Cyber Security

Top 10 Cyber Security Companies at the Start of 2023

The past two decades have seen the rise of information technology (IT) by manifolds. Along the same lines, cyber security, a hypernym of IT, has managed to garner the attention of multi-million companies as well as individuals. Today, it is one of the most absorbing workforce domains in the world. All thanks to the increase in the number of cyber attack incidents. In the next 5 years, the demand graph for cyber security will rise exponentially. This brings us to the threshold of cyber security companies that have been steering the wheel since the start of this year. Wish to know which are these companies? Cybertech is here with a comprehensive list of terrific ten companies that are ruling the roost in extending cyber security services since the start of 2023. Without any further ado, let’s get started.

  1. Cisco System Inc.

Since its very inception in 1984, Cisco has been one of the top-notch companies across the world that provides IT, networking, and cyber security solutions. Founded by Leonard Bosack and Sandy Lerner who were computer scientists from Stanford University, it is headquartered in San Jose, California. Cisco’s products and services target three typical market areas – enterprise, service provider, midsize and small business. The company has been enjoying the reputation of extending some of the groundbreaking cyber security services and products including cloud security, email security, endpoint security, malware protection, multi-factor authentication, and next-generation firewalls among other security services.

It is these very reliable services that yield the company a net worth of 51 billion USD. Not only that, Cisco System Inc. even provides a wonderful work culture to its 80,000 to 85,000 employees. As a result, it secured the sixth rank in the “Fortune 100 Best Places to Work” back in 2019. 

Currently, Cisco offers jobs and career opportunities in various domains – engineering, professional services, sales & marketing, corporate services, and operations & support. Apart from the jobs, the company also conducts exams to provide very beneficial networking certifications.

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  1. Palo Alto Networks (PANW)

Founded in 2005, Palo Alto Networks (PANW) has the most rigorous and lucrative independent security tests, whether in next-gen firewalls (NGFW), endpoint detection and response (EDR), or any other area. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, it provides next-generation firewalls, UEBA, cloud security, endpoint protection, threat detection and prevention, application security, edge security, and more. All these security product tests have been consistently excellent, including the latest MITRE endpoint security tests and CyberRatings firewall tests. 

The company has continued its innovative tradition, including some noteworthy announcements in automated threat response, DevSecOps, vulnerability, and configuration management, and other areas of cyber resilience often overlooked in the detection-obsessed cyber security market. While known primarily for the strength of its security features, Palo Alto has made surprising gains in recent years in ease of use, pricing, and user perceptions of value, showing a company actively working to broaden its customer base.

  1. IBM

Founded in the year 1911 by Charles Ranlett Flint and Herman Hollerith, IBM is headquartered in Armonk, New York with operations in over 171 countries. The company was earlier named International Business Machine Corporation and renamed in the year 1924, International Business Machines. It is a computing tabulating recording company and has various products including patch management, security analytics, fraud protection, threat intelligence, mobile security, authentication database security, mainframe security, data protection, fraud protection, security orchestration, etc. IBM is one of the biggest companies across the cyber security business line and one of the largest employers in the world. The company provides jobs in numerous profiles such as automation, robotics, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, quantum computing, web development, software development, etc. 

  1. Sophos Group

Sophos Group is a security software and hardware company headquartered in Abingdon, England. The company was founded by Jan Hruska and Peter Lammer in 1985. Sophos is primarily concerned with providing security software to the market. The company develops various products for communication endpoint, encryption, email security, mobile security, network security, and unified threat management. As of now, the company extends services and provides products to around 400,000 organizations in more than 150 countries including the cloud Optix (public cloud visibility and threat response), intercept X (endpoint protection with ai), Sophos central, Sophos email, Sophos mobile/wireless, Sophos wireless, safeguard encryption, secure web gateway, XG firewall (next-gen firewall). 

Sophos provides you with various career opportunities in core cyber security domains such as – threat researcher, software engineer, lab manager, etc. In addition to that, the company also offers jobs as a channel manager, sales engineer, compliance analyst, commercial counsel, etc.

