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Top 10 Cybersecurity Solution Providers 2021

Cyber threats are not anything new as far as the US is concerned. The history of cyber threats can be traced back to the late 1960s. It was 1969. A UCLA professor, Leonard Kleinrock, together with his student Charley Kline sent an electronic message, which was later identified as the first-ever electronic message. The message was sent to a Stanford Research Institute based programmer. The intended message was ‘login’, but the receiver system crashed just with the letters ‘lo’.

It hardly took two years after this incident to discover the first-ever virus by Robert Thomas, a Cambridge-based researcher.

Since then, the cyber security space has never been totally secure. In the current technologically advanced world, viruses are deadlier, increasingly invasive, and much harder to control. The techniques involved in cybercrimes are altering constantly and the need to develop secure methods is more important than ever. Focusing on the US, a notable cyberattack in recent times would be the one involving the United States Department of Justice.

The department in September 2021 sentenced Ghaleb Alaumary to about 11 years in prison. He has been accused of collaborating with North Korea to carry out a money-laundering drive. There has been an alarming increase in the number of cyber security threats in the US and across the globe, forcing the governing bodies to adapt innovative and time-specific security measures.

The US cybersecurity space is undergoing a turbulent period. Amidst these, the death of Allan Paller, a US cyber security pioneer on 9th November, is a huge setback to the nation. Allan Paller, a digital defense security veteran passed away at the age of 76 at SANS, a world-recognized cyber security establishment founded by him. The exact cause of his death is yet to be disclosed to the public.

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Headquartered in California, Fortinet has been extending high-end security expertise spanning across network security, cloud security, security operations, zero trust access, networking and communications and security as a service. Fortinet continues to develop and sell cybersecurity solutions including antivirus software, intrusion prevention systems, physical firewalls and endpoint security parts.

CrowdStrike is a Sunnyvale, California headquartered firm focusing on threat intelligence, endpoint security, cloud workload and cyberthreat response services. The firm extends a cloud-based cybersecurity platform which stops vulnerabilities for securing businesses of varied shapes and sizes

The rapid growth of open source and cloud-based applications has made cybersecurity a major concern for almost all industries. KPMG is at the forefront of latest cybersecurity issues. KPMG continues to tackle cyber-attacks from hackers, organized crime groups, insiders besides the highly advanced attacks. The firm has its base at New York.


California headquartered Symantec extends a diverse range of enterprise and small-sized security products, along with consumer products under its Norton and LifeLock brands.
ymantec’s core product is the Integrated Cyber Defense platform. The platform incorporates several other products and is leveraged by over 350,000 businesses across sectors.


Massachusetts headquartered Carbon Black, an innovator in cybersecurity is recognised for its pioneering works across application control, EDR, and next-gen antivirus, thereby enabling consumers to defend even the most sophisticated threats. Carbon Black was initiated by former federal security hackers.

Cisco’s core focus is on networking. Over the years, the company has expanded into storage and security. Today, Cisco enables a broad range of security products such as UTM, Intrusion Prevention Systems, cloud protection, firewall and malware protection. Cisco is the biggest enterprise cybersecurity firm in the world. Cisco’s solutions in SASE, XDR, and zero trust are leveraged by enterprises across domains. The firm has its headquarters at San Jose, California


IBM extends a variety of cybersecurity solutions, comprising of security information, event management (SIEM), incident response platform, cloud security and many more. IBM continues to receive top ratings from analysts and cyber security ventures. IBM has proven itself in extending solutions capable of protecting your organization through proven solutions for mobile security, fraud prevention and intelligence analysis.


Established in 1987, McAfee, as a cloud and cybersecurity firm empowers businesses to leverage high-end security solutions to safeguard clouds, endpoints and networks from malware, viruses, and other cyber-attacks. From an enterprise standpoint, McAfee cybersecurity solutions are one among the best for data protection, endpoint security, and cloud security.


Palo Alto has its presence in over 19 countries. Palo Alto is a worldwide leader in cybersecurity and constantly delivers innovation to empower secure digital transformation. Palo Alto continues to be at the forefront of safeguarding enterprises across sectors on their mobility, network and cloud.

AppGuard ensures the prevention of fileless malware, polymorphic malware, targeted attacks, ransomware, and any other advanced threats through its highly adaptive policy enforcement, or the APE. The firm has offices in the U.S and in Japan