10 Security Companies To Watch In 2018

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Amazon Web Services

Yes, Amazon Web Services is now a cybersecurity company.

AWS in late November launched Amazon GuardDuty, an intelligent threat detection service focused on protecting AWS accounts and workloads. Customers using GuardDuty already include GE, Netflix, Autodesk, Twillo, Webroot and Mapbox, Amazon said.

Amazon was reported in December to be in talks to acquire cybersecurity software company Sqrrl Data for just over $40 million, according to Axios. Sqrrl was founded by ex-NSA employees, and analyzes big data to hunt cyberthreats, helping companies identify and address them faster.

AWS is today a Sqrrl technology partner, and Sqrrl's technology could provide a major boost to Amazon's new threat detection service if the deal goes through.

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