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The 10 Best UK & Global Cybersecurity Companies

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Last updated: November 29, 2021

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The 10 Best UK & Global Cybersecurity Companies

Who are the 10 best Cybersecurity providers?

The 10 best Cybersecurity companies are FireEye, ExtraHop, Cato Networks, PwC, BAE Systems, Darktrace, Zscaler, Crowdstrike, Check Point and Palo Alto. This list of Cybersecurity companies represents a broad range of solutions to fit the needs of most SME and large Enterprise businesses.

Table of contents:

This article will discuss 10 best cybersecurity companies which fit the needs of most medium to large UK, US & Global businesses. The following content will discuss the key products of each cybersecurity provider and how they may meet certain requirements to deliver protection against cyber threats and data breaches.

What is Cybersecurity and why it is essential for modern businesses?

As the digital age transforms our lives both personally and professionally, we entrust our systems with more and more data that makes not only the corporate network a target for digital attacks but with the transition to “work-from-home”, employees are increasingly finding themselves targeted for attacks by malicious actors attempting to access the corporate network via proxy. Gartner have created the SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) framework to help companies understand which components are required to secure their remote user employees and branch offices.


“Often compromised employee credentials are used as an attack vector to access the corporate network and with remote working the chances of employees accessing the network on unsecured personal mobile devices is substantially increased.”

Thomas Stroude, Netify Junior Research Analyst.



Often compromised employee credentials are used as an attack vector to access the corporate network and with remote working the chances of employees accessing the network on unsecured personal mobile devices is substantially increased. Common targets can include theft of corporate intellectual property sensitive data, damage to business critical applications and the personally identifiable information of customers, a loss of which can cost businesses millions in regulatory fines, legal action and repetitional damage.

Cybersecurity aims to secure networks by providing advanced threat protection security for: networks, public cloud, information, applications, critical infrastructure as well as recovery from attacks or natural disasters to minimise operational disruption. Attacks can affect any industry at any time and the attack surface is only increasing, as cybersecurity threats such as state actors and criminals look to exploit new vulnerabilities, and even an enterprise’s own employees can put the corporate network at risk, either intentionally or unintentionally through negligence.

According to research carried out in IBM’s Cost of a Data Breach Report 2021, in 2020 the average cost of a data breach in the United States was $8.64million and globally this cost was $3.86million. This includes factors such as lost revenue and downtime, damage to reputation and breach response. Each year, the average cost of breaches steadily increases, making cyber attacks evermore attractive to criminals whilst also highlighting the necessity for businesses to ensure the security of their network since an attack only needs to be successful once to have a devastating impact.

To help with risk management and to combat the growing threat of cyberattacks new technologies have been developed such as Zero Trust Network Access, Automation & AI, containment through cloud migration, Security Information & Event Management, Identity and Access Management. Business trends show that it is not enough to only secure the network through depth and endpoints but instead these must be a part of a comprehensive data security platform that encompasses all aspects of the corporate network even across environments. Listed below are the Netify Top 10 Best UK, US & Global Cybersecurity Companies that are working to keep business networks secure.

Who are the 10 best Cybersecurity providers?

10. FireEye

FireEye

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FireEye was founded in 2004 and has its headquarters located in Milpitas, California, United States. Their FireEye Cloudvisory, FireEye Endpoint Security and FireEye Email Security all won awards in 2021 as well as Best Cybersecurity Company in 2020 at the Cybersecurity Excellence awards. FireEye offer enterprise security & security solutions for cloud and industries such as: government, industrial & critical infrastructure, healthcare, financial services and higher education. FireEye products include: Cloudvisory, Detection On Demand, Email Security, Endpoint Security, Helix Security Platform, Network Security & Forensics and Extended Detection & Response (XDR).

What are the PROS of FireEye?
  • Offers a wide range of cybersecurity solutions that may be integrated with McAfee Enterprise in future as a result of their partnership.
  • FireEye offers some good options for
    detailed analysis of files, memory, disks and so on.
What are the CONs of FireEye?
  • Do not offer managed security services, placing a heavy reliance on the abilities and expertise of enterprise IT teams.
  • Some reviews report that FireEye is a better option to meet the needs of existing security requirements.

What is the FireEye Management Interface?

