AlienVault Named to First-Ever Forbes List of the World’s 100 Best Cloud Companies

Definitive list recognizes top-tier private cloud technology companies

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SAN MATEO, CA – September 7, 2016 – AlienVault®, a leading provider of Unified Security Management™ and crowd-sourced threat intelligence, has been named to the first-ever Forbes 2016 Cloud 100, the definitive list of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world, developed in partnership with Bessemer Venture Partners. To view the list, please visit It will also appear in the October 4, 2016 issue of Forbes magazine.

“Cloud security concerns remain at an all-time high, especially as companies continue to adopt cloud computing. At AlienVault, we are committed to simplifying cloud security management by providing organizations of all sizes with the essential tools they need to achieve complete security visibility into cloud infrastructures,” said Barmak Meftah, president and CEO of AlienVault. “We are honored to be included in the first inaugural Forbes Cloud 100 list.”

“Cloud companies are revolutionizing how businesses reach their customers today, from digitizing painful old processes to allowing them more time to focus on what they really care about—what makes their products unique,” said Forbes editor of the Cloud 100 list Alex Konrad. “Inclusion in the Forbes 2016 Cloud 100 list recognizes a company for its financial growth and excellence as recognized by customers and peers.”

“These are the companies to watch!” said Byron Deeter, a leading cloud investor and partner at Bessemer Venture Partners. “The Forbes Cloud 100 companies represent the very best private companies in cloud computing. We will see big IPOs and category killers emerge from this list as the cloud computing continues to propel the trillion-dollar software industry.”


The first-ever Forbes 2016 Cloud 100 list profiles the world’s top-tier private companies leading the cloud technology revolution, plus twenty rising stars within the field. With advancements in software, cloud security, or platform development, these companies are redefining the future for all industries and sectors.

Forbes, in partnership with Bessemer Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures, received hundreds of submissions to identify the most promising private companies in cloud. The Forbes 2016 Cloud 100 was selected by a panel of judges representing leading public cloud companies, using qualitative and quantitative data submitted by nominees, along with publically available third-party data sources.

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