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 since 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 –  signaled that the growth potential of cybersecurity is alive and well - and many more acquisitions led by Thoma Bravo private equity confirm the trend

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Cybersecurity Platforms • Updated:

Name Ticker Exchange Sector Industry Currency Cur.Price Mkt.Cap Perf. Vol. Risk Contrib. MDD
 
A10 Networks ATEN NYSE Technology Security Data & Analytics USD 8.16 636 M 23.8% 59%   3% -52%
Akamai Technologies AKAM NASDAQ Technology Cloud Managed Services USD 102.81 17 B 16.9% 38%   2% -20%
BlackBerry BB NASDAQ Technology Computer & Mobile Hardware USD 5.66 3.1 B 1.1% 66%   4% -57%
CACI International CACI NYSE Technology Security Data & Analytics USD 239.49 6.0 B 3.5% 44%   3% -41%
Check Point Software Technologies CHKP NASDAQ Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 119.86 17 B 2.3% 33%   2% -31%
Cisco Systems CSCO NASDAQ Technology Datacom, Telcom & Network Equipt USD 41.64 176 B -4.0% 42%   2% -33%
Commvault Systems CVLT NASDAQ Technology Software - Business Process Mngt USD 48.06 2.2 B -3.7% 47%   3% -46%
CrowdStrike Holdings CRWD NASDAQ Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 147.54 32 B 172.2% 63%   3% -50%
CyberArk Software CYBR NASDAQ Technology Information Systems & Network Software USD 111.38 4.3 B -8.5% 52%   3% -49%
F5 Networks FFIV NASDAQ Technology Information Systems & Network Software USD 162.20 10 B 13.6% 42%   2% -38%
FireEye FEYE NASDAQ Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 14.99 3.4 B -11.5% 58%   4% -55%
Fortinet FTNT NASDAQ Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 117.08 19 B 12.8% 53%   3% -38%
Juniper Networks JNPR NYSE Technology Datacom, Telcom & Network Equipt USD 21.91 7.3 B -10.8% 37%   2% -32%
Leidos Holdings LDOS NYSE Industrial Goods Security Protection, IT & Communication Devices USD 102.38 15 B 17.2% 44%   3% -42%
McAfee MCFE NASDAQ Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 15.50 6.7 B -17.1% 14%   0% -18%
Mimecast MIME NASDAQ Technology SaaS / Cloud Storage USD 41.30 2.6 B -5.4% 48%   3% -49%
NetScout Systems NTCT NASDAQ Technology Data Processing & Data Analytics (EDP) USD 23.03 1.7 B -6.0% 49%   3% -32%
NXT-ID NXTD NASDAQ Technology Electronic Systems, Parts & Analog Circuits USD 0.40 14 M -27.1% 115%   4% -59%
Okta OKTA NASDAQ Technology SaaS / Cloud Storage USD 227.83 28 B 78.5% 49%   3% -31%
OneSpan OSPN NASDAQ Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 18.98 766 M 6.4% 81%   3% -45%
Open Text OTEX NASDAQ Technology Data Processing & Data Analytics (EDP) USD 43.50 12 B 2.7% 39%   3% -38%
OSI Systems OSIS NASDAQ Technology Electronic Systems, Parts & Analog Circuits USD 87.53 1.6 B -10.5% 42%   2% -47%
Palo Alto Networks PANW NYSE Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 296.04 29 B 19.9% 45%   3% -47%
Parsons PSN NYSE Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 32.03 3.2 B -16.8% 47%   3% -44%
Proofpoint PFPT NASDAQ Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 97.27 5.6 B -18.0% 44%   2% -29%
Qualys QLYS NASDAQ Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 90.71 3.6 B 5.2% 40%   2% -29%
Radware RDWR NASDAQ Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 25.27 1.2 B 6.8% 36%   2% -37%
Rapid7 RPD NASDAQ Technology Security Data & Analytics USD 71.76 3.7 B 32.6% 48%   3% -47%
SailPoint Technologies Holdings SAIL NYSE Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 42.58 3.9 B 71.3% 61%   3% -52%
Splunk SPLK NASDAQ Technology Security Data & Analytics USD 198.11 31 B 41.0% 57%   4% -45%
Trend Micro TMICY OTC Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 52.75 - 2.8% 34%   1% -35%
Varonis Systems, VRNS NASDAQ Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 119.99 3.8 B 56.2% 51%   3% -45%
VeriSign VRSN NASDAQ Technology Data Processing & Data Analytics (EDP) USD 196.57 23 B 4.3% 40%   3% -30%
VMware VMW NYSE Technology SaaS / Cloud Storage USD 148.94 62 B -10.2% 44%   3% -45%
Zix Corporation ZIXI NASDAQ Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 7.25 413 M -1.2% 87%   5% -67%
Zscaler ZS NASDAQ Technology SaaS / Cloud Storage USD 143.04 19 B 208.8% 63%   3% -20%