Network Magazine Announces Winners of its 14th Annual Product of the Year Awards

Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from CMP Media

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Network Magazine, CMP Media's
 monthly publication for network managers, has announced the winners of its
 14th annual Product of the Year awards.
     One of the longest running product recognition programs of its kind,
 Network Magazine's Product of the Year awards are presented annually to those
 products that, according to Editor-in-Chief Steve Steinke, "are most
 significant to the Network Magazine reader population. Our editors reach a
 consensus on the importance of the pros and cons of the contending products to
 the reader community." The Product of the Year awards cover products and
 services across both the enterprise and the new public network.
     The criteria used to judge Products of the Year candidates include the
 broad appeal of the product to the publication's reader base; competitive
 enhancements that the product offers; price/performance advantages; technical
 ingenuity; new features and applications; and serviceability to the market.
     The Products of the Year selection process takes over three months to
 complete. Editorial judges are selected according to their particular areas of
 expertise. The Network Magazine staff then weighs the lead editor's nomination
 with comparative data to confirm the winners in each category.
     As in previous years, the 2001 Product of the Year categories reflect the
 rapid changes taking place in networking technology.  The categories this year
 are focused on product areas essential to today's networking professionals,
 including security, servers, network hardware, wireless equipment, enterprise
 management software, troubleshooting tools and outsourced services. To qualify
 for Product of the Year consideration, each entry had to ship during calendar
 year 2000.
     "The Product of the Year awards provide network managers with key product
 information and technology trends they need to grow their business and
 organizations. Our editors research the intersection of the enterprise and the
 new public network to determine products and categories that matter most to
 readers," Steinke said.
     All Product of the Year award winners will be featured in the May issue of
 Network Magazine, which is circulated to 200,000 network professionals.
 Special awards recognizing this year's winners will be presented
 Wednesday, May 9th during Networld + Interop Spring 2001, at a reception at
 the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.
 
 The 2001 Network Magazine Product of the Year Winners are:
 
     Category             Company Name             Product
     Server OS            Microsoft Windows 2000   Advanced Server Edition
     Storage Management   Computer Associates(TM)  ARCserve(R) 2000 Advanced
                                                   Edition
     Directory            Novell(R), Inc.          NDS(R) eDirectory(TM) 8.5
 
     High Availability    NSI(R) Software          NSI Double-Take(R) for
     System                                        Windows 2000/NT 4.0.1
 
     Management Platform  Computer Associates(TM)  Unicenter TNG (R)
     Systems & Desktop    Lucent Technologies'     VitalSuite SP
      Management          VitalSoft Unit
     Firewall             Symantec/Axent           VelociRaptor Firewall
     Authentication &     Entrust Technologies     Entrust/PKI
      Access Control      Inc.
     VPN                  Check Point Software     Check Point VPN-1
                          Technologies
     Intrusion Detection  Entercept Security       Entercept 2.0
      System              Technologies
     Network Anti-Virus   Aladdin Knowledge        eSafe Enterprise 2.2
                          Systems
     Network Server       Compaq Computer          ProLiant DL360
                          Corporation
     Server Storage       EMC Corporation          Symmetrix 8730 Enterprise
                                                   Storage System
     E-Mail & Messaging   Lotus                    Sametime 2.0
     Enterprise VoIP      Shoreline                Shoreline IP Voice
                          Communications      Communications Release 2.2
     Carrier VoIP         dynamicsoft Inc.         Session Management Suite 1.0
     Internet Core Device CIENA Corporation        MultiWave CoreDirector
     Fiber Access Device  Quantum Bridge           QB100T 10T (Intelligent
                          Communications      Optical Terminal)
     Local Loop           Accelerated Networks     Accelerator AN-32 Integrated
     Access Device                                 Access Device
     Troubleshooting      Fluke Networks, Inc.     OptiView Integrated Network
     Tool                                          Analyzer
     Network Analyzer     Network Associates, Inc. Sniffer Wireless
     Managed Security     Genuity                  VPN and Internet Security
     Service                                       Services
     Private IP Service   SAVVIS Communications    Intelligent IP (SM)
                                                   Services/Private IP-VPN
                                                   Services
     Caching Service      Akamai Technologies,     EdgeSuite Services
                          Inc.
     Innovative ICP       Yipes Communications
     ASP                  Corio
     Carrier Service      AT&T Data and Internet   AT&T IP-Enabled ATM Service
                          Services
     Enterprise Backbone  Cisco Systems            Catalyst 6500 Series
     Device
     Wireless WAN Device  Metricom                 Richochet (R) Wireless Modem
     Wireless LAN Device  Symbol Technologies,     Spectrum24 HR AP 41X1
                          Inc.
     Traffic Manager      Nortel Networks Content  ACEdirector 4
                          Networking Business
     Emerging Technology  SIP
 
     Network Magazine is focused on the enterprise and the critical overlap
 where the enterprise meets the new public network. Providing readers the
 information they want and need to succeed at their jobs, Network Magazine, the
 only monthly networking publication, delivers in-depth technical information
 in a strategic context to more than 200,000 networking professionals
 worldwide. Comprised of both the enterprise and service provider sectors, all
 Network Magazine readers are valuable buyers of networking products and
 services.
     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 .
 
     CONTACT:  Steve Steinke, Editor-in-Chief, 415-947-6361, or
 ssteinke@cmp.com. or Christina Buckland Heil, Marketing Manager, 415-947-6348,
 or cheil@cmp.com, both of CMP Media, Network Magazine.
 
