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Real-Time Cybersecurity Company Market Tracker: Public Company Data & Insights
Discover real-time performance and funding trends of public cybersecurity companies with the dynamic market tracker. A valuable, free data source offering in-depth insights into 'Pure Play' and 'Hybrid' companies in the cybersecurity sector. Ideal for professionals, investors, and enthusiasts seeking up-to-date market intelligence.
Have you ever wondered how public cybersecurity companies are performing in real-time? Well, wonder no more!
Here is a dynamic market tracker for the latest updates on market performance and funding data of public cybersecurity firms. This data updates automatically every two hours with publicly available market data, and I’m always adding more context to it.
This is a free resource that shares detailed information on publicly available funding and market data from public cybersecurity companies, combined with Return on Security’s own product categories and designations between “Hybrid” and “Pure Play” companies.
Transparency and utility for everyone in the cybersecurity field.
This interactive list includes up-to-date information on current public companies, those delisted or shut down, and firms taken private via M&A. You can easily play around with the data in Airtable with or without an account!
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Pure Play vs. Hybrid
For reference, here is how I am defining “pure play” vs. “hybrid” cybersecurity companies
Pure Play - A “pure play” cybersecurity company is a specialist company that dedicates everything it does to cybersecurity. It does not dabble in things outside of this space, its whole business revolves around creating and providing cybersecurity products, services, and solutions. Companies with this designation are easy to tell apart from others. CrowdStrike is a great example here.
Hybrid - A “hybrid” company offers a broader range of products and services, not just cybersecurity ones. It might also provide technology solutions that are closely aligned with cybersecurity. Cloudflare is a great example here. Companies with this designation are the subject of much debate.
For the sake of this list, I am excluding the hyper-scale cloud companies like Microsoft, AWS, Google, IBM, etc. They all have thriving cybersecurity businesses, but it is not their main focus, and “the line” has to be drawn somewhere.
Tech Eras Over Time
Here is a key to help understand the different technology eras over time and how they are commonly referred to:
|1991 - 1994
|Early Internet Era
|1995 - 2002
|2003 - 2009
|Post-Dotcom Bubble to Great Recession
|2010 - 2011
|Recovery and Digital Expansion
|2012 - 2020
|High-Burn / High-Growth
|2021 - 2022
|High-Burn / Slowing-Growth
|2023 - Present
Data Methodology and Sources
All financial figures were converted to U.S. dollars when collected.
The classification of companies into specific categories is conducted based on Return on Security’s categorization system. I ensure that each company in the database addresses a cybersecurity challenge and correctly assigns it to the relevant category.
Venture Capital is a fast-moving industry. Deals, round names, participants, and check sizes can change after initial reporting, especially at the end of the year, so some of the finer details may change. However, this data's overall trends and conclusions are directionally accurate.
If you see any gaps or inaccuracies, don't hesitate to reach out and let me know. I want to make this a reliable and valuable tool for all. Your feedback helps keep the data precise and useful.