Network & Endpoint Security: This is the largest category in our market map and includes startups like Red Canary, which specializes in protecting enterprise computer networks from vulnerabilities that arise as a result of remotely bridging users’ laptops, tablets, and other electronic devices (aka “endpoints”). Other companies like Cylance apply artificial intelligence algorithms to predict, identify, and stop malware and advanced threats in defense of endpoints. Unicorns in this category include the companies: Tanium ($3.5B), Cylance ($1B), and CloudFlare ($1B).
IoT/IIoT Security: Startups in this category include Argus Cyber Security which is an automotive cybersecurity company enabling car manufacturers to protect connected vehicles. Also, Indegy which provides security for industrial control systems used across critical infrastructures, including energy, water utilities, petrochemical plants, manufacturing facilities, etc. Unicorns include: ForeScout Technologies ($1B) and Zscaler ($1B).
Threat Intelligence: Companies include Flashpoint, which illuminates targeted malicious activities on the deep Web to uncover potential threats and thwart attacks.
Mobile Security: Companies in this category include Zimperium, which delivers enterprise mobile threat protection for Android and iOS devices. Unicorns include: Lookout ($1B), Okta ($1.2B), and Avast Software ($1B).
Behavioral Detection: Included are companies like Darktrace, which detects abnormal behavior in organizations in order to identify threats and manage risks from cyber-attacks.
Cloud Security: Startups like Tigera offer solutions for enterprises looking for secure application delivery across private, public, and hybrid clouds. Unicorns include: Illumio ($1B).
Deception Security: Companies like illusive networks can identify and proactively deceive and disrupt attackers before they can cause harm.
Continuous Network Visibility: Protectwise and others offer solutions for visualizing network activity and responding to cyber attacks in real time.
Risk Remediation: Companies like AttackIQ offer solutions for pinpointing vulnerabilities in technologies, people, and processes with recommendations on how to effectively fill security gaps.
Website Security: Distil Networks and Shape Security offer website developers the ability to identify and police malicious website traffic, including malicious bots, and more.
Quantum Encryption: Startups like Post-Quantum offer encrypted wireless and data communications technology that relies on the science underlying quantum mechanics.