Security has become arguably the most important technology market for
businesses today. The last few years have seen a rise in sophisticated
malware, devastating data breaches and high-profile hacktivist attacks
for companies of all shapes and sizes as well as government agencies. So
it's no surprise that security software for client devices has become
an incredibly competitive market these days.
But one vendor rose above the rest in this year's Annual Report Card
awards in the Client Security Software category: Kaspersky Lab. The
software maker, which has gained significant notoriety and market share
in recent years, dethroned the 2011 ARC winner Sophos after finishing a
close second last year. While Kaspersky split the product innovation
subcategories with Sophos, it dominated the product and support
criteria, sweeping all areas except one.