Today, Forbes announced its 2017 Forbes Cloud 100 list, a full ranking of the world’s top privately-held cloud companies. We are proud be named on the list alongside such innovators as Slack, Dropbox, DocuSign, Stripe, Cloudera and others. This is the second consecutive year Carbon Black has been named to the Forbes Cloud 100.
Now in its second year, the Forbes Cloud 100 recognizes the best and brightest of the cloud. Evaluated by operating metrics such as revenue and funding, with the help of 25 of their public cloud CEO peers, the companies of the Cloud 100 have worked with the world’s largest corporations and solved small business headaches alike, fixed people’s grammar online and traced government sponsored hacking attacks.
The Cloud 100 takes the leading candidates from the private sector and puts them in front of their public company peers. Public cloud CEOs served as judges, selecting the winners and ranking the list. From security to messaging to payments and more, cloud computing is reaching an inflection point as businesses are realizing it’s not a matter of if they should move to the cloud, but how they should do it.
Cloud security is now critical in what is becoming a cloud-first world. Most sensitive data is now being stored in data-centers and environments far from corporate headquarters. As a result, organizations are turning to leading security controls such as Carbon Black to gain visibility as well as prevention and detection capabilities.
Congratulations to the Carbon Black team and the entire 2017 Forbes Cloud 100 list!