The CRN Security 100 has evolved as digital transformation and COVID-19 have rapidly shifted users, devices, applications, services and data outside the enterprise data center. The list provides a glance at 100 vendors across five market segments to guide solution providers on which security technologies and vendors they will place their bets on during a crowded market. Network security companies are grappling with the mixing of technologies with 5G, causing more data to be shared via the network and creating more threats for service providers and users. and therefore the presence of hosting environments where all devices are connected to the server has increased security risk, with hackers constantly attacking networks to destroy databases and obtain tip .
Private equity firms have spent heavily to strengthen their position in network security via acquisition, capped off by Warburg Pincus investing in Vista Equity-controlled Infoblox during a deal valuing the corporate at $3 billion, Bloomberg said. Other major acquisitions included Advent International’s $1.4 billion buy of IoT security firm Forescout and Insight Partners’ $1.1 billion purchase of IoT security startup Armis. Endpoint security vendors, meanwhile, are defending businesses from hacks on employee-owned laptops, smartphones or wearable devices, with the internet of Things, industrial control systems and smart sensors also attracting endpoint attacks. Companies with limited IT expertise are adopting managed security services for real-time consultation to raised detect and answer new and unknown attacks.
In the risk, threat intelligence and SIEM space, advancements are focused on helping companies interpret data and guide decisions for event detection also as identify potential breaches and threats dwelling in unexpected spaces. The necessity for continuous monitoring and incident response, adhering to compliance requirements, and managing and retaining logs are driving demand for security operations.