Idera Wins Three 2011 Editors’ Best Awards From SQL Server Magazine

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Idera Wins Gold for Database Management and Security, Auditing, Compliance Tools; Bronze for Backup and Recovery Software


We thank the editors for recognizing the value we provide DBAs in the areas of SQL Server management, security and compliance and backup and recovery.

Idera, a leading provider of solutions for Microsoft SQL Server administration, today announced that its SQL Server solutions won three “2011 Editors’ Best Awards” from Penton Media’s SQL Server Magazine. The following Idera products won medals:

Idera SQL toolbox™ - Gold for Best Database Management Product
Idera SQL compliance manager™ - Gold for Best Security/Auditing/Compliance Tool
Idera SQL safe™ - Bronze for Best Backup and Recovery Software Product

“Other than being chosen by the DBAs themselves, there is no better recognition than that of the editors at SQL Server Magazine because they know what DBAs need and are familiar with the many products available,” said Heather Sullivan, Director of SQL Server Products at Idera. “We thank the editors for recognizing the value we provide DBAs in the areas of SQL Server management, security and compliance and backup and recovery.”

The 2011 Editors’ Best Awards are based on a product’s strategic importance to market, its competitive advantages, and its value to customers. 

“Our Editors’ Best Awards let us leverage our contributing editors’ expertise to provide well-earned recognition to products that exceed industry standards,” said Jason Bovberg, senior editor, Windows IT Pro. “As we did last year, we’ve also added valuable, in-the-trenches insight from our reader community about the winning products. We're proud to now share this invaluable information with our Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine communities. Our winners should be extremely proud of this recognition from our editorial experts.”

About Idera’s SQL toolbox
Idera’s SQL toolbox is a collection of must-have tools for SQL Server DBAs and developers. With tools for SQL Server database performance tuning, comparison, backup, virtual data recovery, and more than 20 daily administrative tasks, SQL toolbox puts all the essential tools DBAs and developers need at their fingertips and saves hours of time performing day-to-day tasks.

About Idera SQL compliance manager
SQL compliance manager is a comprehensive SQL Server auditing solution that audits who did what, when for Microsoft SQL Server ensuring data accuracy and protection.

About Idera SQL safe
SQL safe is a high-performance SQL Server backup and recovery solution. With the new, revolutionary Instant Restore technology in version 7.0, production databases can be recovered and online in minutes, not hours.

About Idera
Idera provides tools for Microsoft SQL Server, SharePoint and PowerShell management and administration. Our products provide solutions for performance monitoring, backup and recovery, security and auditing and PowerShell scripting. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Idera is a Microsoft Gold Partner and has over 9,000 customers worldwide. To learn more, please contact Idera at +1-713.523.4433 or visit

About SQL Server Magazine
SQL Server Magazine covers issues that matter to SQL Server database administrators and architects, BI professionals, and SQL Server developers. SQL Server users at all levels, from novice to advanced, come to learn practical, hands-on information straight from SQL Server experts. Visit to learn more.

About Penton Media
As a leading, independent, business-to-business media company, Penton knows business and how to create and disseminate vital content that moves markets. Penton is where professionals turn to gain the critical insight, expert analysis and relevant connections needed to compete and succeed. Headquartered in New York City, the privately held company is owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP, and its co-investors. For additional information on the company and its businesses, visit

Idera is a division of BBS Technologies, Inc. Idera, SQL toolbox, SQL compliance manager and SQL safe are trademarks or registered trademarks of BBS Technologies, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.


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