2017 Internet Of Things 50: 5 Coolest IoT Security Companies

How To Secure IoT

One of the top customers concerns around the Internet of Things is security. This makes complete sense, as IoT security is complex and difficult to understand as it extends from the device level all the way up to the cloud.

According to Fortinet, more than 70 percent of IoT devices will be vulnerable to attack, with 25 percent of all cybersecurity attacks by 2020 associated with IoT.

While these statistics may be daunting, traditional security vendors have put their best foot forward with new IoT-specific offerings, while other vendors focused solely on IoT have emerged from stealth.

The following companies are CRN's five coolest IoT security vendors.


Top Executive: Yevgeny Dibrov, CEO

Palo Alto, Calif.-based Armis offers an agentless IoT security platform that lets enterprises see and control any device or network. Armis said its platform integrates with existing IT infrastructure and is easy to deploy.


Top Executive: Michael Decesare, CEO

ForeScout provides an agentless visibility and enforcement security offering for all connected devices on a company's network. The San Jose, Calif.-based company's CounterACT offering monitors devices the instant they connect to the network and enables a broad range of network access controls for IoT.


Top Executive: Ken Xie, CEO

Fortinet, Sunnyvale, Calif., offers protection at the device level with its Fortinet Security Fabric product, which provides customers with total visibility into every security element and key networking component behind their IoT device.

Pwnie Express

Top Executive: Todd DeSisto, CEO

Boston-based Pwnie Express' IoT security platform, Pulse, continually identifies and assesses all devices and IoT systems, helping customers by providing tools to respond to threats that put systems at risk. The platform discovers all devices and establishes device identities, and then enables customers to respond to any threats directly from Pulse.


Top Executive: Bill Conner, CEO

SonicWall offers IoT security offerings for OEMs to help them address critical network security needs -- particularly with the rise of IoT. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company offers a cloud-based Capture Advanced Threat Protection Service to secure organizations as well as firewall solutions for solution providers securing smart buildings.