Emerging Vendors 2018: Cybersecurity Companies You Need To Know

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Security breaches, ransomware attacks and other cybersecurity incidents continue to make headlines. So it's no surprise that security is one of the most active segments of the IT industry in terms of startup activity.

Venture capital and private equity firms poured $7.6 billion in 548 deals into cybersecurity technology startups in 2017, according to PitchBook Data. That's twice the $3.8 billion given to cybersecurity companies in 467 deals in 2016.

As part of CRN's 2018 Emerging Vendors list, here are 54 hot cybersecurity companies, all founded in 2012 or later, that solution providers should be aware of:


Founded: 2013

Top Executive: CEO Hugh Njemanze

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=56

ThreatStream, Anomali's flagship product, automates the collection and optimization of cyberthreat intelligence from myriad sources. The platform analyzes and optimizes threat intelligence data, delivering valuable information and integrating the intelligence into an organization's internal infrastructure.

Aqua Security

Founded: 2015

Top Executive: Co-Founder, CEO Dror Davidoff

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=57

Aqua Security provides an end-to-end offering for securing container environments, bridging the gap between DevOps and IT security. Aqua's Container Security Platform encompasses image scanning and assurance, secrets management and runtime protection, detecting and blocking suspicious activity in real time.


Founded: 2015

Top Executive: Co-Founder, CEO Yevgeny Dibrov

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=58

Armis' agentless IoT security platform lets organizations discover and sanction all managed and unmanaged devices – from traditional devices like laptops to smart devices such as TVs, printers, HVAC systems and medical devices.


Founded: 2015

Top Executive: Co-Founder, CEO Ameesh Divatia

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=59

Baffle's Data Protection Service goes beyond simple encryption to close gaps in the data access model. The service secures data access for applications and databases, encrypting data that's at rest, in use, in memory and in the search index, and protect it against data breaches and attacks.


Founded: 2015

Top Executive: Founder, CEO Gaurav Banga

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=60

Balbix BreachControl is designed for CISOs and IT security teams to proactively predict and control cyberbreach risk. The system leverages artificial intelligence and deep learning technology, providing visualized results via searchable risk heat maps and prioritizing and recommending fixes based on business risk.


Founded: 2013

Top Executive: CEO Nat Kausik

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=61

Bitglass' cloud access security broker is built on a hybrid architecture, leveraging proxies and APIs to offer real-time data protection on any device, without deploying agents. Persistent digital watermarking technology, part of the Bitglass Cloud DLP engine, tracks corporate data anywhere it goes.


Founded: 2015

Top Executive: CEO Kris Lovejoy

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=62

BluVector develops artificial-intelligence-driven network security technology that senses and responds to sophisticated threats in real time. The system, deployed to high-density network aggregation points, carries out real-time analysis of fileless and file-based threats.


Founded: 2012

Top Executive: CEO Ashish Gupta

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=63

Bugcrowd's crowdsourced security platform, Crowdcontrol, helps customers harness the power of the security researcher community to surface critical software vulnerabilities and identify, prioritize and efficiently address cybersecurity challenges.

Cavirin Systems

Founded: 2012

Top Executive: CEO Rap Papolu

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=64

Cavirin targets hybrid cloud computing with its CyberPosture Intelligence security assessment and remediation system, providing real-time visibility, predictive analytics and intelligent remediation through DevSecOps integrations for organizations of all sizes. The company recently unveiled plans to shift to a channel-only sales model.


Founded: 2014

Top Executive Co-Founder, CEO Amir Zilberstein

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=65

Claroty supplies a set of integrated cybersecurity products that secure operational technology and industrial control networks against cyberattacks. System capabilities include network visibility, continuous cyberthreat detection, secure remote access and risk assessment.

Contextual Security Solutions

Founded: 2013

Top Executive: Co-Founder, President Rick Merwin

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=66

Contextual Security's Illumino security and compliance management portal provides a snapshot of a business' compliance process, helping to drive down the cost of effective security.

Contrast Security

Founded: 2014

Top Executive: CEO Alan Naumann

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=67

Contrast Security offers Contrast Assess, an interactive application security testing product, and Contrast Protect, a runtime application self-protection solution, that together make software self-protecting in the data center, the cloud and containers throughout the entire application life cycle.


