The same three vendors won both the AV and Security Suite awards in the same order last year, but these were not ho-hum votes. In each category, the gold medal winner edged past both the silver and bronze medalists, suggesting that while readers know who their three favorite security vendors are, their loyalties are divided almost evenly among them.
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.
AVG Technologies Inc. is a provider of Internet and mobile security, privacy, and optimization solutions, as well as AVG Managed Workplace, a remote monitoring and management solution.