From reading this post you will learn and compare best Cloud Computing Security Companies for 2015 and be able to choose best cloud security solution for our business.
Comparison of Top 10 Cloud Computing Companies 2015
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Security has been a concern ever since the early days of computers. When communications between computers became available, this concern has only grown. The growing popularity of cloud computing in the recent past has meant that people are becoming more and more dependent on the cloud infrastructure, and the very nature of a cloud computing environment indicates it as a target-rich environment for individuals and organizations with malicious intentions.
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This means that it has become especially important that companies pay attention to security of their infrastructure, their data, and their cloud users, and hence look at security providers that are the pioneers in this very field: cloud security.
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Here are the top 15 companies that you should be looking for to safeguard your cloud infrastructure:
Brief on Best Cloud Computing Security Companies for 2015
- 1. AppRiver
AppRiver mainly offers solutions for email and Web security. The company has been around since 2002 and it has over 47000 corporate clients around the world which get cloud benefits from. Some other offerings of this company include message encryption service from sender to receiver, and even a disaster recovery service for client emails.
- 2. Barracuda Networks
BN offers various services like firewalls, spam filtering, protection for web applications and more for popular cloud infrastructures such as Microsoft Windows Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Microsoft Office 365. They also offer services in networking and application delivery and data storage.
- 3. CloudPassage
CloudPassage have built a platform, known as Halo that offers seamless security options and compatibility across varied cloud deployment models such as public, private or hybrid clouds. The company was founded in 2010 and they partner with large companies such as Amazon Web Services, BitNami, GoGrid, HP Cloud, and OneLogin.
- 4. McAfee
Offering Cloud security options along with antivirus software for both PC and mobile, McAfee is now owned by Intel. McAfee offers various security options for corporate customers, such as database security, data centre security, email and Web security, and data encryption and protection.
- 5. Panda Security
While mainly operating as an antivirus software company, Panda also offers end-point, email, and Web traffic security for corporate customers.
- 6. Ping Identity
As the name indicates, Ping Identity provides identity and access management services to companies. They provide capabilities of single sign on (SSO) to employees of the companies, so they can continue to work from their smartphones or tablets. They also provide easy integration facilities to customers so that they can leverage their existing infrastructure. They also provide APIs and software development kits (SDKs) to facilitate faster app development.
- 7. Qualys
Winner of SC Magazine’s “Best Security Company” award in February 2014, Qualys provides a suite of cloud security applications, which include perimeter monitoring, Web application security, compliance tools, desktop security, and internal scanning which allows companies to monitor their infrastructure without any hardware to maintain, high scalability and data security.
- 8. SafeNet
SafeNet is a relatively older company as compared to the other cloud security players, and has been around for 30 years. It provides a set of applications for cloud security, which include: identity protection, securing transactions, data encryption, and protection and control of data in virtual environments.
- 9. StillSecure
StillSecure provides protection for networks. It has been around for 14 years and mainly provides services to US Army and Department of Defense, and other such commercial organizations. Its Safe Access software has been in use in the DOD intranet since 2006, with more than 700,000 users.
- 10. SyferLock
Like Ping Identity, Syferlock also provides identity and access management services. They also offer two-factor and multi-factor authentication solutions and OTPs (One Time Passwords) for secure access to networks without using hardware devices.
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- 11. Symantec
Symantec offers services like security for data centre servers, ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, data loss prevention, encryption of data, endpoint protection for virtual machines, Website security by using SSL certificates, and user authentication services.
- 12. Trend Micro
Trend Micro offers various solutions for large and small enterprises which include: central control manager, which provides monitoring for endpoints and messages, data loss prevention services, detection of threats in the network in real time, security suite for virtual and cloud machines, and web application security.
- 13. VeraCode
VeraCode focuses on application security on the cloud. They offer various analysis techniques namely: binary static analysis, dynamic analysis, monitoring and discovery of web applications, behavioural analysis, and manual penetration testing. Via these analysis techniques they offer optimal accuracy in identifying threats via their cloud based platform.
- 14. WatchGuard
WatchGuard provides network security solutions. They provide firewall and threat management services to corporate clients, which includes packet filtering, application control, prevention of loss of data, a gateway antivirus service, a spam blocker, and a web threats blocker.
- 15. Webroot
Webroot aims to provide lighter security solutions than its competitors by taking out the hardware from the process using its BrightCloud security suite. Through this suite, they provide all-round security services from the cloud, such as a service to block phishing sites, a service that allows customers to integrate Webroot’s threat detection service into the client’s network, a classification service to protect against web threats, and a service for real-time security.
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