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TechTarget Web Sites Publish 2006 "Products of the Year" Editors Select Best-in-Class Products in 28 Enterprise IT Categories

The editors of eight TechTarget Web sites: SearchExchange.com, SearchSQLServer.com, SearchWinComputing.com, SearchWindowsSecurity.com, SearchWinIT.com, SearchCRM.com, Search DataCenter.com, and SearchDataManagement.com today announced their annual "Products of the Year" Awards. Together, the Awards span 28 product categories and single out nearly 70 new products that enterprise IT professionals should consider adding to their "A" lists of products to evaluate.

Needham, MA (PRWEB) January 15, 2007

The products were judged by the editors of each Web site in conjunction with teams of users, industry experts, analysts and consultants. Judges evaluated more than 200 products that were introduced, upgraded, and first shipped (depending on the product category) between September 30, 2005 and October 1, 2006; after October 1, 2005 and before November 1, 2006; or after October 31, 2005 and before November 1, 2006. The selection of winning products was based on six criteria:

  • Innovation
  • Performance
  • Ease of integration into existing environments
  • Ease of use and manageability
  • Functionality
  • Value

The judging panels for SearchExchange.com, SearchSQLServer.com, SearchWinComputing.com, SearchWindowsSecurity.com, SearchWinIT.com, SearchDataCenter.com, and SearchDataManagement.com selected Gold, Silver and Bronze award winners within each product category.

The judging panel for SearchCRM.com selected individual winners in each product category:

