Cybersecurity Software in Retail and Consumer Goods

Retail industries sell consumer products and services to clients through multiple channels. The retail industry vertical is one of the largest industry verticals across the globe. It includes a large number of entities, such as online and offline retailers, manufacturers, distribution channels, and consumers. The penetration of social media, omnichannel shopping, and emerging payment technologies are transforming the retail industry vertical. In contradiction of this rapidly evolving digital retail landscape, retailers find themselves to be poorly protected targets of escalating and increasingly sophisticating cyber-attacks. This industry vertical always focuses on reducing costs and enhancing its business operations. Moreover, it is one of the most targeted industry verticals by cyber-attackers, due to the potential payouts and a large number of monetary transactions made via VISA, MasterCard, and other payment processing networks. SQL injection and brute-force are among the common attacks witnessed by this industry vertical.

Retail cybersecurity has often been reactive and underfunded; however, security vulnerabilities are now becoming a critical issue. From a technology perspective, retailers have historically taken a checkbox approach to PCI compliance. Compliance-based security has resulted in incomplete data protection and poorly integrated point solutions spread over a wide geographic area. Furthermore, the endpoint security is often neglected on PoS systems, due to challenges in implementation, maintenance, and training. Retailers are now adopting new technologies, such as location-based marketing and internal work localization from one floor to another to attract customers and take full advantage of online business opportunities, which are again vulnerable to threats.

Hence, retail organizations should secure network points that include PoS terminals, eCommerce websites, third-party vendors, employees’ access points, and the increasing IoT-based devices, such as printers and security cameras. The cybersecurity solutions are helping the retail industry to reduce the cyber risk and maintain a secure IT infrastructure.

COMPETITIVE LEADERSHIP MAPPING TERMINOLOGY

11 companies offering Cybersecurity Software in Retail and Consumer Goods were analyzed, shortlisted and categorized on a quadrant under Visionary Leaders, Innovators, Dynamic Differentiators, and Emerging Companies.

IBM, Cisco, HPE, and Trend Mirco have been identified as visionary leaders as they have established product portfolios and a robust market presence and business strategy.

Check Point Software, Dell, Palo Alto Networks, and Sophos have been identified as innovators as these vendors have a very focused product portfolio. However, they do not have very strong growth strategies for their overall business.

F-Secure has been identified as an emerging company. They do not have very strong business strategies as compared to other established vendors. They might be new entrants and require some more time before gaining significant traction in the market. Cyberark has been recognized as a dynamic differentiator.

Vendor evaluations are based on two broad categories: product offering and business strategy. Each category carries various criteria, based on which vendors have been evaluated. The evaluation criteria considered under product offerings include breadth of offering, delivery, features/functionality, product quality and reliability, and product differentiation. The evaluation criteria considered under business strategy include geographic footprint (on the basis of geographic presence), channel strategy and fit, vision alignment, and effectiveness of growth (on the basis of innovations, partnerships, collaborations, and acquisitions).

VISIONARY LEADERS

Visionary Leaders generally receive high scores for most evaluation criteria. They provide mature and reputable mobile cybersecurity solutions. They also have strong business strategies. IBM, Cisco, HPE, and Trend Mirco are the leading players in the cybersecurity software market and are recognized as leaders. These vendors are making their presence felt by offering services that are required by most organizations.

INNOVATORS

Innovators demonstrate substantial product innovation as compared to their competitors. They have a very focused portfolio of cybersecurity software solutions and the potential to build strong business strategies for their business growth to be at par with the leaders. However, they do not have very strong growth strategies for their overall business. Check Point Software, Dell, Palo Alto Networks, and Sophos are recognized as innovators. Innovators have been at the forefront in deploying their services based on the clients’ custom software requirements for the niche market.

DYNAMIC DIFFERENTIATORS

Dynamic Differentiators 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.  Cyberark is recognized as a dynamic differentiator.

EMERGING COMPANIES

F-Secure has been recognized as an emerging player in the cybersecurity software market. The emerging players are specialized in offering highly niche and tailor-made solutions and services to their clients. 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.

