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Emerging Security Vendors To Know In 2021

Rick Whiting

As part of CRN’s Emerging Vendors for 2021, here are 59 hot security startups, founded in 2015 or later, that solution providers should be aware of.

The New Generation Of Security Companies

With state-sponsored attacks like the massive SolarWinds hack and an exploding number of ransomware incidents, improving security has risen to the top of most IT management agendas in 2021—if it wasn’t there already.

The IT threat landscape is ever changing as cybercriminals devise new ways to attack IT networks operated by businesses, organizations and government entities. And that means IT security technology must continually evolve to keep up with the bad guys.

The defense systems of many corporate IT networks rely heavily on products developed by established IT security vendors. But some of the most innovative security technologies and services today are being developed by a wave of startups. They include technology for identifying IT system vulnerabilities, managing security across hybrid cloud/multi-cloud systems, building security into DevOps processes, protecting data distributed across global networks, protecting IoT and edge devices, and even hunting down and neutralizing threats before an attack.

As part of CRN’s Emerging Vendors for 2021, here are 59 hot IT security startups, founded in 2015 or later, that solution providers should be aware of.

 
Rick Whiting

Rick Whiting has been with CRN since 2006 and is currently a feature/special projects editor. Whiting manages a number of CRN’s signature annual editorial projects including Channel Chiefs, Partner Program Guide, Big Data 100, Emerging Vendors, Tech Innovators and Products of the Year. He also covers the Big Data beat for CRN. He can be reached at rwhiting@thechannelcompany.com.

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