IT news and analysis outlet CRN recently released its 2021 Cloud 100, a ranking of prominent cloud computing vendors that IT Decision Makers should be aware of. The CRN Cloud 100 list is made up of established and emerging cloud technology vendors such as monitoring and management providers. The list is broken down into five distinct product categories that include cloud infrastructure, monitoring and management, security, software, and storage. Though the Cloud 100 is aimed at highlighting software vendors for the purposes of solution provider partnering, Solutions Review is most interested in highlighting the vendors that offer unique products and platforms for enterprise organizations. As such, we’ve read through the 2021 CRN Cloud 100 report, available here, to analyze the trending cloud monitoring and management providers we think matter most. For an even deeper breakdown of cybersecurity solutions and tools, consult our popular Buyer’s Guide.
Check Point Software Technologies
Check Point’s Sandblast Zero-Day Attack Protection prevents potential security threats at the initial stages, which can help prevent significant damage before it occurs. Check Point also offers anti-bot technology to block command and control technologies and a managed security service option. Check Point appeared in the 2019 EPP Gartner Magic Quadrant as a Niche Player and the Forrester Wave for Endpoint Security Suites as a Leader.
In early 2020, ForcePoint was acquired by Raytheon. However, it continues to operate as an independent endpoint security vendor well suited to SMBs concerned about insider threats as much or more than external hackers. It designs its systems with remote employees and multiple endpoint connections in mind. In 2019, the Forrester Wave for Email Security recognized Forcepoint as a Strong Performer.
McAfee remains a well-respected name in endpoint security, hence its appearance in the 2020 Vendors to Know: Endpoint Security. It was Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms and a Strong Performer in the Forrester Wave for Endpoint Security Suites. In early 2020, McAfee acquired Light Point Security for an undisclosed amount. McAfee offers machine learning behavioral analysis, real-time scanning, cloud analytics, application containment, and EDR.
Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto Networks has combined network, cloud, and endpoint security into one integrated platform that delivers automated prevention against cyber-attacks. In 2019, Palo Alto Networks acquired Aporeto, a machine identity-based micro-segmentation company, as well as Demisto, a SOAR provider. Also, it was recognized as a Niche Player in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms, and a Contender in the Forrester Wave for Endpoint Security Suites.
Sophos released Sophos Intercept X—a set of signatureless detection and prevention technologies designed to protect against endpoint attacks—in 2016. In 2019, Sophos acquired Rook Security for its Managed Detection and Response capabilities. Even earlier in the year, Sophos acquired DarkBytes, another MDR provider, to serve as the foundation of its new services. Recently, Sophos launched Intercept X for Mobile.
In 2019, Trend Micro was named a Leader in both the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms and the Forrester Wave for Endpoint Security Suites. It is also a Leader in the Forrester Wave for Email Security. Focusing on multi-layered security, exploitation protection, and machine learning, Trend Micro offers a full suite of EDR and EPP solutions.
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