READER TRUST AWARDS
Best Anti-Malware Gateway
Products in this category generally are appliances. Their purpose is to act as gateways, usually at the perimeter of the enterprise, protecting against various types of malware attempting to enter the enterprise from outside. These typically centrally managed solutions protect at least against viruses and worms, but may also protect against spam, spyware, phishing emails and other malware.
Best Enterprise Firewall
Products in this category are organizational firewalls, not personal firewalls. Firewalls must provide a mechanism to filter incoming and outgoing traffic based on port, protocol, source IP address and destination IP address. All products must have the ability to terminate network traffic based on the above filtering criteria.
Best Mobile/Portable Device Security
More and more employees are using smaller and smaller devices with loads of applications to access corporate data. Some examples include iPhones, iPads, Android devices, BlackBerries, and more. Products in this category deal with not only a collapsing perimeter, but also consumer-owned and controlled devices being used to get at corporate resources. At a minimum, these devices likely will require strong endpoint security, point-to-point encryption and more. This is a broad category. If your product is used to secure this type of small device/handheld, it may fit. Security can be for data at rest in the device itself, secure access to data in the enterprise, and encryption for data in motion between the enterprise and the device. It also includes anything from hard disk encryption solutions and tools that track lost mobile devices to USB/thumb drive security solutions.
Best Vulnerability Management Tool
These products perform network/device vulnerability assessment and/or penetration testing. They may use active or passive testing, and are either hardware- or software-based solutions that report vulnerabilities using some standard format/reference.
Best SME Security Solution
This includes tools and services from all product sectors specifically designed to meet the requirements of small to midsized businesses. The winning solution will have been a leading offering during the last two years, having helped to strengthen the IT security industry's continued evolution.