CIO Review >> Magazine >> April - 2014 issue

The recent technological advancements at the enterprise level have exceeded assumptions, attributing mainly to fast-phased upgradation into cloud and emergence of mobility. These trends though continue to transform the sector, highlight the need for advanced enterprise security strategies as well. Large-scale investments are expected in security sector in the coming years. Currently, the spotlight is on apt and effective strategies that stand-out from the rest, and address the security requirements of ever-changing technological trends. Amidst the sudden surge of security threats and emergence of innovative security approaches, enterprise security firms that are able to function as a catalyst in connecting the industry with the cutting-edge security solutions, would dominate the market. Since an organization's success is impacted greatly by the security methods implemented, the time is ripe for companies offering purpose-specific enterprise security solutions.

With more funding predicted and threats from hackers being prominent than ever, this is the appropriate time to identify some of the right enterprise security companies that provide unique solutions. To help CIOs navigate and find the right enterprise security solution providers, CIOReview present you the "20 Most Promising Enterprise Security Companies". We believe these companies have achieved significant momentum and will rise above the rest.

A distinguished panel comprising of CIOs and CEOs of public companies, analysts, and the CIOReview editorial board finalized the 20 Most Promising Enterprise Security Companies. We congratulate the 20 finalists for achieving this vote of respect and wish them a great future ahead. 

20 Most Promising Enterprise Security Companies 

Company Management Founded Description
Hoffman Estates, IL
Michael Bruck, President & CTO 2007 A provider of IT Security and Compliance Solutions for regulated and non-regulated industries
Minneapolis, MN
Daren Klum, Founder & CEO 2012 Ground breaking data security through shredding, shrinking, encrypting, and random distribution, online or offline.
New York, NY
Emmanuel Benzaquen, CEO  2006 A provider of application security testing product, static code analysis, and secure SDLC solutions 
Carlsbad, CA
Brett Helm 
Chairman & CEO
2009 A provider of behavioral analysis technologies in the field of database security. DB Networks offers security solutions against SQL injection and database Denial of Service attacks. 
Belmont, CA
Chris Risley, Co-Founder & CEO
Barrett Lyon
Founder & CTO
2012 A  provider of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation services to defend businesses and organizations against the new generation of massive and sophisticated DDoS attack.
Sunrise, FL
Ricardo Villadiego,
Founder & CEO
2007 A security vendor focused on the comprehensive detection and prevention of electronic fraud across all devices, channels and clouds
Moscow, Russia
Natalya Kaspersky,
2003 A provider of technologies for protection of sensitive and regulated information against a wide range of data loss risks and other major internal threats
Ionic Security,        
Atlanta, GA 
Phil Dunkelberger, CEO
2011 A provider of access control, intellectual property monitoring, data encryption and policy management, without proxies or gateways or changes in user behavior.
The Netherlands
Pim Tuyls,
Founder & CEO
2008 A provider of device-unique security solutions based on patented HIS technology, offering total protection of sensitive private and corporate data on mobile devices, embedded systems and in the cloud
Plano, TX
Carl Banzhof,  CEO 2012 A provider of BYOD security scanning solutions for addressing the security assessment of mobile devices and remote workers
Toronto, ON
Buffalo, NY
Joe Graci,    President & GM 1991 A provider of IT Security  solutions
Springfield, MO
Thomas H. Douglas
President and CEO
A provider of IT outsourcing solutions thatreduces the complexity of IT for organizations around the country
San Francisco, CA  
James Isaacs , CEO 2004
A provider of patented Mobile Application Protection (MAP) app-shielding solution that mitigates the complexities of mobile management, while freeing developers from tedious and expensive security coding
San Francisco, CA
Stanley Li, CEO & President 2000 A provider of Enterprise Network Security, ERP, Web Development and Systems Integration servicesin South San Francisco, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and Bangkok regions.
Ann Arbor, MI
Yan Ness and Mike Klein, Co-CEOs 1994 A provider of Infrastructure as a service, encrypted enterprise clouds, disaster recovery and related hosting and security solutions
Menlo Park, CA

 Ben Ayed, CEO

A provider of enterprise security platform that secures any legacy app with the user's Mobile ID in minutes
Irvine, CA 
Craig Lund, CEO 2005 A provider of a single platform to enable access from any glass to any app, serving over 500 customers worldwide
Quarri Technologies, Inc, 
Austin, TX,
Bill Morrow, CEO 2008 A provider of on demand web information security solutions that protect information and content at the endpoint
Tinfoil security,
Palo Alto, CA,
Ainsley Braun, CEO 2011 A provider of a simple website application security solution by routinely monitoring and checking for vulnerabilities using a constantly updated scanner
Baltimore, MD
James C. Foster, Chairman & CEO 2013 The company enables organizations to identify, manage and mitigate corporate risk that is introduced through social media