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20 Security Startups To Watch

Cloud security, mobile security, advanced behavioral detection, and a few other surprises make this latest crop of newcomers worth watching.

It's boom times for security startups as experienced researchers, security entrepreneurs, and other industry players try to cash in while helping enterprises deal with the next generation of threats. With technology addressing everything from cloud and mobile security to advanced threat detection, this latest class of startups shows promise, offering a spate of new development in the year to come.


Bluebox

Still working in stealth mode, Bluebox just picked up another sizeable chunk of change to continue developing technology to support enterprise data on employee-owned devices. As of now the company remains heads down, though it does have a nominal place in the market with a free security scanner in the Android app store. The app looks for a flaw that that could make it possible to turn legitimate apps malicious.


TaaSERA

Spun out of a $10 million 5-year Army research project, TaaSERA's patented behavior detection engine is designed to detect malware infections by looking at network transaction sequences and picking up red flags that can't be detected by traditional IDS/IPS.

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Ericka Chickowski specializes in coverage of information technology and business innovation. She has focused on information security for the better part of a decade and regularly writes about the security industry as a contributor to Dark Reading.  View Full Bio

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