Top Cyber Security Companies of 2018
The internet has become a vital part of our lives. We talk to our friends online, we meet new friends and business partners there, and we put vital information about ourselves online. So, when a Cybersecurity Ventures report came out stating that cybertheft and other cyber-related crimes would be the greatest threat to our humanity, and it would cost the world about $6 trillion in 2021, increasing by $3 trillion from 2015, it is clear why there was a public panic online.
And these days, the headlines are filled with news of breaches that plagued one big technology company or another. And with each breach, public trust levels in each of these companiesâ€™ plummets forcing them to spend millions of dollars putting together a PR package to fix their reputation.
To reduce cybercrimes and safeguard user information, companies in this space constantly strive to put their best foot forward regarding how they deal with these cyber attacks. With that in mind, this article has profiled the top 10 best cybersecurity companies of 2018.
The companies included on this list interface daily with cybersecurity, and the criteria for being chosen includes taking a look at the problems they have solved, their customer base, the funding they have received, and their company growth.
Another important fact to note is that these companies are listed on a wide list of stock exchanges around the world, and that list does not include privately owned companies.
Here is a list of the top ten cyber security firms:
1. CyberArk Software (NASDAQ: CYBR)
Leading this list and coming in at number three on the top 500 company list is CyberArk. They have been identified for their great access security solutions. CyberArk claims to offer its clients several features among which include credential protection and management, monitoring and session isolation, amongst a host of other features.
Visit their website cyberark.com for more information about their value offering.
2. Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO)
This company comes in at number 5 on the Cybersecurity top 500 list and second on our list. Cisco is known mostly for its wide range of security products and services that are useful in discovering and halting threats. Ciscoâ€™s products are designed specifically for a long list of activities and services amongst which include email, network, router, and cloud. The company is located in San Jose and is filed under the threat protection and network security sector.
For most information about the company, visit cisco.com.
3. IBM (NYSE: IBM)
IBM is not a new company. They are ranked at the top of most lists regarding the most valuable cybersecurity stocks that were released last year. However, IBM slipped down to number six in the Cybersecurity Ventures Cybersecurity 500 list as a result of its IBM security platform, and it comes in at number three.
This company was grouped here as a result of its enterprise IT security solutions among which include its mobile, data, network, and endpoint solutions. IBM employs the use of AI and cloud platforms to detect threats and protect itself and its customers against these threats.
Visit ibm.com for more information about the company.
4. Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT)
Microsoft was number 7 on the Cybersecurity 500 list and comes in fourth on our list. The company is classified under the data center as the endpoint protection sector. They also offer several services to counter cybercrime beginning with its prime Windows Defender product to its cloud-hosted office 365 and Azure security compliance centers.
Visit microsoft.com to learn more about the company.
5. Amazon (Amazon Web Services) (NASDAQ: AMZN)
Coming in at number five on the list and number eight on the Cybersecurity 500 list is a company renowned for its cloud-powered security options. An arm of the trillion-dollar company Amazon, Amazon Web Services claims to secure data and meet all the necessary compliance rules while itâ€™s product features infrastructure security and DDoS mitigation.
Visit aws.amazon.com to learn more about the company.
6. FireEye (NASDAQ: FEYE)
Coming in at number six on this list and number nine on the Cybersecurity 500 list is FireEye. This company is known for its advanced threat protection services. Also, FireEye renders several services for enterprise security that involves everything from email to networks as well as threat intelligence solutions.
7. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)
American company Lockheed Martin is known for its wide-ranging interests that stem from aerospace to security, defense, and advanced technologies. They come in at number 10 on the Cybersecurity 500 list and number seven on this list.
Known for its cyber security solutions and services, Lockheed Martin has been able to build a cyber center of excellence thanks to its numerous skilled analysts and developers who work hard to employ the latest technology.
Visit lockheedmartin.com to learn more about the company.
8. Check Point Software (NASDAQ: CHKP)
This company comes in at number 8 on our list and number 11 on the Cybersecurity 500 list. Check Point Software is known for its central threat management.
This company has an extensive list of product offerings among which include protecting users on networks, mobile devices, and the cloud. They also offer regular security management services as well.
9. Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC)
Symantec is no stranger to the cybersecurity industry as they have been present for over three decades. Currently, they are 13th on the Cybersecurity 500 list. They are well known for their products that involve the cloud, mobile security sector, and endpoint.
Symantec offers solutions for multiple services including protection from advanced threats, email security, cloud, and network security services. It is also interesting to note that Symantec owns Norton, the leading antivirus software.
Visit Symantec.com for more information
10. BAE Systems (OTCP: BAESY)
This is a British multinational defense, security, and aerospace company known for its cybersecurity risk management services. They currently rank 14th on the Cybersecurity 500 list and are our final pick.
They provide a litany of services that include email security, fraud detection and prevention, AML regulatory compliance, and national threat defense solutions. BAE operates through five divisions: electronic systems, cyber and intelligence systems, intelligence and security systems, applied intelligence, and platforms and services.