances on eSecurity Planet’s Top Vendors lists: 4

Check Point offers firewall, network security, UTM and other products for enterprises and consumers. It is named a “Leader” in Gartner MQs for UTM and NGFW. Customer satisfaction ratings could be better, but it comes up in eSecurity Planet top vendor lists regularly and has established a sound revenue base.

  1. Sophos
    Headquarters: Abingdon, United Kingdom

Founded: 1985

Annual Revenue: $711 million

Cybersecurity product categories: Firewalls, unified threat management, web gateway, secure email gateway, security management, anti-phishing, endpoint protection, mobile security, encryption, server security, web application firewalls, consumer antivirus and Web filtering.

Appearances on eSecurity Planet’s Top Vendors lists: 4

Sophos delivers endpoint protection harnessing artificial intelligence (AI) as well as firewalls and network and cloud security products. It made the Leaders quadrant of Gartner’s MQs for endpoint protection and UTM. It consistently appears eSecurity Planet’s Top Vendors lists and is building its revenue base. Customer satisfaction ratings have room for improvement.

  1. Proofpoint
    Headquarters: Sunnyvale, Calif.

Founded: 2002

Annual Revenue: $717 million

Cybersecurity product categories: CASB, advanced threat protection, email protection, encryption, data loss prevention, threat intelligence

Appearances on eSecurity Planet’s Top Vendors lists: 1

Proofpoint offers email protection, network sandboxing, security awareness training, cloud protection and more. Its only appearance on Gartner MQs is as a Leader in security awareness training. It lags KnowBe4 in that category, but its acquisition of Wombat is a statement that it intends to challenge KnowBe4 in that market. If it can sustain revenue jumps like the 38% gain it made over 2017, it is likely to head steadily up the rankings.

  1. Imperva
    Headquarters: Redwood City, Calif.

Founded: 2002

Annual Revenue: $333 million

Cybersecurity product categories: Web application firewalls, data masking, database security, DDoS mitigation

Appearances on eSecurity Planet’s Top Vendors lists: 3

Imperva made the cut on three eSecurity Planet Top Vendor lists and its profile is growing. Gartner ranks it far above the competition in web application firewalls and its customer satisfaction scores are very good. If it can sustain this while broadening its product portfolio, it can move higher in the standings.

  1. RSA (Dell Technologies)
    Headquarters: Bedford, Mass.

Founded: 1982

Annual Revenue: Undisclosed

Cybersecurity product categories: SIEM, GRC, threat intelligence, network traffic analysis and forensics, endpoint security, security orchestration, UEBA, malware detection, fraud prevention, identity and access management

Appearances on eSecurity Planet’s Top Vendors lists: 5

RSA has been a subsidiary of Dell for several years. As such, it may be suffering from a lack of attention within the sprawling Dell empire. It made it into the Leader category in only one Gartner MQ (SIEM) but comes up consistently in our Top Vendor lists. Its customer ratings have room for improvement. This indicates it has strong name recognition but its product portfolio may be in need of more attention.

  1. Trend Micro
    Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan

Founded: 1988

Annual Revenue: ¥148.8 billion

Cybersecurity product categories: hybrid cloud security, intrusion prevention, advanced threat protection, encryption, endpoint security, email security, Web security, SaaS security, IoT security, threat intelligence

Appearances on eSecurity Planet’s Top Vendors lists: 2

Trend Micro is another big name in security that has stalled in brand appeal and market dominance. But the company still boast a big revenue base and a broad array of security solutions that protect more than half a million organizations and a huge number of endpoints. The one area where it excels is in endpoint protection, where Gartner has included it as a Leader for 15 years. Customer satisfaction ratings are decent.

Honorable Mentions
The following companies scored well but didn’t quite make our top 15.

Kaseya (network and infrastructure monitoring, patch management)
Barracuda (email security, backup, web gateways, NGFW, WAF, UTM)
Carbon Black (endpoint)
Exabeam (security intelligence, analytics)
FireEye (endpoint and threat detection)
Darktrace (AI for cyber defense)
SonicWall (UTM, NGFW, WAF)
Tanium (EDR)
LogRhythm (SIEM, UEBA)
Micro Focus (SIEM, encryption, patch management, single sign-on)


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