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Eight TechTarget Web Sites Publish 2006 “Products of the Year”

Editors Select Best-in-Class Products in 28 Enterprise IT Categories

NEEDHAM, Mass. – January 15, 2007 – The editors of eight TechTarget Web sites: SearchExchange.com, SearchSQLServer.com, SearchWinComputing.com, SearchWindowsSecurity.com, SearchWinIT.com, SearchCRM.com, SearchDataCenter.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.com1

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.com1

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.com1

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.com1

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.com1

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.com2

Category: Business Intelligence
Gold: Business Objects (NASDAQ: BOBJ) – BusinessObjects XI Release 2
Silver: Celequest – LAVA
Bronze: Appfluent –ProductSuite 2.3

SearchCRM.com3

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.com3

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

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1Products introduced, upgraded, and first shipped between September 30, 2005 and October 1, 2006

2Products introduced, upgraded, and first shipped after October 1, 2005 and before November 1, 2006

3Products introduced, upgraded, and first shipped after October 31, 2005 and before November 1, 2006

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