  • SearchWinIT.com 1
  • Category: Active Directory
  • Gold: NetPro Computing, Inc. -- RestoreADmin v2.5
  • Silver: NetPro Computing, Inc. -- SecurityManager v 2.2
  • Bronze: NetPro Computing, Inc. -- ChangeAuditor v3.4
  • Category: Group Policy
  • Gold: NetPro Computing, Inc. -- GPOADmin v1.1
  • Silver: Quest Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSFT) -- Group Policy Manager 3.0
  • Bronze: Level Platforms, Inc. -- Managed Workplace 5.0
  • SearchExchange.com 1
  • Category: Exchange Server Archiving and Compliance
  • Gold: Mimosa Systems -- Mimosa NearPoint for Microsoft Exchange Server 2.0
  • Silver: ZipLip, Inc. -- ZipLip Unified Email Archival Suite Version 5.2
  • Bronze: Quest Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSFT) -- Quest Archive Manager Version 3.6
  • Category: Exchange Server Backup and Recovery
  • Gold: Mimosa Systems -- Mimosa NearPoint for Microsoft Exchange Server 2.0
  • Silver: Quest Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSFT) -- Quest Recovery Manager for Exchange 4.0
  • Bronze: Lucid8 LLC -- Lucid8 DigiVault
  • Category: Exchange Server Security
  • Gold: Barracuda Networks, Inc. -- Barracuda Spam Firewall 900
  • Silver: Sunbelt Software -- Sunbelt Messaging Ninja Version 2.0
  • Bronze: GFI Software -- GFI MailSecurity for Exchange/SMTP
  • Category: Exchange Server Reporting and Management
  • Gold: Zenprise, Inc. -- Zenprise 2.0
  • Silver: Quest Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSFT) -- Quest MessageStats 6.0
  • Bronze: Ipswitch, Inc. -- Ipswitch WhatsUp Professional Premium 2006
  • SearchWindowsSecurity.com 1
  • Category: Anti-x
  • Gold: Webroot Software, Inc. -- Spy Sweeper Enterprise 3.0
  • Silver: BitDefender -- Professional Plus Client
  • Bronze: Websense, Inc (NASDAQ: WBSN) -- Web Security Suite - Lockdown Edition 6.2
  • Category: Patch Management
  • Gold: GFI Software -- LANguard Network Security Scanner 7
  • Silver: St. Bernard Software (OTCBB - SBSW.OB) -- UpdateEXPERT Premium
  • Bronze: Novell Inc. (NASDAQ: NOVL) -- ZENworks Patch Management
  • Category: End Point Security
  • Gold: FullArmor -- GPAnywhere 2.5
  • Silver: Centennial Software -- Centennial DeviceWall
  • Bronze: Bit9, Inc. -- Bit9 Parity 3.0
  • SearchWinComputing.com 1
  • Category: Server Monitoring Tools
  • Gold: Ipswitch, Inc. -- WhatsUp Professional Premium 2006
  • Silver: LANDesk Software -- LANDesk Server Manager
  • Bronze: Heroix -- Longitude V3
  • Category: Remote Control Software
  • Gold: Citrix Online, a division of Citrix Systems (NASDAQ: CTXS) -- GoToMyPC Corporate 5.0
  • Silver: LogMeIn, Inc. -- LogMeIn Rescue
  • Bronze: Goverlan, Inc. -- Goverlan Remote Control Version 6.5
  • Category: Disaster Recovery
  • Gold: VMware, Inc. an EMC company (NYSE: EMC), -- VMware Infrastructure 3
  • Silver: Ecora Software -- Ecora Auditor Professional Version 4.0
  • Bronze: The Neverfail Group -- Neverfail Data Rollback Module
  • SearchSQLServer.com 1
  • Category: Backup and Recovery
  • Gold: Quest Software (NASDAQ: QSFT) --LiteSpeed for SQL Server 4.6
  • Silver: TimeSpring Software Corporation -- TimeData for SQL Server 2005
  • Bronze: Idera -- SQLsafe 3.2
  • Category: General
  • Gold: Tableau Software -- Tableau v2.0
  • Silver: Idera -- SQL compliance manager 2.1
  • Bronze: RippleTech, Inc. -- Informant 1.11
  • Category: Performance and Tuning
  • Gold: SQL Sentry, Inc. -- SQL Sentry Event Manager Enterprise Edition v2.7
  • Silver: GridApp Systems, Inc. -- GridApp Clarity 3.2
  • Bronze: Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD) -- Next-Generation AMD Opteron processor
  • SearchDataManagement.com 2
  • Category: Business Intelligence
  • Gold: Business Objects (NASDAQ: BOBJ) -- BusinessObjects XI Release 2
  • Silver: Celequest -- LAVA
  • Bronze: Appfluent --ProductSuite 2.3
  • SearchCRM.com 3
  • Category: Call Center Suite
  • Winner: Interactive Intelligence Inc. (NASDAQ: ININ) -- Customer Interaction Center (CIC) 2.4
  • Category: Call Center -- Hosted Call Center
  • Winner: RightNow Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNOW) -- RightNow Service and Voice
  • Category: Call Center -- Workforce Optimization
  • Winner: Witness Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: WITS) -- Witness Impact 360 Version 7.7
  • Category: Call Center -- Speech Analytics
  • Winner: NICE Systems (NASDAQ: NICE) -- NICE Perform Release 3
  • Category: Salesforce Automation -- Enterprise
  • Winner: RightNow Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNOW) -- RightNow Salesnet 25th Anniversary Edition
  • Category: Salesforce Automation -- Small, midmarket
  • Winner: Entellium -- eSalesForce
  • Category: Marketing Automation
  • Winner: Aprimo Inc. -- Aprimo Marketing 7.5
  • Category: Online Self Service
  • Winner: KANA Software, Inc. (OTCBB: KANA.OB) -- KANA IQ 9.1
  • SearchDataCenter.com 3
  • Category: Servers
  • Gold: Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNW) -- Sun Fire T2000
  • Silver: Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ)(NASDAQ: HPQ) -- HP BladeSystem c-Class
  • Bronze: Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ)(NASDAQ: HPQ) -- Integrity NonStop NS1000 Server
  • Category: Systems Management Tools
  • Gold: BMC Software, Inc. (NYSE: BMC) -- BMC CONTROL-M 6.3
  • Silver: CA (NYSE: CA) -- Unicenter r11.1
  • Bronze: Vmware, Inc. VMware, Inc. an EMC company (NYSE: EMC) -- VMware Infrastructure 3
  • Category: Data Center Cooling
  • Gold: PDU Cables -- AirGuard cable seal
  • Silver: American Power Conversion Corp. (NASDAQ: APCC) -- APC InfraStruXure InRow Cooling
  • Bronze: Liebert Corporation, Division of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) -- Liebert XDH
  • Category: Data Center Backup Power
  • Gold: Active Power, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACPW) -- Active Power CoolAir UPS
  • Silver: Liebert Corporation, Division of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) -- Liebert FPC
  • Bronze: Liebert Corporation, Division of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) -- Liebert FS 190kW Flywheel System

Footnotes:

1 Products introduced, upgraded, and first shipped between September 30, 2005 and October 1, 2006

2 Products introduced, upgraded, and first shipped after October 1, 2005 and before November 1, 2006

3 Products introduced, upgraded, and first shipped after October 31, 2005 and before November 1, 2006


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