Everything Channel's CRN Announces the 2009 Product of the Year List

Dec 14, 2009

Everything Channel's CRN, a UBM company, today announced the Product of the Year list for 2009. The 16 winners were revealed online at www.channelweb.com and will be featured in today's issue.

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  The Product of the Year winners include:

  --  CPU: Intel's Xeon 5500 Series
  --  Security Appliance: Fortinet's Fortigate  620B
  --  Storage: Intel's X25-M SSD
  --  Smartphone: Apple's iPhone 3GS
  --  Antispam:  Kaspersky's AVG Internet Business Security Edition and
      Kaspersky Anti-Spam 3.0
  --  Wireless: D-Link's DIR 615
  --  Desktop: HP Workstation Z
  --  Notebook: Fujitsu Lifebook T4410
  --  Netbook: HP Mini 2140
  --  Server: Asus RS500-E6/PS4 Dual Xeon 550 SATA Series 1U Rack Server
  --  Open Source: MySQL
  --  Cloud Application: LotusLive
  --  Messaging: Microsoft's Exchange 2010
  --  Health Care: Panasonic H1
  --  Virtualization: VMWare's VSphere 4
  --  Product of the Year: Microsoft's Windows 7

"Many new products entered the channel this year and narrowing our list to only the top products was not easy. However, the winners are the best of the best and we congratulate them on producing top quality solutions," said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel.

The winners were chosen by Everything Channel's editorial staff and were chosen based on the results of earlier CRNtech and CRN Test Center editorial reviews performed throughout 2009.

Everything Channel (www.everythingchannel.com, www.channelweb.com)

Everything Channel, headquartered in Framingham, MA, is a technology marketing and sales solutions company. Through its "Complete Technology Channel Solution," Everything Channel offers the right business tools to accelerate technology sales. From branding and recruiting to marketing and sales, Everything Channel offers technology marketers the unmatched breadth and depth of global brands and market intelligence combined with unparalleled audience loyalty and credibility serving all technology sales channels through an extensive database. Everything Channel provides innovative field sales and marketing solutions to the sellers of technology to achieve measurable and significant results.

About United Business Media Limited (www.unitedbusinessmedia.com)

United Business Media Limited (UBM) is a global media and marketing services company that informs markets and brings the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print, and with the information they need to do business successfully. UBM serves professional and commercial communities, from IT professionals to doctors, from journalists to jewelry dealers, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. UBM employs more than 6,500 people in more than 30 countries. UBM's businesses operating in the US include CMPMedica, Commonwealth Business Media, Everything Channel, PR Newswire, RISI, TechInsights, TechWeb and Think Services. UBM is listed on the London Stock Exchange (UBM.L) and has a market capitalization of $1.6 billion.

  Maureen Park
  Everything Channel
  516 562 5942

First Call Analyst:
FCMN Contact: franzman@beyondwords.com

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SOURCE: Everything Channel

CONTACT: Maureen Park, Everything Channel, +1-516-562-5942,

Web Site: http://www.everythingchannel.com/