Sophos sweeps 2014 CRN Annual Report Card awards

arc-report-card-awards-150This week we were honored to receive the highest awards in the CRN 2014 Annual Report Card (ARC). We were named the overall winner in both the Client Security Software and Network Security Appliances categories, and swept the subcategories of product innovation, support and partnership.

It’s the first time in the history of the ARC that a company has swept both awards. For nearly three decades, this distinguished study has served as a benchmark for excellence throughout the IT channel, recognizing the technology vendors most highly praised by their solution provider partners.

Honorees were selected based on the results of an in-depth survey by The Channel Company’s research team.

ARC2More than 2,500 solution providers were asked to evaluate their satisfaction with 81 vendor partners on each of the 18 criteria in terms of product innovation, support and partnership. The winners were honored by CRN, the top news source for solution providers and the IT channel, on Aug. 19 at The Channel Company’s XChange conference in San Antonio.

“IT today is about solving business problems, and it requires more than just stellar products. Solution providers are looking for vendor partners that embrace the IT channel, working with them hand-in-hand to meet their customers’ needs,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company, publisher of CRN. “CRN’s Annual Report Card is the definitive word on who those vendors are, coming straight from the solution providers themselves.”

Our Partner Program provides partners with protection for deal registrations, attractive margins and joint lead generation initiatives. We also provide up-to-date certification, to ensure partner sales and technical teams are fully trained across our latest solutions.

“It’s an honor to sweep these important security categories,” said Michael Valentine, Sophos senior vice president, worldwide sales, and a recent honoree in the CRN list of the top 100 channel executives. “At Sophos, 100 percent of our focus is on the channel. These awards are a testament to the trust of our partners, the strength of our solutions, and the investment that we continue to make in our partner organization. We are excited for the future as we continue to innovate to make security simple to manage, deploy and use.”

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