ARC 2013: Top 10 Channel Program Scores


9. Sophos: Network Security Appliances

CEO: Kris Hagerman

Sophos scored 77.7 in the solution provider program criterion, beating out competitors Fortinet and Trend Micro, among others. Sophos' 2013 score was up from 72.3 last year for its solution provider program.

In February Sophos hired former Fortinet executive Michael Valentine to oversee its global sales and channel organization. The company also developed a program for managed security service providers.