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2009 Information Security magazine Readers' Choice Awards
This article is part of the Information Security magazine issue of September 2009
For the fourth consecutive year, Information Security and SearchSecurity.com readers voted to determine the market's best security products. A record 1721 voters participated in the 2009 Readers' Choice Awards, rating 380 products and services in 17 different categories. Respondents were asked to rate each product based on criteria specific to each category. For each criteria, respondents scored the product on a scale of one (poor) to five (excellent). In addition, each criteria was given a weighted percentage to reflect its importance in that category. Winners were based on the cumulative weighted responses for each product category criteria. Editors arrived at a product's overall score by calculating the average score it received for each criteria, applying the weighted percentage and adding the adjusted scores. 2009 READERS' CHOICE AWARDS WINNERS Introduction and Methodology Best Antimalware Products Readers vote on the best business-grade desktop and server antivirus and antispyware products. Best Application Security ...
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For the fourth consecutive year, Information Security readers voted to determine the best security products. A record 1721 voters participated this year, rating products in 17 different categories.
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