Top 10 Cloud Security Companies

In efforts to help businesses keep up with increasing digital transformation, here are some of the best cloud security companies worldwide

In a world where hybrid working patterns are more the norm, as well as having to deal with increased cloud transformation, companies are increasingly advised to look for better services that benefit their day-to-day operations.

Whether business or personal, users will need to continue to take direction from cybersecurity experts to continue to stay ahead of the curve and best protect critical data.

With this in mind, Cyber Magazine considers some of the leading cloud security companies that are not only pioneering in their field, but continue to work at the forefront of digital transformation.

10: Proofpoint 

Proofpoint provides cybersecurity and compliance solutions to protect people on the email, web, cloud and social media. It provides software as a service (SaaS) for identity threat defence, data loss prevention and electronic discovery. In 2020, it generated more than US$1bn in revenue, making it the first SaaS-based cybersecurity and compliance company to achieve this.

Earlier in 2023, Proofpoint extended its partnership with Telefónica Tech to launch a ‘Clean Email Business’ in the Spanish market. This aims to be a next-generation security service to help medium-sized companies protect corporate emails and promote regulatory compliance.

9: Darktrace

A British cyber security company established in 2013, Darktrace’s mission is to rid the world of cyber disruption. Its AI technology is relied on by over 8,400 customers around the world to prevent, detect and respond to cyber-attacks.

The company released Darktrace HEAL in July 2023 which aims to use AI to understand business data to ensure readiness to recover from an active cyber-attack. It works closely with organisations to ensure that their technology is prepared and also help them to recover quickly.

8: Trend Micro

As a leader in cloud and enterprise cybersecurity, Trend Micro’s platform delivers a range of advanced threat defence techniques optimised for environments like AWS, Microsoft and Google for quick detection and response.

Its global threat research team aims to deliver intelligence and insights that power the company’s cybersecurity platform and help protect organisations around the world from daily threats.

The company has announced a partnership with NEOM McLaren Formula E team and aims to use its electronic vehicle security initiatives to detect vulnerabilities and secure a positive future for automotive technology that extends beyond consumers.

7: ZScaler

Key facts
  • 6,000 customers (30% of Forbes Global 2000)
  • 300bn daily transactions secured
  • A leader in the Gartner MQ for Security Service Edge (SSE)

Zscaler helps world-leading organisations to securely transform their networks and applications for a mobile and cloud-first world. Its services, Zscaler Internet Access and Zscaler Private Access aim to create secure connections between users and applications, regardless of device, location, or network. 

Zscaler services pride themselves on being 100% cloud-delivered to offer simple, yet enhanced, security measures and an improved user experience. 

6: McAfee

McAfee operates as a computer security software company, offering data centre, cloud defence, threat intelligence network and cybersecurity solutions. In addition, it supports endpoint protection, risk, compliance and security information management services.

It prides itself on having all-in-one protection that is personalised and easy to use for the user. Part of its offering is antivirus software that detects malware in real time to keep company and personal devices safe from online threats. As part of this, it offers unlimited plans for Windows, Android, iOS and Mac systems.

5: Sophos

Being one of the largest cybersecurity providers, Sophos defends more than 500,000 organisations and more than 100 million users globally from active adversaries, ransomware, phishing and malware attacks.

Sophos primarily developed and sold a range of security technologies in the UK, including encryption tools. In the late 1990s, the company started to concentrate more on the development and sale of antivirus technology at a more international scale. 

The company provides cybersecurity-as-a-service to organisations, as well as allowing them to manage their cybersecurity directly with Sophos’ security operations platform. It achieves superior cybersecurity outcomes through a fully-managed MDR service or self-managed security operations platform.

4: CrowdStrike

CrowdStrike works to secure the most critical areas of risk to keep customers ahead of today’s adversaries and stop cyber breaches. The company prides itself on having a cloud-native platform that protects both people and processes with a 24/7 service.

Powered by the CrowdStrike Security Cloud and world-class AI, the CrowdStrike Falcon platform in particular leverages real-time indicators of attack and threat intelligence from across enterprises to deliver hyper-accurate detections, automated protection and remediation, elite threat hunting and prioritised observability of vulnerabilities.

3: Fortinet

Key facts (as of March 2023)
  • 660,000+ customers
  • 1,285 global parents
  • 10.5m units shipped
  • US$5.59bn billings in 2022

Fortinet continues to be a driving force in the evolution of cybersecurity and the convergence of networking and security. With a portfolio of more than 50 products, its offerings are designed to converge networking and security into a single secure networking solution by consolidating point products into an integrated platform.

In addition, its delivery of OT-aware features enables automated protection, detection and response with consolidated visibility. It has been reported that the company has recently released two new high-speed firewalls designed to protect data centre assets and blends AI/ML to make customers aware and act quicker on cyber threats.

2: Palo Alto Networks

Based in California, the company was founded by Nir Zuk in 2005 in an effort to ensure employees could safely use the technology that was developing so quickly and already so crucial to the workplace.

Aiming to address the world’s greatest security challenges via innovation, Palo Alto Networks uses the latest breakthroughs in AI, analytics and automation to deliver an integrated cybersecurity platform. Today, 90% of the Fortune 100 and more than 71% of the Global 2000 rely on the company to improve their cybersecurity posture.

The company aims to be at the forefront of protecting thousands of organisations across clouds, networks and mobile devices. To enable greater cyber transformation, it is one of the only companies that enables comprehensive zero trust throughout an organisation's entire digital ecosystem with verification of every interaction. 

1: VMWare

VMware is a leading provider of multi-cloud services for all apps and works to enable digital innovation with enterprise control. It strives to meet clients where they are by offering flexibility and choice in its wide-ranging software to best build cybersecurity protection for current and future company operations.

The company operates apps and infrastructure consistently with unified visibility into its performance across clouds. It delivers security and networking as a built-in distributed service across users, apps, devices and workloads in any cloud.


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