Founded: 2013

Top Executive: Founder, CEO Guy Moskowitz

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=68

Coronet's SecureCloud protects corporate cloud applications from unauthorized access, prevents data leakage and mitigates cloud threats. It provides continuous, real-time visibility, control and remediation, ensuring corporate data is used only by trusted users, using trusted devices, connecting through trusted networks to trusted cloud services.


Founded: 2018

Top Executive: Co-Founder, CEO Bill Siegel

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=69

Coveware's case management software helps businesses remediate ransomware and restore client files. The company's analytics and alerting tools help MSPs keep their clients safe from targeted ransomware campaigns.

Critical Start

Founded: 2012

Top Executive: CEO Rob Davis

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=70

Critical Start's CyberSOC and alert classification engine is a complete offering for solution providers to offer managed security services to their customers in a completely transparent way using a mobile-first, zero-trust platform that reduces alert overload by 99.9 percent.

CSPi Myricom and Security Products

Founded: 2014

Top Executive: GM Gary Southwell

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=71

CSPi's Aria software-defined security platform fully protects and/or encrypts enterprisewide data wherever it's stored, accessed or used. Aria provides simple application security via connectors and automatically applies security policies to data, applications, containers or virtual machines, on-premises or in the public cloud.

Cyber Progress Index

Founded: 2016

Top Executive: Founder Mike Gentile

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=72

Cyber Progress Index is a security consulting firm with a web application that scores an organization's cybersecurity program based on answers to a baseline questionnaire. Users can access a suite of tools, guides, and document validation services to improve their program.


Founded: 2015

Top Executive: CEO Adi Dar

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=73

Cyberbit provides advanced endpoint detection, security operations center automation, industrial control network protection and cybersecurity training and simulation. A June release of Cyberbit's SCADAShield OT platform provides enhanced asset discovery and visibility for operational technology networks.


Founded: 2012

Top Executive: Co-Founder, CEO Lior Div

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=74

Cybereason markets a cybersecurity data analytics platform for endpoint detection and response, next-generation anti-virus and active monitoring services. The company reported growing its global revenue by 140 percent in 2017 and increasing its customer base by more than 200 percent.


Founded: 2015

Top Executive: CEO Ernesto DiGiambattista

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=75

The Cybric Continuous Application Security Platform rapidly creates exact replicas of application environments and scans for security vulnerabilities by containerizing and automating security solutions. Predictive analytics applied to the scan results help enterprises prioritize a proactive remediation plan.


Founded: 2012

Top Executive: Founder, CEO Stuart McClure

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=76

CylanceProtect, the company's flagship cybersecurity product, applies artificial intelligence, algorithmic science and machine learning to cybersecurity, using a predictive analytical process to address critical attack vectors. The company raised $120 million in additional financing in June.


Founded: 2015

Top Executive: Co-Founder Rishi Bhargava

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=77

Demisto provides a security orchestration, automation and response platform that combines orchestration, incident management and interactive investigation. Security teams can build future-proof security operations to reduce mean-time-to-response, create consistent incident management processes, and increase analyst productivity.


Founded: 2015

Top Executive: CEO Ken Carnesi Jr.

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=78

DNSFilter's flagship product provides DNS-based threat protection and content filtering capabilities. In addition to being backed by the company's artificial intelligence categorization product, Web Shrinker, DNSFilter also operates a global anycast network with over two dozen points of presence.

Edgewise Networks

Founded: 2016

Top Executive: Founder, CEO Peter Smith

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=79

Edgewise's "zero trust" security platform protects workloads from attackers inside a cloud or data center. The system, easy to manage in hybrid cloud environments, automatically visualizes application topology, monitors intended state of environment, and creates protection policies.


Founded: 2014

Top Executive: Co-Founder, CEO Roy Katmor

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=80

EnSilo's endpoint security platform combines next-generation anti-virus and endpoint detection and response to deliver pre- and-post-infection protection in real time, defending endpoint devices from data tampering and breaches caused by advanced malware.


Founded: 2013

Top Executive: Co-Founder, CEO Nir Polak

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=81

Exabeam's Security Intelligence Platform is a next-generation SIEM system that's composed of six integrated products that organizations use to protect their valuable information. In April Exabeam said channel-generated bookings increased 150 percent in the first quarter compared with one year earlier.

Farsight Security

Founded: 2013

Top Executive: Co-Founder, CEO Paul Vixie

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=82

Farsight developed the DNSDB historical passive DNS database dating back to 2010 with over 100 billion DNS records, updated in real- ime. Farsight DNSDB enables corporations, law enforcement and government agencies to investigate and gain intelligence about suspicious IP addresses or domain names.


