20 Cybersecurity Companies You Should Compare before You Buy

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You might be happy with your free security software solution for home use, but this is just not manageable for enterprises and SMBs. Some of these free applications that claim to be an anti-virus even do the opposite and plug your system with malware. Indeed, not all free solutions are evil, but companies should focus on trusted brands and professional security software providers.

There is no single right endpoint security software solution either. The right choice strongly depends on your business requirements and budget. From my point of view, however, I’d recommend companies a solution that lets them monitor endpoints and enforces policies from a central management suite. It’s also good not only to cover company PCs, but even laptops, and mobile phones. Especially if you happen to run a BYOD operation. You don’t want to find yourself in the middle of a cyber-attack / InfoSec crisis.

You will need features to let your CIO sleep at night such as, disabling USB ports, knowing all devices have the up-to-date virus definitions, ransomware can’t stand a chance, and that stolen devices can be purged and deactivated remotely. Here’s our list of endpoint security solution providers you should consider in your comparison. The list is not ranked and only sorted alphabetically.


1. Avast

Founded: 1988

HQ Location: Prague, Czech

Website: https://www.avast.com/


2014_New-Avecto_Logo2. Avecto

Founded: 2008

HQ Location: Wythenshawe, UK

Website: https://www.avecto.com/


AVG Logo3. AVG Technologies

Founded: 1975

HQ Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Website: https://www.avg.com/


avira-logo4. Avira

Founded: 1986

HQ Location: Tettnang, Germany

Website: https://www.avira.com/


Bitdefender Logo5. Bitdefender

Founded: 2001

HQ Location: Bucharest, Romania

Website: https://www.bitdefender.com/


drivelock-logo6. DriveLock

Founded: 1999

HQ Location: Munich, Germany

Website: https://drivelock.com/


1200px-ESET_logo.svg7. ESET

Founded: 1992

HQ Location: Bratislava, Slovakia

Website: https://www.eset.com/


f-secure-logo8. F-Secure

Founded: 1988 (as Data Fellows)

HQ Location: Helsinki, Finland

Website: https://www.f-secure.com/


g-data-logo9. G Data Software

Founded: 1985

HQ Location: Bochum, Germany

Website: https://www.gdata-software.com/


GFI Software logo10. GFI

Founded: 1992

HQ Location: Austin, US

Website: https://www.gfi.com/


intego_logo11. Intego

Founded: 1997

HQ Location: Seattle, WA

Website: https://www.intego.com/


ivanti logo12. Ivanti

Founded: 1985

HQ Location: South Jordan, US

Website: https://www.ivanti.com/


kaspersky-lab_logo13. Kaspersky Lab

Founded: 1997

HQ Location: Moscow, Russia

Website: https://www.kaspersky.com/


mcafee logo14. McAfee

Founded: 1987

HQ Location: Santa Clara, US

Website: https://www.mcafee.com/


NCP-engineering-Logo15. NCP engineering

Founded: 1986

HQ Location: NurembergGermany

Website: https://www.ncp-e.com/


Secucloud Logo16: Secucloud

Founded: 2013

HQ Location: Hamburg, Germany

Website: https://www.secucloud.com/


Sophos-Logo_CMYK17. Sophos

Founded: 1985

HQ Location: Abingdon, UK

Website: https://www.sophos.com/


symantec-logo-norton18. Symantec Corporation (Norton)

Founded: 1982

HQ Location: Mountain View, US

Website: https://www.symantec.com/


trend-micro-logo19. Trend Micro

Founded: 1988

HQ Location: Tokyo, Japan

Website: https://www.trendmicro.com/


VIPRE-Logo-256x25620. VIPRE

Founded: 1994 (as Sunbelt Software)

HQ Location: Clearwater, US

Website: https://www.vipre.com/


Summary

It should be noted that some of these solutions are affiliated with each other in one way or another. Some of the listed companies belong to the same groups or are acquired subsidiaries of the parent organization. Yet, I believe I was able to distinguish the unique product portfolios and brands in this listing for cybersecurity solutions.

There are certainly more cybersecurity solution providers out there for all kinds of needs, but if you need to compare products and service portfolios with each other, these are a good starting point. Have you made experiences with these or other companies? Make sure to share your security stories below in the comments.

Photo credit: The feature image is owned by Avast and all other logos are owned by their respective companies.
Editorial notice: The author is an investor in the Secucloud startup listed above, but the listing remains unbiased as this is not a ranking of companies.

Hi there and thanks for reading my article! I’m Chris the founder of TechAcute. I write about technology news and share experiences from my life in the enterprise world. Drop by on Twitter and say ‘hi’ sometime. 😉

Christopher Isak

Hi there and thanks for reading my article! I'm Chris the founder of TechAcute. I write about technology news and share experiences from my life in the enterprise world. Drop by on Twitter and say 'hi' sometime. ;)