Best security company

Winner: McAfee

McAfee is one of the world's largest dedicated security technology companies. It also prides itself on having some of the most comprehensive security offerings on the market today. McAfee delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that secure systems and networks around the world, allowing users to browse and shop the web securely. With its unmatched security expertise and commitment to innovation, the company helps home users, businesses, the public sector and service providers to comply with regulations, protect data, prevent disruptions, identify vulnerabilities, and continuously monitor and improve their security. Its products are unique in how they work together to make security affordable and manageable. These days, the threats are tougher and the perpetrators are trickier. But as it has for more than 20 years, McAfee delivers superior protection that is trusted by millions of people.

McAfee has a significant opportunity in security. The security market is growing – substantiated by analysts who see the market growing at a 15 percent compounded growth rate between now and 2011. The company's revenues demonstrate its customer success. Last quarter, corporate revenue was $240 million, up 32 percent year over year, and consumer revenue was $157 million, up 18 percent year over year. Last quarter, McAfee closed 346 deals over $100,000, 45 deals over $500,000, and 21 deals over $1 million. Twenty-one deals over $1 million during a quarter is a record for McAfee. McAfee signed or extended 14 agreements and launched 68 consumer online partnerships during the quarter.

McAfee provides industry leading support available any time of the day or night. No matter what level of support, its customers depend on McAfee to keep them secure.

McAfee has been positioning itself for future growth through strategic investments, such as the recent acquisitions of Secure Computing, Rhino and Safeboot, the increased sales capacity that was added in Q2, and the significant partner investment wins at Hewlett Packard, Acer, Toshiba and Yahoo!

Finalists 2009
  • IBM
  • McAfee
  • MessageLabs, now part of Symantec
  • Qualys
  • Sophos

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