The 20 Coolest Cloud Security Vendors Of The Cloud 10010:00 AM EST Tue. Mar. 12, 2013
As it has with many other technology sectors, the cloud has shaken up security. Large-scale, legacy security applications that once resided on-premise can now be broken up and offered as a service in a hosted environment, giving customers greater flexibility in managing their protection strategies.
Established security vendors now offer many of their products over cloud-based platforms, and startups are thinking of new ways to offer sleek, innovative protection technologies.
And as the explosion of devices in a BYOD world makes mobile security a booming field, vendors are responding accordingly.
Here we take a look at the coolest cloud security vendors to make this year's Cloud 100 list.
Co-Founder, CEO: David Gorodyansky
Demonstrators in the Egyptian Arab Spring used AnchorFree Hotspot Shield, an application that lets users browse the Internet anonymously, to avoid detection from authorities. Hotspot Shield VPN encryption can secure a browsing session, detect and block malware. The company has garnered $63 million thus far in venture funding.
CEO: Anthony Bettini
Appthority lets businesses spot and manage risks in their mobile applications. Its Appthority Platform uses a cloud-based behavioral analysis engine to identify mobile malware used in attacks and corporate data leaks. The company was recognized for innovation at the RSA Conference in 2012.
Co-Founder, CEO: Guarav Banga
Bromium enforces PC security outside the firewall with technology that isolates Windows tasks in a micro-virtual machine, or microvisor, which ensures they are not malicious. When a task tries to access files, networks, devices or interact with the user, the microvisor enforces task-specific policies.
Founder, Chairman, CEO: Gil Shwed
Check Point's security arsenal includes ThreatCloud infrastructure, which offers managed security services for Check Point appliances and threat mitigation. Its features include Managed Security Service, combining threat prevention and analysis, and Incident Response to speed recovery after an attack.
Founder, Chairman, CEO: Pravin Kothari
CipherCloud offers cloud encryption and tokenization gateways that address concerns about data privacy, residency, security and regulatory compliance. The CipherCloud Platform, which addresses public and private cloud applications, secures multiple cloud applications, including Salesforce.com, Force.com, Chatter, Gmail, Office 365 and Amazon Web Services.
Co-Founder, CEO: Carson Sweet
CloudPassage's Halo platform provides security services in a SaaS model across public, private and hybrid cloud environments, offering cloud firewalls, software vulnerability assessment, configuration security monitoring, server account administration, file integrity monitoring, two-factor authentication, and event logging and alerting.
Founder, CEO: Chris Drake
FireHost offers a secure cloud hosting platform, which includes its Secure Cloud Server, PCI- and HIPAA-compliant hosting, and load-balancing services. Its services are focused thus far on the worldwide e-commerce, SaaS, health-care IT and security markets.
Founder, CEO: Ken Xie
Fortinet's network security appliances are a leader in unified threat management. FortiCloud is a hosted security management and log retention service for the FortiGate security appliances product line, which offers centralized reporting, traffic analysis and configuration.
Intel President, CEO: Paul Otellini
Established security player McAfee has embraced cloud security with its Cloud Security Platform framework that enables secure interactions between businesses and the cloud and includes protection for email, Web, and identity authentication traffic, and McAfee Cloud Identity Manager, which enforces corporate security standards for cloud application access.
Co-Founder, CEO: Chris Pinkham
Nimbula Director, the flagship product of IaaS company Nimbula, offers a model for secure collaboration between tenants, and includes a feature set with firewall and VLAN services, as well security mechanisms to block and isolate traffic.
President, CEO: Kazuhiro Gomi
NTT, the worldwide telecomunications company, provides a full set of security services including dedicated VLANs, access controls, role-based permissions, customizable firewalls, two-form authentication and dedicated enterprise firewalls, and VPN administration.
Co-Founder, CEO: Todd McKinnon
Okta offers enterprises secure access via a cloud-based platform for applications, users and devices, with an enterprise-grade identity management service with directory services, single sign-on, strong authentication, provisioning and reporting. The cloud-based service operates on a secure platform.
Founder, CEO: Peter Chang
Oxygen Cloud's infrastructure provides mobile access to storage, but its cloud security is also gaining accolades. Oxygen encrypts data from the core to endpoint devices, and offers Active Directory integration. The Oxygen virtual appliance is deployed behind the company firewall and ensures authentication.
Founder, CEO: Gilad Parann-Nissany
Porticor's Virtual Private Data system combines encryption with key management to protect data in public, private and hybrid cloud environments. With split-key encryption technology, Porticor Virtual Private Data ensures keys remain under customer control and are never exposed in storage.
Co-Founder, CEO: Nand Mulchandani
ScaleXtreme's cloud-based monitoring and systems management products for distributed data centers let IT administrators use a monitoring and automation platform to build and control physical, virtual and public cloud servers.
President: Rajiv Gupta
Skyhigh Networks, which came out of stealth mode Feb. 25 at the RSA Conference, allows businesses to leverage cloud services (SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS) by addressing the pain that comes with the viral, uncontrolled adoption of cloud services by employees, especially from personal mobile devices. The cloud-based service has zero imprint on a customer’s IT infrastructure. No installation is required. It doesn’t require an agent on mobile devices. The platform lets IT and security admins identify cloud services running on their networks and receive a detailed risk rating for each service.
President, CEO: Steve Bennett
Symantec has extended its broad security portfolio to a hosted model with Symantec.cloud services, which includes cloud-based email encryption, email security, Web security and IM protection.
Co-Founder, CEO: Eva Chen
With SecureCloud, Trend Micro provides a security umbrella for public and private clouds and for virtual environments. Its encryption service keeps data private and helps with regulatory compliance. SecureCloud can be used as a hosted service or as an on-premise software application.
CEO: Bob Brennan
Veracode’s Application Risk Management Platform lets IT administrators govern security risk across a single application or an enterprise portfolio. Its features include multiple analysis techniques with testing capabilities and a Security-as-a-Service model for model for application risk management.
Founder, Chairman, CEO: Jay Chaudry
Zscaler’s Security Cloud lets organizations replace multiple security products with a single, cloud-delivered service to deliver application control, data traffic inspection, bandwidth allocation to core business applications and user protection, allowing safe Internet access.