SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 20, 2018--McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, announced today that it has emerged the winner in the Data Security category of CRN ® ‘s 2018 Annual Report Card (ARC) awards program. The Annual Report Card summarizes results from a comprehensive survey that details solution provider satisfaction across product innovation, support and partnership for the hardware, services and software vendors they team up with. The vendors with the highest ratings are named to the prestigious Annual Report Card list of winners and celebrated as best-in-class by their partners. The results also provide the IT vendor community with valuable feedback—directly from their solution providers—that can be used to refine product offerings, enhance support offerings and improve communication with partners.

McAfee Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is a comprehensive solution that safeguards intellectual property and ensures compliance to internal policies by protecting sensitive data wherever it lives—on premises, in the cloud, or at the endpoints. With McAfee DLP, users are empowered with data protection manual classification along with real-time popups, and a self-remediation tool to help increase employee data protection awareness.

“The cybersecurity landscape is constantly evolving with new threats targeting the data and systems of businesses everywhere,” said Ken McCray, vice president of Americas channel sales and operations, McAfee. “We’re proud to provide a Data Loss Prevention solution that has earned the respect and trust of the partner community. Together with channel resellers and distributors around the world, we are working to keep our customers and their data safe.”

This year’s group of honorees was selected from the results of an in-depth, invitation-only survey by The Channel Company’s research team. More than 3,000 solution providers were asked to evaluate their satisfaction with more than 65 vendor partners in 24 major product categories. The winners will be honored throughout The Channel Company’s XChange 2018 conference ( ), taking place August 19-21 st in San Antonio, TX.

“An ARC award is one of the industry’s most prestigious honors. It symbolizes a vendor’s dedication to delivering high quality and innovative product and program offerings to their channel partners,” said Bob Skelley, CEO, The Channel Company. “CRN’s Annual Report Card provides solution providers with the rare opportunity to offer their invaluable insight on vendors’ products and services, as well as their partner programs. As a result, the technology suppliers are equipped with actionable feedback to bolster their efforts to remain the best-of-the-best. Congratulations to each of this year’s ARC award winners—we look forward to honoring them at our XChange 2018 conference this August.”

The 2018 Annual Report Card results can be viewed online at and will be featured in the October issue of CRN.

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About McAfee

McAfee is the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company. Inspired by the power of working together, McAfee creates business and consumer solutions that make our world a safer place.

McAfee technologies’ features and benefits depend on system configuration and may require enabled hardware, software, or service activation. No computer system can be absolutely secure. McAfee® and the McAfee logo are trademarks of McAfee, LLC or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Other marks and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

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