 

SOURCE CMP Media
    SAN FRANCISCO, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Network Magazine, CMP Media's
 monthly publication for network managers, has announced the winners of its
 14th annual Product of the Year awards.
     One of the longest running product recognition programs of its kind,
 Network Magazine's Product of the Year awards are presented annually to those
 products that, according to Editor-in-Chief Steve Steinke, "are most
 significant to the Network Magazine reader population. Our editors reach a
 consensus on the importance of the pros and cons of the contending products to
 the reader community." The Product of the Year awards cover products and
 services across both the enterprise and the new public network.
     The criteria used to judge Products of the Year candidates include the
 broad appeal of the product to the publication's reader base; competitive
 enhancements that the product offers; price/performance advantages; technical
 ingenuity; new features and applications; and serviceability to the market.
     The Products of the Year selection process takes over three months to
 complete. Editorial judges are selected according to their particular areas of
 expertise. The Network Magazine staff then weighs the lead editor's nomination
 with comparative data to confirm the winners in each category.
     As in previous years, the 2001 Product of the Year categories reflect the
 rapid changes taking place in networking technology.  The categories this year
 are focused on product areas essential to today's networking professionals,
 including security, servers, network hardware, wireless equipment, enterprise
 management software, troubleshooting tools and outsourced services. To qualify
 for Product of the Year consideration, each entry had to ship during calendar
 year 2000.
     "The Product of the Year awards provide network managers with key product
 information and technology trends they need to grow their business and
 organizations. Our editors research the intersection of the enterprise and the
 new public network to determine products and categories that matter most to
 readers," Steinke said.
     All Product of the Year award winners will be featured in the May issue of
 Network Magazine, which is circulated to 200,000 network professionals.
 Special awards recognizing this year's winners will be presented
 Wednesday, May 9th during Networld + Interop Spring 2001, at a reception at
 the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.
 
 The 2001 Network Magazine Product of the Year Winners are:
 
     Category             Company Name             Product
     Server OS            Microsoft Windows 2000   Advanced Server Edition
     Storage Management   Computer Associates(TM)  ARCserve(R) 2000 Advanced
                                                   Edition
     Directory            Novell(R), Inc.          NDS(R) eDirectory(TM) 8.5
 
     High Availability    NSI(R) Software          NSI Double-Take(R) for
     System                                        Windows 2000/NT 4.0.1
 
     Management Platform  Computer Associates(TM)  Unicenter TNG (R)
     Systems & Desktop    Lucent Technologies'     VitalSuite SP
      Management          VitalSoft Unit
     Firewall             Symantec/Axent           VelociRaptor Firewall
     Authentication &     Entrust Technologies     Entrust/PKI
      Access Control      Inc.
     VPN                  Check Point Software     Check Point VPN-1
                          Technologies
     Intrusion Detection  Entercept Security       Entercept 2.0
      System              Technologies
     Network Anti-Virus   Aladdin Knowledge        eSafe Enterprise 2.2
                          Systems
     Network Server       Compaq Computer          ProLiant DL360
                          Corporation
     Server Storage       EMC Corporation          Symmetrix 8730 Enterprise
                                                   Storage System
     E-Mail & Messaging   Lotus                    Sametime 2.0
     Enterprise VoIP      Shoreline                Shoreline IP Voice
                          Communications      Communications Release 2.2
     Carrier VoIP         dynamicsoft Inc.         Session Management Suite 1.0
     Internet Core Device CIENA Corporation        MultiWave CoreDirector
     Fiber Access Device  Quantum Bridge           QB100T 10T (Intelligent
                          Communications      Optical Terminal)
     Local Loop           Accelerated Networks     Accelerator AN-32 Integrated
     Access Device                                 Access Device
     Troubleshooting      Fluke Networks, Inc.     OptiView Integrated Network
     Tool                                          Analyzer
     Network Analyzer     Network Associates, Inc. Sniffer Wireless
     Managed Security     Genuity                  VPN and Internet Security
     Service                                       Services
     Private IP Service   SAVVIS Communications    Intelligent IP (SM)
                                                   Services/Private IP-VPN
                                                   Services
     Caching Service      Akamai Technologies,     EdgeSuite Services
                          Inc.
     Innovative ICP       Yipes Communications
     ASP                  Corio
     Carrier Service      AT&T Data and Internet   AT&T IP-Enabled ATM Service
                          Services
     Enterprise Backbone  Cisco Systems            Catalyst 6500 Series
     Device
     Wireless WAN Device  Metricom                 Richochet (R) Wireless Modem
     Wireless LAN Device  Symbol Technologies,     Spectrum24 HR AP 41X1
                          Inc.
     Traffic Manager      Nortel Networks Content  ACEdirector 4
                          Networking Business
     Emerging Technology  SIP
 
     Network Magazine is focused on the enterprise and the critical overlap
 where the enterprise meets the new public network. Providing readers the
 information they want and need to succeed at their jobs, Network Magazine, the
 only monthly networking publication, delivers in-depth technical information
 in a strategic context to more than 200,000 networking professionals
 worldwide. Comprised of both the enterprise and service provider sectors, all
 Network Magazine readers are valuable buyers of networking products and
 services.
     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 .
 
     CONTACT:  Steve Steinke, Editor-in-Chief, 415-947-6361, or
 ssteinke@cmp.com. or Christina Buckland Heil, Marketing Manager, 415-947-6348,
 or cheil@cmp.com, both of CMP Media, Network Magazine.
 
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