We’re extremely proud that Sophos has won the award for best IT vendor in all three security categories in CRN’s Annual Report Card (ARC). It was an honor to win more categories than any other vendor recognized this year.
For the second year running, we’ve been recognized as the winners of two categories – Client Security Software and Network Security Appliances – and this year the channel also chose us as the overall winner for Network Security Software.
The ARC summarizes results from a comprehensive survey of solution provider satisfaction with hardware, services and software vendors.
More than 2,400 solution providers were asked to evaluate their satisfaction with 72 vendor partners in approximately 22 major product categories. The vendors with the highest marks are celebrated as best in class by their partners.
We also secured an Xchange Xcellence award during The Channel Company’s XChange 2015 event (Aug. 9-11, in Washington, D.C.) for our sponsorship of Security University and a great keynote by Sophos senior security expert John Shier.
“Our partner community is absolutely critical to our success in helping businesses and government agencies of all sizes protect their systems and information from cyber-attack,” said Mike Valentine, senior vice president of worldwide sales for Sophos. “The unprecedented high marks awarded by our partners for the 2015 Annual Report Card reflects our companywide commitment to the channel.”
CRN and its readers have recognized many of our key marketing and sales people for their accomplishments and impact within the channel. Now to receive these awards in all three client and network security categories is an honor for our entire company.
It’s also a great opportunity to receive valuable feedback from the IT vendor community that we can use to hone our product offerings and improve communication with our partners.
To our partners, thank you for choosing us as the best security vendor to work with.