Network Security Software: Sophos
CEO: Kris Hagerman
In its very first year of competing in this product category, Sophos dethroned 2014 and 2013 winner Kaspersky Lab by a margin of 91.6 to 90.6.
Sophos won the product innovation and partnership sub-categories, taking nine of the 13 associated criteria. The vendor really excelled in quality and reliability, richness of product features and computability & ease of integration, notching triple-digit scores in all three criteria.
Kaspersky, meanwhile, took the support sub-category and three of the five associated criteria, with the two companies earning an identical marketing support rating.
Dell/SonicWall took third place in the product category with a score of 79.5, while McAfee came in fourth in its first year of competition at 77.3.