The 20 Coolest Endpoint Security Companies Of 2020: The Security 100
Part two of CRN's 2020 Security 100 list looks at 20 companies that are making their mark in the endpoint security space.
An increasing number of costly attacks and breaches and the potential for centrally managed protection and administration have driven expansion of the endpoint security market. These endpoint protection, detection and response vendors prevent file-less attacks, reduce the attack surface, safeguard mobile devices and automate alert response.
Four endpoint security companies on CRN's annual Security 100 list tapped someone new to lead them, with top Avast lieutenant Ondrej Vlcek being promoted to CEO, BlackBerry Cylance promoting Daniel Doimo to president, Art Gilliland taking control over Symantec Enterprise Security when it was sold to Broadcom, and McAfee tapping ex-BMC and Polycom executive Peter Leav as its new CEO.
Here's a look at 20 companies making their mark in the endpoint security space.
The integration of Digital Defense’s Frontline.Cloud with Attivo Networks BOTsink helps operators decide where to deploy additional deception technology. The company’s Active Directory tool, meanwhile, intercepts advanced attacks, contains them at the endpoint and redirects them into the deception environment, creating an altered reality.
The Avast Business Secure Web Gateway combines a comprehensive threat intelligence network with advanced protection, flexibility and ease of use for SMBs. The Avast Business Secure Internet Gateway was introduced to reduce costs and deliver advanced protection with fast inspection of encrypted traffic at scale for all users.
The addition of security risk analytics and hardening to the Bitdefender GravityZone unified endpoint defense platform helps organizations reduce the endpoint attack surface and proactively safeguard systems from breach. And new GravityZone capabilities stop attacks earlier in the kill chain and simplify incident response.
The CylanceGuard managed detection and response offering leverages security experts and a native AI platform to provide continuous threat monitoring. CylanceProtect for mobile devices managed by BlackBerry Unified Endpoint Management provides protection to prevent, detect and remediate advanced threats.
Co-Founder, President, CEO
CrowdStrike’s CrowdScore leverages cloud-based analytics and AI to provide a single view of the real-time threat level that organizations are facing. In addition, Falcon Firewall Management allows customers to use CrowdStrike’s sensor to manage the Windows firewall.
WWT partnered with Cybereason to allow joint customers to autonomize security by fusing multiple data sources, business context, machine learning and big data analytics. Cybereason’s endpoint protection portfolio was enhanced and now goes beyond strengthening fileless attack prevention to include endpoint hardening and greater visibility.
Dell Technologies’ Unified Workspace allows IT admins to easily automate deployment, security, management and support regardless of OS, device or cloud environment. The PowerProtect Data Domain Series appliances enable organizations to protect, manage and recover data at scale across diverse environments.
ESET Secure Authentication was made available to MSPs to provide near-immediate improvements by addressing the weaknesses surrounding passwords and access. Meanwhile, ESET Full Disk Encryption keeps a company’s data safe in the event of device theft or loss, maintaining protection in the physical and digital realms.
Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business was updated with a new adaptive anomaly control feature, which perceives and blocks anomalous applications and user behavior. Kaspersky Sandbox helps combat advanced threats by analyzing new suspicious files and sending the results to the installed endpoint protection platform.
The Malwarebytes OneView multitenant management console gives MSPs the tools to protect, monitor and remediate against advanced threats. The Malwarebytes Malware Removal Service was introduced to provide rapid expert intervention and triage to manage and isolate a malware incident.
MVision Insights helps customers understand what’s going on from a global threat landscape perspective as well as specific threat activity. In addition, MVision Cloud for Containers helps customers speed up application delivery while enhancing the security of their container workloads. McAfee named Leav its new CEO, effective Feb. 3.
The Digital Employee Experience Scoring System gives employers a way to measure the digital workplace experience in areas like collaboration. The Nexthink platform provides visibility, control and remediation across all worker endpoints, providing a picture of shadow IT, asset inventory and abnormal web activity.
SentinelOne updated its platform to provide unified prevention, detection, response and hunting to better handle malicious files and live attacks in cloud-native and containerized environments. A new threat intelligence platform gives customers secure and stable access to platform data along with daily updates.
Sophos unveiled a managed threat response service that integrates with its protection capabilities to ensure security teams end up dealing with the most important alerts. The company for the first time also began protecting Chrome OS educational and commercial customers with its rebranded Intercept X for Mobile offering.
The DeepArmor 2.0 endpoint protection platform helps reduce the workload of the security analyst by automatically acting on some alerts and reducing false positives. SparkCognition debuted DeepArmor Small Business directly though Lenovo Vantage for SMB, which employs patented AI threat detection models.
SVP, GM Symantec Enterprise Division at Broadcom
The Integrated Cyber Defense Exchange helps vendors like Box, ServiceNow, Microsoft and Anomali quickly integrate and obtain guidance from Symantec around the data they can use. Symantec Endpoint Security delivers protection, detection and response in a single tool, as well as attack surface reduction.
Orion Hindawi, Fazal Merchant
Tanium Performance helps IT operations teams monitor, investigate and remediate performance issues at scale on desktops, laptops and servers. The April 2020 rollout of Tanium Enforce will give customers a unified approach to managing configuration, security, and device and policy settings.
New container security capabilities added to Trend Micro Deep Security elevated protection across the entire DevOps life cycle and runtime stack. The company also added integrated detection and response across email, network, endpoint, server and cloud to give enterprises more visibility into their risk posture.
VMware Carbon Black
Customizable API access control across the company’s endpoint protection platform gives administrators more control of data access and management. New VMware Carbon Black security offerings deliver automated and proactive protection to critical apps, data and users regardless of where they reside.
Webroot, an OpenText Company
Interim CEO, Executive Chairman, Carbonite
Webroot Security Awareness Training allows administrators to launch global campaigns with a single click and streamline management across multiple users, customers and sites. The company integrated with SyncroMSP to give MSPs another RMM tool to help them protect against more sophisticated attacks.