Cybersecurity technology focus: Top AI-powered solutions

A new wave of AI-powered solutions have hit the cybersecurity industry as it scrambles to utilise every tool available to meet current cyber challenges.

Cyber security businesses are upping their game by using artificial intelligence (AI) to keep bad actors on their toes. According to a recent report from Security giant McAfee, global losses from cybercrime now total over $1trillion USD, an increase of more than 50% since 2018, it has never been more important for technology to play its part.

Here we look at some of the top AI-powered cyber security solutions on the market.



London-based Tessian uses AI to construct customisable email filters that can detect and eradicate suspicious activity both inbound and outbound. With a real-time dashboard, Tessian’s users can keep track of their organisation’s integrity instantly.

CEO: Tim Sadler 

Founded: 2013

HQ: London

Employees: 186


Key Customers: Schroders, Prudential, Rightmove



Vectra’s Cognito platform combines human intelligence, data science, and machine learning to accelerate threat detection in real-time. Additionally, Cognito automates tasks that would normally be carried out by analysts reducing the time it takes to investigate threats. 

CEO: Hitesh Sheth 

Founded: 2010

HQ: San Jose, California 

Employees: 445


Key Customers: Indevco, Nissho Electronics, Royal Holloway University

Check Point 


Check Point’s solutions are widely used around the world by both enterprises and governments. Intellistore, Check Point’s fully customisable platform, provides one of the most comprehensive and intuitive one-point control systems available, which allows their users to choose real-time threat intelligence that suits their specific needs.

CEO: Gil Shwed

Founded: 1993

HQ: San Carlos California 

Employees: 5200


Key Customers: Old mutual, Gas South, Terma A/S, canal bank. 



California’s FireEye provides threat intelligence technology that gives context and assigns priority to attacks, proactively defending against future threats. Founded in 2004 FireEye believes that a combination of hands-on expertise combined with innovative technology such as AI is the best way to protect its customers.

CEO: Kevin Mandia

Founded: 2004 

HQ: Milpitas, California 

Employees: 3,400 


Key Customers: Vodafone, Equifax, University of California, Infosys 



Now a part of semiconductor giant Broadcom, Symantec helps a wide range of organisations defend their infrastructures against threats. Its cloud-based platform allows security teams to prioritise issues by providing context which in turn helps them to implement methods of defence. 

CEO: Hock E. Tan  

Founded: 1961

HQ: San Jose, California 

Employees: 21,000


Key Customers: Alaska Airlines, ANA Inspiration of Japan, Adventist Health 

Versive now part of eSentire


Versive has been recognised on CB Insights’ prestigious AI 100 list of the most promising, privately-held artificial intelligence companies. Its Security Engine uses AI to differentiate critical risks from normal activity which, in turn, helps it to identify chains of activity that typically result in an attack. This enables an organisation's security team to formulate the means to get ahead of potential threats

CEO: Kerry Bailey 

Founded: 2012

HQ: Seattle, Washington 

Employees: 200


Key Customers: Tecala, Riverside, Wetherby, Durbin Bennett

Palo Alto Networks 


Cybersecurity leader Palo Alto Networks prides itself on continuous innovation by seizing the opportunities created by breakthroughs in AI, Analytics and Automation. Their integrated platform protects tens of thousands of organisations across networks, Cloud and mobile devices in more than 150 countries. 

CEO: Nikesh Arora 

Founded: 2005

HQ: Santa Clara, California 

Employees: 10,000


Key Customers: AutoTrader, City U, Flex, Infosys



Crowdstrike provides cloud-native endpoint protection software. Their platform, Falcon, goes beyond simple threat detection by automatically investigating anomalies removing the guesswork from threat analysis. Crowdstrike counts three of the ten largest global companies by revenue among its clients. 

CEO: George Kurtz

Founded: 2011

HQ: Sunnyvale, California, U.S.

Employees: 3,163


Key Customers: Sega, Sony, Shutterstock, mimecast. 

Fortinet Security 


The Fortinet Security Fabric platform secures the many of the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organisations around the world. Their AI-based product, FortiWeb, is a firewall that utilises machine learning and two layers of statistical probabilities to detect threats with unrivaled accuracy.

CEO: Ken Xie

Founded: 2000

HQ: Sunnyvale, California 

Employees: 10,000


Key Customers: Siemens, BMW Motorsport, Armor, HCSC



Developed by Mathematicians, UK-based Darktrace is a world leader in Autonomous Cyber AI. Darktrace uses self-learning AI to detect and neutralise threats across networks, Cloud and IoT. Darktrace’s solutions have helped thousands of companies in a wide range of industries fight cyber threats in real-time.   

CEO: Poppy Gustafsson

Founded: 2013

HQ: Cambridge

Employees: 1,216


Key Customers: BT, ING Bank, Accor Hotels, Toyota




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