As it has with many other technology sectors, the cloud has shaken up security. Large-scale, legacy security applications that once resided on-premise can now be broken up and offered as a service in a hosted environment, giving customers greater flexibility in managing their protection strategies.
Established security vendors now offer many of their products over cloud-based platforms, and startups are thinking of new ways to offer sleek, innovative protection technologies.
And as the explosion of devices in a BYOD world makes mobile security a booming field, vendors are responding accordingly.
Here we take a look at the coolest cloud security vendors to make this year's Cloud 100 list.