No one security company can solve all the needs of all businesses, but some do check enough boxes to be deemed among the best of the best – tried-and-true, with a reputation for reliability and expertise, which contributed to market success.

Companies honored in this category demonstrated a strength in product lines, good reviews for service and support and consistent investment in research and development, all of which contribute to a healthy customer base, and company growth and solvency. Specific to the last year, many proved to customers an ability to accommodate shifts in requirements amid the pandemic.

FINALIST | BEST SECURITY COMPANY

CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.
Location: San Jose, California
Notable: Worked with customers to support their employees leaving the office to work from home en masse, extending free licenses and expanding usage counts at no extra charge, and supporting an additional 9 million-plus users during the crisis.

FINALIST | BEST SECURITY COMPANY

CROWDSTRIKE
Location: Sunnyvale, California
Notable: Introduced a new endpoint protection solution, the Falcon Zero Trust Assessment, which delivers continuous real-time security posture assessments across all endpoints in an organization regardless of the location, network or user.

FINALIST | BEST SECURITY COMPANY

DARKTRACE
Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Notable: Extended critical service offerings, at no charge, to its global customer network in order to support its clients’ overnight shift to remote working and defend customers from an elevation of advanced attacks.

FINALIST | BEST SECURITY COMPANY

SOPHOS
Location: Abingdon, United Kingdom
Notable: Leveraged its product portfolio, SophosLabs expertise and new Sophos Managed Threat Response (MTR) service, to help organizations protect against fast-changing ransomware attack techniques stemming from the transition to virtual, work-from-home environments.

FINALIST | BEST SECURITY COMPANY

TENABLE, INC.
Location: Columbia, Maryland
Notable: Recently launched Frictionless Assessment for Tenable.io, a new cloud security capability that enables customers to harness the benefits of cloud-first environments without the need to deploy network scanners or agent-based approaches.