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Emerging Security Vendors To Know In 2019

Rick Whiting

As part of CRN's Emerging Vendors for 2019, here are 46 hot security startups, founded in 2013 or later, that solution providers should be aware of.


Founded: 2014

Top Executive: Ajit Sancheti, Co-Founder, CEO

The Preempt Platform, a conditional access system for securing identities, offers continuous threat prevention capabilities that automatically adapt based on identity, behavior and risk, responding to both security threats and risky employee activities. 


Founded: 2013

Top Executive: Mike Fong, Founder, CEO

Privoro is pioneering innovative mobile security hardware protections that enable organizations and individuals to take unprecedented control of access to their most important information. 

ReFirm Labs

Founded: 2017

Top Executive: Derick Naef, CEO

ReFirm Labs provides IoT and firmware security offerings that proactively validate and monitor IoT devices, defending connected devices and supply chain integrity. Founded by former NSA offensive cyber operators, ReFirm's technology is used by government, telecommunications, IT, automotive, health-care, utilities and manufacturing organizations. 

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

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