Saturday, November 06, 2010

SC Magazine Awards 2011 Finalists Announced

February addendum - go to the following url to view the winners

SC Magazine has announced their SC Awards 2011 finalists (US). There are 20 categories for Reader Trust Awards, 5 for Excellence Awards and 5 for Professional Awards. Winners in the latter two categories are chosen by a panel selected by SC Magazine. The Reader Trust Awards are voted on by a panel of SC Magazine readers.

McAfee, Symantec, and Sophos all have multiple products up for Reader Trust awards. Some of the categories security products are finalists for are interesting. For example, in the below, companies up for awards in Best Anti-Malware Management and Best Endpoint Security could be interchangeable. Sophos’ Sophos Endpoint Security and Data Protection is in both categories.

Best Anti-Malware Management (client-based, typically software only)

• ESET for ESET NOD32 Anti-virus 4
• Kaspersky Lab Americas for Kaspersky Open Space Security
• McAfee for McAfee Endpoint Protection Suite
• Microsoft for Forefront Client Security
• Sophos for Sophos Endpoint Security and Data Protection

Best Endpoint/UTM Security

• Check Point Software Technologies for Check Point UTM-1
• McAfee for McAfee Total Protection for Endpoint, Enterprise Edition
• SonicWALL for SonicWALL E-Class Network Security Appliance (NSA) E8500
• Sophos for Sophos Endpoint Security and Data Protection
• Symantec for Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0

McAfee was recognized for products in 12 areas within the “Readers Trust” competition, which honors best-in-class security products and services. McAfee was also selected as a finalist for three “Excellence Awards."

None of the three companies best known for their free internet security software, AVG Technologies, Avast, and Avira are represented this year. AVG Technologies business AVG Internet Security product was a finalist last year in the Anti-Malware category (US Edition).

SC Magazine SC Awards 2011 - Reader Trust Categories

• Best Anti-Malware Solution Gateway
• Best Anti-Malware Management (client-based, typically software only)
• Best Endpoint Security Solution
• Best Computer Forensics Solution
• Best Encryption Solution
• Best Enterprise Firewall
• Best Identity Management Solution
• Best Integrated Security Solution
• Best Intrusion Detection/Prevention Solution
• Best IPsec/SSL VPN
• Best Managed Security Service
• Best Messaging Security Solution
• Best Mobile Device Security Solution
• Best Multi- and Second-factor Solution
• Best Policy Management Solution
• Best Security Information/Event Management (SIM/SEM) Solution
• Best Security Software Development Solution
• Best Vulnerability Management Solution
• Best Web Application Security Solution
• Best Web Filtering Solution

Winners will be announced on February 15 in San Francisco. This will coincide with when the RSA Conference takes place. For a complete listing of finalists in all categories, go to

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