FireEye do not offer managed services, however their FireEye XDR solution unifies FireEye solutions such as Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR), Network Analysis and Visibility (NDR) as well as third party tools and data to simplify corporate network security for in house IT teams. FireEye’s managed services solution used to be covered by Mandiant before their split earlier this year.

How does FireEye Cloud Security Vendor Integration work?

FireEye integrates with cloud vendors such as AWS and Microsoft (including Azure, Active Directory and Office 365) as well as applications including OpenStack and Kubernetes. FireEye cloud security is delivered by FireEye Cloudvisory which offers agentless monitoring & execution, machine learning, orchestrated remediation, multi-cloud native support and intelligent network micro segmentation. Cloudvisory also features Identity & Access Management policy inspection, Continuous Improvement and continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipeline processes and Zero Trust. FireEye do not currently have their own cloud points of presence.

What is at the core of FireEye technology?

FireEye offer a range of investigation and forensic tools including endpoint and network forensics as well as a virtual environment for analysis of advanced malware. The FireEye product range also features AI and Machine Learning analytics models automated detection and prioritisation of threats.

Is FireEye a good fit for the UK and North America?

FireEye Network Security is well suited to midsize and large organisations. Their solutions focus on high risk threat vectors, supported by integrations which work collaboratively with the wider corporate network and security tools. FireEye brand awareness in the UK markets is relatively low, however their partnership with online protection brand McAfee Enterprise may help spread awareness. In the US FireEye are known for their involvement in identifying high profile hacking groups in the aftermath of attacks as well as reporting the SolarWinds supply chain attacks. FireEye is a U.S. company with a global presence with offices within EMEA, APAC and the Americas.


9. ExtraHop

ExtraHop MDR

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ExtraHop was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, United States. The company offer the Reveal (x) Network Detection and Response (NDR) platform. The solution is available as a SaaS offering, Reveal (x) 360 or Self-managed Reveal (x) Enterprise. ExtraHop also offer Reveal (x) Advisor as an on-demand investigation guidance service. Available on monthly or annual plans this service offers weekly summary reports and support from a dedicated ExtraHop analyst. ExtraHop solutions have obtained over 30 security industry awards including at the 2021 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards. ExtraHop also ensure customers meet compliance and regulatory standards by supporting; EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, HIPAA Compliance, GDPR and AICPA System and Organisation Controls.

What are the PROS of ExtraHop?
  • Offer both a physical and cloud-native SaaS based NDR solution that integrates with most cloud providers. 
  • Reveal (x) 360 is cloud agnostic and provides a single web-based UI for the entire corporate IT footprint. 
What are the CONs of ExtraHop?
  • ExtraHop do not currently have their own cloud PoPs.
  • False positives are reported as high.

What is the ExtraHop Management Interface?

ExtraHop’s managed service is Overwatch Managed NDR which utilises the ExtraHop Reveal (x) 360 platform. This Software as a Service (SaaS) solution is provided by High Wire Networks who offer a team of U.S. based cybersecurity experts to deliver support for in-house IT teams for advanced and missed threats and even reduce costs as there is no need for enterprise SOC build out. The solution offers scalable turnkey security, packet-level granularity and agentless visibility. The ExtraHop Reveal (x) 360 solution offers features such as: Inventory & Configurations, Decryption & Decoding, Cloud-native ntegrations, Hybrid Cloud Security, Hygiene & Compliance as well as Identity & Access Management.

How does ExtraHop Cloud Security Vendor Integration work?

ExtraHop integrate with cloud vendors and applications through their cloud-native Reveal (x) 360 solution. The solution supports security coverage across AWS, Google Cloud and Azure as well as cloud service provider security integrations such as AWS Control Tower and Azure Sentinel. The multi-cloud & hybrid cloud solution features: cloud forensics, cloud container security, cloud detecteeeion and response, detection of software supply chain attacks and monitoring of critical cloud workloads. ExtraHop do not have their own cloud PoPs.

What is at the core of ExtraHop technology?

ExtraHop’s solution utilises Machine-Learning (ML) as well as a built in MITRE ATT&CK Matrix. Reveal (x) uses machine learning for over 5000 network traffic features such as: SQL Queries, Database transaction methods and user behaviours. ML features can be used with Layer 7 application details which are decrypted by Reveal (x) as it is capable of decrypting traffic up-to and including SSL/TLS 1.3 encrypted traffic. Machine-learning resources are continually updated and perform hundreds of ML models using scalable cloud computing resources. The MITRE ATT&CK Framework allows for mapping of detections to show which MITRE ATT&CK technique, tactic or procedure belongs to which detection as well as attack stage and detection across the attack chain.

