Cybersecurity is an approach to protect computers, networks, programs, and data from advanced threats and vulnerabilities, cyber warfare, cyber terrorism, and cyber espionage. It involves a set of security technologies and solutions, tools, policies, security concepts, guidelines, risk management approaches, and professional and managed services, to protect networks, computers, programs, and data from cyberattacks, damages, or unauthorized access. The major areas covered in cybersecurity are endpoint security, network security, application security, cloud security, wireless security, and others (database security and web security). The constantly evolving nature of security threats is one of the biggest challenges in the cybersecurity market. With proper cybersecurity solutions, an organization can prevent security breaches and help cut down business cost, thereby enhancing its information security infrastructure. The public and private organizations hold a large amount of sensitive data that is prone to cyber threats and needs to be secured. Further, the sophistication level in cyber-attacks is increasing and creating the demand for comprehensive cybersecurity solutions. The security vendors are developing advanced intelligence-based cybersecurity solutions to provide a proactive, holistic security to critical business applications.

COMPETITIVE LEADERSHIP MAPPING TERMINOLOGY

The vendors are placed into four categories based on their performance in each criterion: “visionary leaders,” “innovators,” “emerging companies,” and “dynamic differentiators.” The top 25 vendors which have been evaluated include IBM, HPE, McAfee, Trend Micro, Symantec, Check Point Software Technologies, Cisco Systems, Palo Alto Networks, Juniper Networks, Fortinet, FireEye, Sophos, Rapid7, RSA Security, LogRhythm, Optiv Security, Webroot, CyberArk Software, Qualys, F-Secure, Trustwave Holdings, Proofpoint, Splunk, Kaspersky, and Imperva. The vendor evaluations are based on 2 broad categories: product portfolio and business strategies. Each category carries various criteria, based on which the vendors have been evaluated. The evaluation criteria considered under product portfolio include breadth of offering, feature/functionality, delivery, and support. The evaluation criteria considered under business strategies include reach (geographic presence), industry coverage, channel, viability, and inorganic growth.

VISIONARY LEADERS

Vendors who fall in this category generally receive high scores for most of the evaluation criteria. They have strong and established product portfolios and a very strong market presence. They provide mature and reputable mobile cybersecurity solutions. They also have strong business strategies. IBM, HPE, McAfee, Trend Micro, and Symantec are the vendors who fall into the visionary leader category.

INNOVATORS

Innovators in the MicroQuadrant are vendors who have demonstrated substantial product innovations as compared to their competitors. They have very focused product portfolios. However, they do not have very strong growth strategies for their overall business. Check Point Software Technologies, Sophos, Fortinet, FireEye, Palo Alto Networks, RSA Security, Rapid7, LogRhythm, and Optiv Security are the vendors who fall into the innovators category.

DYNAMIC Differentiators

They are established vendors with very strong business strategies. However, they are low in the product portfolio. They generally focus on a specific type of technology related to the product. Qualys, Splunk, CyberArk Software, Trustwave Holdings, and Kaspersky are the vendors who fall into this category.

EMERGING COMPANIES

They are vendors with niche product offerings, who are starting to gain their position in the market. They do not have very strong business strategies as compared to other established vendors. They might be new entrants in the market and require some more time before gaining significant market traction. Proofpoint, Imperva, Webroot, and F-Secure are the vendors who fall into this category.

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  • IBM have category-wise product offerings such as endpoint protection, network protection, mainframe security, application security, data security, security intelligence and operations, advanced fraud detection, cloud and mobile security and IAM.

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    4.1
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    • Enterprise
    • New York, US
    • Founded: 1911
    • $50 BN to $100 BN
    • 1,00,001 to 5,00,000
  • HPE offers a different product such as security management, threat, and vulnerability defense. Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), security monitoring, data encryption, and key management, and data protection products included in the security management category.

