NETWORK SECURITY APPLIANCES
Juniper Networks beat out incumbent Channel Champion Cisco this year to nab the top spot in the Network Security Appliances category.
Beating out a long list of competitors in both the financial and technical support satisfaction subcategories, Juniper was catapulted to the top seat with partners specifically cheering the vendor's product margins and post-sales support.
The win is an especially important one for Juniper, whose reputation in the security space has been less-than-glowing over the past few years. But partners' perceptions seem to be changing, and Juniper's security portfolio continues to grow, most recently with the launch of two new SRX services gateways aimed at 4G networks.