SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Untangle, a security software and appliance company, has been named a silver winner in the Most Customer Friendly Company of the Year - Small category in Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts. Untangle provides software security solutions that safeguard individuals, businesses, schools and public sector agencies from evolving internet threats and attacks. The company is known for its leadership in customer satisfaction, honesty and transparency.
"We are so honored to be recognized in this category and receive this award," said Bob Walters, CEO of Untangle. "This award further validates our focus on customer satisfaction in not just our product offerings, but also in our and support responses and commitment to our user community. Our exceptional U.S.-based support teams consistently go above and beyond to ensure our customers have the best experience possible with our products."
The fifth annual program in North America boasted the highest number of submissions to date. More than 600 entries were received this year, from a wide array of public and private companies of all sizes and from a variety of industries and geographic regions in the U.S. and Canada.
Best in Biz Awards 2015 honors were presented in 60 categories, including Company of the Year, Fastest-Growing Company of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year, Best Place to Work, Technology Department of the Year, Executive of the Year, Most Innovative Product of the Year, Best New Product of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year and Website of the Year.
In order to be eligible in this category, companies must demonstrate customer satisfaction and customer support success rates. Winners of Best in Biz Awards 2015 were determined based on scoring from an independent panel of 46 judges from highly recognized newspapers, business, consumer and technology publications, radio outlets, and analyst firms. In addition to the numerous judges returning from previous panels from years 2011 – 2014, this year's judging panel included several worthy additions to the high-profile group. The panel included contributors to ABC, About.com, Bloomberg Businessweek, Buffalo News, Business News Daily, Chip Design Magazine, Computerworld, Consumer Affairs, CRN, ECT News Network, eWeek Channel Insider, Fast Company, Fierce Online Video, Forbes, FOX News Latino, Hartford Business Journal, Inc. Magazine, InfoRisk Today, Information Week, King Features Syndicate, L.A. Biz, MediaPost, Motley Fool, PE HUB, Phoenix Business Journal, Portland Business Journal, ReadWriteWeb, San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley Business Journal, Small Business Digest, South Florida Business Journal, Tech Cocktail, Wired, Woman's Day and Xconomy.
For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2015, visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com/2015-winners.
Also this year, Untangle was ranked #169 on Deloitte Technology Fast 500, #13 among the fastest growing privately held companies in the Bay Area by the Silicon Valley Business Journal, #922 of the Inc. 5000 List of the Fastest Growing Companies, and #1 Best Software Firewall and Content Filter Appliance on Spiceworks.
Untangle makes an integrated suite of security software and appliances with enterprise-grade capabilities and consumer-oriented simplicity. Untangle's award-winning software is trusted by over 400,000 customers, protecting nearly 5 million people, their computers and networks. Untangle is committed to putting its transparently priced software directly in the hands of its users for evaluation via free download. With this try-before-you-buy approach, Untangle enables organizations to take control of their systems within minutes and at no risk. Untangle is headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, visit www.untangle.com.
About Best in Biz Awards
Best in Biz Awards recognizes top companies, teams, executives and products for their business success as judged by established members of the press and industry analysts. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in two separate programs annually: North America, and International. Entries will begin to be accepted in the fourth annual Best in Biz Awards International program in January 2016. Any organization worldwide may enter any of the more than 60 company, department or team, executive and product categories. For more information about the entry process and categories in the International program, please visit: http://intl.bestinbizawards.com.