Is ExtraHop a good fit for the UK and North America?

ExtraHop is a U.S. based network detection and response (NDR) provider with its global headquarters based in Seattle, its Asia Pacific headquarters based in Singapore and its EMEA headquarters is located in London, United Kingdom. Their platform is particularly aimed at industries such as healthcare, financial services, U.S. public sector as well as e-commerce and retail. ExtraHops solution covers initiatives such as: multi-cloud and hybrid security, IoT security, Zero Trust, ransomware prevention and SOC transformation.


8. Cato

Cato Networks MDR

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Cato Networks have a strong SASE offering in their cybersecurity portfolio. The company’s cloud native architecture leverages key cloud capabilities and is globally distributed. Their global private backbone supports over 65 PoPs worldwide to connect via multiple SLA-backed network providers. They offer security-as-a-service, which is built into Cato’s SASE Cloud and is designed to inspect all WAN and Internet traffic. The layers include application aware next generation FWaaS, SWG with URL Filtering, standard and next generation anti-malware (NGAV) and a managed IPS as a Service.

What are the PROS of Cato?
  • Cato have an extensive private global backbone offering more than 60 PoPs worldwide with connections to a number of Tier-1 providers.
  • Cato offer cloud-delivered Security as a Service and SASE to locations around the world from a single, interconnected facility. 
What are the CONs of Cato?
  • Cato is very focused on North America, and offers fewer PoPs in the United Kingdom. Some clients have reported that Cato’s solution is not granular, possibly meaning that they are not an appropriate choice for complex needs. 
  • Cato is not often purchased as standalone security, most customers also buy SD WAN.

What is the Cato Management Interface?

Cato offer Managed Threat Detection and Response and intelligent last mile management, hands free management and site deployment. Cato’s self-service Management Application allows clients to manage events and security policies.

How does Cato Cloud Security Vendor Integration work?

Cato integrates with major cloud providers such as Azure, AWS and Google Cloud via secure IPsec tunnels. They leverage their global backbone for optimal traffic routing from the Edge to cloud providers. The service is designed to remove the need for premium cloud connectivity solutions such as Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute or AWS DirectConnect.

What is at the core of Cato technology?

Cato leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to eliminate false positives in their IPS solutions.

Is Cato a good fit for the UK and North America?

Cato are based in Israel, but have development centres in the USA and UK. Cato have PoPs in the UK (London), and in North America (Seattle, Portland, San Jose, Los Angeles, Denver, Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago, Boston, New York, Ashburn, Columbus and Miami.


7. PwC

PwC Logo

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) are headquartered in London, UK, offering a wide range of professional services. Their main solution is Managed Cyber Defence (MCD) threat hunting, with constant monitoring and a security orchestration and automation platform (SOAR). However they also offer ethical hacking services, cyber threat intelligence services, cyber incident response and recovery, endpoint monitoring, identity and access management, software security and DevSecOps. PwC are partnered with Palo Alto Networks, BT, Tanium and Panaseer and are a Microsoft Gold Partner and were recently named a Forrester ‘Leader’ in digital forensics and incident response.

What are the PROS of PCW?
  • PwC offer cloud consulting services with strong partnerships across major cloud providers. They have a strong presence worldwide, especially in the UK and North America.
  • They also offer cybersecurity solutions specifically tailored for industry verticals such as medical and financial. 
What are the CONs of PCW?
  • PwC do not offer network services, and therefore do not have a private backbone or network of PoPs.
  • The PwC solution is based on consulting and cybersecurity services as opposed to SASE

What is the PwC Management Interface?

PwC’s main managed services offering is Managed Cyber Defence (MCD) with real-time threat intelligence, detection and response and recovery support. The service leverages PwC’s global network of cyber threat experts who identify risks to network, cloud platforms (SaaS/IaaS) and endpoints. They also offer management for AWS cloud environments, which includes help with designing and building a cloud solution in line with business needs.

How does PwC Cloud Security Vendor Integration work?

