Network Computing Magazine Announces Finalists For the 6th Annual Well-Connected Awards

Apr 13, 2000, 01:00 ET from CMP Media, Inc.

    MANHASSET, N.Y., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- CMP Media's Network Computing
 announced this week the release of the eagerly anticipated list of
 Well-Connected Award Finalists for this year's ceremony.  The winners of the
 Network Computing Well-Connected Awards will be revealed at a gala event in
 Las Vegas on Monday, May 8th -- the evening prior to the opening of one of the
 industries largest trade shows, NetWorld+Interop.  Both finalists and winners
 will be highlighted in the May 15th issue of Network Computing and also on
 Network Computing Online at http://www.networkcomputing.com/, where the
 results will be posted as the evening unfolds.  Members of the press are
 welcome at the event:  call Debra Markell at 516-562-7885 to make
 arrangements.
     "The Well-Connected Awards are significantly different from other IT
 publications' awards," said Fritz Nelson, Publisher of CMP's Network
 Computing.  "Our editors worked at length to research and test the best
 offerings in the enterprise arena.  The products singled out in the Network
 Computing Well-Connected Awards are unique because they are not a measure of
 popularity-they are quality offerings tested over a networked enterprise
 firsthand by editors themselves.  We know that these products represent truly
 innovative solutions."
     The Network Computing Well-Connected Award Finalists are listed by
 category as follows, or can be accessed at:
 http://www.networkcomputing.com/marketing/public_relations/well_connected.html
 :
 
     Enterprise Security:
     Token-based Authentication Server: CryptoAdmin 4.0, CRYPTOCard ; RSA
      ACE/Server and RSA SecurID Authentication, RSA Security; VACMAN 3.5
      Authentication Server, VASCO Data Security
     Biometric Authentication System: BioNetrix Authentication Suite, BioNetrix
      Systems Corp.; BioLogon 2.0 Server for Windows, Identix; SAF2000 Multi-
      Biometric Enterprise Security Suite, SAFLINK Corp.
     Firewall System: Cisco Secure PIX Firewall 520, Cisco Systems; Raptor
      Firewall 6.5, AXENT Technologies ; VPN-1 Gateway, Check Point Software
      Technologies
     Intrusion Detection System: DRAGON SENSOR, Network Security Wizards;
      NetProwler, AXENT Technologies ; RealSecure 3.2, Internet Security
      Systems Vulnerability Assessment Tool: CyberCop 5.2, PGP Securities ISS
      Internet Scanner 6.0, Internet Security Systems; NetRecon, AXENT
      Technologies
     Network Anti-Virus System: InoculateIT, Computer Associates; Norton
      AntiVirus Enterprise Solution, Symantec Corp.; Trend Micro ServerProtect,
      Trend Micro
     Enterprise VPN Solution: Altiga Networks Concentrator (now Cisco 3060 VPN
      Concentrator),Cisco Systems; RiverWorks EVPN, Indus River Networks; VSU-
      1100, VPNet Technologies
 
     Infrastructure
     Campus ATM Solution: 8265 Nways ATM Switch, 8210 Nways Multiprotocol
      Switched Services Server, IBM ; ASX-1200, ESX-4800, Marconi (formerly
      FORE Systems);Cisco Catalyst 8540 MSR, Cisco Catalyst 5505, Cisco 7206
      VXR, Cisco Systems
     Fixed-configuration LAN Switch: Cisco Catalyst 3500 Series XL, Cisco
      Systems; FastIron II, Foundry Networks; Summit48 Enterprise Desktop
      Switch, Extreme Networks
     Modular-configuration Switch: Cisco Catalyst 6509, Cisco Systems; BigIron
      8000, Foundry Networks ; BlackDiamond 6800, Extreme Networks
     Wireless Ethernet Bridge: Campus BridgeLINK Model 347, RadioLAN; Cisco
      Aironet 340 AIR-BR340 11 Mbps Bridge; Tsunami 5.8 GHz 100BaseT, Western
      Multiplex
     Wireless LAN Solution: AirPort Base Station, AirPort Card, Apple Computer;
      Cisco Aironet 340 Series, Cisco Systems; WaveLAN IEEE Turbo (now shipping
      as ORINOCO), Lucent Technologies WCND
     Gigabit Ethernet Solution: Accelar 8600 Switching Series, Nortel Networks;
      Cajun Switching Series, Lucent Technologies; Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series,
      Cisco Systems
     ISDN Access Device: DIVA LAN ISDN Modem, Eicon Technology; OfficeConnect
      ISDN LAN Modem, 3 Com; Vanguard Instant Access 80, Motorola
 
