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Six TechTarget Web Sites Publish 2005 "Products of the Year"

Editors Select Best-in-Class Products in 23 Enterprise IT Categories

NEEDHAM, Mass. – January 20, 2006– The editors of six TechTarget Web sites, Search400.com, SearchExchange.com, SearchMobileComputing.com, SearchSQLServer.com, SearchWindowsSecurity.com, and SearchWinSystems.com, published their annual "Products of the Year" Awards today. Together, the Awards span 23 product categories and single out 69 new products 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 400 products shipped between September 30, 2004 and October 1, 2005 and selected the winning products based on six criteria:

  • innovation
  • performance
  • ease of integration into existing environments
  • ease of use and manageability
  • functionality
  • value

Each judging panel selected a Gold, Silver and Bronze award winner in each category.

Search400.com Products of the Year

Category: Application Development Tools

  • Gold: PlanetJ Corporation -- Web Object Wizard (WOW) 6.4
  • Silver: Business Computer Design International, Inc. --.WebSmart Version 5.2
    Bronze: ProfoundLogic Software, Inc. -- RPG Smart Pages (RPGsp) Version 5.0

Category: Business-to-Business Solutions

  • Gold: Data Transfer Technology, Inc. -- DTT1000 Voice Response Unit 6.0
  • Silver: Linoma Software--Transfer Anywhere™ Version 1.6.0
  • Bronze: menten EDV-Beratung GmbH -- i-effect V1R2

Category: Document/Image Management Software

  • Gold: Business Computer Design International --Catapult, Version 5.6
  • Silver: CYBRA --MarkMagic Barcode Label, RFID Tag, and SM@RT Forms Software, Version 5.2
  • Bronze: RJS Software Systems -- WebDocs iSeries Edition, Version 1.84

Category: High Availability Products

  • Gold: Vision Solutions, Inc. -- ORION for AIX, Version 1.1
  • Silver: DataMirror Corporation -- iCluster 2.1
  • Bronze: iTera, Inc. -- Echo ² High Availability, Release 4.2

Category: Security Software

  • Gold: Bytware Inc. -- StandGuard Recycle Bin
  • Silver: Valid Technologies LLC -- Valid Secure System Authentication, v1r5
  • Bronze: ProData Computer Services, Inc. -- DBU Audit

SearchExchange.com Products of the Year

Category: Messaging—Archiving and Compliance

  • Gold: ZANTAZ Inc. -- ZANTAZ EAS ( Enterprise Archive Solution) 4.2
  • Silver: Fortiva Inc. -- Fortiva Suite™
  • Bronze: Zip Lip Inc. -- ZipLip Unified Email Archival Suite, Version 5.0

Category: Messaging--Security

  • Gold: CipherTrust, Inc. -- CipherTrust® IronMail® 6.0
  • Silver: MX Logic, Inc. -- MX Logic ® Email Defense Service
  • Bronze: Tumbleweed Communications Corp. -- MailGate Email Firewall 6.2

Category: Messaging—Backup and Recovery

  • Gold: Mimosa Systems -- Mimosa NearPoint™ for Microsoft® Exchange Server 1.0
  • Silver: CommVault Systems, Inc. -- CommVault QiNetix Version 5.9
  • Bronze: EMC Corporation -- EMC NetWorker® Module for Microsoft® Exchange Server

SearchMobileComputing.com Products of the Year

Category: Mobile Security

  • Gold: Whale -- Intelligent Application Gateway Express Edition 4.0
  • Silver: Trend Micro -- Trend Micro Mobile Security 2.0
  • Bronze: American Power Conversion -- APC PCMCIA Password Manager

Category: Mobile Management

  • Gold: Sprint -- Sprint Managed Mobility Services
  • Silver: Nortel -- Nortel WLAN 2300
  • Bronze: Orative – Orative Enterprise Software

Category : Laptops/Notebooks/Tablet PCs

  • Gold: Lenovo -- ThinkPad Z60 Series
  • Silver: HP Compaq -- HP Compaq nx6125 Notebook
  • Bronze: Itronix Corporation -- GoBook VR-1

Category: PDAs/Smartphones

  • Gold: Palm -- Palm Treo 650 smartphone
  • Silver: Motorola – Motorola A780
  • Bronze: Sony -- Ericsson P910 Smart Phone/P910a
  • SearchWin2000.com Products of the Year

Category: Active Directory

  • Gold: NetPro Computing, Inc.-- ChangeAuditor for Active Directory – Version 2.6
  • Silver: NetPro Computing, Inc.-- RestoreADmin 1.0
  • Bronze: Special Operations Software -- Specops Deploy 3.0

Category: Group Policy Management

  • Gold: Quest Software, Inc. -- Quest Group Policy Extensions for Desktops 2.0
  • Silver: FullArmor-- IntelliPolicy for Clients 1.5
  • Bronze: DesktopStandard Corporation -- GPOVault™ 2.1

SearchSQLServer.com Products of the Year

Category: General Database Utilities

  • Gold: Quest Software, Inc. -- LiteSpeed for SQL Server Version 4.0
  • Silver: Atadore SARL -- PromptSQL 1.0
  • Bronze: Red Gate Software, Ltd. -- SQL Backup & Rescue Bundle

SearchWindowsSecurity.com Products of the Year

Category: Anti-spyware

  • Gold: Barracuda Networks, Inc. -- Barracuda Spyware Firewall
  • Silver: Webroot Software, Inc. -- Spy Sweeper Enterprise 2.5
  • Bronze: SunBelt Software -- CounterSpy Enterprise Version 1.5

Category: Patch Management

  • Gold: Ecora Software Corporation -- Ecora Patch Manager 4.0
  • Silver: Shavlik Technologies, LLC. -- Shavlik NetChk ™ Protect 5.5
  • Bronze : St. Bernard Software, Inc. -- UpdateEXPERT Premium

Category: Testing and Auditing

  • Gold: GFI Software Ltd. -- GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner 6.0
  • Silver: SPI Dynamics -- WebInspect™ 5.5
  • Bronze: Safend -- Safend Protector™

SearchWinSystems.com Products of the Year

Category: Desktop Management

  • Gold: Winternals Software — Recovery Manager 2.0
  • Silver: Macrovision -- FLEXnet AdminStudio 7
  • Bronze: ScriptLogic Corporation -- Desktop Authority 6.5

Category: Blade Servers

  • Gold: IBM BladeCenter HS20
  • Silver: Dell PowerEdge 1855
  • Bronze: Hewlett-Packard ProLiant BL45 BladeSystem.

Category: Storage Management Software

  • Gold: Storactive -- LiveBackup 2.9
  • Silver: Neverfail Group -- Neverfail High Availability Solution
  • Bronze: Symantec Corporation -- VERITAS Storage Foundation High Availability for Windows 4.3

Category: Storage Hardware

  • Gold: Alacritech, Inc. -- Alacritech SES2102ET iSCSI Accelerator
  • Silver: EqualLogic -- PS300E Storage Array
  • Bronze: EMC Corporation -- EMC Centera Content Addressed Storage for Mid-Size Enterprises

Category: Systems Management

  • Gold: Microsoft Corporation -- Microsoft Operations Manager 2005
  • Silver: Winternals Software -- Administrator's Pak 5.0
  • Bronze: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. -- HP OpenView Operations for Windows 7.5 Limited Edition

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