The 20 Coolest Cloud Security Companies Of The 2020 Cloud 100

Here’s a look at 20 cloud security vendors that have taken on the migration, compliance and governance challenges in the cloud computing space.

20 Coolest Cloud Security Companies

Growing adoption of cloud services by large and midsize companies coupled with more demand for managed security services has created many opportunities for cloud security vendors and partners. A surge in digitalization in the cloud has increased the amount of data theft in the last half-decade due to increased generation of digital content and lack of security to protect financial and corporate data.

Here’s a look at 20 cloud security vendors that have taken on the migration, compliance and governance challenges in the space.

Aqua Security
Dror Davidoff, Co-founder, CEO

Aqua Security secured a $62 million Series C round in April to help it address the need to secure microservices applications running on containers and serverless infrastructure. It also acquired CloudSploit to help customers monitor their public cloud accounts within minutes and reduce threats due to misconfiguration and vulnerabilities.

Nat Kausik, CEO

Bitglass closed a $70 million Series D round in April to help broaden its product capabilities and customer base and add new features such as cloud-to-cloud data protection. Its new SmartEdge network security architecture will help Bitglass customers circumvent the management overhead and performance bottlenecks of competing offerings.

Check Point Software Technologies
Gil Shwed, CEO

Check Point’s CloudGuard Log.ic debuted in June to provide customers with threat protection and security intelligence in the public cloud. The company has since extended its CloudGuard cloud security platform to support Kubernetes computing services, including Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service and Amazon Elastic Container Service.

Udi Mokady, CEO

The CyberArk Privileged Access Security Solution v10.8 mitigates the risk of privileged AWS account exploitation and delivers unparalleled access in hybrid environments. New enhancements to CyberArk Privileged Cloud help cusomers discover and manage privileged credentials, as well as record and audit privileged sessions to meet compliance requirements.

Matthew Moynahan, CEO

The Forcepoint Converged Security Platform accelerates the digital transformation journey by enabling the secure migration of data, applications and business operations to the cloud. Forcepoint Web Security, meanwhile, has since made available across 160 public points of presence in 128 countries, expanding its global cloud footprint.

Ken Xie, CEO

An expansion of Fortinet’s partner-focused Security-as-a-Service cloud offerings has helped customers streamline threat correlation. The debut of the E-Series FortiGate Next-Generation Firewalls now helps to secure high-speed connections to multiple clouds by protecting data in motion at network speeds.

Pavel Gurvich, CEO

A new version of Guardicore’s Infection Monkey open-source attack simulation tool enables broader security assessments across hybrid cloud and data center environments. The company recently raised $60 million to expand delivery of its Guardicore Centra security platform to enterprises seeking to protect dynamic data center and cloud infrastructure environments.

Andrew Rubin, CEO

Illumio closed a $65 million Series E round to help scale its global go-to-market and further innovation on its platform. The release of the Adaptive Security Platform expands Illumio’s intuitive policy model design, effective enforcement, and easy API integration for application deployment across compute environments.

Pam Murphy, CEO

Imperva acquired bot management vendor Distil Networks to better protect business-critical data and applications no matter where and how they’re deployed. A new anti-DDoS service, meanwhile, provides protection for individual IPs, allowing customers with workloads in the cloud to achieve the same level of DDoS protection for TCP/IP services.

Peter Leav, CEO

McAfee’s acquisition of multi-cloud application and security platform NanoSec helps customers boost governance and compliance while reducing risk for their cloud and container deployments. Its Unified Cloud Edge means companies can define a single data protection or threat prevention policy and consistently apply the rules across the device, the network and the cloud.

Peter Bauer, CEO

Mimecast bought data migration technology provider Simply Migrate to help customers and prospects move to the cloud more quickly, reliably and inexpensively. Customers benefit from a broader portfolio engineered to include threat detection, email archiving, mailbox continuity and web security on a single cloud platform.

Sanjay Beri, CEO

Netskope NewEdge delivers low-latency infrastructure for all of its cloud and web security products. In addition, Netskope Security Cloud was extended to the AWS marketplace to provide more visibility and near-real-time data and threat protection when accessing cloud services, websites, and private apps.

Palo Alto Networks
Nikesh Arora, CEO

Palo Alto Networks’ Prisma business unit enables customers to govern access, protect data and secure applications in the cloud. And the purchase of rising container security star Twistlock and buy of early stage serverless security startup PureSec have helped firms secure modern applications throughout their entire life cycle.

Gary Steele, CEO

The expansion of the cloud-based Proofpoint Essentials has provided SMBs with additional advanced threat insight and a new management dashboard. The company also acquired Meta Networks to help customers better protect people, applications and data as they move beyond the traditional perimeter into the cloud.

Philippe Courtot, CEO

Qualys bought cloud security startup Adya to help manage license costs across SaaS applications, set and enforce security policies in a single place, and audit all activity using a single tool. Its new Cloud Agent Gateway cluster of virtual appliances drastically simplifies large-scale deployments across on-premises and hybrid cloud environments.

Kris Hagerman, CEO

Sophos Cloud Optix provides visibility, automatic compliance regulation detection and threat response across Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud. The cloud-based SophosLabs Intelix threat intelligence and analysis platform also was rolled out to assist developers with assessing the risk of files, URLs and IP addresses.

Richard Hill, CEO

A new service for Symantec’s Cloud Workload Protection offering and Amazon GuardDuty provides automated remediation and enhanced threat intelligence for AWS workloads and storage. Symantec also introduced a new cloud access security offering to enforce consistent security and data protection policies across web, cloud and email.

Trend Micro
Eva Chen, CEO

Trend Micro bought cloud security posture management company Cloud Conformity to help address misconfigurations and unprotected user accounts in the public cloud space. It also debuted Trend Micro Cloud One, allowing customers to migrate existing applications to the cloud and deliver new cloud-native applications.

Timothy Eades, CEO

vArmour secured a $44 million Series E round to better protect data and applications that are increasingly being sprawled across public and private cloud environments. The vArmour Application Controller provides a centralized understanding of application relationships in multi-cloud infrastructure, enabling centralized risk and policy management.

Jay Chaudry, CEO

Zscaler B2B reduces the attack surface for customer-facing applications by enabling authorized clients to view applications without ever exposing them to the internet. The company also partnered with CrowdStrike to give customers real-time threat detection and automated policy enforcement.