10 Innovative Network Security Startups

These startups promise to thwart today's cyberthreats with cutting-edge technologies.

Cynthia Harvey

August 18, 2016

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According to the Ponemon Institute's 2016 Cost of a Data Breach report, a typical enterprise has a 26% chance of experiencing a data breach that involves at least 10,000 records within the next two years. And the cost of recovering from a data breach averages $4 million.

With potential breach costs so high, organizations are continually striving to improve their network security. But at the same time, attackers are constantly devising new ways to thwart their defenses. In order to defend against those attacks, the security industry needs a steady stream of new ideas for ways to protect corporate networks.

In this slideshow, we're featuring 10 startups with particularly innovative approaches to network security. Some of them are focused on securing emerging technologies, like the Internet of Things and containers. Some are applying newer ideas like cloud computing, artificial intelligence and crowdsourcing to the security field. One focuses on securing networks against today's new adversaries, particularly advanced persistent threats. And others offer a new twist on concepts that have been around a while, such as endpoint security and isolation.

Many of these firms have won awards and industry accolades. And they all share a commitment to finding new ways to help organizations keep their networks safe from cyberthreats.

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About the Author(s)

Cynthia Harvey


Cynthia Harvey is a freelance writer and editor based in the Detroit area. She has been covering the technology industry for more than fifteen years.

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