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    3.9
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    • Enterprise
    • Palo Alto, California, United States
    • Founded: 2015
    • 10,001 to 15,000
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    3.6
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    • Enterprise
    • California, US
    • Founded: 1968
    • $50 BN to $100 BN
    • 1,00,001 to 5,00,000
  • Cisco offers products for a different category such as networking, wireless and mobility, security, collaboration, data center, analytics, video, IoT, and software. Security technology helps IT by simplifying security complexity. Small and mid-sized businesses use networking products of Cisco that secure the organization network architecture, manage connected devices, and make business decisions faster.

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    3.5
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    • Enterprise
    • California, US
    • Founded: 1984
    • S10BN to $50BN
    • 50,001 to 75,000
  • Trend Micro have product offerings for business and for home. Under business category, the company offers solutions for ransomware, Linux servers, compliance, cloud, healthcare, point-of-sale, and end-of-support systems. User protection product category provides information on any devices from unauthenticated access.

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    • SME
    • Tokyo, Japan
    • Founded: 1988
    • $101MN to $500MN
    • 1,001 to 5,000
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    3.1
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    • Enterprise
    • Tel Aviv, Israel
    • Founded: 1993
    • $1BN to $5BN
    • 1,001 to 5,000
  • Symantec offers category-wise products offerings, which include endpoint and hybrid cloud security, information protection, messaging security, website security, small and mid-sized Business Security Solutions (SMB).

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    3.0
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    • Enterprise
    • California, US
    • Founded: 1982
    • $1BN to $5BN
    • 10,001 to 15,000
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    2.8
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    • SME
    • 501 to 1,000
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    2.7
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    • SME
    • Redwood City, California, US
    • Founded: 1999
    • $101MN to $500MN
    • 501 to 1,000
  • The company offers product portfolio for cybersecurity and malware protection. FireEye Helix, FireEye as a service, and threat intelligence come under the category of security operations. FireEye Helix is a unified security platform that simplifies, integrates, and automates security operations.

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    2.5
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    • Enterprise
    • California, US
    • Founded: 2004
    • $500MN to $1BN
    • 1,001 to 5,000
  • Palo Alto Networks offers category-wise products such as Next-Generation Firewalls, Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls, Management (Panorama), Advanced Endpoint Protection, and SaaS Security. Next-Generation Firewalls include encrypted traffic, application function, based on application, user, and content.

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    2.5
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    • Enterprise
    • California, US
    • Founded: 2005
    • $1BN to $5BN
    • 1,001 to 5,000
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    • Enterprise
    • San Francisco, California, US
    • Founded: 2003
    • $500MN to $1BN
    • 1,001 to 5,000
  • Kaspersky Lab Threat Intelligence Services provide access to the intelligence that need to mitigate the threats, provided by world-leading team of researchers and analysts. Kaspersky Lab’s knowledge, experience and deep intelligence on every aspect of cybersecurity has made it the trusted partner of the world’s premier law enforcement and government agencies, including INTERPOL and leading CERTs.

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    • Enterprise
    • Moscow, Russia
    • Founded: 1997
    • $500MN to $1BN
    • 1,001 to 5,000
  • Rapid7’s offers on-premise cybersecurity management solution called Nexpose, which helps in reducing the threat exposure by allowing the assessment and response to be able change in the real time environment and listing risk factors across vulnerabilities, configurations, and controls. Cyber attacks breaches the data at an alarming rate, the attack surface is constantly changing, the adversary is becoming quicker than security teams. Nexpose helps in understanding the attack surface and better security outcomes.

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    • SME
    • Massachusetts, US
    • Founded: 2000
    • $101MN to $500MN
    • 501 to 1,000
  • CyberArk Security Services accelerate privileged access security programs by providing the knowledge to classify and list the most complex privileged access programs in organization. Once identified, CyberArk Professionals offers strategy, execution and project-management skill to achieve the best privileged access protection solutions. In short, CyberArk Security Services help clients maximize tangible value sooner.

