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CRN's 2019 Products Of The Year

Kyle Alspach

CRN editors looked at the best new products and major updates of 2019 and then turned to solution providers to choose the winners based on technology, revenue and profit opportunities, and customer demand.




Palo Alto Networks launched the Prisma security suite to simplify access, data protection and application security in the cloud. Among the main components are Prisma Access, which offers cloud-native architecture in securing cloud access for branch offices and mobile users; Prisma Cloud, a machine-learningpowered solution that offers continuous visibility and compliance monitoring for multi-cloud deployments; the Prisma SaaS cloud access security broker service for securing the adoption of Softwareas-a-Service applications; and VM-Series, a virtualized version of the company’s Next-Generation Firewall for deployment in public and private cloud computing environments.

Subcategory Winner—Revenue and Profit: WatchGuard Cloud

WatchGuard Cloud simplifies how MSPs protect customers while reducing infrastructure costs and delivering scalability through multitier, multitenant capabilities. The platform centralizes security management and reporting of all WatchGuard security services into a single cloud-based interface.

Finalist: Check Point CloudGuard

With CloudGuard, Check Point Software Technologies offers protection against sophisticated threats targeting Software-as-a-Service applications and cloud-based email. Key capabilities include offerings to secure against malware and zero-day threats, phishing attacks, employee account takeovers and unsanctioned SaaS application usage.

Finalist: McAfee MVision Cloud

McAfee’s MVision Cloud offers a forward proxy, reverse proxy and rich native integrations with APIs inside larger cloud providers—as well as CASB Connect, which can be wrapped around applications moving to the public cloud so that security teams can deliver data protection in a more streamlined fashion.

Finalist: SonicWall Cloud App Security

SonicWall Cloud App Security 2.0 provides real-time protection for business-critical SaaS applications to thwart never-before-seen malware variants, targeted phishing attacks and account takeover due to compromised credentials and data loss. It supports Microsoft Office 365, G Suite, Box and Dropbox.

Finalist: Symantec CloudSOC CASB

Symantec’s CloudSOC CASB provides visibility, security and threat protection for any cloud application, including mobile and browserbased versions. CloudSOC also has an API offering that reduces the time it takes to identify and remediate security incidents. Provisioning CASB on mobile devices is simplified through integration with Symantec Endpoint Protection Mobile.

Kyle Alspach

Kyle Alspach is a Senior Editor at CRN focused on cybersecurity. His coverage spans news, analysis and deep dives on the cybersecurity industry, with a focus on fast-growing segments such as cloud security, application security and identity security.  He can be reached at

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