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CRN’s 2020 Products Of The Year

Kyle Alspach

CRN editors compiled the top partner-friendly products and services that launched over the past year, then turned to solution providers to choose the winners.




With the cloud-native SecureX platform, Cisco is dramatically enhancing security visibility with powerful analytics and automation—ultimately accelerating threat detection and response. SecureX is capable of analyzing traffic from the public cloud, as well as from networking infrastructure and private data centers, to rapidly identify the targets of cyberattacks and enable remediation. SecureX provides broad visibility of security environments at a customer, while deploying analytics to improve the detection of policy violations and unknown threats. The offering also helps to make operations more efficient through the automation of typical security workflows, such as threat investigation and remediation.

Subcategory Winner—Technology: Palo Alto Networks Prisma

Palo Alto Networks’ Prisma offering is a cloud-native security suite that covers multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments with capabilities in data security, web application and API security, identity-based microsegmentation and identity and access management security. Prisma stands out by offering both cloud workload protection and cloud security posture management and one platform using a Software-as-a-Service model.

Finalist: Check Point CloudGuard Cloud Native Security

With its CloudGuard Cloud Native Security offering, Check Point Software Technologies offers advanced threat prevention for protecting against attacks such as advanced persistent threat and zero-day. The offering also provides unified visibility across a customer’s multi-cloud environments—as well as automation capabilities such as auto-provisioning and auto-scaling for securing workloads in any cloud.

Finalist: McAfee MVision Cloud

McAfee MVision Cloud combines data protection with threat prevention across Software-as-a-Service, Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service environments. The platform enables organizations to adopt cloud services with all of the required security, governance and compliance capabilities. Users can now rapidly detect zero-day threats that are based on behavior, thanks to McAfee’s Gateway Anti-Malware engine.

Finalist: WatchGuard Cloud Platform

Focused on enabling managed security services, the WatchGuard Cloud Platform provides a single location for managing, configuring and reporting on security services for each customer. The cloud-delivered platform also includes capabilities such as proactive alerts and notifications and role-based access control that is built in.

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