The 10 Coolest Cybersecurity Tools and Products In 2022 (So Far)

From electric-car security software to advanced AI recon products, there’s no shortage of intriguing new cybersecurity offerings.

As the strategies and tactics of threat actors become ever more sophisticated, the cybersecurity tools used to defend organizations need to keep pace.

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And the first half of 2022 definitely saw its share of new cybersecurity startups and new cybersecurity products coming to market to combat a wide range of cyberattacks against corporations, government agencies, nonprofits and other organizations.

The products range from email verifications and protections to AI tools that act like advanced military reconnaissance units seeking to make contact with adversaries and learn what those threat actors are planning.

The coolest products come from both big and small cybersecurity companies, young and old companies, and profitable and non-profitable companies.

There are literally scores and scores of fascinating new cybersecurity tools that have emerged since the start of the year.

The following are 10 cool cybersecurity products and tools so far in 2022:

* Arctic Wolf: Tetra Defense’s MyCyber

## * Pindrop’s enhanced voice technology

* Veracode’s Continuous Software Security Platform

* Trend Micro’s VicOne

* Trend Micro One

* Microsoft Security Experts

* Palo Alto Networks’ ‘Autonomous SOC’

* Mandiant Digital Risk Protection

* SentinelOne’s Singularity Vulnerability Mapping

* Fortinet’s FortiRecon

Arctic Wolf: Tetra Defense’s MyCyber

Arctic Wolf earlier this year acquired Tetra Defense – and by June the company was already announcing enhanced tools and programs advancing Tetra Defense’s MyCyber platform, designed to help businesses more effectively build business resilience as well as address the evolving demands of insurance carriers.

The requirements and demands of insurance carriers are increasingly becoming a major part of the overall cybersecurity world.


Pindrop’s Enhanced Voice Technology

Atlanta-based Pindrop, which has raised more than $200 million since its founding in 2011, used the recent RSA Conference 2022 to announce new offerings to its voice technology – and they sound intriguing.

The new features include ways to predict age range, predict spoken language, and monitor fraudulent attempts to pass voice verification. “The ability to detect additional demographic features will help Pindrop’s customers better authenticate genuine users,” said Amit Gupta, vice president of product management, research and engineering at Pindrop.


Veracode’s Continuous Software Security Platform

Protecting software supply-chains has become a big part of cybersecurity – and Veracode has a product it’s convinced addresses the problem head on. From the Burlington, Mass.-based company’s launch description: “Veracode‘s Continuous Software Security Platform seamlessly embeds application security into the software development lifecycle (SDLC). The platform streamlines workflows by bringing together development and security teams to provide a broad understanding of risk, remediation guidance, and progress at every stage of the development process.”


Trend Micro’s VicOne

We liked this one because, well, it’s just plain cool. In June, Trend Micro announced VicOne, dedicated security for the electric vehicles and connected cars. The market is small now for such products because the market for electric vehicles and connected cars is still small. But it’s not going to remain small for long – and potential threat actors in this field are a huge concern.


Trend Micro One

Here’s another Trend Micro offering, though it may not generate the same buzz as its new automotive cybersecurity product.

In April, the company unveiled Trend Micro One, a new unified cybersecurity platform it says will make it easier and more efficient for channel partners and customers to view and assess their attack surfaces and risk postures. Touting its Trend Micro One as a major step toward consolidating security products on a single platform, the company said it’s working with an array of technology partners – including Microsoft, Okta, Palo Alto Networks and other – to pull data from their products in order to enhance customers’ views and assessments of lurking cyber dangers.


Microsoft Security Experts

This is something of intense interest to MSPs and other channel players, to wit: Microsoft’s announcement in May that it was significantly expanding the managed security services it now offers to customers, in a move some partners say may spark friction between them and Microsoft. The Redmond, Wash.-based software giant is offering three expanded services under a new category called Microsoft Security Experts, as CRN reported this past spring.


Palo Alto Networks’ ‘Autonomous SOC’

The giant cybersecurity company announced early this year that it was working on developing a new so-called “autonomous SOC.” Then in June, Nir Zuk, founder and CTO of Palo Alto Networks, revealed that a number of its clients were already using its newly developed Security Operation Center that requires fewer human beings to operate. Palo Alto Networks’ new SOC isn’t widely available yet, but it seems only a matter of time before it’s offered to ever more clients.


Mandiant Digital Risk Protection

To say the least, it can be challenging for companies to get an idea about the external threats beyond their networks. And that’s where Mandiant’s new digital risk protection service comes in, acting as a sort of scout that provides organizations visibility outside their networks, including “high risk attack vectors, malicious orchestration from the deep and dark web as well as campaign execution on the open web.”


SentinelOne’s Singularity Vulnerability Mapping

Here’s another firm that used the big RSA Conference in June to announce a new feature: SentinelOne. The Mountain View, Calif.-based cybersecurity platform provider unveiled a vulnerability mapping feature that uses its multiple offerings from the company to automate threat hunting, detection and response. The publicly-traded SentinelOne, which earlier this year acquired Attivo Networks, says the new offering delivers vulnerability assessment, prioritization and remediation at machine speed.

Fortinet’s FortiRecon

This is another product that isn’t waiting for adversaries to initiate attacks. Last month, Fortinet unveiled ‘FortiRecon,’ a digital risk protection offering that acts like a scout, or recon unit, trying to determine what a potential threat actor is up to outside a network. As the company described it, FortiRecon provides companies with a “powerful tool to understand how the adversary views an organization from the outside to help inform cybersecurity teams, the C-level, and risk and compliance management on how to prioritize risk and improve the company‘s overall security posture.”