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

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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.

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.

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: PJ Technologies, 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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