Jun 01, 2020

Top 10 - Cybersecurity companies in North America

William Girling
4 min
Top 10 - Cybersecurity companies in North America

With ‘digital transformation’ among the top tech trends across a range of industries, Business Chief North America takes a look (in no particular order) at some of the leading providers.

10. Victrix


Founded in 2003, Montreal-based company Victrix has garnered a reputation in the Canadian IT industry for providing both high-quality solutions and customer service. 


The company has completed more than 7,500 projects since its inception and includes government agencies and large-scale oil companies amongst its numerous success stories.


9. Microsoft


The tech giant’s security software has been well-known for years, but Microsoft’s new focus has been cloud-based solutions for workforces newly home-based because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Providing built-in security services for a frictionless experience and integrating AI technology to ensure the greatest level of protection at all times, Microsoft’s cybersecurity packages can be expected to deliver best-in-class results. 


8. Blackberry


One of the key smart-tech innovators in the telecoms sector, Blackberry’s Secure Platform is an integrated system for the Enterprise of Things (EoT).


Taking into account the sheer volume of devices that companies now employ (smartphones, laptops, tablets, desktop computers, wearable devices, IoT devices, etc), Blackberry’s aim is to provide holistic digital security that protects against infiltration whilst still allowing flexibility. 


7. Splunk


A globally-trusted tech company with additional interests in enterprise IT, analytics and app development, Splunk seeks to modernise and strengthen cyber defences. 


With available packages including Splunk Enterprise Security (ES), Splunk User Behaviour Analytics (UBA) and Splunk Phantom, users will be able to react faster to digital threats whilst sophisticated analytics software provides comprehensive guidance on how to avoid future disruption. 


6. ESI Information Technologies


Founded in 1994, ESI has an established reputation for providing outstanding cybersecurity solutions. So far, it has fostered successful partnerships with industry luminaries such as HP, IBM, Microsoft, Cisco and Hitachi. 


The level of service is testified by the partner accolades ESI has received over the years, which include VMware Premier Partner, Veritas Platinum Partner and EMC’s Growing Partner of the Year awards.


5. Cisco


In step with the company’s reputation as a key tech innovator, Cisco’s suite of security software and hardware is extensive and guaranteed to include whatever level of protection corporate clients are looking for.


Particularly popular security products include AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client (VPN), Firepower 2100 series and Stealthwatch Enterprise.


4. Absolute Software


Absolute bills itself as “the first and only company to offer uncompromised visibility and near real-time remediation of security breaches at the source”, citing its platform ‘Persistence’ as a breakthrough in digital security.


Positioned in firmware, Persistence is capable of protecting an entire data stream’s health, including operationally crucial apps. If any piece of information becomes missing the software can reinstall it, even if there is no hard drive attached. 


3. KnowBe4


A security company with a difference: instead of simply providing software or hardware, KnowBe4 specialises in training a company’s employees on the fundamentals of cybersecurity. 


Believing that the best line of defence is to have workers capable of making intelligent security decisions independently, the company has become the world’s leading security awareness training platform.


2. Herjavec Group


Founded by Robert Herjavec in 2003, the company which bears his name has gone on to become one of the leading security companies, not just in Canada but the world. 


Offering solutions across a range of complex, multi-tech environments. Ranked number-one on the Cybersecurity 500, as well as two accolades at the 2018 Cyber Security Awards, the company’s reputation for outstanding service is well-known.


1. Fortinet


With a large customer base of 450,000 around the world, Fortinet has shipped the most security appliances of any company in the sector.


Having developed and built custom security processing unit (SPU) technology, the company states that it can deliver between three and 47-times better security than its nearest software-based competitor.


In addition, Fortinet’s enterprise firewall, FortiGate, is a scalable platform that can easily adapt to any digital environment and provide next-gen levels of protection.

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