The voting was pretty tight in this category as well. Symantec Corp., which took home the gold medal in 2014, beat Cisco again this year by a wafer-thin margin. Intel Corp.’s McAfee unit placed a solid third for the second year running.
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.
Cisco Systems Inc. is a provider of IP-based networking and other products related to the communications and IT industry.