The Top IT Security Vendors

By Melissa Rudy
Updated: May 21, 2012

The Top IT Security Vendors

With so much of our business and personal lives being conducted on the Internet, it's important for every individual and company to have solid security in place. However, since IT security is big business, there are thousands of companies offering security products and solutions—all “guaranteed” to safeguard your data.

Like any other industry, IT security has its top players and star performers. Below are some of the top vendors in the business, providing reliable and dependable security services in the era of digital information.

Absolute Software

One of the fastest growing areas in IT security is mobile device protection. Absolute Software is a lead provider of BYOD (bring your own device) security solutions for individuals and businesses. This company is the creator of LoJack software for laptops, which allows you to not only track, but also to recover stolen laptops.

Other IT security services provided by Absolute Software include:

  • iPhone and iPad security
  • Laptop encryption
  • Endpoint security and management
  • Corporate IT security
  • Personal device risk management

Trend Micro

Having been in the business of IT security for more than 20 years, it's obvious that Trend Micro is able to adapt along with the ever-changing face of technology. The company currently focuses on providing security solutions for cloud-based systems and mobile devices—two of the fastest-growing digital industries.

Security services from Trend Micro include:

  • Mobile device data protection
  • PC and Mac security software
  • Online sync and backup solutions
  • IT programs for small and mid-sized businesses
  • Enterprise security systems


While the actual company name may not be widely recognized in casual circles, Symantec is the IT security mind behind many widely known security products, including Norton AntiVirus and VeriSign technology.

Symantec offers a wide variety of IT security products and services, including:

  • Endpoint and virtual security
  • Business security and SSL certification
  • Mobile device protection
  • Cloud security
  • Antivirus protection
  • Backup and recovery solutions


With a focus on companies of all sizes, WatchGuard provides network security that is affordable and easy to manage. The company delivers an extensive range of business solutions through software and service offerings, including standard installations and customized packages.

Some of the IT security solutions from WatchGuard include:

  • Email encryption
  • Next-generation firewalls
  • Cloud-based security
  • Data loss prevention
  • Cyberbullying protection
  • Unified threat management

IT Security vendors: Honorable Mentions

There are hundreds of IT security solutions out there, many of which offer excellent and reliable services. A few companies that are also worth mentioning include:

  • Kaspersky
  • NetIQ
  • HP Security
  • ScriptLogic
  • GeoTrust
  • BrainLoop
  • Blue Coat

When selecting an IT security vendor, it's a good idea to make sure the company has a reputation for solid solutions that shield your data from the many threats lurking on the Internet. With our heavy dependence on mobile devices and digital solutions, good protection is a must.

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