2017 Security 100: 15 Coolest Identity Management And Data Protection Vendors

Identity Management And Data Protection

Companies are beginning to recognize that, when it comes to breaches, it is a matter of if, not when. As a result, attention on identity and access management and data protection offerings continues to rise, as companies look to protect who has access to and who can see their critical business information once inside their network. This year's CRN Security 100 list includes 15 identity and access management and data protection companies looking to help companies get peace of mind that their more important data and applications are safe, both in the cloud and on-premise, in the event of an attack.


Ameesh Divatia, CEO

Headquarters: Santa Clara, Calif.

Baffle is looking to bring encryption technology to the public and private cloud, helping companies secure their data with an Encryption-as-a-Service offering across on-premise, the cloud, databases and memory. The company was a finalist in the 2017 RSA Innovation Sandbox competition.


Kevin Hickey, CEO

Headquarters: Phoenix

BeyondTrust helps companies prevent internal and external threats with its privileged account management, password management, auditing and vulnerability management offerings, which provide a single, integrated platform for risk intelligence and maintaining compliance across all types of environments.

CA Technologies

Mike Gregoire, CEO

Headquarters: New York

CA Technologies helps companies secure their applications and data with identity and access management offerings that work across on-premise, hybrid and cloud application environments. The company also has offerings for payment security, privilege access management, single sign-on and data discovery.


Elizabeth Lawler, CEO

Headquarters: Waltham, Mass.

As enterprise environments get larger, more complicated and more automated, it becomes harder to ensure proper access to data and applications. Conjur addresses that challenge with a platform for identity and access management with identity auditing, role-based access control, policy management and integration with data stores.


Udi Mokady, CEO

Headquarters: Newton, Mass.

CyberArk looks to stop attacks from escalating inside the enterprise with its privilege account management platform to protect access to assets, infrastructure and applications. The platform includes capabilities for privilege account management, password management, SSH key management, analytics and more.

Digital Guardian

Ken Levine, CEO

Headquarters: Waltham, Mass.

Digital Guardian provides data loss prevention and protection offerings across the network, cloud and mobile devices. Digital Guardian integrates with most major cloud storage providers for data protection and data loss prevention, helping companies feel comfortable about data security when moving to the cloud.


Mike Ellis, CEO

Headquarters: San Francisco

ForgeRock looks to help companies secure identity and access management for the new wave of cloud, mobile and Internet of Things devices. The company landed a big executive move this year, appointing former FireEye CEO Dave DeWalt as vice chairman.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Meg Whitman, President, CEO

Headquarters: Palo Alto, Calif.

While it has recently sold some of its noncore security assets, HPE has maintained a strong foothold in the SIEM, data security and security analytics markets. HPE unveiled big changes to its data security go to market in 2016, opening the portfolio to partners for the first time.


Anthony Bettencourt, CEO

Headquarters: Redwood Shores, Calif.

Imperva looks to help secure data and applications with a broad-reaching security portfolio that includes web application security, DDoS protection, breach prevention, file security, data security, cloud security and more. The company's data security offerings help meet data compliance and prevent data theft.


Todd McKinnon, CEO

Headquarters: San Francisco

Okta focuses on identity and access management for cloud applications, but the startup has also expanded into mobile device management and two-factor authentication. The company has been on a high-growth trajectory, with $75 million in recent VC funding and a $1.2 billion valuation.

Ping Identity

Andre Durand, CEO

Headquarters: Denver

Ping Identity offers an identity and access management platform that provides multifactor authentication, single-sign on, access security, and identity management to help companies adopt what it calls "Identity Defined Security." The company was acquired by private equity firm Vista Equity Partners in July 2016.


Mark McClain, CEO

Headquarters: Austin, Texas

SailPoint has a portfolio of identity and access management offerings that include compliance controls, access request and provisioning, password management, data access governance and single sign-on. The company has raised more than $21 million in funding to date.


John Whaley, CEO

Headquarters: San Francisco

Using cloud-based machine learning and sensor data from devices, UnifyID looks to take authentication to the next level, using factors such as keystroke timing, mousepad movements, GPS, accelerometers and more to authenticate a user's identity. The company won this year's prestigious RSA Innovation Sandbox contest.


Peter Altabef, CEO

Headquarters: Blue Bell, Pa.

Unisys Stealth is aimed at companies looking to protect their data in the data center, cloud and mobile environments. It uses micro segmentation to conceal endpoints, control access based on user identity, protect sensitive data with encryption, and segregate data subject to regulations.


Ajay Arora, CEO

Headquarters: Palo Alto, Calif.

Vera's data security offering secures and manages data as it travels within and outside an organization. It has data protection offerings for files and mail, as well as tailored offerings for data in Microsoft, Box and Dropbox.