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Emerging IT Security Technologies: 13 Categories, 26 Vendors

A rundown of some of the hottest security product areas, and vendors helping to shape them.
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Protecting applications and services by enforcing strong identity verification for users and devices.

Vendor: DuoSecurity

Two-factor authentication, secure single sign-on, and endpoint remediation tools.

Factors to Watch

  • Combines user identify verification with device health checks
  • User and device based access control to cloud and on-premise apps
  • Among most valuable private SaaS vendors with $119 million in total funding and valuation of $1.17 billion after $70 million Series D round October 2017

Key Executives: CEO and Founder Dug Song was previously the founding chief security architect at Arbor Networks. Co-Founder Jon Oberheide is a security researcher at CTO at Duo.

Founded: 2009

Vendor: Okta

Identity management services, including adaptive multifactor authentication to cloud, on-premise, and mobile applications and services.

Factors to Watch

  • API support for embedding Okta as the identity layer during app development
  • Over 5,000 pre-built integrations with apps, devices, and infrastructure
  • Publicly listed with $2.8 billion valuation

Key Executives: CEO and Co-Founder Todd McKinnon previously served as head of engineer at Salesforce.com. Frederic Kerrest, co-founder at COO, previously worked at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners.

Founded: 2009

Analyst Commentary: "I would point to Google as well," Pescatore says, noting the company's efforts in pushing the use of two-factor authentication.

Lindstrom cites Duo's success. "Duo has had one of the more remarkable trajectories in security that Ive ever seen."

For Okta, authentication is really just one component of a broader portfolio, Dickson notes. "I would add SecureAuth to the list. I would probably add RSA as well."

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