PwC are an AWS Partner Network (APN) Advanced Consulting Partner, which allows them to offer clients Cloud Transformation Services, cloud cybersecurity, data analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI), managed services for cloud, DevOps tools, AWS capabilities for Financial Services, an Intelligent Service Experience solution designed to support call centre agents, cloud support for pharmaceuticals, medtech and biotech and SAP enterprise applications. The company also offer business transformation expertise for Azure, including cloud optimisation, application transformation strategies, migration planning for Azure, cloud optimisation, application transformation strategies, migration planning to Azure, application estate transformation and security for any Azure environment. They also partner with Google Cloud, offering support for clients who are building a cloud infrastructure solution. However, PwC do not offer a network of cloud PoPs.

What is at the core of PwC technology?

PwC’s defence and detection services leverage machine learning and automation to offer protection and visibility into potential attacks.

Is PwC a good fit for the UK and North America?

PwC are an established brand in the UK market, with offices located nationwide. However, their network of offices spans North America giving them a strong presence.


6. BAE Systems

BAE Systems logo-1

BAE Systems was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in London and Farnborough, United Kingdom. The company is a multinational defence firm specialising in aerospace, arms and security. BAE Systems is one of the world’s largest defence firms and is Europe’s largest defence contractor. Cybersecurity services offered by BAE Systems include: Incident Response, Security Testing, Privacy & Trust, Security Engineering, GDPR Services, Regulatory Compliance Services, Industrial Security, Secure Operations Centre Design & Delivery, Supply Chain Assurance, National Security & Law Enforcement Solutions, Cyber Technical Services and Cybersecurity Advisory. BAE Systems are a certified CREST and NCSC Certified Incident Response Scheme member. Their cybersecurity products include: STOP™ High Assurance GPOS (Group Policy Objects), Data Diode Solution™, Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) Security Gateways, XTS® Guard 7, XTS® Diode One-Way Transfer as well as other Cybersecurity services and support.

What are the PROS of BAE?
  • Accredited member of the UK National Cyber Security Centre (Assured Service Provider) and CREST accreditation for their Incident Response Services. 
  • Specialists in securing industry infrastructure, regulatory compliance and providing testing and technical services. 
What are the CONs of BAE?
  • Operate in a primarily advisory role and response is only undertaken upon request. Businesses will require their own IT teams/SOCs. 
  • Complex processes and advanced preparedness training may make this offering unsuited to SMEs in industries with a lower (but not nil) risk of complex attacks or whose IT teams are already strained by consistent low-impact tasks. 

What is the BAE Management Interface?

BAE Systems do not offer managed services however they cooperate with enterprises by providing both forensic and technical support to IT teams undertaking incident response through a 24/7 hotline. BAE Systems also offer readiness services to ensure enterprise IT teams are prepared for attacks including exercises, training, playbooks, assessments and reviews. This approach to cybersecurity ensures that enterprise IT teams grow in their expertise whilst also receiving support when needed. Cyber technical services include: Penetration testing, Incident response and Threat intelligence which uses a secure portal to deliver reports and technical data feeds.

How does BAE Cloud Security Vendor Integration work?

BAE Systems is a USA AWS Premier Consulting Partner and Public Sector Partner with competencies in DevOps, Government, Public Safety and Disaster Response. The company offers Federated Secure Cloud that operates on a federated cloud platform that is used by the United States Government. This solution utilises VMware technology to provision access to on premise clouds, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. BAE Systems partner with Dell EMC to distribute support services and hardware globally. The cloud solution is customisable, available to civilian organisations with managed service options and can be deployed in the U.S or to locations around the globe.

What is at the core of BAE technology?

BAE Systems offer a wide array of Forensics support including: Forensic Investigation, Cloud Incident Response & Forensics, as well as Mobile Device Forensics and Forensic Data Recovery. The company also offer Reverse engineering to examine details of successful breaches as well as attack attribution and evidence acquisition to support the remediation and recovery process. The company’s Supply Chain Assurance service helps companies understand and the risks of one of the largest vulnerabilities in the attack surface and mitigate threats through features such as a three-tier assessment model and risk-based profiling.

Is BAE a good fit for the UK and North America?

BAE Systems are a global company within the defence industry that operates in both the UK and USA. Their focus is on expert support and their solutions are mostly of an advisory nature unless an enterprise requests a response team. A good fit for large global businesses looking to overhaul their IT Security Operations Centres and equip enterprise IT teams with advanced training or businesses within the critical infrastructure, government or financial sectors.


