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VeriSign Hits top 10 in CIO Insight's Vendor Value Study

We were both surprised and pleased to observe that the complianceandprivacy.com sponsors, VeriSign  (whose sponsorship ended on 28 February 2007) appeared jointly in 10th place in the recent US survey 'CIO Insight 's annual Vendor Value study'  with Motorola and McAfee, a notch ahead key rivals EMC (RSA),Checkpoint and Symantec in the CIO Insight Vendor Value 2006 survey.

The results, from a core group of 187 respondents, were measured from a number of criteria including

  • value
  • reliability
  • loyalty

and across a number of IT relationships including:

  • Consultant
  • Outsourcer
  • Telecom
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Security
  • IT

and to see a high number of IT security vendors making it into the list shows not only the seriousness with which security is being taken, but the quality of the security vendors who made the cut.

Security vendor companies that appeared in the top 10 included Trend Micro, Cisco Systems, and finally McAfee who came equal tenth with VeriSign.

VeriSign were listed as one of the top 3 security suppliers of preference across the target group, with other IT Security rivals including EMC, Checkpoint and Symantec following in positions between 10 though to 20.

Specifically VeriSign came out with a ranking of 6 in terms of Loyalty based in the question 'If our company had a choice, we would continue to do business with this vendor' with 89% of the recipients responding positively

Rank

Company Name

Score %

1

CDW

81

2

Trend Micro

80

3

Cisco Systems

77

3

Red Hat

77

5

Research In Motion

76

6

Hewlett-Packard

75

7

Citrix Systems

74

7

Dell

74

9

Apple Computer

73

10

McAfee

70

10

Motorola

70

10

VeriSign

70

See the full CIO Insight slideshow that gives details of how each company performed in detail

 


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