More than 500 senior IT leaders and technology suppliers gathered in San Diego earlier this week at the Midsize Enterprise Summit Fall 2018 conference for three days of inspiring keynotes, interactive boardroom sessions and abundant networking. The event was topped off with a lively awards ceremony, recognizing the event’s best-performing IT vendors and tech suppliers.

Vendors were honored in 15 different categories for their ability to articulate their midmarket proposition to more than 200 event attendees during keynotes, boardrooms and in the solutions pavilion. Winners and nominated companies are often viewed as leaders in supplying IT solutions and services to midmarket customers.

MES newcomer Morphisec took home three MES XCellence Awards while four different vendors took home two each, including Scale Computing, The Comtel Group, Mimecast and HPE, which participates in the event with Intel. The full list of winners and nominees is below. UCaaS and contact center provider 8x8 and IT security supplier Mimecast took home the evening’s top awards for best in show.

Attendees were asked throughout the event to nominate and vote for companies that understood the unique challenges of the midmarket and offered effective solutions that accelerated ROI. The annual awards highlight the most-distinguished vendor products, solutions and presentations during the MES event.

The Channel Company hosted the awards dinner and ceremony, with Lisa MacKenzie, partner and executive vice president, and Robert DeMarzo, senior vice president of event content and strategy, taking center stage to present the awards. Fifteen awards were presented, with special thanks given to the Gartner analysts and MES Board advisors who support this event. The full list of winners and nominees is listed below.

Best Midmarket Solution: Hardware

Nominees:

  • Cambium Networks
  • Fortinet
  • HPE/Intel
  • Scale Computing

Winner: Scale Computing

Best Midmarket Solution: Software

Nominees:

  • 8x8
  • Fortinet
  • Morphisec
  • Scale Computing

Winner: Morphisec

Best Midmarket Solution: Services

Nominees:

  • 8x8
  • All Covered
  • Scale Computing
  • The Comtel Group

Winner: Scale Computing

Best MES Newcomer

Nominees:

  • Cyren
  • Dialpad
  • Morphisec
  • TrendMicro

Winner: Morphisec

Best Solution Provider

Nominees:

  • All Covered
  • Call One
  • Connection
  • Netreo
  • The Comtel Group

Winner: The Comtel Group

Best Vendor Spotlight

Nominees:

  • 8x8
  • Carbon Black
  • Citrix
  • The Comtel Group

Winner: Citrix

Best Solutions Track

Nominees:

  • UEBA – Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
  • SD-WAN – Call One
  • AI vs. Malware – Fortinet
  • Intel Optane – HPE/Intel
  • Business Intelligence – Information Builders

Winner: Call One

Best Executive Presentation

Nominees:

  • Connection
  • HPE/Intel
  • Ruckus Networks
  • WatchGuard

Winner: HPE/Intel

Best Boardroom Presentation (Event Sponsors)

Nominees:

  • Avaya
  • Morphisec
  • WatchGuard
  • Zerto

Winner: Morphisec

Best Boardroom Presentation (Premier Sponsors)

Nominees:

  • Brasil IT
  • HPE/Intel
  • Mimecast
  • Scale Computing

Winner: Mimecast

Best Solution Pavilion Booth Strategy (Event Sponsors)

Nominees:

  • Avaya
  • Citrix
  • Darktrace
  • The Comtel Group

Winner: The Comtel Group

Best Solution Pavilion Booth Strategy (Premier Sponsors)

Nominees:

  • Brasil IT
  • HPE/Intel
  • Mimecast
  • Scale Computing

Winner: HPE/Intel

Best International Vendor

Nominees:

  • Actminds with Brasil IT
  • Holisun with Romania IT
  • Totaldocs with Brasil IT
  • TOTVS with Brasil IT

Winner: TOTVS with Brasil IT

Best in Show (Event Sponsors)

Nominees:

  • 8x8
  • Call One
  • Dell EMC
  • The Comtel Group

Winner: 8x8

Best in Show (Premier Sponsors)

  • HPE/Intel
  • Mimecast
  • Morphisec
  • Scale Computing

Winner: Mimecast

*The boardroom, solutions pavilion, and best in show categories are divided into two—Premier and Event—so that vendors that participated at certain sponsorship levels could be judged equally.