CMP Technology Announces 2007 'Best of Interop' Award Winners

Network Computing Reveals NetXen, Inc. as Best of Interop's Grand Prize Winner

May 22, 2007

CMP Technology's Network Computing, the only technology analysis media brand built for IT Professionals by IT Professionals, today named NetXen, Inc. as the Grand Prize Winner of the 2007 Best of Interop Awards in a ceremony held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center during Interop Las Vegas 2007. Also selected at the ceremony were the Best of Interop winners in seven categories, including A10 Networks, Aerohive Networks, Inc., AirMagnet Inc., APC- MGE, Aruba Networks, Blue Lane and Novell, Inc. Interop Las Vegas 2007 will conclude on Friday, May 25.

The finalists for the 2007 Best of Interop Awards were hand-selected by Network Computing's panel of expert judges. Each year, Best of Interop winners prove to be the key players in the continuing evolution of business technology.

"Year after year, the Best of Interop Awards makes a significant contribution to Interop's goal of driving the adoption of technology by presenting the latest advancements in business technology," said Lenny Heymann, Interop General Manager. "We congratulate NetXen, Inc. as the winner of the Infrastructure category in the 2007 Best of Interop awards, and thank them for their ongoing contributions to the industry."

"The Best of Interop Awards are always an indicator of the most innovative and exciting offerings in these product categories, and this year's winners are no exception," said Art Wittmann, Editor in Chief, Network Computing. "NetXen, Inc. and each of the category winners have truly demonstrated superior technology and innovation, and deserve recognition for their contributions to the industry."

  The 2007 Best of Interop Awards winners in each category are:

  -- Application Networks & Performance: A10 Networks
  -- Data Center & Storage: APC- MGE
  -- Infrastructure: NetXen, Inc.
  -- Management, Network Software & Services: Novell, Inc.
  -- