Symantec has won every gold medal we’ve given in this category—until now. Though the defending champ collected plenty of votes, Barracuda Networks Inc. and Sophos Ltd. both got more in this year’s polling.
Barracuda Networks Inc. is a provider of security and storage solutions. Products span three markets: content security; networking and application delivery; and data storage, protection, and disaster recovery.
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.