5. Darktrace

Darktrace logo

Darktrace was founded in 2013 in Cambridge, United Kingdom. This is also where the company’s corporate headquarters is currently located. The company provides cybersecurity solutions in areas such as Cloud, E-mail, Endpoint, Network, Software as a Service (SaaS) and Operational Technology. Darktrace currently operate in over 110 countries and have 5,500+ customers. Accolades attributed to Darktrace include: UK IT Industry Awards 2020 Winner for Security Innovation of the Year, The National Cyber Awards 2021 Winner of AI Cyber Product of the Year and Cybersecurity Excellence Awards 2021 Gold for Best Cybersecurity Company, North America and Gold for Artificial Intelligence Security (Cyber AI Analyst) amongst others.

What are the PROS of Darktrace?
  • Accredited member of the UK National Cyber Security Centre (Assured Service Provider) and CREST accreditation for their Incident Response Services. 
  • Specialists in securing industry infrastructure, regulatory compliance and providing testing and technical services. 
What are the CONs of Darktrace?
  • Operate in a primarily advisory role and response is only undertaken upon request. Businesses will require their own IT teams/SOCs. 
  • Complex processes and advanced preparedness training may make this offering unsuited to SMEs in industries with a lower (but not nil) risk of complex attacks or whose IT teams already strained by consistent low-impact tasks. 

What is the Darktrace Management Interface?

As an AI integration solution Darktrace’s offering is not a managed service but rather a self managing AI security service. Darktrace for SaaS does however provide a single console to monitor security incidents and highlight risky behaviours across the enterprise multi-cloud environment.

How does Darktrace Cloud Security Vendor Integration work?

The Darktrace Enterprise Immune System integrates with cloud vendors such as: AWS, Azure, Google Cloud as well as cloud applications including Microsoft Teams, Dropbox, Google Drive, DUO, Salesforce, Zoom, Slack, Okta, Box, Sharepoint. Since Darktrace’s AI integrates with existing networks the Darktrace do not need their own cloud PoPs.

What is at the core of Darktrace technology?

Darktrace’s AI offers Darktrace Antigena Autonomous Response technology, Cyber AI Analyst for Investigation technology and Self-learning AI from the Enterprise Immune System enable enterprises to alleviate strain on IT and SOC staff by managing lower priority task and spotting unpredictable threats such as insider and novel attacks. For a breakdown of each technology please see below:

  • Self-Learning AI: Identifies threats through data flow patterns by continually recalculating threat levels through the latest available data.
  • Autonomous Response: Self learning AI helps security teams to focus on significant threats by operating autonomously providing calculated and precision intervention at machine speeds when a threat is identified. This helps against out-of-hours attacks, whilst machine learning enables the AI decision-making response to known threats to be more precise over time.
  • Intelligence Augmentation: AI Analyst correlates and analyses disparate data to provide insights usually generated by trained cyber security analysts. This allows incident investigations including root causes and descriptions to be carried out at machine speeds which updates as the incident evolves.

Is Darktrace a good fit for the UK and North America?

In the North American and UK market Darktrace’s open architecture is used to provide an AI-native platform to other technologies, tools and systems through integrations. This includes Case management and Ticketing systems, VPN & Zero-Trust Technologies, Inventory & Asset Management, SIEM & SOAR, Endpoints, Preventative Controls, Firewalls & NACLs.


4. Zscaler

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Zscaler focus on cloud-delivered cybersecurity services, which include a cloud-based SASE security stack. This focus on cloud-based services allows Zscaler to create strong solutions for remote workers, as employees are able to securely access company data regardless of location. Zscaler are well known for their ability to secure internet traffic, providing protection against security threats such as malware and Direct Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. Because of their abilities, Zscaler was named a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateways in 2020. Zscaler SASE is delivered via their cloud network of over 150 PoPs worldwide.

What are the PROS of Zscaler?
  • Zscaler’s cloud-delivered solution offers clients strong connectivity both on-premises and in remote locations.
  • The Zscaler solution integrates well with major cloud providers such as AWS and Azure.
  • Their SASE offering is deployed from their global network of PoPs worldwide offering strong coverage in North America, the UK and Europe- with extra coverage in APAC, Africa and the Middle East. 
What are the CONs of Zscaler?
  • Zscaler’s coverage in the UK is less than in America - they offer only two PoPs in the UK compared to 13 in North America.
  • Issues also arise because Zscaler offer such a wide range of service provider partners, meaning that finding a partner which is an appropriate fit for business needs is difficult. 

