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The Central Texas area is a hotbed of activity in the cybersecurity arena and Cybersecurity Ventures, based in Menlo Park, Calif. has named 19 local companies to its 2015 Cybersecurity 500 list.

The list shines a spotlight on the hottest cybersecurity companies to watch worldwide this year.

Absolute Software, an Austin-based mobile device management & security company, ranks the highest on the list, claiming the 36th spot, followed by Austin-based StillSecure, network access control, at the 43rd spot, Austin-based Ziften, an endpoint threat detection company, at 44, San Antonio-based Digital Defense, managed security risk assessment, at 46 and Austin-based SailPoint, an identity and access management company at 62.

Infocyte, a startup based at Geekdom in San Antonio, ranks 71st. It makes an intrusion assessment platform.

Click Security, real time security analytics, in Austin claims the 84th spot.

Brinqa Risk, analytics and management company in Austin, takes the 111th spot followed by 21CT, a security analytics & visualization company, based in Austin at 121.

Others on the list included San Antonio-based Globalscape, secure file transfer, at 147, Innove Managed Security Services of Boerne at 195, Austin-based HID Global, security identity technology, at 272 and Futurex Hardened, enterprise security cloud, based in Bulverde, at 295.

For the rest of the list, please visit Cybersecurity Ventures’ site.