In The Best of Network Security 2016, the first in an annual series, companies that have earned recognition for best practices are culled from across our Information & Network Security body of research and assembled into a single document. The document is organized into three sections: companies that earned recognition for their excellence across the network security industry, network security stand-outs by industry segment, and vendors with innovations that were simply deemed as “cool.” Recognized companies include Akamai, Arbor Networks, BeyondTrust, Cisco Systems, FireEye, ForeScout, IBM, Intel Security, LogRhythm, Qualys, Rapid7, Sailpoint, Tenable Network Security, TippingPoint, Verizon, and WatchGuard.