As usual, the voting in both of these categories was tight. Also as usual, AVG, Symantec Corp., and Kaspersky Lab win the gold, silver, and bronze prizes, respectively, for anti-virus. They had been medalists in the security software suite category for three straight years too, in varying sequences, but no longer. Intel Corp. and Webroot Inc. now join AVG as our readers’ favorites.
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.