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 9.56 745 M 37.4% 65%   4% -49%
Akamai Technologies AKAM NASDAQ Technology Cloud Managed Services USD 97.54 16 B 4.1% 41%   2% -20%
BlackBerry BB NYSE Technology Computer & Mobile Hardware USD 11.32 6.3 B 105.8% 106%   4% -59%
CACI International CACI NYSE Technology Security Data & Analytics USD 228.50 5.8 B -9.9% 44%   3% -35%
Check Point Software Technologies CHKP NASDAQ Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 113.05 16 B 6.3% 37%   2% -18%
Commvault Systems CVLT NASDAQ Technology Software - Business Process Mngt USD 66.57 3.1 B 46.8% 47%   3% -39%
CrowdStrike Holdings CRWD NASDAQ Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 216.60 48 B 275.1% 65%   4% -14%
CyberArk Software CYBR NASDAQ Technology Information Systems & Network Software USD 152.54 5.9 B 39.1% 55%   4% -34%
F5 Networks FFIV NASDAQ Technology Information Systems & Network Software USD 189.50 12 B 49.5% 42%   2% -24%
FireEye FEYE NASDAQ Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 20.06 4.5 B 39.4% 69%   4% -44%
Fortinet FTNT NASDAQ Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 169.85 27 B 61.7% 54%   4% -26%
Juniper Networks JNPR NYSE Technology Datacom, Telcom & Network Equipt USD 23.75 7.8 B 8.4% 38%   2% -23%
Leidos Holdings LDOS NYSE Industrial Goods Security Protection, IT & Communication Devices USD 90.38 13 B -16.0% 44%   3% -37%
McAfee MCFE NASDAQ Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 20.83 9.0 B 11.4% 30%   0% -20%
Mimecast MIME NASDAQ Technology SaaS / Cloud Storage USD 43.53 2.8 B -0.9% 53%   3% -28%
NetScout Systems NTCT NASDAQ Technology Data Processing & Data Analytics (EDP) USD 28.93 2.1 B 3.6% 49%   3% -30%
Okta OKTA NASDAQ Technology SaaS / Cloud Storage USD 269.90 35 B 119.5% 51%   3% -16%
OneSpan OSPN NASDAQ Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 24.03 969 M 42.5% 81%   3% -45%
Open Text OTEX NASDAQ Technology Data Processing & Data Analytics (EDP) USD 45.66 12 B 6.1% 39%   3% -33%
OSI Systems OSIS NASDAQ Technology Electronic Systems, Parts & Analog Circuits USD 96.31 1.7 B 12.8% 42%   2% -36%
Palo Alto Networks PANW NYSE Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 369.61 36 B 87.7% 46%   3% -33%
Parsons PSN NYSE Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 36.77 3.7 B -7.3% 48%   3% -36%
Proofpoint PFPT NASDAQ Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 124.59 7.2 B 7.0% 47%   3% -29%
Qualys QLYS NASDAQ Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 101.24 4.0 B 20.6% 52%   3% -32%
Radware RDWR NASDAQ Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 26.37 1.2 B 10.3% 34%   2% -29%
Rapid7 RPD NASDAQ Technology Security Data & Analytics USD 78.78 4.0 B 63.2% 49%   3% -32%
SailPoint Technologies Holdings SAIL NYSE Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 59.60 5.4 B 144.9% 64%   4% -50%
Splunk SPLK NASDAQ Technology Security Data & Analytics USD 152.53 24 B -2.0% 62%   4% -32%
Trend Micro TMICY OTC Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 52.96 - 3.6% 35%   1% -31%
Varonis Systems VRNS NASDAQ Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 199.09 6.3 B 138.6% 56%   4% -39%
VeriSign VRSN NASDAQ Technology Data Processing & Data Analytics (EDP) USD 195.51 22 B 1.0% 40%   3% -24%
VMware VMW NYSE Technology SaaS / Cloud Storage USD 146.76 62 B -0.2% 45%   3% -37%
Zix Corporation ZIXI NASDAQ Technology Security Platforms & Software USD 9.59 547 M 9.5% 88%   5% -65%
Zscaler ZS NASDAQ Technology SaaS / Cloud Storage USD 207.81 28 B 312.2% 65%   3% -20%