Cybersecurity Software in Retail and Consumer Goods Quadrant

Comparing 31 vendors in Cybersecurity Software across 212 criteria.

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EVALUATION CRITERIA

Below criteria are most commonly used for comparing Cybersecurity Software tools.
  • Breadth and Depth of Product Offerings
    • Licenses
    • Security Type
      • Network 
      • Endpoint 
      • Application 
      • Cloud 
    • Products/Solutions Offered
      • Identity and Access Management (IAM)
      • Risk and Compliance Management 
      • Encryption 
      • Unified Threat Management (UTM)
      • Firewall 
      • Antivirus/Antimalware 
      • Intrusion Detection System/Intrusion Prevention System (IDS/IPS)
      • Security and Vulnerability Management 
      • Disaster Recovery 
      • Distributed Denial of Service Mitigation (DDoS)
      • SIEM
    • Add-on Product/Solutions
      • Others
  • Product Features and Functionality
    • Services
      • Professional Services
      • Managed Services
    • Professional Services
      • Consulting
      • Support and Maintenance
      • Training and Education
      • Risk & Threat Assessment
  • Delivery
    • End Users
      • System Administrator
      • Others, Please Specify
    • Deployment Model
      • On-Premises
      • Cloud
    • Delivery Mode for Client Location
      • Full Time Equivalent
      • Subscription / Licensing
    • Channel of Delivery
      • Directly
  • Support and Services
    • Level of Support
    • Customer Redressal Mechanism/Program
    • Pre Sales Support
      • Software Requirement Specification (SRS)
      • Product Demos
      • Proof of Concept
      • Dedicated Account Manager (DAM)
    • Channel for Delivery of Support Services
      • On-Site Support
      • Remote Support

TOP VENDORS

  • 1

    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.IBM Identity and access management services help in protecting an organization from breaches, enabling productivity and competitiveness, and achieving and maintaining regulatory compliance. It helps in increasing the maturity of the program with identity and access management services from IBM Security. IBM solutions help in detecting and stopping advanced threats. It automates threat detection and response across the enterprise. IBM monitors and enforces compliance to meet industry standards and security policies. IBM security services enable to activate global intelligence, innovates without introducing risk, and matures with the program over time.

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    • Enterprise
    • New York, USA
    • Founded: 1911
    • $50BN to $100BN
    • 5,00,001 & more
  • 2

    HPE security protects digital assets with reassurance from the HPE risk management and digital protection service. 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. HPE security services provide comprehensive, redundant protection that guides servers and data from threats that exist and threats for the future. Its security risk management workshops, assessments, architecture, design and integration services accelerate digital transformation. HPE addresses vulnerabilities in applications and connection and builds security and compliance into the business.

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    • Enterprise
    • California, USA
    • Founded: 2015
    • $10BN to $50BN
    • 10,001 to 15,000
  • 3

    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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    • Enterprise
    • California, USA
    • Founded: 1984
    • $10BN to $50BN
    • 50,001 to 75,000
  • 4

    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
    • 1,001 to 5,000
  • 5

    Check Point is one of the renowned security software solution vendors. The company is actively focused on providing advanced security solutions for web, data, endpoints, and mobile devices. The cybersecurity solutions offered by Check Point help customers enhance the security layers of external and internal networks. The company’s prime strategy is to upgrade software, adopt innovative technologies, and enhance new products to improve its market positioning. The company provides security offerings that include security management, cloud security, endpoint security, data security, Unified Threat Management (UTM), mobile threat prevention, and network security. The company delivers IT services and security solutions, globally. Moreover, it is a provider of complete security architecture for protecting SMEs and large enterprises from ransomware, malware, and other types of sophisticated fifth generation cyber-attacks.