What is the Zscaler Management Interface?

Zscaler are a large cybersecurity vendor and in order to offer managed services to their clients, they work with a number of managed service providers. Zscaler expects that each service provider will decrease time to market, simplify the network and reduce operating costs whilst addressing cybersecurity risks in order to deliver value-added security services. Some of their most notable partners include BT, AT&T, Verizon and Colt. In order to ensure that sensitive company data remains protected even with third-party involvement, Zscaler have developed a user interface which allows clients to define policies as needed to meet privacy, compliance and local legislation issues.

How does Zscaler Cloud Security Vendor Integration work?

Zscaler offer cloud integrations with AWS and Azure with Zscaler Private Access (ZPA). This offers clients zero trust and secure remote access to all internal applications running on either AWS or Azure. This prevents applications from being exposed to the internet which means that they are rendered invisible to unauthorised users. Zscaler also offer Zscaler internet Access (ZIA) Cloud Architecture, which is a cloud-delivered Security as a Service (SaaS) platform, which offers cloud web and mobile security services. It is based on Zscaler’s global cloud infrastructure, which operates in over 150 PoPs worldwide in order to offer clients shorter paths to applications.

What is at the core of Darktrace technology?

Zscaler offer cloud-scale Artificial Intelligence (AI) machine learning to identify threat patterns across large quantities of data without the need for human interaction or signatures.

Is Zscaler a good fit for the UK and North America?

Zscaler are headquartered in California, North America. Their network of PoPs offers connectivity worldwide, with locations in Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago, Toronto, Miami, Washington DC, New York, Montreal and Boston. In the UK, Zscaler has PoPs in London and Manchester.


3. CrowdStrike

CrowdStrike logo

CrowdStrike was founded in 2011 and is an American cybersecurity company with its headquarters in Sunnyvale, California, United States. CloudStrike’s cybersecurity solution is the Falcon Endpoint Protection platform. The solution is offered in four tiers: Falcon Pro, Falcon Enterprise, Falcon Premium and Falcon Complete. The Falcon platform is also offered as XDR (Extended Detection and Response), extending the service across the entire security stack. CrowdStrike were named a Leader in the 2021 Forrester Wave for Managed Detection and Response.

What are the PROS of CrowdStrike?
  • Single agent for solutions such as cloud security, endpoint security, threat intelligence, IT & security operations. 
  • Wide range of platform integrations available.
What are the CONs of CrowdStrike?
  • In line with current market trends, SASE is considered to be an important addition to security for SD WAN networks.
  • CrowdStrike do not currently offer a SASE solution, making them a poor choice for clients looking for a SASE solution. 

What is the CrowdStrike Management Interface?

The CrowdStrike managed services include Falcon Complete, Falcon Overwatch and (Managed Threat Hunting) and Falcon Overwatch Elite (Assigned Intrusion Analyst). Falcon Complete is CrowdStrike’s Managed Detection and Response service and includes: Falcon Prevent Next Generation Antivirus (NGAV), Falcon Discover IT Hygiene, Falcon Insight Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), Falcon Complete Expertise and Falcon OverWatch Managed Threat Hunting. CloudStrike’s MDR Service offers expert platform management and 24/7 continuous threat hunting and monitoring. The service provides investigation into all levels of attack and proactive remediation as well as access to CrowdStrike’s global Threat Intelligence team and breach prevention warranty.

How does CrowdStrike Cloud Security Vendor Integration work?

The Falcon Cloud Workload Protection and Falcon Cloud Workload Protection Complete are the unmanned and managed cloud service delivered by CrowdStrike. This solution provides security and visibility into multi-cloud environments including cloud Vendors such as AWS, Azure and Google Cloud. The Cloud Workload Protection service prevents and predicts modern threats through the use of CrowdStrike’s Threat Graph Breach Prevention Engine. Application integrations include: Zscaler, AWS Security Hub, Amazon Workspaces, ServiceNow, RiskIQ, IBM QRadar and TrueFort. CloudStrike do not currently manage their own cloud Points of Presence (PoPs).

