Cybersecurity Platforms

Cybersecurity Platforms
  • Pininvest Analysis

Investing in cybersecurity companies was straightforward in 2015 but after the sharp drop in share values later that year, the segment lost some of its luster and had traded mostly sideways since

The divide between cloud security specialists, uniquely dedicated to the data protection, and broad based software companies leveraging their expertise in cloud management and information networks is noticeable: volatile share prices for the specialists, primed for growth, and exposure to the large information and network technology industry for established companies

However, upward trends in 2017 point to underlying strengths, solid client demand and expanding markets in cybersecurity; disappointing quarterly results may set share prices back as these specialists have little room to smooth operating profit across divisions, but price volatility appears to be an investment opportunity

Private equity acquisitions – as was the case for Barracuda Networks in November '17 – may also signal that the growth potential of cybersecurity is alive and well

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Cybersecurity Platforms • Updated:

Name Ticker Exchange Sector Industry Currency Cur.Price Mkt.Cap Perf. Vol. Risk Contrib. MDD
 
Akamai Technologies AKAM NASDAQ Technology Information Systems & Network Software USD 86.65 14 B 21.3% 30%   3% -25%
BlackBerry BB NASDAQ Technology Computer & Mobile Hardware USD 6.85 3.7 B -32.0% 38%   2% -41%
CACI International CACI NYSE Technology Security Data & Analytics USD 208.36 5.2 B 11.3% 24%   2% -30%
Carbon Black CBLK NASDAQ Technology Security Data & Analytics USD 22.67 1.7 B 4.6% 58%   3% -52%
Check Point Software Technologies CHKP NASDAQ Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 108.12 17 B -5.9% 21%   2% -18%
Cisco Systems CSCO NASDAQ Technology Datacom, Telcom & Network Equipt USD 46.96 201 B 5.3% 27%   2% -20%
Commvault Systems CVLT NASDAQ Technology Software - Business Applications USD 41.84 1.9 B -35.6% 33%   1% -41%
CrowdStrike Holdings CRWD NASDAQ Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 96.05 20 B 42.2% 35%   1% -20%
CyberArk Software CYBR NASDAQ Technology Information Systems & Network Software USD 115.16 4.2 B 58.3% 45%   6% -23%
F5 Networks FFIV NASDAQ Technology Information Systems & Network Software USD 128.74 7.7 B -28.7% 28%   2% -37%
FireEye FEYE NASDAQ Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 13.28 2.7 B -8.0% 39%   3% -36%
Fortinet FTNT NASDAQ Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 80.66 14 B 5.4% 38%   3% -29%
Juniper Networks JNPR NYSE Technology Datacom, Telcom & Network Equipt USD 23.92 8.3 B -11.1% 25%   1% -24%
Leidos Holdings LDOS NYSE Industrial Goods Security Protection, IT & Communication Devices USD 83.82 12 B 18.7% 24%   2% -30%
Mimecast MIME NASDAQ Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 42.07 2.6 B 10.1% 46%   5% -30%
NetScout Systems NTCT NASDAQ Technology Data Processing & Data Analytics (EDP) USD 21.99 1.7 B -14.1% 33%   2% -29%
NXT-ID NXTD NASDAQ Technology Electronic Systems, Parts & Analog Circuits USD 0.37 - -77.2% 96%   0% -79%
OneSpan OSPN NASDAQ Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 13.45 543 M -24.0% 48%   2% -40%
OSI Systems OSIS NASDAQ Technology Electronic Systems, Parts & Analog Circuits USD 104.07 1.9 B 34.1% 29%   2% -12%
Palo Alto Networks PANW NYSE Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 199.27 19 B -6.5% 32%   2% -31%
Parsons PSN NYSE Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 34.16 3.4 B 13.6% 17%   0% -10%
Proofpoint PFPT NASDAQ Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 117.15 6.6 B 2.0% 40%   4% -34%
Qualys QLYS NASDAQ Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 84.30 3.3 B -1.7% 43%   4% -29%
Radware RDWR NASDAQ Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 25.39 1.2 B -5.9% 22%   2% -24%
Rapid7 RPD NASDAQ Technology Security Data & Analytics USD 53.48 2.6 B 60.0% 49%   8% -31%
SailPoint Technologies Holdings SAIL NYSE Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 21.97 1.9 B -24.3% 57%   3% -50%
Sophos Group SPHHF OTC Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 6.05 - -3.1% 76%   0% -44%
Splunk SPLK NASDAQ Technology Security Data & Analytics USD 124.79 19 B 20.7% 46%   5% -32%
Symantec SYMC NASDAQ Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 23.51 15 B 22.4% 41%   3% -27%
Trend Micro TMICY OTC Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 48.18 - -19.7% 32%   1% -36%
Varonis Systems, VRNS NASDAQ Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 69.03 2.1 B -0.2% 41%   3% -37%
VeriSign VRSN NASDAQ Technology Data Processing & Data Analytics (EDP) USD 205.00 24 B 36.0% 29%   3% -18%
Zix Corporation ZIXI NASDAQ Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 7.74 430 M 39.2% 55%   3% -30%
Zscaler ZS NASDAQ Technology SaaS / Cloud Storage USD 80.91 10 B 100.8% 57%   10% -32%