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10 Hot Cybersecurity Companies to Follow In May 2020

Who’s who fighting cybercrime

– Kayla Matthews

Pittsburgh, Pa. — Apr. 15, 2020

Special coverage of Cybercrime Magazine’s Hot 150 Cybersecurity Companies.

To be secure today is to be cyber-secure. As you go into May 2020, you’ll want to stay up-to-date about the ever-evolving world of cybersecurity. If you’re uninformed, you’re likely vulnerable.

Cyberthreats are growing every day, but so are the tools to defend against them. There are plenty of companies today that can help you with whatever your cybersecurity needs may be.

Here are 10 cybersecurity companies to watch this May.

1. Bitglass

If cloud security is a continual concern for your company, investigate why Bitglass is one of the compelling cyber companies of May 2020 within this list. Since Bitglass secures networks, devices and apps, it’s an all-encompassing option. You can even benefit from real-time control for unmanaged devices, which boosts peace of mind and visibility. With its Data Loss Prevention (DLP) engine and Advanced Threat Protection, Bitglass is one of the best options for cloud security.

2. ForgeRock

It’s increasingly common for cybersecurity companies to offer identity management tools. As workforces grow and become more distributed, companies should implement more verification procedures to protect their assets. ForgeRock has a decade of experience in the identity management world. Its tools let you replace legacy systems or integrate newer options into an existing setup. Some of them install in minutes, appealing to time-pressed users.

3. HackerOne

Are you thinking about establishing or improving a bug bounty program so that independent cybersecurity researchers and ethical hackers can report problems? Consider HackerOne to get assistance with ironing out that all-important process. Whether you’d like a fully managed bug bounty program or prefer some guidance on creating a fully compliant system for receiving and acting on information, this company has the expertise you need.

Fast Company recently chose HackerOne for its coverage of the most innovative companies of 2020. That content mentioned how more than 600,000 hackers take part to help businesses find unknown vulnerabilities.

4. F-Secure

F-Secure provides a comprehensive assortment of products for both home and business customers. For example, the consumer-based items include a VPN, a password manager and an internet security program. People can also download free tools for protection at no charge.

On the business side, the products range from a cloud-based endpoint security suite to rapid detection and response products. One of F-Secure’s standout attributes is that it received two “Best Protection” awards from AV-TEST in 2018.

5. GreatHorn

Email management is challenging, especially since many people get hundreds of emails daily. Fortunately, some companies specializing in email management solutions work with widely used platforms like Gmail. Then, people can apply labels, work with attachments and more — all without learning a new platform. 

GreatHorn is another of the top cyber companies of May 2020, and it can be a valuable complement to your current email programs. The solutions take just five minutes to implement. They offer multilayered protection and contextual warnings. For example, a person can get alerts based on individual emails or their company’s organizational rules.



6. Lookout

Today, when many people complete work from home and on the road, taking a traditional perimeter-based approach to information technology (IT) security is no longer sufficient. That’s why many cybersecurity companies focus on doing something different. Lookout is one of them. It offers continual conditional access to employees as they use company resources from their mobile devices.

In February 2020, the San Francisco-based company announced a record-setting fiscal year ending on January 31. The number of people reportedly using its phishing protection app grew by 320 percent in 2019. Also, Lookout has a massive data set containing information about the 180 million devices analyzed so far. 

7. Pindrop

There’s a growing interest in using people’s voices for authentication. For example, a person could phone their bank and access their account by answering a question or speaking a phrase. Voice-based security is nothing new to Pindrop. This company, established in 2011, specializes in such safeguards for call centers and other clients who engage with customers through voice-based communications. 

The technology depends on artificial intelligence (AI) to instantly analyze and score a caller’s voice. It also looks at other aspects, such as their number and device. Employees then get numerical values representing a caller’s risk score. Pindrop’s site says this approach detects up to 80 percent of all phone fraud. In 2019, the company branched out beyond its initial call center focus. It now authenticates voices associated with smart home devices and assistants, too. 

8. ReversingLabs

Malware is a serious problem for businesses and individuals alike. Some types lock down entire collections of files or affect computers so severely that their owners cannot use them. If you want to get to the bottom of malware threats, ReversingLabs can help. The company operates from Cambridge, Mass., where the founders established it in 2009. It offers malware detection through a file intelligence solution.

The brand’s products screen for malware in only .005 seconds. Plus, ReversingLabs maintains a malware repository of 10 billion files and 3,600 formats. Its products rely on machine learning to detect questionable content, and they categorize threats with a user-friendly system. 

9. SecurityScorecard

Perhaps your company is committed to beefing up cybersecurity, but you’re not sure where to start. SecurityScorecard takes an outside-in approach to show you where weak points exist. You see your website as a hacker does, gaining a new and valuable perspective of IT security. 

Besides getting the numerical score and letter grade for your website, SecurityScorecard enables adding vendors or partners. Identified issues also come with recommended action plans, leaving no doubt about how to form your remediation strategy. 

10. Valimail

Valimail is an email security platform that combines the largest clearinghouse of trusted domains in the industry with patented technology to stop phishing. It also targets other kinds of email threats, such as business email compromise (BEC). It’s an identity-based, cloud-centric platform giving real-time authentication and authorization for emailed content. 

The company also recently received a Gold Award in the Email Management and Security category at the 16th Annual 2020 Info Security Product Guide’s Global Excellence Awards.

Notable Cybersecurity Companies to Know

Whether your priority is better malware screening, cloud security or something else, the impressive companies profiled here are ready to help. Discovering what they could do for your business could help it thrive in the challenging cyber landscape.

– Kayla Matthews is a technology journalist and cybersecurity writer based in Pittsburgh, PA. To read more from Kayla, visit her website.

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