     Electronic Commerce
     E-Commerce Host Service Provider: Exodus Communications; Digex; Sprint
     Distributed Load Balancing Solution: 3DNS, F5 Networks; Alteon Web OS 5.0,
      Alteon WebSystems; WSD-DS, WSD-NP, RADWARE
     Web Server Software: Apache 1.3.9 Web Server, The Apache Software
      Foundation; iPlanet Web Server, iPlanet E-Commerce Solutions (Sun-
      Netscape Alliance); Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) 4.0 on
      Windows NT Server 4.0, Microsoft
     E-Commerce Server Platform: Art Technology Group; BroadVision; IBM
 
     Operating Systems & Network Services
     Thin Client Solution: Citrix MetaFrame 1.8 for Windows NT, Citrix Systems;
      NCD ThinPATH Manager 2.0, Network Computing Devices; Tarantella
      Enterprise II, SCO
     Enterprise Directory Service: Active Directory, Microsoft Corp.; iPlanet
      Directory Server, iPlanet E-Commerce Solutions (Sun-Netscape Alliance);
      NDS eDirectory, Novell
     Most Innovative Enterprise Internet Service Provider: Akamai Technologies;
      Digital Island; InterNAP Network Services Corp.
     Server Operating System: Linux (kernel 2.2), The Linux Kernel Archives;
      NetWare 5.1, Novell; Windows 2000 Server, Microsoft Corp.
     Network Content Monitor: CommandView Internet Manager, Elron Software;
      SmartFilter, Secure Computing; SuperScout, JSB's surfCONTROL
     Network Caching Solution: DynaCache, InfoLibria; Squid Web Proxy Cache,
      UCSD (University of California San Diego); TaskSmart C2000R Server,
      Compaq Computer Corp.; Novell Internet Caching System and Compaq
      TaskSmart C2000R Server, Novell
     Best Network Appliance: ExtendNet 4000, Extended Systems; Intel InBusiness
      eMail Station, Intel Corp.; Microtest DiscPort (now shipping as
      DiscZerver), Microtest
 
     Servers & Peripherals:
     Enterprise Server: Netfinity 5500 M20, IBM; PowerEdge 8450, Dell Computer
      Corp.; ProLiant 6500, Compaq Computer Corp.
     Network Attached Storage System: F760 Storage Appliance, Network
      Appliance; HP SureStore HD Server 4000, Hewlett-Packard Co.; Quantum Snap
      Server (formerly Meridian Data Snap! Server), Quantum Corp.
     DLT Tape Library: Exabyte 230D, Exabyte; DLT MinilibraryXpress, Overland;
      Qualstar TLS-6220, Qualstar Corp.
     Storage Area Network Solution Provider: ADIC; Compaq Computer Corp.;
      Hewlett-Packard Co.
 
     Development:
     Java Application Server: Mercator Web Broker (formerly TSI Novera),
      Mercator Software; Secant Extreme Enterprise Server 3.5, Secant
     Technologies; WebSphere Commerce Suite, IBM
     Middleware Technology: CORBA 3.0 specification, Object Management Group;
      Sun Enterprise JavaBeans 1.1 and J2EE, Sun Microsystems; XML W3C
 
