The Security Finalists of the CRN’s 2018 Products of the Year List

The Security Finalists of the CRN's 2018 Products of the Year ListEditor’s Note: Solutions Review is a vendor agnostic publication. The thoughts and opinions of the editors of CRN are their own. 

Today, technology industry news publication CRN released their “CRN’s 2018 Products of the Year List.” This list announces their picks of the top providers in a variety of technical categories, based on their overall capabilities, revenue, and customer demand.

CRN’s 2018 Products of the Year List covers areas ranging from public cloud providers to printer manufacturers. However, they also cover a variety of InfoSec providers; in particular, they cover the Cloud Security, Network Security Endpoint Security, and Web and Email Security sectors.

Here are our brief summaries of The Security Finalists of the CRN’s 2018 Products of the Year List:

In the Cloud Security category Check Point, McAfee, Netskope, and SonicWall are all named as finalists, with Symantec being named the overall winner for their Cloud Workload Protection Suite. Major deciding capabilities include the ability to protect public and private clouds, protect against zero-day attacks, and threat intelligence.

In Network Security category Fortinet, Palo Alto Networks, Cisco, and Forcepoint were all named as finalists. Sophos was named as the overall leader in the sector for its Sophos XG Firewall. CRN considered capabilities such as leveraging human-centric behavior, deep packet inspection, and network performance monitoring.

For Endpoint Security the finalists were CrowdStrike, Cylance, Kaspersky Lab, and McAfee. CRN picked Sophos’s Sophos Intercept X as their Overall Winner. Finalists possess capabilities such as real-time detection, exploit prevention, and automated incident prevention.

For Web and Email Security, the finalists were SonicWall, Barracuda, Mimecast, and Trend Micro. CRN selected Proofpoint as their Overall Winner. Phishing detection was one of the most crucial capabilities in this list, but CRN also considered web quarantining, data loss prevention, and advanced threat prevention in their assessment.  

This list may be indicative of the direction of enterprise endpoint security solutions and their cybersecurity products in 2019. You can read CRN’s 2018 Products of the Year List here.  

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Ben Canner

Editor, Cybersecurity at Solutions Review
Ben Canner is an enterprise technology writer and analyst covering Identity Management, SIEM, Endpoint Protection, and Cybersecurity writ large. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Clark University in Worcester, MA. He previously worked as a corporate blogger and ghost writer. You can reach him via Twitter and LinkedIn.
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