InternetWeek Selects Entuity and Intel as Best of the Best Award Winners; NetCom Chosen for InternetWeek Most Innovative Award

PRNewswire
MANHASSET, N.Y.
Dec 15, 2000

CMP Media's InternetWeek today announced the winners of the Best of the Best Awards and the Most Innovative Award, which are industry-leading evaluations of software and hardware vendors, based on anticipated technological impact. Entuity's Eye of the Storm v.2.1.2 is InternetWeek's winner of its Best of the Best Award in the Software category and Intel's Netstructure 7180 E-Commerce Director is InternetWeek's Best of the Best Award winner in the Hardware category. The InternetWeek Most Innovative Award was bestowed upon NetCom's Smartbits GX1420B (Gigabit over Copper) test module.

InternetWeek's Best of the Best Award winners are selected from a year of Best of Breed and InternetWeek Approved award winners, during the period of December 1999 through November 2000. Best of Breed recipients are top scoring products in rigorous lab tests. InternetWeek Approved winners have received an overall test score of A or A-. The Best of the Best Awards cuts across all product categories, representing the absolute best in the industry. From the annual pool of 300 entries, the Software and Hardware InternetWeek Best of the Best Award winners are products selected because of their technological significance as well as their impact on the contribution to success of companies using it.

"Entuity and Intel are well-deserved winners of the InternetWeek Best of the Best Award," said Curtis Franklin, Managing Editor Technology, InternetWeek. "Our reviews team spent a year evaluating products, and we selected the winning products because we believe they will have significant technological impact." Entuity's Eye of the Storm v.2.1.2 software product predicts network failures and problems based on reports from various pieces of the network infrastructure. Intel's Netstructure 7180 E-Commerce Director combines load balancing with Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption and other functions necessary for high performance in an e-commerce environment. The InternetWeek Most Innovative Award recognizes products that are distinguished for their innovative approach to solving customers' needs, reviewed during the period of December 1999 through November 2000. As the InternetWeek Most Innovative Award winner this year, NetCom's Smartbits allows testing of gigabit Ethernet components and infrastructures alongside 100 Base-T installations.

InternetWeek

CMP Media's InternetWeek http://internetweek.com/ is the news and analysis source for 275,000 IT and corporate managers applying Internet technologies and strategies to transform their businesses. With a history of innovation and thought leadership, InternetWeek is the only newspaper with an Internet/IT editorial focus-meeting the informational needs for Transformation Agents charged with building e-businesses and driving business to survive in today's competitive marketplace. According to the most recent Simmons and IntelliQuest readership studies, InternetWeek delivers the most powerful audience-it is the best-read and maintains the highest reader loyalty of all newspapers in its category.

CMP Media Inc.

CMP Media Inc. http://www.cmpnet.com/ is a leading high-tech media company providing essential information and marketing services to the entire technology spectrum-the builders, sellers and users of technology worldwide. Capitalizing on its editorial strength, CMP is uniquely positioned to offer marketers comprehensive, integrated media solutions tailored to meet their individual needs. Its diverse products and services include newspapers, magazines, Internet products, research, direct marketing services, education and training, tradeshows and conferences, custom publishing, testing and consulting.

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