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CRN’s 2024 Security 100 List: 20 Coolest Identity Access Management And Data Protection Companies



CRN's 2024 Security 100 List 20 Coolest Identity Access Management And Data Protection Companies

Here is a look at 20 important companies in identity, access, and data security, ranging from vendors offering identity and data security to providers of security service edge.

Attackers are still using their go-to strategies from the previous few years in 2024. These include a strong preference for identity-based attacks and the targeting of employees in settings outside the company firewall, like remote work.

In the meantime, attacks centered on data theft and extortion have increased the significance of data security, and the risk of data exposure through the use of GenAI tools only increases it.

Several of the leading suppliers in the connected, though distinct, fields of identity protection, data security, and security service edge (SSE) have come together to form the list that follows. Certain vendors on our list may provide more than one of these technologies, or all three, as Microsoft does.

Important identity security vendors on our list, in addition to Microsoft, include Okta and Ping Identity, two of Gartner’s “leaders” quadrant selections for the research firm’s 2023 Magic Quadrant for Access Management.

Regarding SSE, which is an integrated collection of technologies aimed at providing safe remote access to programs and other resources, two of the vendors on our list are Zscaler and Netskope; both companies were placed in Gartner’s 2023 “leaders” quadrant. (We’ve decided to include several SSE vendors with a history in the network space, including Palo Alto Networks, the third “leader” on Gartner’s 2023 Magic Quadrant for SSE, in our upcoming Network Security category for this year’s Security 100.)

The 20 identity, access, and data security firms that made our Security 100 for 2024 are listed below.

  1. Acronis

Ezequiel Steiner

Acronis recently introduced Acronis CyberApp Standard, an integration technology that allows outside vendors to enter the company’s ecosystem. Additionally, Acronis unveiled its Advanced Automation solution, designed to facilitate MSP partners’ adoption of subscription-based services.

  1. BeyondTrust

Janine Seebeck

As part of its BeyondTrust Password Safe platform, BeyondTrust introduced its Workforce Passwords feature, which offers safe management and storage for passwords used with business apps. Business app password management is made possible by Workforce Passwords at a level of security that is normally reserved for privileged accounts.

  1. BigID

Dimitri Sirota
Co-Founder, CEO

The data security and privacy platform from BigID has recently undergone updates that include the addition of “intelligent” remediation, which employs recommendations that are context-based. The company states that the capability allows for minimized disruption and accelerated data security risk reduction.

  1. Code42

Joe Payne
President, CEO

Over the course of the previous year, Code42 expanded its offering by incorporating personalized insider risk indicators into its Incydr data protection platform. According to the company, Code42 also enhanced Incydr by adding the ability to precisely detect source code exfiltration and provide total visibility of source code movement.

  1. Cohesity

Sanjay Poonen
President, CEO

One of the most significant updates to Cohesity DataProtect was the incorporation of Microsoft 365 Backup Storage. In the meantime, Amazon Bedrock, Microsoft’s Azure OpenAI Service, and Google Cloud’s Vertex AI were integrated with its GenAI-powered Cohesity Turing offering. Additionally, Cohesity recently announced its intention to purchase Veritas’ data protection division.

  1. CyberArk

Matt Cohen

CyberArk made significant strides with the release of the CyberArk Secure Browser, dubbed the “first identity security-based enterprise browser.” Through password replacement, cookieless browsing, and easier security and productivity control configuration, the web browser provides improved security for workforces.

  1. Dell Security

Michael Dell
Chairman, CEO

With its range of products, Dell Security, a division of Dell Technologies, has placed a strong emphasis on enabling zero-trust security. A new private cloud offering that combines several technologies and capabilities in an attempt to mimic the zero trust architecture approved by the Department of Defense is one of the recent launches.

  1. Microsoft

Satya Nadella
Chairman, CEO

Through its Entra portfolio, Microsoft expanded its identity management and security offerings. Entra ID, formerly known as Azure Active Directory, is the most notable example. With identity-centric solutions for zero trust network access (Entra Private Access) and secure web gateway (Entra Internet Access), it also entered the security service edge market.

  1. Netskope

Sanjay Beri

Netskope’s Next Gen SASE Branch solution combines its zero trust security solutions, AI and ML capabilities, and “borderless” SD-WAN. The platform makes use of SkopeAI from Netskope, which provides deep contextual awareness to better prevent data loss in both structured and unstructured data.

  1. Okta

Todd McKinnon
Co-Founder, CEO

Identity governance is one of the areas that Okta has moved into as it has grown beyond identity and access management. Simultaneously, Okta Privileged Access has recently become generally available with the objective of providing unique features such as just-in-time infrastructure.

  1. OneTrust

Kabir Barday
Founder, CEO

A variety of new products, such as AI governance, localized consent action, data catalog integration, and third-party risk management, were introduced by OneTrust. In the meantime, OneTrust stated that it is working to enable better data policy enforcement with the recent release of additional data policy configuration capabilities.

  1. Ping Identity

Andre Durand
Founder, CEO

With PingOne Neo, Ping Identity’s new decentralized identity management solution, data security and privacy are improved and information verification from both internal and external sources is made easier. The company’s strategy seeks to reduce the likelihood of identity theft and improve organizational security by establishing trust instantly.

  1. RSA

Rohit Ghai

Plans to support OAuth, a crucial open standard for access delegation, were recently revealed by RSA. The company claims that by facilitating the delivery of enhanced identity security, including at the government level, the action will improve the protection of vital infrastructure.

  1. Rubrik

Bipul Sinha
Co-Founder, CEO

The goal of Rubrik’s GenAI-powered tool, Ruby, is to improve security operations professionals’ resilience and recovery from data security threats. The product, which is offered through the Rubrik Security Cloud platform, makes use of both Rubrik’s Data Threat Engine and Microsoft’s Azure OpenAI technology.

  1. SailPoint

Mark McClain
Founder, CEO

Atlas, a next-generation multi-tenant identity security platform from SailPoint, provides improved access decision management and automation. In the meantime, SailPoint strengthened its platform by acquiring access privileged management company Osirium and third-party identity security provider SecZetta.

  1. Saviynt

Sachin Nayyar
Founder, Chairman, CEO

Offering a “converged” identity platform, Saviynt expanded its functionality by integrating with AWS Identity and Access Management Access Analyzer. Better privileged access management and increased visibility into user activity and access will be made possible by this.

  1. Semperis

Mickey Bresman
Co-Founder, CEO

Semperis announced the addition of support for Microsoft’s Entra ID (formerly known as Azure Active Directory) to its attack analysis and management tool, Forest Druid. The introduction of a new security-focused solution for Active Directory system migration and consolidation was one of the other significant updates.

  1. Skyhigh Security

Gee Rittenhouse

One of Skyhigh’s most recent product updates was the introduction of features that allow GenAI apps to be used securely. The technology provides data protection and threat prevention across websites, SaaS apps, IaaS environments, and shadow IT through a centralized enforcement console.

  1. Varonis

Yaki Faitelson
Co-Founder, Chairman, President, CEO

Varonis has expanded its data security posture management capabilities, adding deeper support for object storage and cloud databases in AWS and Microsoft Azure, and recently introduced third-party app risk management. With the launch of Athena AI, it also gave its platform GenAI-powered capabilities.

  1. Zscaler

Jay Chaudhry
Founder, Chairman, CEO

Zscaler added new products to its portfolio, such as Zscaler Resilience, which allows connections to apps to remain intact in the event of a significant security breach. In order to prevent data from possibly leaking into GenAI apps, the company also updated its data loss prevention product.

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