The 2022 Tech Innovator Awards
From among more than 260 applicants, CRN staff selected products spanning the IT industry – including in cloud, infrastructure, security, storage and devices – that offer ground-breaking functionality, differentiation and partner opportunity.
Security: SMB Network Security
Winner: Sophos Firewall
Sophos Firewall provides network performance, protection, flexibility and resiliency for organizations, delivering zero-day threat protection, identifying and stopping ransomware and other advanced threats, all while accelerating important Software-as-a-Service, SD-WAN and cloud application traffic. A new version of Sophos Firewall launched in April 2022 with Xstream SD-WAN capabilities and best-in-class VPN enhancements. Capability expansions dynamically process and route traffic, dramatically improving network performance and protection by freeing up resources for TLS and deep-packet inspection. Sophos Firewall is a pillar of Sophos‘ SASE strategy, providing a simplified and scalable offering over traditional remote-access VPNs. It’s also part of the Sophos Adaptive Cybersecurity Ecosystem.
Check Point Quantum Spark
WatchGuard Firebox M290, M390, M590 and M690