Symantec Corp., the world’s leading cyber security company, announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Symantec Cloud Workload Protection (CWP) a winner in the 2018 Product of the Year Awards in the Security-Cloud category. Products and services named on this list represent best-in-breed technological innovation, financial opportunity for partners, and customer demand. For the third year in a row, the winners were determined through a combination of editorial selection and a survey fielded to solution providers, who are currently selling both the technology and specific vendor product, to accurately capture real-world satisfaction among partners and their customers.
First the top five finalists are carefully selected by CRN editors in each of the 22 different product categories. Then solution providers consider a number of factors when determining their ratings including but not limited to product quality and reliability; richness of product features and functionality; technical innovation; compatibility and ease of integration; and demonstrated ability to create new customer relationships or improve existing ones. This year’s survey garnered over 3,600 responses.
Symantec’s CWP solution provides multilayered protection for workloads running on public cloud platforms including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), as well as physical on-premises servers and virtualized private clouds. The solution includes workload hardening capabilities such as File Integrity Monitoring (FIM), application isolation, and OS hardening to help stop zero-day attacks. CWP also includes anti-malware protection for workloads and Amazon S3 buckets powered by industry-leading Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) technologies. For organizations requiring compliance in the cloud, Symantec Cloud Workload Assurance helps discover and mitigate security misconfigurations while assessing security and compliance posture against best practice frameworks such as CIS Benchmarks. CWP can automatically discover, visualize, and help protect workloads and containers across public clouds, private clouds, and physical data center environments, using a single-agent, single-console solution.
“The 2018 Products of the Year winners deserve this recognition for being the top-performing products in the industry,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “These innovative products and services have the required technical elements, revenue and profit potential, and ability to fulfill customer demand that solution providers are looking for. This list serves as an important guide for channel partners on the highest-potential technologies and services in the market today.”
"Cloud infrastructure creates an entirely new class of data breaches. In addition to software vulnerabilities, a single misconfigured cloud workload or storage could cost a company millions or land it in a compliance nightmare," said Art Gilliland, EVP and GM Enterprise Products, Symantec. "Symantec's Cloud Workload Protection helps DevOps engineers ensure these critical security holes are plugged. We're honored to be recognized by The Channel Company for our innovation in creating this cloud-native, cost-efficient, easy-to-deploy solution."