Top Companies Driving Boston’s Massive Information Security Cluster
Editor's note: Since publishing this post on Jan. 19, we've received a steady stream of companies that have asked we add them to our list. This post has been updated with those additions.
The number of Bay State-based information security companies is impressive - and that’s putting it lightly. The list of these organizations is growing rapidly as new startups launch and spread their roots in Boston. Let’s face it: it’s getting hard to keep track.
That’s why we’ve put together our own compilation of information security companies that call the Boston area home. This list is by no means exhaustive, and organizations are featured in alphabetical order.
As you’ll notice, a lot of the companies on this list are our own BIZZpage customers - meaning that many of them are hiring for multiple positions. Head over to our Job Board to see the latest open roles.
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Located in Boston, Barkly is a new type of advanced security that actively protects users by automatically recognizing and stopping modern attacks.
Based out of Waltham, Carbon Black offers a complete solution to prevent, detect, and respond to threats.
BitSight is transforming how companies manage information security risk with objective, evidence-based security ratings. It’s located in Cambridge.
With offices in Burlington and worldwide, Black Duck Software helps companies streamline, safeguard, and manage their use of open source software.
BlueB0X is a U.S. manufacturer of Security 4.0 Physical Security hardware and software. It’s based in Andover.
Based in Waltham, CloudLock is the leading provider of cloud cybersecurity and CASB solutions, securing SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, and IDaaS environments.
Located in Boston, Confer is a leading endpoint detection and response solution (EDR).
Core Security consolidates and prioritizes vulnerability data, resulting in faster remediation, reduced risk, and more secure critical assets. It’s located in Boston.
Located in Waltham, CounterTack gives security teams context and visibility into advanced endpoint attacks.
Cryptzone secures enterprises with security solutions that protect critical services, applications, and content from internal and external threats. It’s located in Waltham.
Newton-based CyberArk is the only security company focused on eliminating cyber threats using insider privileges to attack an enterprise.
Cybereason leverages big data, behavioral analytics, and machine learning to uncover complex cyber-attacks designed to evade traditional defenses. It’s located in Boston.
Based in Boston, Cybric provides a continuous security delivery fabric for today’s modern enterprise infrastructure.
With offices in Waltham and worldwide, Digital Guardian is a next generation data protection platform purpose built to stop data theft.
EMC acquired RSA in 2006 (and as we all know, EMC is in the midst of being acquired by Dell). RSA helps organizations mitigate the risk of operating in a digital world, providing the ability to detect, investigate, and respond to advanced threats. This division is based in Bedford.
Located in Belmont, GreatHorn is a cloud-based cybersecurity platform focused on preventing data breaches that start via highly targeted communication based attacks.
Imprivata, located in Lexington, is a healthcare IT security company that enables care providers to securely and efficiently access, communicate, and transact patient health information.
K logix is based in Brookline and provides security consulting, integration services, and technology solutions to help organizations align security with business objectives.
Mimecast’s U.S. headquarters are in Watertown. Its security, archiving, and continuity cloud services protect business email and deliver comprehensive email risk management.
ObserveIT claims to be only security software company that provides tailored analytics, alerting, and forensics to address the risk of user-based threats. It’s offices are in Boston.
Pwnie Express provides full threat detection of every wireless and wired device in and around the workplace. It detects rogue, misconfigured, and unauthorized devices across wired and wireless spectrums, and is based in Boston.
Located in Boston, Rapid7’s security data and analytics solutions collect, contextualize, correlate, and analyze security data to reduce threat exposure and detect compromise.
Out of Somerville, Recorded Future offers real-time threat intelligence to proactively defend organizations against cyber attacks.
Resilient Systems provides an incident response platform (IRP) that helps organizations thrive in the face of any cyberattack or business crisis. It’s located in Cambridge.
Seceon, based out of Westford, applies modern data analytics to detect threat behaviors - both machine and human originated - in real-time.
Located in Wilmington, Security Innovation secures and protects data in the most challenging environments: automobiles, desktops, web applications, mobile devices, and the cloud.
Sqrrl is the creator of Sqrrl Enterprise, a security intelligence platform that enables organizations to target, hunt, and disrupt advanced cyber threats. It’s located in Cambridge.
Out of Boston, Threat Stack offers continuous security monitoring for public, private, and hybrid cloud infrastructures protecting servers and the data they access from intrusion and data loss.
Based in Burlington, Veracode secures web, mobile, and third-party applications for global enterprises.
VS2 is a software venture on a mission to ensure reliable and secure applications and data, regardless of platform. It’s based out of Waltham.
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