We’ve previously seen that security technology funding has grown robustly over the past few years. Now we are diving deeper on our security tech research platform to analyze funding by category. Our analysis reveals two key takeaways:
- The Threat Detection category leads the sector in Q3 funding
- The Threat Detection category also leads the sector in all-time funding
We’ll highlight these takeaways with some graphics and discussions below.
The Threat Detection Category Leads Security Technology In Q3 Funding
To start off, let’s review the amount of funding raised this quarter by each category within security technology.
The above graphic highlights that the Threat Detection category leads the sector in Q3 funding with $360M. Its funding is more than twice the funding of the next category, Data Security at $180M.
Threat Detection companies monitor networks to detect and mitigate cyber attacks. Some example companies in this category include Darktrace, Cylance, Vectra, and Menlo Security.
Let’s now investigate how these categories’ funding compare with each other historically.
The Threat Detection Category Also Leads in All-Time Funding
The graph below shows the all-time funding for different security technology categories. The Q3 funding and growth rates of these categories are also highlighted.
As the bar graph indicates, the Threat Detection category also leads security technology in total funding at almost $11B. This is approximately 1.6 times the funding of the next category, Data Security at almost $7B.
In summary, the Threat Detection category is the clear funding leader both in Q3 and all-time. Let's see how the the rest of 2018 shapes up for security technology!