     Network/ Systems Management:
     Enterprise Management System: HP OpenView Network Node Manager, Hewlett-
      Packard Co.; Tivoli Enterprise, Tivoli Systems; Veritas NerveCenter 3.6,
      Veritas Software Corp.
     Network Performance Management System: Network Health (now shipping as
      eHealth), Concord Communications; NextPoint S3, NextPoint Networks;
      VitalSuite, Lucent Technologies
     Software Delivery Solution: HP OpenView Desktop Administrator 5.0,
      Hewlett-Packard Co.; Suresync, Software Pursuits ; Systems Management
      Server 2.0, Microsoft Corp.
     Application Monitoring System: EcoSCOPE, Compuware; NextPoint S3,
      NextPoint Networks; VitalSuite, Lucent Technologies
     Remote Control: pcAnywhere, Symantec Corp.; NetOp Remote Control, CrossTec
      Corp.; ReachOut Enterprise 8.42, Stac Software
     Policy-Based Network Management Solution: Cisco QoS Policy Manager 1.1,
      Cisco Systems; Open Policy System 1.0, IPHighway; Orchestream Enterprise
      Edition 2.0, Orchestream
     IP Address Management System: Meta lP, Checkpoint Software Technologies;
      Optivity NetID, Nortel Networks; Shadow IPserver, Network TeleSystems
     Best Mobile Computing Technology: AvantGo Enterprise 3.1, AvantGo; Palm OS
      Platform, Palm; Ricochet, Metricom
     Mid-range SNMP Software: Net Inspector, MG-Soft; SNMPc 5.0 Workgroup
      Edition, Castle Rock Computing ; WhatsUp Gold, Ipswitch
 
     Wide Area Systems & Telephony:
     ATM Access Concentrator: ADC AAC-2, ADC; ATX150, Mariposa Technology; CX
      950, Memotec Communications;
     Remote Access System: 3 Com Total Control Platform, 3Com; MAX TNT, Lucent
      Technologies; Tigris AXC 627 MultiService Access Platform, Ericsson
     Most Innovative Voice Over IP Solution: 3 Com S400, 3 Com; Cisco VSC2700,
      Cisco Systems; DEFINITY IP Solutions, Lucent Technologies
     WAN Management Tool: Netscout Manager Plus, Netscout Systems; Paradyne
      OpenLane Service Level Management Solution, Paradyne Networks; Visual
      Uptime 5.0, Visual Networks
     Mid-range Remote Access Server: Cisco 3640 Series modular multiservice
      access platform, Cisco Systems; MAX 6000, Lucent Technologies; Tigris AXC
      623, Ericsson Datacom Networks and IP Services
 
     Messaging & Collaborative Applications:
     Enterprise Mail System: M1000 Internet Message Server, Mirapoint; Novell
      Internet Messaging System (NIMS), Novell; Sun Internet Mail Server 3.5,
      Sun-Netscape Alliance
     Messaging Client: GroupWise WebAccess, Novell; Outlook 2000, Microsoft
      Corp.; Qualcomm Eudora Pro (now shipping as Eudora 4.3), Qualcomm
     Workgroup Messaging Solution: Gordano NTMail, Gordano; IMail Server,
      Ipswitch; InScribe Internet Messaging Server (formerly Isocor N-PLEX
      WebExpress), Critical Path
     Enterprise Collaboration Environment: Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5,
      Microsoft Corp.; Notes/Domino R5, Lotus Development Corp.; Novell
      GroupWise 5.5, Novell
     Network FAX Server: FAXCOM 7000, Biscom; FaxPress, Castelle; RightFax
      Enterprise Suite, AVT
 
     Network Computing, published by CMP Media, Manhasset, N.Y., is the only
 networking publication providing in-depth, comprehensive, technology and
 service reviews from a real-world perspective to 220,000 IT Professionals --
 The Technology Experts-biweekly.  In addition, the publication consistently
 has the largest average-issue audience among all networking publications,
 according to Simmons and IntelliQuest. Most recently, Network Computing was
 named a 1999 Neal Award Finalist.
 
     About CMP Media Inc.
     CMP Media Inc. (http://www.cmp.com), a subsidiary of United News & Media
 plc (Nasdaq:   UNEWY), is the leading high-tech media company providing
 essential information and marketing services to the entire technology
 spectrum-the builders, sellers and users of technology worldwide.  With its
 portfolio of newspapers, magazines, custom publishing, Internet products,
 research, consulting and conferences, CMP is uniquely positioned to offer
 marketers comprehensive, integrated solutions tailored to meet their
 individual needs.  Online editions of the company's print publications, along
 with products and services created exclusively for the Internet, can be found
 on CMPnet at http://www.CMPnet.com.
 
