10 Security Companies To Watch In 2017


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Optiv Security

Optiv Security closed out 2016 with its blockbuster acquisition by private equity firm KKR from the previous owner, Blackstone Group. CEO Dan Burns told CRN that the Denver, Colo.-based company intends to leverage the experience of its new ownership to expand internationally through acquisitions, becoming the biggest global security powerhouse. He said Optiv would also invest in expanding its cloud security portfolio. Optiv is already the biggest and arguably most influential security solution provider in North America, helping define the security landscape with who it pushes through its line card, and it will be one to watch as it extends that reach globally.



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