Solutions Review’s Vendors to Watch in Endpoint Security 2021 is an annual listing of solution providers we believe are worth monitoring. Companies are commonly included if they demonstrate a product roadmap aligning with our meta-analysis of the marketplace. Other criteria include recent and significant funding, talent acquisition, a disruptive or innovative new technology or product, or inclusion in a major analyst publication.
Who are the 5 Vendors to Watch in Endpoint Security 2021?
Thanks for tuning in to the #InfoSecInsightJam! With the COVID-19 pandemic accelerating the natural progression to bring-your-own-devices culture, the number and variety of endpoints connecting to business has increased dramatically. The demands of the ever porous digital perimeter and the evolving cyber-threat landscape require enterprises to adopt next-generation endpoint security for the coming year.
Here are our picks for the 5 Vendors to Watch in Endpoint Security 2021.
5 Vendors to Watch in Endpoint Security 2021
Cynet, through its Cynet 360 platform, offers autonomous breach protection, XDR, and Response Automation backed by 24/7 MDR services. In 2020, Cynet secured $18 million in a Series B+ funding round. Additionally, it partnered with ADN and VIKT to expand its reach and capabilities. Moreover, Gartner gave it a perfect score in its endpoint detection and response (EDR) for its 360 Autonomous Breach Prevention Platform.
The CrowdStrike endpoint solution, Falcon Host, offers visibility in real-time and detects attacks within your enterprise software, incorporating EDR and antimalware. Earlier in 2020, it received the title of Leader in The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Detection And Response, Q1 2020 report. Additionally, it agreed to acquire Preempt Security to incorporate its Zero Trust and conditional access into its platform. Also, CrowdStrike announced multiple updates and upgrades to its platform, showing a commitment to forward-thinking and cyber-threat awareness.
SentinelOne provides behavior-based anti-malware, anti-exploit, and EDR capabilities as an integrated endpoint solution. In 2020, SentinelOne hosted multiple successful funding rounds, generating $200 million in February and $267 million in November. Meanwhile, it received high marks in KuppingerCole’s 2020 Market Compass for Endpoint Protection, Detection, and Response. Also, it appeared with high marks in The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Detection and Response, Q1 2020. SentinelOne announced the new Automated Application Control Engine, designed to secure cloud and containerized workloads, in 2020.
Focusing on multi-layered security, exploitation protection, and machine learning, Trend Micro offers a full suite of EDR and EPP solutions. In 2020, its CEO Eva Chen received recognition as one of the most influential women in the cybersecurity industry and one of the most influential tech CEOs by CRN. Trend Micro has published multiple critical research reports, drawing from its global networks. Additionally, it appeared as a Leader in The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Detection and Response, Q1 2020 and it released the Worry-Free XDR, a new version of its XDR platform.
Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto Networks has combined network, cloud, and endpoint security into one integrated platform that delivers automated prevention against cyberattacks. This year, Palo Alto Networks was named a Leader of The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Firewalls, Q3 2020. Additionally, it appeared in The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Detection and Response, Q1 2020. The provider completed numerous acquisitions this year, including The Crypsis Group and CloudGenix Inc. Palo Alto Networks round out our list of Vendors to Watch in Endpoint Security 2021.
To learn more about the Endpoint Security Vendors to Watch, check out our Endpoint Security Buyer’s Guide! We cover the top solution providers and their key capabilities in detail!