LONDON - 9th MARCH 2020:
In a sweeping double win, BullGuard
has been awarded ‘Company of the Year’ and ‘Software and Services Vendor of the Year’ at the annual PCR awards 2020.
The highly prized accolades are a testament to, and evidence of, the superior quality and design of BullGuard’s cybersecurity products, together with the work it puts into safeguarding its customers and ensuring its partners have industry-leading support and excellent incentives and rewards.
The ‘Software and Services Vendor of the Year’ award marks the third successive year that BullGuard has won this award. BullGuard topped this year’s category thanks to its absolute focus on providing customers with the highest levels of protection possible, complete ease of use and a security solution that is light on system resources. For instance, BullGuard’s 2020 antimalware suite includes a new Secure Browser feature and advanced machine learning, as well as an award-winning Game Booster that keeps gamers safe online. It also delivers highly acclaimed friendly and expert 24/7 live customer support.
BullGuard’s industry-leading Advantage Programme was also recognized by PCR. Over €15.2 million in revenue share has been paid to channel partners since 2010 through a 25% share of online revenue from all renewals for the life of the product. With up to 85% of customers repeatedly renewing their license, this is a significant income generator for partners.
"Each year it gets harder to decide who is the most deserving of the PCR Company of the Year award. For 2020, the team was keen to highlight a company that was not only doing great things itself, but was focused on helping its channel partners as much as possible,” said Laura Barnes, Editor at PCR.
“It is tough out there for resellers and retailers at the moment, and as such, a company like BullGuard should be commended for its hands-on partner support, and excellent track record for customer satisfaction.”
“In what can be an overcrowded market, BullGuard has firmly secured itself as an important security vendor. What has really impressed the PCR team over the past year is the company’s ability to identify emerging markets and create security solutions tailored to those sectors – a sign that BullGuard has its finger firmly on the pulse of the tech and IT channel,” Barnes added.
The ‘Software and Services Vendor of the Year’ award is presided over by a panel of judges who awarded BullGuard top ranking. The ‘Company of the Year’ accolade is awarded by PCR staff and with many companies to choose from, this is the highest honour, reflecting BullGuard’s all-round commitment and dedication to the channel.
Steve Hicks, Global Sales Director at BullGuard said: “One of our guiding principles is never to stand still, to continually innovate and strive for the best in all areas. To this end, we recently launched BullGuard Small Office Security, providing our partners with new opportunities strengthened by our renowned support and incentives. It’s fantastic to receive the PCR ‘Company of the Year’ award which acknowledges these endeavours and our strong growth.”
“This has been another monumental year for BullGuard with phenomenal sales growth for 2019 and a year-on-year growth of 29%, which bucks the industry trend for consumer security,” Hicks concluded.
BullGuard prides itself on partnering with the very best retailers, resellers and system builders to help keep consumers stay safe online. For any organisation looking to become a part of the BullGuard network, they can learn more about partner qualification and channel benefits at www.bullguard.com/partners.aspx
PCR is the independent voice of the UK’s technology channel. With a widespread readership, PCR unites the entire industry, from the world’s biggest vendors to independent retailers. The PCR Awards recognise the achievements of the PC and Tech sector businesses across the UK.
BullGuard is an award-winning cybersecurity company focused on providing the consumer and small business markets with the confidence to use the internet in absolute safety. We make it simple for users to protect their data, identity and privacy – at home, in the office and on the go. The BullGuard product portfolio extends to PC, Mac, tablet and smartphone protection, and features a comprehensive product suite, including internet security, mobile security, identity protection, an easy-to-use VPN with military-grade encryption and BullGuard Small Office Security, a dedicated, cloud-managed endpoint service designed specifically for small offices. BullGuard released the world’s first IoT vulnerability scanner, real-time Home Network Scanner and unique Game Booster delivering the most secure and optimized gaming experience for PC Gamers. Today, BullGuard continues to lead the cybersecurity industry in providing innovations. All BullGuard customers enjoy expert live 24/7 customer support and a no-logs policy.
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