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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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Next-Generation Endpoint Security

Products and services for proactively identifying attacks and preventing breaches on endpoint devices. 


Vendor: Crowdstrike

Cloud-delivered, cloud-native security that combines next generation endpoint protection with endpoint detection response and threat hunting.
	
Factors to Watch

- Unified endpoint protection, detection and response
- Widespread attention for identifying hackers behind DNC breach
- Solidly financed with $256 million raised so far; Over $1 billion market valuation



Key Executives: President, CEO and co-founder George Kurtz is the author of the widely popular security book Hacking Exposed: Network Security Secrets & Solutions.  Prior to Crowdstrike, Kurtz was CTO at McAfee and prior to that he founded Foundstone. Dmitri Alperovitch, CTO and co-founder, leading the Intelligence, Technology and CrowdStrike Labs teams. 

Founded: 2011


Vendor: Cylance

AI-powered security for blocking known and unknown malware at the endpoint.
	
Factors to Watch

- Mature AI and machine learning-based threat prevention
- Consumer segment play with AI-powered antivirus tool
- Rumored IPO; Cybersecurity unicorn with $1 billion valuation



Key Executives: CEO and co-founder Stuart McClure along with CTO and co-founder Ryan Permeh are regarded as pioneers in the next generation AV space. Both were formerly with Intel's McAfee.

Founded: 2012

Analyst Commentary: 'EDR is an analytics product that sits on the endpoint,' says Jon Oltsik an analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. 'The people who buy those [products] are SOC people, not endpoint security people,' he says. 'There's goodness in having a single agent comparing endpoint behavior...[with] things like signatures and heuristics, for example. There's some rationale that those will come together, but who knows. Everyone [security vendors] is chasing that.'

IDCs Lindstrom says he doesn't see too much of a difference between EDR and products that are being touted as next-generation AV tools. 'In any case these folks are crucial as we work towards a 'patch independent strategy. Among the vendors in this space, the one that appears to getting particularly positive feedback in this space is Cylance, Lindstrom adds.

'I would also say the 'Next Gen' moniker is kinda 'Past Gen,' adds Frank Dickson, an IDC analyst.  'Integrated solutions are increasing popular, especially as it relates to reducing the number of agents on the endpoint.  Agent fatigue is growing.'

Image Source: AlexLMX via Shutterstock

Next-Generation Endpoint Security

Products and services for proactively identifying attacks and preventing breaches on endpoint devices.

Vendor: Crowdstrike

Cloud-delivered, cloud-native security that combines next generation endpoint protection with endpoint detection response and threat hunting.

Factors to Watch

  • Unified endpoint protection, detection and response
  • Widespread attention for identifying hackers behind DNC breach
  • Solidly financed with $256 million raised so far; Over $1 billion market valuation

Key Executives: President, CEO and co-founder George Kurtz is the author of the widely popular security book Hacking Exposed: Network Security Secrets & Solutions. Prior to Crowdstrike, Kurtz was CTO at McAfee and prior to that he founded Foundstone. Dmitri Alperovitch, CTO and co-founder, leading the Intelligence, Technology and CrowdStrike Labs teams.

Founded: 2011

Vendor: Cylance

AI-powered security for blocking known and unknown malware at the endpoint.

Factors to Watch

  • Mature AI and machine learning-based threat prevention
  • Consumer segment play with AI-powered antivirus tool
  • Rumored IPO; Cybersecurity unicorn with $1 billion valuation

Key Executives: CEO and co-founder Stuart McClure along with CTO and co-founder Ryan Permeh are regarded as pioneers in the next generation AV space. Both were formerly with Intel's McAfee.

Founded: 2012

Analyst Commentary: "EDR is an analytics product that sits on the endpoint," says Jon Oltsik an analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. "The people who buy those [products] are SOC people, not endpoint security people," he says. Theres goodness in having a single agent comparing endpoint behavior[with] things like signatures and heuristics, for example. Theres some rationale that those will come together, but who knows. Everyone [security vendors] is chasing that.

IDCs Lindstrom says he doesn't see too much of a difference between EDR and products that are being touted as next-generation AV tools. "In any case these folks are crucial as we work towards a 'patch independent strategy. Among the vendors in this space, the one that appears to getting particularly positive feedback in this space is Cylance, Lindstrom adds.

"I would also say the Next Gen moniker is kinda Past Gen," adds Frank Dickson, an IDC analyst. "Integrated solutions are increasing popular, especially as it relates to reducing the number of agents on the endpoint. Agent fatigue is growing."

Image Source: AlexLMX via Shutterstock

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