What is at the core of CrowdStrike technology?

CrowdStrike’s proprietary Threat Graph Breach Prevention Engine uses real-time visibility, cloud analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) to stop breaches. Threat Graph is cloud delivered and features such as: Deep Analytics, APIs, Threat Graph Database, Search Engine, Falcon Data Replicator and Integrated Threat Intelligence to prevent, hunt and investigate threats from a single turnkey solution.

Is CrowdStrike a good fit for the UK and North America?

An American Firm with a global presence, CrowdStrike offer solutions for Retail, Healthcare, Finance, Public Sector Solutions and Election Security.


2. Check Point

Check Point Security

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Check Point was founded in Israel in 1993 and is headquartered in Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel. The American-Israeli software and combined hardware company has local offices in Tel Aviv, Singapore, Sydney, London, Milano, Bangalore, Dallas, Oslo, Tokyo, Melbourne, Minsk, New Delhi, Bunnik, Moscow and Zurich. Check Point provide security solutions for mobile, endpoint, network, cloud, data and security management. The Check Point Infinity-Vision unified cybersecurity solution brings together all Check Point products including Quantum network security, Harmony SASE & Access Management as well as cloud-native CloudGuard security.

What are the PROS of Check Point?
  • Offer a wide variety of cybersecurity solutions for all aspects of the corporate network mitigating the need for multiple providers. 
  • Check Point are successfully working on reducing false positives.
What are the CONs of Check Point?
  • Some services offered have a heavy emphasis on physical appliances, which can have higher deployment lead times and requiring additional space in the datacenter. 
  • Interface and management is not as slick when compared to other vendor solutions.

What is the Check Point Management Interface?

Check Point offer ThreatCloud Managed Security Service (MSS). This service helps enterprise IT teams to keep the corporate network secure by providing 24/7 monitoring by expert threat analysts utilising Check Point threat prevention technology. The Threat Cloud MSS offers features such as: MSS Web Portal, 24/7 Monitoring of Security Logs all year round, Ticketing System, Real-time Security Intelligence Feeds, Check Point IPS, Antivirus and Anti-Bot, all with varying service levels. This solution ensures networks are protected, monitored and meet compliance requirements through mitigation of threats, real time alerts via web portal, management or monitoring depending on customer needs. The service is based on Check Point IPS gateways and uses ThreatCloud collaborative intelligence to provide current global threat intelligence and protection tuning in real time via Check Point gateways.

How does Check Point Cloud Security Vendor Integration work?

The Check Point CloudGuard solution provides security for web applications such as Microsoft Azure and AWS marketplace. The solution also delivers integrations with all major cloud vendors by integrating directly into the CI/CD pipeline to provide secure connections to vendors such as: AWS, Azure, Alibaba Cloud, Google Cloud, Kubernetes, IBM Cloud, Oracle Cloud and VMware. This can include permissions, monitoring and threat prevention. Check Point offer a global network of over 100 points of presence (PoPs) to ensure high availability (99.999%) and low latency (50ms).

What is at the core of Check Point technology?

ThreatCloud collaborative intelligence uses a global network of threat sensors to deliver current threat intelligence on emerging threats with tuning available in real time from Check Point gateways to provide a proactive response to zero-day attacks.

Is Check Point a good fit for the UK and North America?

Check Point currently have a United States Corporate Headquarters in San Carlos, California, United States as well as an local office in London, United Kingdom. The company currently cover 100,000+ businesses across 88 countries in various industries and sizes. Over the years Check Point has received awards from bodies all around the globe, however of particular note are Forrester Wave for Endpoint Security Suites (2018-19), Gartner Unified Threat Management Magic Quadrant (2010-18) and Gartner Enterprise Network Firewall Magic Quadrant (1999-2002 & 2004-20) with Check Point receiving recognition from Gartner as a Leader for the 21st time in 2020.

1. Palo Alto Networks

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Palo Alto Networks is an American Cybersecurity firm, founded in 2005, that operates globally. They offer a wide variety of solutions including Cloud-native security, Secure access service edge (SASE), Security automation, Network security, Remote solutions, Consultancy and Threat intelligence.

Product/Service 

Description 

 

Autofocus Threat Intelligence

Enables prevention, investigation and response to breaches through threat intelligence powered by WildFire. 

