TechTarget Announces 2007 “Product Leadership Award” Winners

Editors, Networking Professionals Select Best-in-Class Enterprise IT Networking Products

The editors of TechTarget’s®™ today announced their 2007 “Product Leadership Award” recipients. The Awards span 12 networking product categories — branch routers; modular switches; stackable switches; endpoint security; network firewalls; remote access; network and IT management platforms; network performance management; IP PBXs; hybrid PBXs; wireless LAN switches; and WAN optimization/acceleration — and recognize 35 products that enterprise IT professionals should consider adding to their “A” lists of products to evaluate.

Winning products were selected by 1,400 networking professionals based on their assessment of products currently deployed within their own enterprises. Respondents were asked to evaluate the networking products according to defined product-specific criteria each of which was assigned a weighed value based on importance, with cumulative scores calculated for each product. editors used these scores to determine Gold, Silver and Bronze award winners for the industry’s best networking products.

Category: Branch Routers
Gold: Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) — Cisco 2600/2800 series
Silver: 3Com Corp (NASDAQ: COMS) — 3Com Router 3000 series

Category: Modular Switches
Gold: HP (NYSE, NASDAQ: HPQ) — HP ProCurve 5000 series
Silver: Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) — Cisco Catalyst 6000 series
Bronze: 3Com Corp (NASDAQ: COMS) — 3Com Switch 8800/7700 family

Category: Stackable Switches
Gold: Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) — Cisco Catalyst 3000 series
Silver: D-Link — D-Link DES Series
Bronze: HP (NYSE, NASDAQ: HPQ) — HP ProCurve 2000 series

Category: Endpoint Security
Gold: Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) — Cisco Network Admission Control
Silver: Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP) — Check Point Integrity
Bronze: McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE) — McAfee Policy Enforcer

Category: Network Firewalls
Gold: Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR) — Juniper Networks SSG/ISG
Silver: Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) — Symantec Enterprise Firewall
Bronze: SonicWALL Inc. (NASDAQ: SNWL) — SonicWALL PRO

Category: Remote Access
Gold: Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR) — Juniper Secure Access
Silver: Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) — Cisco VPN Concentrator Series
Bronze: Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) — Citrix Access Gateway

Category: Network and IT Management Platforms
Gold: Open NMS
Silver: HP (NYSE, NASDAQ: HPQ) — HP OpenView
Bronze: IBM (NYSE: IBM) — IBM Tivoli

Category: Network Performance Management
Gold: SolarWinds — SolarWinds Orion
Silver: Fluke Networks — Fluke Networks OptiView family
Bronze: Network General™ Corporation — Network General Sniffer Enterprise/Enterprise Intelligence family

Category: IP PBXs
Gold: Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) — Cisco CallManager/CallManagerExpress
Silver: Nortel (NYSE/TSX: NT) — Nortel Communications Server 1000/2100
Bronze: Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV) — Avaya One-X Quick Edition

Category: Hybrid PBXs
Gold: Nortel (NYSE/TSX: NT) — Nortel Business Communications Manager (BCM)
Silver: NEC Corporation (NASDAQ: NIPNY) — NEC NEAX
Bronze: Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV) — Avaya Tenovis Integral 55 IP

Category: Wireless LAN Switches
Gold: Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) — Cisco WiSM or WLSM
Silver: 3Com Corp (NASDAQ: COMS) — 3Com WX1200
Bronze: D-Link — D-Link DWS family

Category: WAN Optimization/Acceleration
Gold: Packeteer®, Inc. (NASDAQ: PKTR) — Packeteer PacketShaper
Silver: Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) — Cisco Wide-Area Application Services
Bronze: Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR) — Juniper WX and WXC

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