Top 100 Cybersecurity Startups in Q2 of 2017

With Black Hat in full swing and global cyber attacks making headlines more often than the Kardashians, the cybersecurity discussion is trending up in the business world and beyond. Large companies, small startups, and overly trusting individuals have been taken advantage of on a daily basis, leading to vulnerable systems across the board. And with cyber crime costs projected to reach $2 trillion in 2019, plenty of businesses have taken up the mantle of protecting you from hackers.

Thanks to Cybersecurity Ventures, we now have a comprehensive list of 500 cybersecurity companies, dubbed The Cybersecurity 500, that have joined the fight against cyber attacks. Whether it’s a huge company taking on hundreds of hackers at once or a small startup developing innovative technology to make cybersecurity easier for everyone, this list covers it all from A to Z.

“Since IT security is such a key, expanding market, it’s important to know who the top players are that are effectively tackling customer needs,” said Stu Sjouwerman, founder and CEO of KnowBe4, a security awareness training company on the list. “Organizations need to know who to put on their shortlist when assessing weak links and manage the problem of social engineering. The Cybersecurity 500 helps enterprises focus on innovative companies that are head and shoulders above the rest.”

If you didn’t already know, cybersecurity is incredibly important, particularly for startups. Hackers have increasingly taken aim at smaller companies in recent years, as their employees are often untrained and their cybersecurity measures paltry at best. And combatting this trend is going to take a lot of education, a lot of investment, and a lot of help from these 500 companies.

“Security awareness has evolved from training employees to a discipline that is just as complicated and important as any other in our field,” said Steve Morgan, founder and Editor-In-Chief at the Cybersecurity 500, in a press release.

For a look at the top 100 companies on the The Cybersecurity 500 list, check out the links below and make sure to check out the full list to really dive deep into the necessity of cybersecurity.