 

CN-Series

Enables containment of advanced threats in Kubernetes by utilising a containerised Next Generation Firewall (NGFW). 

Cortex Data Lake

Holds enterprise security data to be used in conjunction with other Palo Alto solutions. 

Cortex XDR

Palo Alto’s Extended Detection and Response Platform. 

Cortex XSOAR

Extended Security, Orchestration and Response platform. 

Cortex Xpanse

Attack Surface Management platform.

DNS Security 

Cloud delivered services that uses predictive analytics to disrupt attacks. 

Enterprise Data Loss Prevention 

Cloud delivered Data Loss Prevention service. 

Expedition

Free to use tool to accelerate transition to NGFWs.

GlobalProtect

Endpoint Network Security Client. 

IoT Security 

IoT & OT device security product. 

Minemeld Threat Intelligence Sharing 

Works with various threat intelligence providers to collect indicators of compromise (IOCs).

Next-Generation Firewalls 

Containerised firewalls that leverage machine learning and can be deployed virtually or physically. 

PA-Series 

Physical NGFW appliances. 

Panorama

Centralised management of all Palo Alto NGFWs. 

Prisma Access 

Palo Alto Networks SASE solution. 

Prisma Cloud 

Cloud-native security for any cloud environments. 

Prisma SD WAN 

Software Defined Wide Area Network that enables the cloud delivered branch. 

SaaS Security 

Integrated SaaS security delivered by a Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB). 

Threat Prevention 

Advanced Intrusion prevention system (IPS).

URL Filtering 

Web security to secure the network against web based threats delivered via the cloud. 

VM-Series 

Protects private and public clouds through virtual firewalls. 

WildFire 

An advanced malware analysis engine that specialises in stopping and identifying file-based threats. 

Unit 42

Palo Alto Networks own threat intelligence experts. 

What are the PROS of Palo Alto?
  • Palo Alto Networks are one of the largest global Cybersecurity providers with a strong Threat Intelligence group (Unit 42).
  • Wide range of network security products and surfaces to help reduce the corporate attack surface.
  • Okyo Garde solution for enterprise and small business ensures that remote workers are able to access the corporate network securely, even from home through shared credentials and policies.
What are the CONs of Palo Alto?
  • Web interface is reported to be overly complex for novice users.
  • Not the lowest cost solution on the market.

What is the Check Point Management Interface?

Palo Alto Networks offer managed services via third-party Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs). They do offer support to customers however, particularly through Unit 42, providing data breach response services and experts to provide direct support and advisory services to ensure enterprise Security Operations Centres (SOCs) are operating efficiently, using best practises. The Palo Alto Strata Management Interface allows users to monitor and configure the Palo Alto Networks Firewall through access to: Panorama, Command Line Interface (CLP), Web Interface and XML Application Programming Interface (API).

How does Palo Alto Cloud Security Vendor Integration work?

Palo Alto’s Prisma Cloud is a Cloud native security platform that allows customers to leverage their private and public clouds through a single dashboard. Prisma Cloud integrates with DevOpa and developer workflows to support all third party tools, major workflows and automation frameworks. The single agent solution allows for integrations with cloud vendors such as: Alibaba Cloud, AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure as well as application platforms including Docker, Kubernetes, Red Hat OpenShift, VMWare Tanzu. Palo Alto Networks have over 100 cloud points of presence (PoPs) across Africa, Asia, ANZ, Europe, Japan, Middle East and the Americas available through Prisma Access (part of Palo Alto Networks SASE solution).

What is at the core of Palo Alto technology?

Palo Alto Networks are able to automate security operations through their Cortex solutions, meaning that IT teams have more time to focus on higher priority threats. These solutions also enable AI and Machine Learning to constantly update the threat database and predict stages of future attacks by analysing previous attacks.

Is Palo Alto a good fit for the UK and North America?

Palo Alto Networks are an American company with their corporate headquarters located in Santa Clara, California. The company also has local offices in 40 countries across Europe, Asia and the Americas, including an office in London, United Kingdom. As of 2020-21, Palo Alto Networks are amongst the top three Global cybersecurity and security appliance vendors based on market share.

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Thomas Stroude

I'm part of the Netify research team responsible for listing SD WAN and SASE security vendors & service providers.

tstroude@netify.co.uk Last Updated: 29.11.2021
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