Founded: 2013

Top Executive: CEO Chris Jordan

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=83

Fluency provides network behavioral analytics through artificial intelligence and machine learning, providing the insight needed to discover and resolve issues in networks, host data and device alerts. Fluency also provides data retention and organization not offered by SIEM.


Founded: 2016

Top Executive: Co-Founder, CEO Ambuj Kumar

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=84

Fortanix Runtime Encryption Platform protects applications even if IT infrastructure is compromised, keeping applications encrypted when running in completely protected states. The company's Self-Defending Key Management Service securely generates, stores and uses cryptographic keys and certificates.

Huntress Labs

Founded: 2014

Top Executive: CEO Kyle Hanslovan

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=85

Huntress proactively hunts down hacker footholds and investigates suspicious methods hackers use to maintain long-term, persistent access. This two-pronged approach combines machine-learning endpoint agents and a threat operations team of advanced forensic security engineers, providing MSPs and VARs with remediation instructions.

ID Agent

Founded: 2015

Top Executive: CEO Kevin Lancaster

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=86

ID Agent's Dark Web ID scours millions of sources on the Dark Web, including botnets, chat rooms, P2P networks, malicious websites and illegal market sites, alerting MSPs and MSSPs to compromised credentials associated with customer domains and helping partners build their security practices.

Illusive Networks

Founded: 2014

Top Executive: Founder, CEO Ofer Israeli

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=87

Illusive Networks protects the entire network – physical or virtual – across all endpoints and servers. The platform operates with the network, application and data layers, creating a completely realistic deception infrastructure. All decoys and supporting "honey" elements are generated automatically.


Founded: 2014

Top Executive: CEO Curtis Hutcheson

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=88

Infocyte's Hunt threat hunting software automates a specialized knowledge and services-heavy host forensics process, making it simple for security teams and assessors to discover and respond to malware and persistent threats that have evaded existing defenses.


Founded: 2016

Top Executive: Founder, Managing Partner David McGillivray

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=89

Intergrid's JetStream private-labeled managed service offerings address solution providers’ customers' day-to-day IT management needs, including cybersecurity, network and data center. The cybersecurity portfolio includes SIEM, network security, security operations center, vulnerability assessment and penetration testing services.


Founded: 2013

Top Executive: Co-Founder, CEO Eyal Benishti

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=90

Ironscales is a leader in developing anti-phishing technology, offering its IronTraps automated phishing email incident response system that empowers employees to report suspicious messages and known attacks in real time, triggering an immediate enterprisewide remediation response.


Founded: 2016

Top Executive: Co-Founder, CEO John Stubbs

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=91

Mantix4's platform conducts proactive threat hunting-as-a-service to address the 44 percent of cyberthreats that go undetected by traditional security tools. M4 provides network visibility, forensic end-point examination, threat-feed analysis, dark web intelligence and automated behavioral anomaly playbooks to stop advanced cyberthreats.


Founded: 2015

Top Executive: CEO Yaniv Avidan

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=92

MinerEye's Data Tracker automatically discovers and monitors company and customer data, whether it's located within or outside the organization. Data Tracker is built around a three-step automated process that uses identification, classification and tracking of sensitive information assets across data sources.

Minerva Labs

Founded: 2014

Top Executive: Co-Founder, CEO Eddy Bobritsky

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=93

Minerva Labs provides advanced malware protection with its Anti-Evasion Platform, which attacks threats when they attempt to evade anti-malware tools by deceiving malware about the environment, causing them to crash.

Nozomi Networks

Founded: 2013

Top Executive: CEO Edgard Capdevielle

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=94

Nozomi Networks provides real-time cybersecurity, operational reliability and visibility for industrial control networks with its SCADAguardian platform. The system delivers real time ICS monitoring, industrial network visualization, hybrid ICS threat detection, asset inventory and vulnerability assessment.


Founded: 2012

Top Executive: Founder, CTO Nir Gaist

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=95

Nyotron's Paranoid focuses on the damage stage of an attack by mapping all the "right" ways to do things on an endpoint. When an attack attempts to delete, exfiltrate or encrypt files, the system knows these actions aren't legitimate and blocks execution.


