Client Security Software: Sophos
CEO: Kris Hagerman
Sophos is the back-to-back winner in this product category, beating 2013 and 2012 victor Kaspersky Lab, McAfee and new competitor AVG. Sophos's overall score jumped from 86.7 last year to 93.2 this year, driven by double-digit rating improvements in the marketability, marketing support and cloud program criteria.
Kaspersky trailed Sophos' overall score by 2.8 points, while McAfee and AVG trailed significantly by18.3 points and 22.8 points respectively. The ease of doing business, post-sales support and partner portal criteria were won by Kaspersky, with Sophos prevailing in the remaining 15 criteria.