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    • Enterprise
    • Tel Aviv, Israel
    • Founded: 1993
    • $1BN to $5BN
    • 1,001 to 5,000
  • 6

    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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    • Enterprise
    • California, US
    • Founded: 2005
    • $1BN to $5BN
    • 1,001 to 5,000
  • 7

    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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    • SME
    • 1,001 to 5,000
  • 8

    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
  • 9

    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.

    • Enterprise
    • Oxfordshire, UK
    • Founded: 1985
    • $500MN to $1BN
    • 1,001 to 5,000
  • 10

    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, USA
    • Founded: 1984
    • $50BN to $100BN
    • 1,00,001 to 5,00,000
  • 11

    F-Secure is a provider of cybersecurity solutions for businesses and homes. It provides a wide range of offerings to its end-users, which include endpoint protection, cloud protection, advanced threat protection, network protection, email protection, and vulnerability management. Additionally, it offers managed and professional services. The company offers its solutions to more than 100,000 corporate customers around the globe. It has more than 200 telecommunications network operators and more than 4,000 reseller partners worldwide. F-Secure has over 25 offices around the globe. It has a presence across various regions, such as Europe, North America, Latin America, and APAC. F-Secure’s security experts work on a real-time 24/7 basis, hunting for threats, monitoring data, and alerting customer environments.

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    • SME
    • Helsinki, Finland
    • Founded: 1988
    • $101MN to $500MN
    • 1,001 to 5,000

TOP REVIEWS

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Head - Product Management,Buyer Healthcare
Head - Product Management, Buyer Healthcare
#25 in Cybersecurity Software

“Integrated security platform "

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It is a complete, shared security platform that comprises SecureSphere Web, Database and File Security. It is very well scales to meet the data center security demands of even the largest organizations.
Chief Product Manager,Company Name Classified
Chief Product Manager, Company Name Classified
#25 in Cybersecurity Software

“HTTP Protocol, Platform, and XML Protection"

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SecureSphere applies HTTP standards compliance to stop protocol exploits and evasion techniques. It protect the entire application infrastructure including applications and web server software. Flexible, automated XML security policies protect web services, SOAP, HTML 5 Web Sockets and Web 2.0 applications.
Head - Product Management,Buyer Healthcare
Head - Product Management, Buyer Healthcare
#25 in Cybersecurity Software

“Out-of-the-box SIEM Integration"

(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)5
I really liked the integration of SecureSphere WAF with most of the leading Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems such as Splunk, ArcSight, RSA enVision and others. SecureSphere WAF events in any SIEM are automatically indexed and are easily searchable for fast incident response. SecureSphere WAF transfers events as syslog messages in Common Event Format (CEF) and JSON format.
Head - Product Management,Buyer Healthcare
Head - Product Management, Buyer Healthcare
#25 in Cybersecurity Software

“Granular Correlation Policies Reduce False Positives "

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One of the best feature SecureSphere offers is it differentiates threats from uncommon, but real, behaviour by relating web requests across security layers and over time. SecureSphere relate Attack Validation capability inspects various characteristics such as HTTP protocol conformance, profile violations, signatures, special characters, and user reputation, to exactly alert on or block threat with the lowest rate of false positives in the industry.
Head - Product Management,Buyer Healthcare
Head - Product Management, Buyer Healthcare
#25 in Cybersecurity Software

“Customizable Reports for Compliance and Forensics "

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SecureSphere provides rich graphical reporting capabilities that allow customers to easily understand security status and meet regulatory compliance. SecureSphere offers both pre-defined and fully-customizable reports that rapidly assess security status and streamline demonstration of compliance with PCI, SOX, HIPAA and FISMA and other compliance standards.
Head - Product Management,Buyer Healthcare
Head - Product Management, Buyer Healthcare
#17 in Cybersecurity Software

“Endpoint and Device Protection"

(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)5
It gives the confidence of deploying any application on any cloud infrastructure and helps in securing every user and device on and off the network
Chief Product Manager,Company Name Classified
Chief Product Manager, Company Name Classified
#23 in Cybersecurity Software

“No need for IT security expertise"

