NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Mention security and big-name firms such as Symantec ( SYMC) and McAfee, now part of Intel ( INTC), spring to mind.

Investors, though, would be wise to check out under-the-radar stocks such as Wave Systems ( WAVX), Sourcefire ( FIRE) and Fortinet ( FTNT) that are also riding the cyber security wave.
There are plenty of under-the-radar stocks riding the cybersecurity wave.

The appropriately-named Wave Systems, for example, has been winning plaudits for merging hardware and software encryption, while Sourcefire has reaped the benefits of Washington's cybersecurity spending.

Fortinet, for its part, continues to enjoy success with its FortiGate appliance, a sort of cyber security Swiss army knife for corporate IT departments. "I think Fortinet is a great stock," said Bryan Ashenberg, TheStreet's Breakout Stocks portfolio manager, highlighting the firm's ongoing market share gains.

Read on for more details on tech's under-the-radar security stocks:

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