  1. McAfee

McAfee, headquartered in Santa Clara (California), is a computer security software company. The company was founded by John McAfee in 1987 as McAfee Associates who later resigned from the venture in 1994. McAfee offers advanced security solutions to consumers, small and large businesses, enterprises, and governments. The company states to be one of the largest dedicated cyber security companies in the world. Some of the major cyber security services and products offered by McAfee are endpoint security, cloud access security broker (CASB), endpoint, detection & response, data loss prevention, MVision products, epolicy orchestrator, mobile security, saas security management, siem, network security platform, web gateway, etc. The company has offered services to around 69,000 enterprise customers within 180+ countries. McAfee offers various job opportunities in the cyber security field like cloud engineer/architect, software development engineer, web developer, etc. Other domains in which the company provides jobs include administration, sales, finance, legal, etc. 

  1. Veracode

Headquartered in the US, Veracode services automatically detect vulnerabilities in the development stage so that the developers can release breach-free apps. With over 2600+ clients, Veracode is responsible for building software securely and also provides a powerful combination of power, automation, integration, and speed. It provides software composition analysis, full application analysis, penetration testing, etc. It provides a platform for code analysis as well as enables a smooth customer experience. It has been enjoying a reputation for providing solutions for healthcare, financial services, retail, and e-commerce. This cyber security company also has 31 listed patents. Veracode is trusted by some of India’s largest firms. It has released a free edition of ‘Veracode Security Labs’, accessible to anyone. 

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  1. Fortinet

Fortinet, headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, was founded in the year 2000 by Ken Xie and Michael Xie and went public in the year 2009. It is an American multinational corporation or network security vendor which provides its customers with a platform for rigorous testing. Fortinet is one of the top cyber security companies in the world and has several cybersecurity products, including CASB, UEBA, network firewalls, endpoint security, anti-virus, intrusion prevention, network access control, web applications, firewalls, email gateways, unified threat management, etc. Fortinet has around 12,000 employees working for it and wishes to expand in the fields of R&D, sales, customer service, marketing, finance, operations, IT, HR, and legal. 

  1. CyberArk

Headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts, U.S. CyberArk was founded by Alon N. Cohen in the year 1999. The company has 22 offices, spread across 15 countries. The company specializes in identity-based security offerings, access management (IAM) segments, and covering identity. CyberArk also provides privileged access management, along with giving numerous services to other companies regarding financial services, healthcare, retail, energy, and the public sector. A few of the core services provided by the company are management-centric. In addition to that, it offers customers workforce identity-based security. It helps in protecting credentials used by scripts and applications. Due to its open-source secret management software, it is pretty popular amongst developers as a privacy-sensitive application. 

  1. Trend Micro Inc.

Trend Micro Inc., globally headquartered in Tokyo (Japan), is one of the leading cyber security companies. The company was founded in 1988 by Steve Chang, Jenny Chang, and Eva Chen. Trend Micro provides enterprise security software for servers, networks, and cloud computing environments. Its security products for the cloud and virtualization deliver automated security and are optimized for various leading environments – Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, VMware, Google Cloud, and many more. It is known for providing advanced threat protection, IoT security, hybrid cloud security, intrusion prevention, solutions for ransomware, GDRP, compliance, user protection, etc. Currently, Trend Micro ranks at the top position in the Hybrid Cloud Workload Security market share. It offers various jobs and career opportunities in the cyber security field such as threat detection engineer, technical writer, security engineer, security operations center analyst, etc.

  1. Mimecast

Headquartered in London, U.K. the company was founded by Peter Bauer and Neil Murray in the year 2003. They both are serial entrepreneurs and one of the founders Peter Bauer has also been trained as a Microsoft Systems Engineer. The company helps by offering cloud-based email security for Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Office 365. In addition to this, the company has numerous products, such as domain-based message authentication reporting and conformance (DMARC) analyzers, threat intelligence, and AI cyber security tools. Some of the services offered by the company are email and web security, optimizing cyber security solutions, and helping with security awareness training. The company has a total of 14 offices in 9 countries and provides powerful and comprehensive solutions to numerous cyber security companies with less than 50 employees. Also, in the year 2021, Mimecast had been awarded the 2021 ‘CRN Tech Innovator Award’ winner in the ‘Email Security’ category.

So, these were the top ten cyber security companies that have been offering commendable services against cyber attacks. The growth of these companies is increasing day by day and they will be one of the most successful combines in the coming time. 

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