Network Security–SMB: Sophos
Channel Chief: Kendra Krause, VP, Global Channels
Sophos is the clear winner in the small- and midsize-business segment of network security, receiving an overall score of 90.9 compared with Fortinet's 84.3, WatchGuard's 81.5 and SonicWall's 76.4.
Sophos received a score of 96.5 for product innovation—tied for the highest of any overall or subcategory score in this year's ARC. The company also beat its rivals with scores of 88.2 for support, 92.8 for partnership, and 85.1 for managed and cloud services.