ARC 2011: The 10 Highest Scoring Vendors


No. 2: Sophos - Client Security Software

Overall Score: 89.8

In a tight battle with Kaspersky, Sophos was the victor. The security company posted top scores in Product Innovation and Support but lost the Partnership subcategory to Kaspersky, which was last year's top player. Sophos took a hit in the ROI and Revenue and Profit Potential criterion; its new vice president for channels has said Sophos will target more security-focused solution providers instead of traditional software resellers moving forward.