(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)5
It is developed to work without IT security expertise for cost effective administration and makes it fully automated by freeing security experts and administrators.
Chief Product Manager,Company Name Classified
Chief Product Manager, Company Name Classified
#17 in Cybersecurity Software

“Network Security"

(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)5
Fortinet software defends entire attack surface with most advanced security. It also reduce the complexity with orchestration, automation & response
Head - Product Management,Buyer Healthcare
Head - Product Management, Buyer Healthcare
#23 in Cybersecurity Software

“Endpoint security"

(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)5
We were looking for a comprehensive and easy method to endpoint security and patch management and F-Secure provide us the most cost-effective software solution and one of the best pre-sales experience
Chief Product Manager,Company Name Classified
Chief Product Manager, Company Name Classified
#20 in Cybersecurity Software

“Stops complete malware"

(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)5
I am impressed by the unparalleled efficacy of Dell Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise which stops 99% of malware which is far above the average 50% efficiency from rating of the top anti-virus solutions
Business Analyst,Company Name Classified
Business Analyst, Company Name Classified
#20 in Cybersecurity Software

“Dual Encryption"

(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)5
Dell Encryption Enterprise permits end users to enable two layers of Encryption through Dual Encryption with an additional license.
Business Analyst,Company Name Classified
Business Analyst, Company Name Classified
#15 in Cybersecurity Software

“Scalable, Flexible, Architecture"

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It offers component-based architecture which is easy to deploy and maintain and can simply scale to the most complex enterprise deployments with full support for high availability and disaster recovery configurations.
Chief Product Officer,Company Name Classified
Chief Product Officer, Company Name Classified
#15 in Cybersecurity Software

“Digital vault"

(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)5
I am impressed by features of CyberArk’s Digital Vault. It is hardened for on-premises and cloud deployments with several layers of built-in security for authentication, access control, encryption, tamper-proof storage, and data protection.
Chief Product Manager,Company Name Classified
Chief Product Manager, Company Name Classified
#15 in Cybersecurity Software

“Discovery engine"

(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)5
CyberArk Accounts Feed helps in determining the user and service accounts, SSH Keys, secrets and other privileged credentials so that an end user can assess the size and magnitude of privileged account security risk.
Head - Product Management,Buyer Healthcare
Head - Product Management, Buyer Healthcare
#20 in Cybersecurity Software

“Based on AI and Mathematical models"

(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)5
It’s prevention of malware is based on AI and Mathematical models with negligible false positives that enhances IT productivity and removes the necessity for constant signature updates
Head - Product Management,Buyer Healthcare
Head - Product Management, Buyer Healthcare
#15 in Cybersecurity Software

“Secure audit"

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It offers fully centralized, tamper -proof audit records for all privileged access activities, with individual accountability for any admittance or usage of shared privileged accounts.
Global Head - Service and Product Development,Company Name Classified
Global Head - Service and Product Development, Company Name Classified
#15 in Cybersecurity Software

“Application access manager"

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It provides the full control, management and audit of the privileged access for applications which includes commercial off-the-shelf, in-house developed applications and applications developed using DevOps tools and methodologies across on premises, hybrid, cloud and containerized environments.
Global Head - Service and Product Development,Company Name Classified
Global Head - Service and Product Development, Company Name Classified
#20 in Cybersecurity Software

“Protect endpoints"

(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)5
It can protect endpoints in varied environments, regardless of user, device or location
Chief Product Officer,Company Name Classified
Chief Product Officer, Company Name Classified
#20 in Cybersecurity Software

“Local detection "

(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)5
Dell Endpoint Security locally detects the malware and doesn’t need a cloud connection that ensures mobile end users can work without fear of compromise
Head - Product Management,Buyer Healthcare
Head - Product Management, Buyer Healthcare
#7 in Cybersecurity Software

“Goos Customer Service"

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Symantec provides different ways for technical support, including a support portal where one can contact support agents on the Symantec Enterprise website. Symantec''s customer service is good and their representatives are also well trained and can answer questions raised.