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The Top 100 Software Companies of 2021


The Software Report is pleased to announce The Top 100 Software Companies of 2021. This year's awardee list is comprised of a wide range of companies from the most well-known such as Microsoft, Adobe, and Salesforce to the relatively newer but rapidly growing - Qualtrics, Atlassian, and Asana. A good number of awardees may be new names to some but that should be no surprise given software has always been an industry of startups that seemingly came out of nowhere to create and dominate a new space. Software has become the backbone of our economy. From large enterprises to small businesses, most all rely on software whether for accounting, marketing, sales, supply chain, or a myriad of other functions. Software has become the dominant industry of our time and as such, we place a significance on highlighting the best companies leading the industry forward. The following awardees were nominated and selected based on a thorough evaluation process. Among the key criteria considered were ...

Enabling the Software-Defined Branch with NSX


While the importance of the cloud is obvious to anyone, the increasing importance of the edge is often overlooked. As digitization and the Internet of Things are leading to an exponential growth in the number of devices, the amount of data that is being generated by sensors in devices such as self-driving-cars, mobile endpoints and people tracking systems for retail is astronomical. Analyzing and turning that data into immediate actions is key to success in the era of digitization. The cloud enables massive data storage and processing, but it does not always lend itself to real time processing and immediate actions. Latency and the sheer amount of data to be transmitted are much less of a factor for the edge compared to the data center.

VMware buys E8 Security to bolster AI-assisted security tools


VMware said on Wednesday that it's acquiring E8 Security, a user and entity behavior analytics company. E8 Security's platform uses machine learning and AI to help businesses detect cyber threats faster. It can surface anomalies and suspicious behaviors, discover malicious activity, and correlate data from different sources. VMware plans to integrate E8's technology into its Workspace ONE platform to give users more insight into the security posture of their digital workspace and provide advanced threat detection and response, the company said. "E8 Security's ability to analyze behavior has the opportunity to enhance the inherent security capabilities built on Workspace ONE to make security operations more proactive," wrote Sumit Dhawan, SVP of desktop products and solutions for VMware, in a blog post.