The UK has observed a significant increase in cyber-attacks throughout 2022, with 102 security incidents reported in October alone. This spike has also led to an increase in media coverage around the cyber security space presenting a number of commentary opportunities for businesses operating in the space.
With a growth in remote and hybrid work, the transition from VPNs to zero-trust network access and the shift to cloud-based delivery models, the demand for network and cloud security solutions is continuing to rise.
This trend is set to continue with many businesses looking to invest more in network and cloud security due to the rising advancement in cyber-attacks.
With this in mind, we shine a spotlight on five cybersecurity businesses that have led the way in unique, innovative platforms and unparalleled service offerings.
Founded in 2012 in Santa Clara, California, SASE leader Netskope is a security platform that protects users from threats by securing their data on any application, on or off the network. Unlike some of its competitors, Netskope’s global security private cloud offers unparalleled capabilities at the edge of innovation through being efficient, globally accessible, data-driven and cloud-savvy.
Despite being relatively new to the scene, Netskope continues to impress with over 25% Fortune 100 companies as customers. Most recently it has been awarded a Silver Medal in recognition of its sustainability achievement from EcoVadis, which is incredible due to the growing trend of brands taking a green initiative and EcoVadis being the world’s largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings.
Founded in 2017 in London, UK, SenseOn started with a vision to take on the biggest challenges in the network cybersecurity landscape and rebuild cyber defence from the ground up. Founded by a group of cybersecurity experts, former government cyber operatives and applied machine learning specialists, the single platform provides accurate and context-rich alerts that protect against the growing complexity of threats. These include ransomware, malware and data loss.
Winning prestigious awards for its unique approach and innovative technology, SenseOn has worked with companies such as Copper and Yeo Valley Organic. Striving to fix a once-broken industry, SenseOn continues to expand by working with a variety of different industries and combining AI with cybersecurity to offer a unique service to businesses.
Founded in 2013 in San Jose, California, Cohesity offers a cloud security and data management platform which consolidates backup data onto a hyperconverged, web-scale data platform that spans both private and public clouds. With the belief that simplicity is the foundation of modern data management, Cohesity strives to simplify how organisations manage their data in the optimum way possible.
Cohesity continues to lead the way in its sector by winning awards such as being ranked in the 2022 Forbes Cloud 100 for the fourth year in a row and working with impressive Fortune 500 companies, federal agencies, aerospace firms, banks and so on. Some of these include NASA, Nationwide and Hyatt.
Founded in 2007 in Seattle, Washington, ExtraHop helps businesses stop the most advanced cyber-attacks and threats with network security that can’t be undermined, outsmarted or compromised. ExtraHop identifies over 1,500 high-risk threats monthly through in-depth behavioural analytics and spotting threats that other companies miss, proving to be a leader in the industry.
Being at the forefront of the network detection and response category, ExtraHop continues to get recognised for its level of intelligence. Winning over 30 security industry awards, ExtraHop has worked with some of the biggest organisations including Microsoft, McDonalds, Lionsgate, Stubhub and MailChimp.
Founded in 2008 in San Jose, California, Zscaler is a cloud-based security company that enables secure digital transformation for a mobile and cloud-first world. Being 100% in the cloud, Zscaler is a Gartner Magic Quadrant leader for Secure Web Gateways and delivers a safe and efficient internet experience while staying fully compliant with corporate and regulatory policies.
Used by over 5,000 leading organisations including 50 Fortune 500 companies, Zscaler protects over 13 million users globally against cyber-attacks and data breaches. With mobile use being one of the highest-growth trends globally, Zscaler leads the sector by providing assurance to customers that they can be protected from cyberattacks and data loss by connecting them, their devices and applications in any location at any time.
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