The 20 Coolest Endpoint And Managed Security Companies Of 2022: The Security 100
Here’s a look at 20 endpoint and managed security companies that are identifying and neutralizing evasive threats and preventing attacks on servers.
Endpoint security solutions protect the network and the entry-points that bridge internal data with externally connected devices such as laptops and smartphones. The global endpoint security market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 8.3 percent over the next several years, going from $13.99 billion in 2021 to $24.58 billion in 2028, according to Fortune Business Insights.
Four endpoint and managed security companies on our list secured six-figure funding rounds, including: Cybereason, which raised $275 million on a reported valuation of between $3.1 billion and $3.3 billion; Deep Instinct, which raised $100 million on an undisclosed valuation; Expel, which raised $140 million on a $1 billion valuation; and Opswat, which raised $125 million on an undisclosed valuation.
Three endpoint and managed security companies on our list tapped someone new for key leadership roles, with Trellix naming former Cisco SVP Bryan Palma as its CEO and promoting Britt Norwood to global channel chief. BlackBerry brought on ex-McAfee President John Giamatteo to lead the company’s security practice, while ESET hired former Ingram Micro executive Ryan Grant to drive channel business.
As part of CRN’s 2022 Security 100, here’s a look at 20 endpoint and managed security companies that are identifying and neutralizing evasive threats and preventing attacks on servers.
Bitdefender expanded its cloud workload security offering with runtime support for containers and Linux kernel independence. It delivers threat prevention, extended endpoint detection and response, and anti-exploit protection for containers running in private and public clouds with comprehensive visibility and control.
Executive Chairman, CEO
BlackBerry Optics 3.0 debuted in May with threat detection and automated response capabilities that execute directly on the endpoint device so an incident can be mitigated in near-real-time. The company in October brought on former McAfee President and CRO John Giamatteo to lead its $500 million cybersecurity business unit.
Co-Founder, President, CEO
CrowdStrike Zero Trust was introduced in May and gives organizations visibility into workforce identity while reducing dynamic friction and false positives by providing conditional access. The company in July rolled out Falcon X Recon+ to simplify the process of hunting and mitigating external threats against brands, employees and sensitive data.
Cybereason closed a $275 million round in July led by former U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin’s new fund to fulfill strong endpoint security market demand. That same month, the company acquired Empow to get predictive response technology, a library of out-of-the-box data integrations, and engineering and product talent.
Cynet in March closed a $40 million round to fulfill demand for its Autonomous XDR Platform from customers with small security teams in need of more holistic offerings. The company’s breach protection platform manages discrete capabilities in a customer’s security stack and provides 24/7 monitoring and response for those capabilities.
With an eye towards building its channel organization and its prevention capabilities from the endpoint to the network and cloud, Deep Instinct in April raised $100 million. The company joined with Tanium in December to better meet the needs of enterprises by improving the prevention of unknown malware.
eSentire in June debuted its cyberinvestigation portfolio which features emergency incident response, digital forensics investigations and security incident response planning. In October it launched managed detection and response with Microsoft Azure Sentinel to strengthen its response capabilities.
ESET Home allows users to manage the security of all of their Windows and Android home devices from one seamless and convenient interface. The company in October brought on longtime Ingram Micro executive Ryan Grant to push into the enterprise and enhance its strategy for different solution provider segments.
Expel for Microsoft automates security operations across Active Directory, AD Identity Protection, Azure, MCAS, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, Office 365 and Sentinel. The company in November closed a $140 million round to strengthen Kubernetes workload protection and the channel team.
Huntress in May closed a $40 million Series B round to expand its platform to meet the needs of SMB-focused MSPs and VARs. In October it rolled out new host isolation capabilities and general availability of its managed antivirus service and expanded its ThreatOps team to cover the U.S., U.K. and Australia.
Kaspersky Machine Learning for Anomaly Detection reveals deviations in production processes by raising alerts as soon as parameters begin to behave unexpectedly. The company bought Brain4Net in October to help enterprises adopt SD-WAN and NFV with existing network infrastructure.
Malwarebytes Privacy for mobile devices is a next-gen VPN providing a more secure internet experience at speeds up to four times faster than traditional VPNs. The company in July partnered with Datto to provide enhanced functionality for MSPs to configure, deploy, support and manage security.
Vice Chair, CEO, CTO
OpenText added network detection and response to its Security and Protection Cloud through the acquisition of Bricata, which analyzes network traffic for vulnerabilities. It also acquired email securit y vendor Zix and integrated it with Carbonite and Webroot to create a powerhouse SMB platform.
Founder, Chairman, CEO
Opswat closed a $125 million funding round to add more partners, double down on demand generation and pursue acquisitions as it prepares for an IPO. In July it acquired Bayshore Networks to extend critical infrastructure protection capabilities to OT and industrial control system environments.
SentinelOne made its first acquisition in February 2021, scooping up data analytics tech developer Scalyr to better ingest, correlate, search and act on data from any source. The company also rolled out Singularity Mobile to deliver autonomous threat protection, detection and response for iOS, Android and Chrome OS mobile devices.
Sophos in May introduced extended detection and response platform that synchronizes native endpoint, server, firewall and email security. In August the company acquired Refactr to add Security Orchestration Automation and Response capabilities to its Managed Threat Response and XDR offerings.
Tanium introduced its first certifications to make it easier for partners and customers to operate and administer the company’s endpoint visibility and control technology. Tanium Risk, meanwhile, gives customers a view of risk posture and the ability to quickly remediate vulnerabilities or compliance gaps via a single dashboard.
Trellix’s XDR platform capitalizes on McAfee’s strength in endpoint protection and FireEye’s expertise in endpoint detection and response. XDR is enhanced by FireEye’s Helix SIEM platform and email security tool and McAfee Enterprise’s network security and data loss prevention offerings.
Trend Micro in April updated its channel program to help recruit partners with a deep understanding of how AWS infrastructure is configured. The company’s Zero Trust Risk Insights tool debuted in September to give customers a complete understanding of their risk so security teams can make informed decisions.
VMware in March acquired cloud-based application security startup Mesh7 to boost its Kubernetes, microservices and cloudnative capabilities. The company in October debuted innovations that strengthen security for endpoints, virtual machines and containers with an end-to-end zerotrust architecture.