 

SOURCE CMP Media, Inc.
    MANHASSET, N.Y., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- CMP Media's Network Computing
 announced this week the release of the eagerly anticipated list of
 Well-Connected Award Finalists for this year's ceremony.  The winners of the
 Network Computing Well-Connected Awards will be revealed at a gala event in
 Las Vegas on Monday, May 8th -- the evening prior to the opening of one of the
 industries largest trade shows, NetWorld+Interop.  Both finalists and winners
 will be highlighted in the May 15th issue of Network Computing and also on
 Network Computing Online at http://www.networkcomputing.com/, where the
 results will be posted as the evening unfolds.  Members of the press are
 welcome at the event:  call Debra Markell at 516-562-7885 to make
 arrangements.
     "The Well-Connected Awards are significantly different from other IT
 publications' awards," said Fritz Nelson, Publisher of CMP's Network
 Computing.  "Our editors worked at length to research and test the best
 offerings in the enterprise arena.  The products singled out in the Network
 Computing Well-Connected Awards are unique because they are not a measure of
 popularity-they are quality offerings tested over a networked enterprise
 firsthand by editors themselves.  We know that these products represent truly
 innovative solutions."
     The Network Computing Well-Connected Award Finalists are listed by
 category as follows, or can be accessed at:
 http://www.networkcomputing.com/marketing/public_relations/well_connected.html
 :
 
     Enterprise Security:
     Token-based Authentication Server: CryptoAdmin 4.0, CRYPTOCard ; RSA
      ACE/Server and RSA SecurID Authentication, RSA Security; VACMAN 3.5
      Authentication Server, VASCO Data Security
     Biometric Authentication System: BioNetrix Authentication Suite, BioNetrix
      Systems Corp.; BioLogon 2.0 Server for Windows, Identix; SAF2000 Multi-
      Biometric Enterprise Security Suite, SAFLINK Corp.
     Firewall System: Cisco Secure PIX Firewall 520, Cisco Systems; Raptor
      Firewall 6.5, AXENT Technologies ; VPN-1 Gateway, Check Point Software
      Technologies
     Intrusion Detection System: DRAGON SENSOR, Network Security Wizards;
      NetProwler, AXENT Technologies ; RealSecure 3.2, Internet Security
      Systems Vulnerability Assessment Tool: CyberCop 5.2, PGP Securities ISS
      Internet Scanner 6.0, Internet Security Systems; NetRecon, AXENT
      Technologies
     Network Anti-Virus System: InoculateIT, Computer Associates; Norton
      AntiVirus Enterprise Solution, Symantec Corp.; Trend Micro ServerProtect,
      Trend Micro
     Enterprise VPN Solution: Altiga Networks Concentrator (now Cisco 3060 VPN
      Concentrator),Cisco Systems; RiverWorks EVPN, Indus River Networks; VSU-
      1100, VPNet Technologies
 
     Infrastructure
     Campus ATM Solution: 8265 Nways ATM Switch, 8210 Nways Multiprotocol
      Switched Services Server, IBM ; ASX-1200, ESX-4800, Marconi (formerly
      FORE Systems);Cisco Catalyst 8540 MSR, Cisco Catalyst 5505, Cisco 7206
      VXR, Cisco Systems
     Fixed-configuration LAN Switch: Cisco Catalyst 3500 Series XL, Cisco
      Systems; FastIron II, Foundry Networks; Summit48 Enterprise Desktop
      Switch, Extreme Networks
     Modular-configuration Switch: Cisco Catalyst 6509, Cisco Systems; BigIron
      8000, Foundry Networks ; BlackDiamond 6800, Extreme Networks
     Wireless Ethernet Bridge: Campus BridgeLINK Model 347, RadioLAN; Cisco
      Aironet 340 AIR-BR340 11 Mbps Bridge; Tsunami 5.8 GHz 100BaseT, Western
      Multiplex
     Wireless LAN Solution: AirPort Base Station, AirPort Card, Apple Computer;
      Cisco Aironet 340 Series, Cisco Systems; WaveLAN IEEE Turbo (now shipping
      as ORINOCO), Lucent Technologies WCND
     Gigabit Ethernet Solution: Accelar 8600 Switching Series, Nortel Networks;
      Cajun Switching Series, Lucent Technologies; Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series,
      Cisco Systems
     ISDN Access Device: DIVA LAN ISDN Modem, Eicon Technology; OfficeConnect
      ISDN LAN Modem, 3 Com; Vanguard Instant Access 80, Motorola
 