#CompanyCybersecurity SectorCorporate HQ
1root9BHUNT & Cyber OperationsColorado Springs CO
2Herjavec GroupInformation Security ServicesToronto, Canada
3Raytheon CyberCyber Security ServicesWaltham MA
4EYCybersecurity Consulting & AdvisoryNew York City NY
5MimecastEmail SecurityWatertown MA
6KnowBe4Security Awareness TrainingClearwater FL
7IBM SecurityEnterprise IT Security SolutionsWaltham MA
8CiscoThreat Protection & Network SecuritySan Jose CA
9Sera-BrynnCyber Risk ManagementSuffolk VA
10SophosAnti-Virus & Malware ProtectionAbingdon, UK
11Clearwater ComplianceRisk Management and ComplianceNashville TN
12CyberArkCyber Threat ProtectionPetach-Tikva, Israel
13Lockheed MartinCybersecurity Solutions & ServicesBethesda MD
14ForcepointInsider, Cloud & Network SecurityAustin TX
15ThycoticPrivileged Account ManagementWashington DC
16Digital DefenseManaged Security Risk AssessmentSan Antonio TX
17Rapid7Security Data & Analytics SolutionBoston MA
18BAE SystemsCybersecurity Risk ManagementSurrey, UK
19DFLabsAutomated Incident & Breach ResponseLombardy, Italy
20FireEyeAdvanced Threat ProtectionMilpitas CA
21Palo Alto NetworksThreat Detection & PreventionSanta Clara CA
22Booz AllenCybersecurity Solutions & ServicesNew York City NY
23Code DxSoftware Vulnerability ManagementNorthport NY
24NexusguardCloud Enabled DDoS MitigationHong Kong
25ProofpointSecurity-as-a-ServiceSunnyvale CA
26SymantecEndpoint, Cloud & Mobile SecurityMountain View CA
27RSAIntelligence Driven SecurityBedford MA
28Kaspersky LabMalware & Anti-Virus SolutionsMoscow, Russia
29BTSecurity & Risk Management SolutionsLondon, UK
30DeloitteGlobal Risk Management ServicesNew York City NY
31Trend MicroServer, Cloud, and Content SecurityTokyo, Japan
32PwCCybersecurity Consulting & AdvisoryLondon, UK
33ZiftenUnified Security & ManagementAustin TX
34BlackBerryMobile & Data SecurityWaterloo, Canada
35Check Point SoftwareUnified Threat ManagementTel Aviv, Israel
36Carbon BlackEndpoint & Server Security PlatformWaltham MA
37CheckmarxSoftware Development SecurityTel-Aviv, Israel
38Tenable Network SecurityVulnerability ScanningColumbia MD
39Threat StackCloud Infrastructure SecurityBoston MA
40i-Sprint InnovationsIdentity & Access ManagementChai Chee, Singapore
41Intel Security GroupAnti-Virus, Malware & Threat ProtectionSanta Clara CA
42SecureWorksManaged Security ServicesAtlanta GA
43FortinetEnterprise Security SolutionsSunnyvale CA
44ImpervaData & Applications SecurityRedwood Shores CA
45AT&T Network SecurityManaged Security & ConsultingBedminster NJ
46Northrop GrummanCyber & Homeland Security ServicesMcLean VA
47AlienVaultThreat Detection & ResponseSan Mateo CA
48SAS InstituteFraud & Security AnalyticsCary NC
49HackerOneBug Bounty PlatformSan Francisco CA
50Inspired eLearningSecurity Awareness TrainingSan Antonio TX
51AccentureEnterprise Security StrategyNew York City NY
52SplunkBig Data SecuritySan Francisco CA
53GigamonData Center & Cloud SecurityMilpitas CA
54NNTIT Security & ComplianceSt. Albans, UK
55L-3National Security SolutionsReston VA
56TaniumSecurity & Systems ManagementEmeryville CA
57KPMGCyber Risk ManagementLondon, UK
58VeracodeApplication Security TestingBurlington MA
59Guidance SoftwareEndpoint Data SecurityPasadena CA
60CoreroDDoS Defense & Security SolutionsHudson MA
61ManageEnginePrivileged Account ManagementPleasanton CA
62SonicWallNetwork & Mobile SecuritySanta Clara CA
63PalantirCybersecurity Analytics and Cyber FraudPalo Alto CA
64QualysCloud Security & ComplianceRedwood City CA
65Verizon EnterpriseNetwork & Data SecurityBasking Ridge NJ
66WebrootSecurity Analysis & Threat DetectionBroomfield CO
67Pindrop SecurityPhone-Based Fraud PreventionAtlanta GA
68KrollCybersecurity ServicesNew York City NY
69TripwireAdvanced Cyberthreat DetectionPortland OR
70ImprivataSecurity for Healthcare ProvidersLexington MA
71F-SecureInternet Security for All DevicesHelsinki, Finland
72SnoopWallMobile Device SecurityNashua NH
73OneLoginEnterprise Identity ManagementSan Francisco CA
74VMwareMobile, Data Center & Cloud SecurityPalo Alto CA
75CimcorGovernance, Risk & ComplianceChicago IL
76Akamai TechnologiesSecure Cloud & Mobile ComputingCambridge MA
77IllumioAdaptive Security PlatformSunnyvale CA
78RadwareApplication Security & DeliveryTel Aviv Israel
79Black Duck SoftwareOpen Source Software SecurityBurlington MA
80A10 NetworksDDoS Cyber Attack ProtectionSan Jose, CA
81LeidosAnti-Terrorism & Homeland SecurityReston VA
82Level 3Network & Managed Security ServicesBroomfield CO
83MobileIronMobile Device & App SecurityMountain View CA
84HPECybersecurity for Public Sector & DefensePalo Alto CA
85AvastAnti-Virus Protection for MACsPrague, Czech Republic
86MalwarebytesMalware Detection & ProtectionSan Jose CA
87Pwnie ExpressEnterprise Threat DetectionBoston MA
88Illusive NetworksDeception TechnologyTel-Aviv, Israel
89SentryBayPC, Mobile & IoT SecurityLondon, UK
90SparkCognitionCognitive SecurityAustin TX
91DarktraceCyber Threat PreventionLondon, UK
92Bay DynamicsInformaton Risk IntelligenceSan Francisco CA
93PhishMePhishing Attack DefenseLeesburg VA
94Arbor NetworksDDoS Attack & Threat ProectionBurlington MA
95CYRENWeb, Email & Mobile SecurityMcLean VA
96UnisysEndpoint & IT Infrastructure SecurityBlue Bell PA
97PKWAREData Encryption & SecurityMilwaukee WI
98Cato NetworksCloud Network SecurityTel-Aviv, Israel
99Digital GuardianData Loss PreventionWaltham MA
100ClarotyOT Security PlatformTel-Aviv, Israel
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