Q&A: SentinelOne CEO On Why Endpoint Security Vendors Will Win Out Over Firewall Vendors
What is different about SentinelOne's approach in the endpoint security market?
We have been lucky to pretty much define this space. Even if you look at Gartner, they call us the most visionary company in endpoint protection because we really came up with these founding stones of what next-generation endpoint protection should be. The AV replacement piece: We were the first company to ever say that and then Cylance came. We were the first company to get certified by a third-party testing authority to say we can actually replace antivirus and everyone moved to that. People thought that we were crazy – you were going to go against Symantec and build an antivirus alternative? ... We were the first company to say that there is no such thing as EDR [endpoint detection and response] and EPP [endpoint protection platforms], it's one thing. That's the protection of the future: You really have to have a fused capability set of both. … The EDR vendors all want to become EPP vendors and they are adding capabilities. The EPP vendors want to become EDR vendors, so they are adding EDR capabilities. We have already done that so we are focusing on the next generation of what capabilities you might want in your enterprise. I feel like the space is moving to where we said it would move. … We are now very focused on innovating and taking it one step further.