10 Cloud Security Startups to Watch in 2014

The market for cloud security tools is expected to grow significantly in the coming year. Here are 10 cloud security startups that could help boost cloud adoption in 2014 and beyond.

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5. ForgeRock

ForgeRock, cloud security tool startup

What they do: Provide identity management solutions

Headquarters: San Francisco, Calif.

CEO: Mike Ellis, who previously held senior executive roles at SAP, i2 Technologies, Oracle, and Apple.

Founded: 2010

Funding: ForgeRock has secured $22 million in two rounds of funding from Foundation Capital and Accel Partners.

Why they're on this list: Identities and application access are two of the main security challenges in the cloud/mobile/social age. Yet, most solutions are still point products that do little to unify identity management.

ForgeRock offers a "unified, open-source identity stack to protect enterprise, cloud, social and mobile applications at Internet scale." ForgeRock's Open Identity is built to address the needs of the next generation of identity and access management (IAM), especially as more and more people and things are assigned identities across networks.

Moreover, as customers expect to engage with business more, companies are making the shift to customer-facing IAM solutions, and ForgeRock's solution is designed to meet these emerging needs.

Customers include Deloitte, Thomson Reuters, Aberdeen Asset Management, and Vodafone.

Competitive Landscape: The main incumbent competitors are Oracle and CA Technologies. There are also a number of startups in this space, including OneLogin, Okta, SecureAuth and several others.

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