When it comes to the Cybersecurity market, there is no shortage of vendors achieving all sorts of levels of success. This is particularly true depending on how one defines success, such as the number of clients, revenue, innovative capabilities, and more. That said, some vendors inevitably stand apart from their peers. In this article, we discuss some industry leaders and what makes them unique.
It would be hard to discuss Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) and not touch on Crowdstrike. Crowdstrike is ranked as the leading EDR platform by industry groups such as Gartner and their “Magic Quadrant,” leading others by quite a bit. Going public in 2019, with a valuation of $6.6 billion, Crowdstrikes success has only continued with nearly 15,000 customers and growing, 50% of which are Fortune 500 organizations.
Crowdstrike is increasingly making a splash in the public sector as well, being chosen as the EDR solution of choice by Federal leaders and achieving FedRAMP and Department of Defense (DoD) authorizations that are difficult to achieve. This positions Crowdstrike as an easy option for the Federal government in their pursuit of Zero Trust per requirements out of The White House and Federal agencies.
As organizations continue to adopt Cloud-native architectures and implement DevSecOps methodologies, a technology referred to as “service mesh” increasingly becomes a key capability. Few organizations compete with industry leader Tetrate on this front. Tetrate raised $40M in Series B financing in 2021 and also partnered with NIST to facilitate their second annual multi-cloud conference.
Tetrate employees also contributed to DevSecOps and Service Mesh guidance published by NIST for industry use. The company is a key contributor to the OSS solutions Istio and Envoy which play roles in service mesh and observability use cases in Cloud-native architectures. They’ve also partnered with cloud computing leader Amazon Web Services (AWS) to make their product offerings available via the AWS Marketplace.
Few organizations are experiencing the rapid success that Axonius is when it comes to the space of Cyber Asset Attack Surface Management (CAASM). At its core, CAASM is looking to solve the asset visibility challenge, which is a major challenge for organizations, especially in today’s complex environment of hybrid, on-prem, cloud, and more.
One of Axonius’s most powerful features is its adapters, which there are more than 400 of which integrate with the various tools and services organizations are using. This provides a massive level of visibility that most organizations otherwise struggle to obtain.
Axonius has taken advantage of its integrations and capabilities to expand into an increasingly critical market known as SaaS Security Posture Management (SSPM). Organizations have out-of-control problems associated with SaaS governance and security and Axonius is championing its platform as a key option to help solve that. They look to help identify unknown SaaS use, create a comprehensive inventory and ultimately identify misconfigurations and data security risks.
As mentioned in the introduction, there’s no shortage of vulnerability tooling for IT and security leaders to choose from. However, what is a challenge is bringing all of that telemetry together to have a holistic view of your enterprise’s vulnerability posture. That’s where Nucleus comes in with its unified vulnerability management platform.
Nucleus looks to centralize information, customize prioritization and even facilitate automated remediation, driving down the mean-time-to-remediate security vulnerabilities. They also enable the measurement of key performance indicators across various organizational entities, such as business units and departments. This is a key capability for security leaders in large complex organizations.
While these are obviously only a few of the leading security vendors in the industry, they certainly stand out for their own unique reasons and focus areas. The reality is that technology and security leaders today are dealing with a rapidly changing and complex threat landscape. Vendors and tools like those discussed above are absolutely critical to bring some clarity to the noise and address those threats head-on.
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