     Electronic Commerce
     E-Commerce Host Service Provider: Exodus Communications; Digex; Sprint
     Distributed Load Balancing Solution: 3DNS, F5 Networks; Alteon Web OS 5.0,
      Alteon WebSystems; WSD-DS, WSD-NP, RADWARE
     Web Server Software: Apache 1.3.9 Web Server, The Apache Software
      Foundation; iPlanet Web Server, iPlanet E-Commerce Solutions (Sun-
      Netscape Alliance); Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) 4.0 on
      Windows NT Server 4.0, Microsoft
     E-Commerce Server Platform: Art Technology Group; BroadVision; IBM
 
     Operating Systems & Network Services
     Thin Client Solution: Citrix MetaFrame 1.8 for Windows NT, Citrix Systems;
      NCD ThinPATH Manager 2.0, Network Computing Devices; Tarantella
      Enterprise II, SCO
     Enterprise Directory Service: Active Directory, Microsoft Corp.; iPlanet
      Directory Server, iPlanet E-Commerce Solutions (Sun-Netscape Alliance);
      NDS eDirectory, Novell
     Most Innovative Enterprise Internet Service Provider: Akamai Technologies;
      Digital Island; InterNAP Network Services Corp.
     Server Operating System: Linux (kernel 2.2), The Linux Kernel Archives;
      NetWare 5.1, Novell; Windows 2000 Server, Microsoft Corp.
     Network Content Monitor: CommandView Internet Manager, Elron Software;
      SmartFilter, Secure Computing; SuperScout, JSB's surfCONTROL
     Network Caching Solution: DynaCache, InfoLibria; Squid Web Proxy Cache,
      UCSD (University of California San Diego); TaskSmart C2000R Server,
      Compaq Computer Corp.; Novell Internet Caching System and Compaq
      TaskSmart C2000R Server, Novell
     Best Network Appliance: ExtendNet 4000, Extended Systems; Intel InBusiness
      eMail Station, Intel Corp.; Microtest DiscPort (now shipping as
      DiscZerver), Microtest
 
     Servers & Peripherals:
     Enterprise Server: Netfinity 5500 M20, IBM; PowerEdge 8450, Dell Computer
      Corp.; ProLiant 6500, Compaq Computer Corp.
     Network Attached Storage System: F760 Storage Appliance, Network
      Appliance; HP SureStore HD Server 4000, Hewlett-Packard Co.; Quantum Snap
      Server (formerly Meridian Data Snap! Server), Quantum Corp.
     DLT Tape Library: Exabyte 230D, Exabyte; DLT MinilibraryXpress, Overland;
      Qualstar TLS-6220, Qualstar Corp.
     Storage Area Network Solution Provider: ADIC; Compaq Computer Corp.;
      Hewlett-Packard Co.
 
     Development:
     Java Application Server: Mercator Web Broker (formerly TSI Novera),
      Mercator Software; Secant Extreme Enterprise Server 3.5, Secant
     Technologies; WebSphere Commerce Suite, IBM
     Middleware Technology: CORBA 3.0 specification, Object Management Group;
      Sun Enterprise JavaBeans 1.1 and J2EE, Sun Microsystems; XML W3C
 
