Security Technology Category Innovation Quadrant – Q4

Security Technology Category Innovation Quadrant
Security Technology Category Innovation Quadrant

Our Innovation Quadrant provides a snapshot of the average funding and average age for the different Security Technology categories and how they compare with one another.

  • Heavyweights: Categories with high average funding and high average age. These categories are comprised of companies that have reached maturity with significant financing.
  • Established: Categories with low average funding and high average age. These categories are comprised of companies that have reached maturity with less financing.
  • Disruptors: Categories with high average funding and low average age. These categories are comprised of companies that are less mature with significant financing.
  • Pioneers: Categories with low average funding and low average age. These categories are comprised of companies that are less mature with earlier stages of financing.

The definitions of the Security Technology categories represented in the above Innovation Quadrant are as follows:

Cloud and Hosting Server Security: Companies that provide security solutions that protect hosting servers from being attacked. Examples include security solutions for cloud applications, third-party cloud services, and cloud data files.

Identity and Fraud Security: Companies that authenticate identities, approve access within a system, and monitor activities to prevent fraud. Examples include password management, security tokens, and digital identity management.

Data and Information Security: Companies that help protect electronic data from unauthorized external access or threats. Examples include data leakage prevention, file-based security, and enterprise data encryption.

Mobile Security: Companies that protect smartphones and tablets from threats associated with mobile computing. Examples include proactive mobile protection, lost device management, and mobile application security.

Endpoint Security and Firewall: Companies that provide security solutions to protect devices connected to networks. Examples include anti-virus programs, firewalls, and system utility tools.

Risk Assessment and Compliance: Companies that assess the security level of enterprise networks and ensure that they comply with governmental and industrial standards. Examples include companies that conduct penetration tests, ethical hacking, and compliance management.

Security Intelligence and Analytics: Companies that collect data and provide actionable analytics on network security and potential threats. Examples include threat intelligence networks, attack data collection, and security predictive analytics.

Threat Detection and Mitigation: Companies that actively monitor the network to detect attacks and help mitigate them by responding in real-time. Examples include threat monitoring, vulnerability scans, and network hardening.

Infrastructure and Industrial Security: Companies that protect industrial infrastructures and governmental operations from security threats. Examples include companies that defend against attacks on supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), attacks on Homeland Security, and attacks on manufacturing supply chains.

Application and Source Code Security: Companies that scan application and program source codes for potential loopholes. Examples include runtime application security, application performance management, and application assessment.

Email Security: Companies that focus on providing security solutions for email platforms. Examples include anti-spam solutions, anti-phishing solutions, and attachment scanning.

Computer Forensics: Companies that monitor and investigate computer usage for criminal investigations or evidence acquisition. Examples include internet usage monitoring, employee behavior monitoring, and online parental control.

Security Hardware: Companies that produce hardware components for digital security purposes. Examples include cloud key USBs, VPN routers, and controller access points.

Brand Protection: Companies that protect the public image of brands on the Internet. Examples include reputation management, domain name monitoring, and social media attack mitigation.

We are currently tracking 756 Security Technology companies in 14 categories across 40 countries, with a total of $12.4 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Security Technology landscape report and database.

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