Founded: 2016

Top Executive: CEO Glenn C. Hazard

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=96

Opaq's cloud platform provides centrally managed, end-to-end network security that includes best-of-breed monitoring and analytics, next-generation firewall, web application firewall, and DDoS mitigation. It includes patented software-defined segmentation, quarantine, and other security capabilities that prevent threats from moving throughout internal networks.


Founded: 2014

Top Executive: Co-Founder, CEO Ajit Sancheti

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=97

The Preempt platform continuously pre-empts threats based on identity, behavior and risk. It allows organizations to automatically respond in real time to anomalous or risky behavior, proactively add secure access control, and contain risk and weaknesses before they are exploited by attackers.


Founded: 2013

Top Executive: CEO Scott Chasin

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=98

ProtectWise offers the ProtectWise Grid, an enterprise security platform that captures high-fidelity network traffic, creates a lasting memory for the network, and delivers real-time and retrospective alerting and analysis in a rich, innovative visualizer.


Founded: 2015

Top Executive: Co-Founder, CEO Varun Badhwar

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=99

RedLock's Cloud 360 enables compliance, governance and security across AWS, Azure and Google Cloud environments. It provides visibility into an environment's resources, detecting threats such as misconfigurations, suspicious user activities, network intrusions and host vulnerabilities. It also enables incident investigation and remediation.


Founded: 2014

Top Executive: Co-Founder, CEO Guy Bejerano

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=100

SafeBreach's software helps security leaders answer the question: "Are we secure?" by allowing enterprise security teams to validate security controls and readiness by simulating attacks safely and continuously. Issues can be quickly prioritized and remediated via integrations with security automation and orchestration systems.


Founded: 2014

Top Executive: Founder, CEO Chandra Pandey

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=101

Seceon's open threat management platform delivers fully automated threat detection and remediation. Its subscription-based, environment-agnostic technology immediately detects all forms of threats without the need for human intervention.


Founded: 2012

Top Executive: CEO Simon Kang

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=102

Secudrive File Server protects confidential files stored in on-premises file servers from leakage with digital rights management. Secudrive USB Drive provides a secure way to store and transport confidential files while Secudrive USB Copy Protection offers secure content delivery with copyright integrity.


Founded: 2013

Top Executive: CEO Tomer Weingarten

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=103

SentinelOne's endpoint protection platform predicts malicious behavior across multiple threat vectors and closes the vulnerability gap between detection and response. The system, which can be deployed for both on-premises and cloud environments, is a fully converged EPP and endpoint detection response agent.

ShieldX Networks

Founded: 2015

Top Executive: Founder, CEO Ratinder Ahuja

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=104

ShieldX's Apeiro security platform enables enterprises to deploy uniform security policy and enforcement with deep packet inspection, advanced micro-segmentation, automation and coordination across multi-cloud environments. Its "indicator-of-pivot" technology tracks and prevents lateral movement to catch attacks in real time.


Founded: 2016

Top Executive: Director David Nathans

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=105

SOCsoter provides managed cybersecurity services including Cyberdefense 24/7 monitoring, advanced threat detection, compliance, vulnerability monitoring and response on a SIEM platform. The service sits behind the firewall and mirrors the network traffic, alerting customers to actionable events.


Founded: 2013

Top Executive: President, CEO John Czupak

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=106

ThreatQuotient's ThreatQ Investigations provides a cybersecurity situation room designed for collaborative threat analysis, shared understanding and coordinated response. ThreatQ Investigations allows real-time visualization of an investigation within a shared environment, helping teams better understand and anticipate threats.


Founded: 2013

Top Executive: CEO James Stickland

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=107

Veridium's mainstay products are 4 Fingers TouchlessID, VeridiumID, VeridiumAD and Veridium Authenticator. With the software, employees log on with their biometrics, eliminating passwords and tokens, increasing security, reducing fraud and cutting costs.


Founded: 2013

Top Executive: CEO Ivan Novikov

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=108

Wallarm's artificial-intelligence-powered platform automates real-time application protection and security testing for websites, microservices and APIs across public and private clouds. It generates application-specific dynamic rules, using AI to learn from application traffic, and actively evaluates the risk of attacks to specific applications.


Founded: 2013

Top Executive: CEO James Foster

Emerging vendor details: /rankings-and-lists/ev2018-details.htm?c=109

ZeroFox develops technology that detects and remedies threats to businesses and employees on social, mobile, web and collaboration platforms. The software protects against brand and physical threats, including targeted phishing attacks, credential compromise, data exfiltration, brand hijacking, and executive and location threats.