Frost & Sullivan Honors Companies for Excellence in Information & Communication Technologies

    PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan honored
 companies for outstanding performance in technology markets at last week's
 Excellence in Information & Communication Technologies Awards Banquet and
 Networking Sessions held in Phoenix, Arizona.
     The recipients of these Awards have identified emerging trends before they
 have become the standard in the marketplace and have created advanced
 technologies that will catalyze industries in the near future.
     Through these Awards, Frost & Sullivan's teams of industry best practices
 experts recognized the recipients' diligence and innovation required to
 implement a successful business plan and excel in the increasingly competitive
 global marketplace.
     An open networking session preceding the presentations allowed the
 recipient companies to develop and strengthen business relationships.
 
     Awarded companies included:
 
      Acme Packet- 2006 IP Communications Carrier Infrastructure Company of the
       Year Award AND 2005 Frost & Sullivan Award for Market Leadership in
       World Next-Generation Carrier Infrastructure
      Allied Telesyn, Inc.- 2006 Voice Networking Product Innovation of the
       Year Award
      Arel Communications and Software, Inc.- 2006 Media Conferencing Software
       Solutions Product Innovation of the Year Award
      Aspect Software- 2006 Contact Center CEO of the Year Award, Jim Foy AND
       2005 Frost & Sullivan Award for Growth Strategy Leadership in World
       Outbound Dialing
      AT&T- 2006 Communications Services CEO of the Year Award, Edward Whitacre
      Avaya- 2005 Frost & Sullivan Award for Market Leadership in North
       American Enterprise Messaging
      BayPackets- 2006 IP Communications Carrier Infrastructure CEO of the Year
       Award, Kenneth Epps
      BroadSoft, Inc.- 2006 VoIP Application Software Excellence in Technology
       of the Year Award
      BT Infonet- 2006 Business Services Communications Company of the Year
       Award
      CAP-XX- 2006 Nanotech-enabled Energy Devices Technology Innovation of the
       Year Award
      Cisco Systems- 2005 Frost & Sullivan Award for Market Leadership in World
       Router Market
      ClearSight Networks, Inc.- 2006 Network Management Solutions Technology
       Innovation of the Year Award
      Codian- 2006 Videoconferencing Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award
       AND 2005 Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Differentiation Innovation
       in World Videoconferencing Infrastructure
      CommPartners- 2006 IP Communications Voice Services CEO of the Year
       Award, David Clark
      Crossbeam- 2006 Network Security Infrastructure Protection Product of the
       Year Award
      Genex Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Technest- 2006 Biometrics for
       Security Applications Technology Innovation of the Year Award
      iLinc Communications- 2006 Web Conferencing Solutions & Software
       Excellence in Technology of the Year Award
      Internet Security Systems- 2006 Network Security Infrastructure
       Protection Company of the Year Award AND 2005 Award for Market
       Leadership in World Vulnerability Assessment Products Market
      IVR Technologies, Inc.- 2006 IVR Technologies Product Innovation of the
       Year Award
      LifeSize Communications, Inc.- 2006 Videoconferencing Enabling Technology
       of the Year Award
      LURHQ- 2006 Network Security Infrastructure Protection Entrepreneurial
       Company of the Year Award
      Netopia, Inc.- 2006 Gateway Telecommunications Technology Innovation of
       the Year Award
      New Global Telecom, Inc.- 2006 North American IP Communication Service,
       Service of the Year Award
      Newport Networks, Inc.- 2006 IP Communications Next-Generation Carrier
       Infrastructure Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award
      n-tara, Inc.- 2006 Digital Media Enabling Technologies Technology
       Innovation of the Year Award
      Onstream Media Corporation- 2006 Digital Media Enabling Technologies
       Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award
      Packet Design, Inc.- 2006 IP Networking Excellence in Technology of the
       Year Award
      PassMark Security, Inc.- 2006 Network Security Resource Protection
       Technology of the Year Award
      Rosum Corporation- 2006 IP Communications Enabling Technology of the Year
       Award
      Sonus Networks- 2006 IP Communications Carrier Infrastructure Technology
       Innovation & Leadership of the Year Award
      Sun Microsystems, Inc.- 2006 Digital Media Applications Technology of the
       Year Award
      thePlatform, Inc.- 2006 Digital Media Enabling Technologies Product of
       the Year Award
      VBrick Systems, Inc.- 2005 Video-over-IP Technologies Excellence in
       Technology of the Year Award
      Veraz Networks- 2006 IP Communications VoIP Services Product Line of the
       Year Award
 
     Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of
 regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and
 superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation,
 customer service, and strategic product development.  Industry analysts
 compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth
 interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research in order to identify
 best practices in the industry.
     An annual event, Frost & Sullivan's Excellence in Information &
 Communication Technologies Awards banquet recognizes the quality and merit of
 distinguished individuals and companies that deliver unparalleled insight on
 the industry, products and services.
     Frost & Sullivan holds annual Awards banquets for the information and
 communication technologies, industrial technologies, emerging technologies,
 and healthcare industries.  For further information on the Award banquets or
 recipients or for digital photos, please contact Stacie Jones, 210.247.2450,
 Stacie.Jones@frost.com .
 
     About Frost & Sullivan
     Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting company, has been partnering
 with clients to support the development of innovative strategies for more than
 40 years.  The company's industry expertise integrates growth consulting,
 growth partnership services, and corporate management training to identify and
 develop opportunities.  Frost & Sullivan serves an extensive clientele that
 includes Global 1000 companies, emerging companies, and the investment
 community by providing comprehensive industry coverage that reflects a unique
 global perspective and combines ongoing analysis of markets, technologies,
 econometrics, and demographics.  For more information, visit
 http://www.frost.com .
 
      Contact:
      Stacie Jones
      210.247.2450
      Stacie.Jones@frost.com
 
 

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