This category used to be for makers of anti-virus software, but with next-generation security systems popping up all over we decided to turn it into a general endpoint protection award. Webroot Inc. took first prize handily, but the real story here is VIPRE Security slipping past the much bigger and better-known Symantec Corp. to grab the silver honors.
VIPRE is a leading provider of advanced security products purpose-built to protect every major attack vector from today’s most costly and malicious online threats. Leveraging decades of proven industry expertise, our award-winning software portfolio includes comprehensive email and endpoint security, along with real-time threat intelligence and the industry’s premier sandbox for next-gen malware analysis.
Symantec provides security, storage, and systems management software for businesses and consumers. The company's applications handle such functions as virus protection, PC maintenance, data backup and recovery, intrusion detection, data loss prevention, spam control, content filtering, and remote server management.