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
 
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. CHKP NASDAQ Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 114.08 18 B 17.2% 22%   5% -17%
Commvault Systems CVLT NASDAQ Technology Software - Business Applications USD 47.24 2.2 B -29.9% 30%   3% -34%
F5 Networks Inc. FFIV NASDAQ Technology Information Systems & Network Software USD 141.02 8.4 B -18.2% 27%   4% -34%
FireEye Inc. FEYE NASDAQ Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 14.73 3.0 B -6.2% 39%   7% -31%
Fortinet Inc. FTNT NASDAQ Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 74.87 13 B 19.1% 39%   8% -29%
Imperva IMPV NASDAQ Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 55.74 2.0 B 13.6% 33%   2% -25%
Mimecast MIME NASDAQ Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 45.01 2.8 B 9.7% 46%   10% -30%
OSI Systems Inc OSIS NASDAQ Technology Optics & Photonics USD 112.05 2.0 B 43.2% 29%   5% -16%
Palo Alto Networks PANW NYSE Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 198.54 19 B -2.6% 32%   6% -31%
Proofpoint Inc. PFPT NASDAQ Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 111.22 6.2 B -4.3% 40%   7% -37%
Qualys Inc QLYS NASDAQ Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 85.88 3.4 B -3.2% 44%   8% -30%
Radware Ltd. RDWR NASDAQ Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 24.54 1.1 B -1.9% 22%   4% -24%
Sophos Group SPHHF OTC Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 4.70 - -36.8% 61%   0% -50%
Symantec Corporation SYMC NASDAQ Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 20.80 13 B 3.7% 35%   5% -27%
Trend Micro TMICY OTC Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 45.97 - -19.0% 32%   2% -34%
Varonis Systems, VRNS NASDAQ Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 60.06 1.8 B -20.9% 45%   6% -39%
VeriSign Inc. VRSN NASDAQ Technology Data Processing & Data Analytics (EDP) USD 207.90 25 B 52.2% 29%   7% -18%
Zix Corporation ZIXI NASDAQ Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 9.24 513 M 71.1% 54%   11% -23%