Top 5 Cybersecurity Private Companies of 2014

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DataFox Top 5 Cybersecurity Startups in 2014

At DataFox, we compile and curate watchlists across sectors, regions, and popular lists of top companies (e.g., Inc. 500). From the Cybersecurity Watchlist, we feature five companies below:

AtHoc provides enterprise-class alerting software for physical security, force protection, personnel accountability and critical communication. Users rely on AtHoc's unified management systems for their emergency alerting and critical communication needs. The service provides net-centric mass notification systems to military, government, higher education, and commercial organizations.

  • DataFox Score: 1054
  • Location: San Mateo, CA
  • Total Funding: $8.2 million
  • Recent Funding: $5.6 million in June 2012
  • Investors: i-Hatch Ventures, Greylock Partners, Intel Capital

HyTrust offers IT managers and administrators of virtual infrastructure a centralized, single point of control for hypervisor configuration, compliance, and access management. By combining best practices, processes, and controls of physical infrastructure security into a comprehensive solution for virtual infrastructure, HyTrust enables virtual infrastructure to achieve the same level of operational readiness as that of existing physical infrastructure.

  • DataFox Score: 1024
  • Location: Mountain View, CA
  • Total Funding: $34.5 million
  • Recent Funding: $18.5 million in August 2013
  • Investors: Vanedge Capital, Trident Capital, VMware, Cisco, Granite Ventures, EPIC Ventures, IN-Q-TEL, Intel Capital

Tanium Inc. provides network solutions for enterprises and individual users. It offers client-server architecture services. The service is a security and systems management solution that allows for real-time data collection on a large scale.

  • DataFox Score: 999
  • Location: Berkeley, CA
  • Total Funding: $90.81 million
  • Recent Funding: $90 million in June 2014
  • Investors: Andreessen Horowitz

Kaspersky Lab  is a privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions. It is an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions and threat management systems for consumers, SMBs and enterprises. The Kaspersky anti-virus engine also powers products and solutions by other security vendors.

  • DataFox Score: 1086
  • Location: Moscow, Russia
  • Total Funding: Unknown
  • Recent Funding: Unknown
  • Investors: General Atlantic

Shape Security has created a completely new approach to website defense. Its flagship product, the ShapeShifter, is the world’s first botwall: an advanced technology that disables the attack capability of malware, botnets, and scripts. This results in a comprehensive defense against the most serious website breaches, for which there are no other existing solutions.

  • DataFox Score: 1039
  • Location: Mountain View, CA
  • Total Funding: $66 million
  • Recent Funding: $40 million in February 2014
  • Investors: Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Sierra Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Venrock, Google Ventures, TomorrowVentures, Allegis Capital, Baseline Ventures, Wing Venture Capital