Top 10 cloud security companies

Security in cloud computing is crucial to any company looking to keep its applications and data secure, we take a look at 10 companies offering protection

As companies increasingly look to cloud computing as a means to expand, modernise and stay competitive, they are also exposing themselves to new risks. Cloud transformation and remote working have changed how security needs to work, with new measures needing to be taken. In no particular order, we take a look at 10 of the top cloud security companies.

 

10. Lacework

With the vision to be the security platform for the cloud, Lacework is a data-driven security platform.

The Lacework Polygraph Data Platform automates cloud security at scale so customers can innovate with speed and safety. The key cloud services offered by this platform is that it protects the public cloud infrastructure by monitoring the cloud deployments to detect changes and identify potential attacks.

 

9. Netskope 

Netskope is a leader in Security Service Edge (SSE) and is aiming to redefine cloud, data, and network security to help organisations apply Zero Trust principles to protect data.

The Netskope Intelligent Security Service Edge (SSE) helps customers reduce risk, accelerate performance, and gain visibility into any cloud, web, and private application activity. Thousands of customers, including more than 25 of the Fortune 100, trust Netskope to address evolving threats, new risks, technology shifts, organisational and network changes, and new regulatory requirements.

 

8. Proofpoint

Founded in 2002, Proofpoint went public in 2012 and in 2020 it generated more than US$1bn in revenue, making it the first SaaS-based cybersecurity and compliance company to meet that milestone.

In 2021 Proofpoint was acquired by Thoma Bravo, a leading private equity software investing firm, in a transaction that valued Proofpoint at US$12.3bn. Proofpoint protects people over every channel including email, the web, the cloud and social media.

 

7. Qualys

Founded in 1999 as one of the first SaaS security companies, Qualys has established strategic partnerships with leading cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and the Google Cloud Platform, and also consulting organisations including Accenture, IBM, Infosys, Verizon and Wipro.

A founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), Qualys Cloud Platform and its integrated Cloud Apps deliver businesses critical security intelligence continuously, enabling them to automate the full spectrum of auditing, compliance, and protection for IT systems and web applications across on premises, endpoints, cloud, containers, and mobile environments.

 

6. Datadog

Used by organisations of all sizes and across a wide range of industries to enable digital transformation and cloud migration, Datadog is a monitoring and security platform for cloud applications. 

Its SaaS platform integrates and automates infrastructure monitoring, application performance monitoring and log management to provide unified, real-time observability of our customers’ entire technology stack.

 

5. Check Point Software

Check Point Software Technologies provides cyber security solutions to governments and corporate enterprises globally. 

Protecting over 100,000 organisations of all sizes, according to the company its solutions protect customers from 5th generation cyber-attacks with an industry leading catch rate of malware, ransomware and other types of attacks.

4. Trend Micro 

A leader in cloud and enterprise cybersecurity, Trend Micro has around 7,000 employees across 65 countries, with its cyber security platform protecting 500,000+ organisations and 250+ million individuals across clouds, networks, devices, and endpoints.

The platform delivers central visibility for faster detection and response and a range of advanced threat defence techniques optimised for environments, like AWS, Microsoft, and Google.

 

3. CrowdStrike 

Cloud native, CrowdStrike is a leader in cloud-delivered protection, aiming to secure the most critical areas of enterprise risk – endpoints and cloud workloads, identity, and data – to keep customers ahead of today’s adversaries and stop breaches. 

Powered by the CrowdStrike Security Cloud, the CrowdStrike Falcon Platform leverages real-time indicators of attack and threat intelligence to deliver hyper-accurate detections, automated protection and remediation.

 

2. Palo Alto Networks  

Palo Alto Networks is a cybersecurity leader, which is aiming to shape the cloud-centric future with technology. 

Founded in 2005, the company’s mission is to be the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life. By delivering an integrated platform and empowering a growing ecosystem of partners, the company protects tens of thousands of organisations across clouds, networks, and mobile devices.

 

1. VMware

Founded over two decades ago, VMware is a leading provider of multi-cloud services for all apps, enabling digital innovation with enterprise control. 

VMware acquired CloudHealth in 2018 and expanded it in 2019 to provide deeper integration with VMware workloads, alongside public cloud. CloudHealth provides cloud governance features to help organisations align security and regulatory compliance.

Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, VMware is committed to building a better future through the company’s 2030 Agenda. The company has over 24,000 employee’s and an ecosystem of 75,000 partners, from banking, healthcare, and government to retail, telecommunications, manufacturing, and transportation.

 

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