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    2.3
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    • SME
    • Petach Tikva, Israel
    • Founded: 1999
    • $101MN to $500MN
    • 501 to 1,000
  • The company offers products for networking security, routing, switching, application management and orchestration, software defined networking, network management, network edge services, network operating system, identity and policy control, and packet optical. In February 2017, the company partnered with Affirmed Networks to develop solutions.

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    • Enterprise
    • California, US
    • Founded: 1996
    • $1BN to $5BN
    • 5,001 to 10,000
  • Fortinet has large category of product offerings such as next-generation Firewall, sandbox, endpoint security, Wi-Fi applications, switching, SIEM, web application firewall, cloud access security, email gateway, DDoS, IAM, and network testing. The company offers high-performance network security solutions to secure organization network, users, and data from threats.

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    • Enterprise
    • California, US
    • Founded: 2000
    • $1BN to $5BN
    • 45,001 to 50,000
  • Sophos is a global leader in the network and endpoint security and helps the organization in data security. The company offers product offerings for network, end-user, and server categories with professional services.

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    • Enterprise
    • Oxfordshire, UK
    • Founded: 1985
    • $500MN to $1BN
    • 1,001 to 5,000
  • Optiv integrates the deep skills of application security with the knowledge and insight of a broader security solutions. Optiv Security provides a security solution that allows organizations to mitigate risk by taking a planned method to cybersecurity. It’s aligned security programs to achieve specific business outcomes with full suite of service abilities from strategy to technology. It reduces security risks by designing an AppSec program that secures growing application environment and meets compliance requirements. It measures development practices and the efficiency of software development lifecycle (SDLC) frameworks to design a complete application security program.

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    • SME
    • Denver, Colorado, US
    • Founded: 2015
    • 1,001 to 5,000
  • Dell Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise integrates innovative threat prevention with unmatched efficiency against threats and commodity malware. It uses exclusive artificial intelligence (AI) and active mathematical models to analyse files prior to their implementation and determine which are safe and which aren’t, thus restricting malware before it can run. It is built on thousands of indicators derive from careful analyses of millions of real-world activities and known good files. Dell stop threats without cloud connection or frequent updates. The intelligence is built into the endpoint either on physical device or a virtual machine. Dell identify the advanced threat prevention through Dell commercial system BIOS on boot and quickly alert administrators of any possible BIOS tampering.

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    • Enterprise
    • Texas, US
    • Founded: 1984
    • $50 BN to $100 BN
    • 1,00,001 to 5,00,000
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    • Startup
    • Boulder, Colorado, US
    • Founded: 2003
    • $11MN to $50MN
    • 101 to 500
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    • Enterprise
    • California, US
    • Founded: 2002
    • $500MN to $1BN
    • 1,001 to 5,000
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    • SME
    • Helsinki, Finland
    • Founded: 1988
    • $101MN to $500MN
    • 1,001 to 5,000
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    • SME
    • Colorado, US
    • Founded: 1997
    • $101MN to $500MN
    • 101 to 500
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    • SME
    • Redwood Shores, Redwood City, California, US
    • Founded: 2002
    • $101MN to $500MN
    • 501 to 1,000
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    • Enterprise
    • Seattle, WA, US
    • Founded: 2006
    • S10BN to $50BN
    • 10,001 to 15,000
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    • Enterprise
    • Washington, US
    • Founded: 1996
    • $1BN to $5BN
    • 1,001 to 5,000
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    • Enterprise
    • Texas, US
    • Founded: 1994
    • $500MN to $1BN
    • 1,001 to 5,000
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    • Enterprise
    • Berkshire, England
    • Founded: 1976
    • $1BN to $5BN
    • 501 to 1,000
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    • Enterprise
    • Washington, US
    • Founded: 1975
    • More than $100 BN
    • 1,00,001 to 5,00,000
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    • Enterprise
    • California, US
    • Founded: 1977
    • 1,00,001 to 5,00,000

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