     Network/ Systems Management:
     Enterprise Management System: HP OpenView Network Node Manager, Hewlett-
      Packard Co.; Tivoli Enterprise, Tivoli Systems; Veritas NerveCenter 3.6,
      Veritas Software Corp.
     Network Performance Management System: Network Health (now shipping as
      eHealth), Concord Communications; NextPoint S3, NextPoint Networks;
      VitalSuite, Lucent Technologies
     Software Delivery Solution: HP OpenView Desktop Administrator 5.0,
      Hewlett-Packard Co.; Suresync, Software Pursuits ; Systems Management
      Server 2.0, Microsoft Corp.
     Application Monitoring System: EcoSCOPE, Compuware; NextPoint S3,
      NextPoint Networks; VitalSuite, Lucent Technologies
     Remote Control: pcAnywhere, Symantec Corp.; NetOp Remote Control, CrossTec
      Corp.; ReachOut Enterprise 8.42, Stac Software
     Policy-Based Network Management Solution: Cisco QoS Policy Manager 1.1,
      Cisco Systems; Open Policy System 1.0, IPHighway; Orchestream Enterprise
      Edition 2.0, Orchestream
     IP Address Management System: Meta lP, Checkpoint Software Technologies;
      Optivity NetID, Nortel Networks; Shadow IPserver, Network TeleSystems
     Best Mobile Computing Technology: AvantGo Enterprise 3.1, AvantGo; Palm OS
      Platform, Palm; Ricochet, Metricom
     Mid-range SNMP Software: Net Inspector, MG-Soft; SNMPc 5.0 Workgroup
      Edition, Castle Rock Computing ; WhatsUp Gold, Ipswitch
 
     Wide Area Systems & Telephony:
     ATM Access Concentrator: ADC AAC-2, ADC; ATX150, Mariposa Technology; CX
      950, Memotec Communications;
     Remote Access System: 3 Com Total Control Platform, 3Com; MAX TNT, Lucent
      Technologies; Tigris AXC 627 MultiService Access Platform, Ericsson
     Most Innovative Voice Over IP Solution: 3 Com S400, 3 Com; Cisco VSC2700,
      Cisco Systems; DEFINITY IP Solutions, Lucent Technologies
     WAN Management Tool: Netscout Manager Plus, Netscout Systems; Paradyne
      OpenLane Service Level Management Solution, Paradyne Networks; Visual
      Uptime 5.0, Visual Networks
     Mid-range Remote Access Server: Cisco 3640 Series modular multiservice
      access platform, Cisco Systems; MAX 6000, Lucent Technologies; Tigris AXC
      623, Ericsson Datacom Networks and IP Services
 
     Messaging & Collaborative Applications:
     Enterprise Mail System: M1000 Internet Message Server, Mirapoint; Novell
      Internet Messaging System (NIMS), Novell; Sun Internet Mail Server 3.5,
      Sun-Netscape Alliance
     Messaging Client: GroupWise WebAccess, Novell; Outlook 2000, Microsoft
      Corp.; Qualcomm Eudora Pro (now shipping as Eudora 4.3), Qualcomm
     Workgroup Messaging Solution: Gordano NTMail, Gordano; IMail Server,
      Ipswitch; InScribe Internet Messaging Server (formerly Isocor N-PLEX
      WebExpress), Critical Path
     Enterprise Collaboration Environment: Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5,
      Microsoft Corp.; Notes/Domino R5, Lotus Development Corp.; Novell
      GroupWise 5.5, Novell
     Network FAX Server: FAXCOM 7000, Biscom; FaxPress, Castelle; RightFax
      Enterprise Suite, AVT
 
     Network Computing, published by CMP Media, Manhasset, N.Y., is the only
 networking publication providing in-depth, comprehensive, technology and
 service reviews from a real-world perspective to 220,000 IT Professionals --
 The Technology Experts-biweekly.  In addition, the publication consistently
 has the largest average-issue audience among all networking publications,
 according to Simmons and IntelliQuest. Most recently, Network Computing was
 named a 1999 Neal Award Finalist.
 
     About CMP Media Inc.
     CMP Media Inc. (http://www.cmp.com), a subsidiary of United News & Media
 plc (Nasdaq:   UNEWY), is the leading high-tech media company providing
 essential information and marketing services to the entire technology
 spectrum-the builders, sellers and users of technology worldwide.  With its
 portfolio of newspapers, magazines, custom publishing, Internet products,
 research, consulting and conferences, CMP is uniquely positioned to offer
 marketers comprehensive, integrated solutions tailored to meet their
 individual needs.  Online editions of the company's print publications, along
 with products and services created exclusively for the Internet, can be found
 on CMPnet at http://www.CMPnet.com.
 
 SOURCE  CMP Media, Inc.