Top 10 cyber security platforms

As cyber attacks become more complex, it has never been more crucial for businesses to invest in cyber. Here, we take a look at the top cyber platforms

Today, technology is developing at a breakneck pace. Businesses are spoiled with the number of technological solutions at hand that they can use as they drive growth and improve operations. However, while it proves useful for business, cyber criminals too are utilising such technology to their advantage, making attacks more complex and harder to defend against.

To prevent different types of cyber attacks, it’s imperative that enterprises invest in cyber solutions to ensure they are protected and better equipped to face data breaches. Here, we look at the top companies offering cyber platforms.

Entry 10: VMware

Founded over two decades ago, VMware is a leading provider of multi-cloud services for all apps, enabling digital innovation with enterprise control. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, VMware is committed to building a better future through the company’s 2030 Agenda. 

VMware acquired CloudHealth in 2018 and expanded it in 2019 to provide deeper integration with VMware workloads, alongside public cloud. CloudHealth provides cloud governance features to help organisations align security and regulatory compliance.

Entry 9: Fujitsu

After 40 years in the field of IT security, Fujitsu believes that the answer to preventing cyber attacks lies in intelligence-led security. The company offers leading cyber security services that can help safeguard organisations by strengthening your resilience against cyber-crime. This includes: data protection; multi-cloud security; biometrics; network security & endpoint security, identity and access management; security consulting; IT security risk assessment; continuous cyber security monitoring and more. 

When it comes to data and security, the company is enhancing technologies primarily focused around blockchain, data trust, and digital identity.

Entry 8: Fortinet

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Fortinet develops and sells cybersecurity solutions, including physical firewalls, antivirus software, intrusion prevention systems and endpoint security components. The Fortinet Security Fabric platform secures many of the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organisations around the world. 

With its platform, the company brings together the concepts of convergence and consolidation to provide comprehensive cyber security protection for all users, devices, and applications across all network edges.​

Entry 7: Crowdstrike

Crowdstrike provides cloud-native endpoint protection software. Its platform, Falcon, goes beyond simple threat detection by automatically investigating anomalies removing the guesswork from threat analysis. Crowdstrike counts three of the 10 largest global companies by revenue among its clients. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

Powered by the CrowdStrike Security Cloud, the CrowdStrike Falcon Platform leverages real-time indicators of attack and threat intelligence to deliver hyper-accurate detections, automated protection and remediation.

Entry 6: Cisco

Founded in 1984, Cisco is a software development company that offers its own security platform, SecureX. This cloud-native platform includes XDR capabilities and integrates the Cisco Secure portfolio with its customers’ security infrastructure, speeding detection, response, and recovery. 

It delivers a consistent, built-in experience across customers’ products, giving them unified visibility, intuitive automation, and robust security for their entire security portfolio. Cisco Secure enables customers to defend against threats and safeguard the most vital aspects of business with security resilience.

Entry 5: Trend Micro

A leader in cloud and enterprise cybersecurity, Trend Micro has around 7,000 employees across 65 countries, with its cyber security platform protecting 500,000+ organisations and 250+ million individuals across clouds, networks, devices, and endpoints.

The platform delivers central visibility for improved detection and response, with a powerful range of advanced threat defence techniques optimised for environments like AWS, Microsoft, and Google. Trend Micro is driven by decades of security expertise, global threat research, and continuous innovation.

Entry 4: CyberArk

CyberArk is a global leader in identity security. The company provides a comprehensive security offering for any identity – human or machine – across business applications, distributed workforces, hybrid cloud workloads and throughout the DevOps lifecycle. 

Since its founding, CyberArk has led the market in securing enterprises against cyber attacks that take cover behind insider privileges and attack critical enterprise assets. The company delivers innovative security solutions that help leaders become more proactive to cyber attacks.

Entry 3: Darktrace

By using AI, Darktrace has the ability to interrupt in-progress cyber attacks with its technology. It can fight against attacks including ransomware, email phishing and threats to cloud environments and critical infrastructure. The company has over 6,500 customers worldwide that rely on Darktrace’s digital immune system to avoid cyber disruptions.

Founded in 2013, Darktrace applies Self-Learning AI to enable machines to understand the business in order to autonomously defend it. The company is also headquartered in Cambridge, UK, with 1,700 employees and over 30 offices worldwide.

Entry 2: Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks is an American multinational cybersecurity company with headquarters in Santa Clara, California. Its core product is its platform, which includes advanced firewalls and cloud-based offerings that extend those firewalls to cover other aspects of security. Palo Alto Networks was created in 2005, and, today, it boasts over 85,000 worldwide customers in more than 150 countries.

The company’s mission is to be the cyber security partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life. By delivering an integrated platform and empowering a growing ecosystem of partners, the company protects tens of thousands of organisations across clouds, networks, and mobile devices. Palo Alto’s technology enables customers to secure any cloud, automate security operations, stop zero-data threats in zero time and secure hybrid workforces.

Ed note: Look out for a unique insight on network security from Simon Crocker, Senior Director - Systems Engineering - Western Europe Region at Palo Alto Networks, in our next issue of Technology Magazine this August.

Entry 1: McAfee

The McAfee Corporation is an American global computer security software company, headquartered in San Jose, CA. Purchased by Intel in February 2011 to become part of its Intel Security division, McAfee is a worldwide leader in online protection. Its key attributes are to focus on protecting people, not their devices. The cybersecurity business boasts over 108mn customers in 182 countries worldwide. 

McAfee’s suite of products include its antivirus software, which can be used to scan PCs for viruses and protect them in real-time detecting all kinds of malware, such as ransomware, spyware, cryptojackers, adware and more. 

With cloud-native data protection from McAfee Skyhigh Security Cloud and threat defence from McAfee Cloud Workload Security, customers can transform cloud risk into business acceleration. The company’s cyber solutions are designed to integrate threat defence across devices, IT infrastructure, and data as it goes in, to, and from the cloud.

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