2018 Internet Of Things 50: 10 Coolest IoT Security Companies

Top Players In IoT Security

A central issue for the emerging IoT industry is security, as an increase in attacks -- including Distributed Denial of Service attacks and critical infrastructure exploits -- have targeted IoT systems. IoT security also comes with unique challenges due to the complexities involved with distributed devices that ultimately may be cloud-connected. The IoT security market now includes offerings both from traditional security vendors as well as up-and-comers focused exclusively on IoT. Here are 10 vendors with the coolest IoT security offerings right now.


Top Executive: Yevgney Dibrov, Co-Founder, CEO

Armis' agentless IoT security platform provides capabilities such as automatic identification and disconnection of unmanaged devices from the network. The platform is fast and easy to deploy and integrates with existing IT infrastructure, according to Palo Alto, Calif.-based Armis.


Top Executive: Chris Risley, CEO

Atlanta-based Bastille provides enterprise threat detection for what it calls the ’Internet of Radios’ -- which consists of IoT and mobile devices that use the radio frequency (RF) spectrum. Bastille's offering scans the full RF spectrum and offers visibility into devices, enabling enterprises to respond pre-emptively to threats.


Top Executive: George Mulhern, CEO

Cradlepoint's NetCloud Manager allows customers to rapidly deploy IoT devices and keep them secure by quickly rolling out firmware upgrades to devices in a group. The Boise, Idaho-based company also offers NetCloud Perimeter, a software-defined perimeter model that lets customers create secure private networks for IoT devices.


Top Executive: Michael DeCesare, CEO

San Jose, Calif.-based ForeScout is the maker of CounterACT, an IoT security offering that provides agentless visibility of devices as they connect to the network. CounterACT assesses the security of discovered devices and enables customers to set policies for controlling the behavior allowed for devices on the network.


Top Executive: Ken Xie, Founder, Chairman, CEO

Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Fortinet said that its Security Fabric technology mitigates IoT security threats by providing visibility into all IoT device traffic, management of IoT devices at the access layer, segmentation of IoT devices based on their risk profiles, and advanced protection of IoT communications.


Top Executive: Amir Haleem, Co-Founder, CEO

San Francisco-based Helium has an IoT offering that aims to dramatically simplify the process of securely capturing data from hardware and transmitting it to the cloud. Features include hardware-based security to ensure the encryption of data, and over-the-air updating to keep software secure.

Pwnie Express

Top Executive: Todd DeSisto, CEO

Boston-based Pwnie Express offers its Pulse security platform for monitoring and protecting IoT environments. The Pulse platform continuously identifies and assesses all devices in an IoT system -- discovering all devices and establishing device identities -- and then enables customers to respond to threats directly from the platform.


Top Executive: Bill Conner, CEO

With the Capture Advanced Threat Protection service from Milpitas, Calif.-based SonicWall, customers can address IoT-related network security threats through features including multiple threat engines, broad file type analysis, support for HTTPS, and capabilities to block zero-day threats at the gateway.


Top Executive: Netanel Davidi (pictured) and Uri Alter, Co-Founders, Co-CEOs

VDOO is a developer of automated security technologies that enable IoT manufacturers to secure their connected products. The company's platform uses unattended firmware analysis tools to identify all of a device's security attributes, automatically develops device-specific guidelines to secure the device and communicates to other systems that security requirements have been met.


Top Executive: Xu Zou, Co-Founder, CEO

Zingbox uses technologies such as machine learning to secure IoT devices in vertical markets including health care and retail. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company's IoT Guardian tool discovers and assesses risk and baseline normal behavior, detects anomalous activities, and provides real-time monitoring across customers' IoT devices.