BSM Survey Methodology
From mid-September through early October, BSM conducted a Web-based survey of its VAR subscribers in partnership with Penn State University. BSM asked VAR subscribers to rate their vendor partners on a scale of 0 to 5 (worst to best) in 7 categories: Service/Support, Channel Friendly, Channel Programs, Product Features, Product Reliability, Product Innovation, and VAR Margins. A total of 7,505 validated votes were cast in the survey. Scores were tallied by the BSM editorial staff using the methodology provided by Penn State. Award categories included: Data Collection & Mobility; Data Collection Label Software; ECM Hardware; ECM Software; General Computing; Networking; Payment Processing; Physical Security; POS Hardware; POS Software; Power Protection; PSAs; RMM Software; Security; Storage, and VoIP. The top 5% of vendors in each surveyed technology category were selected as Best Channel Vendors . AVG was selected in the Security technology category with an overall score of 4.42.
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