Security Technology Sector Overview - Q1 2019

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This blog post examines the different components of the security technology ecosystem. We will illustrate what the categories of innovation are and which categories have the most companies. We will also compare the categories in terms of their funding and maturity.

Threat Detection and Mitigation Is The Largest Security Technology Category

Let’s start off by looking at the Sector Map. We have classified 1219 security technology startups into 14 categories. They have raised $36B from 1856 investors. The Sector Map highlights the number of companies in each category. It also shows a random sampling of companies in each category.

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We see that Threat Detection and Mitigation is the largest category with 296 companies. These 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 look at our Innovation Quadrant to find out the funding and maturity of these categories in relation to one another.

The Pioneers Quadrant Has the Most Security Technology Categories

Our Innovation Quadrant divides the security technology categories into four different quadrants.

Security Technology Innovation Quadrant

We see that the Pioneers quadrant has the most number of security technology categories at 9, accounting for 64% of all security technology categories. The Email Security category has the highest average age, and the Endpoint Security category has the highest average funding. On the other hand, the Brand Protection and Identity Security categories are low on both average funding and age. 

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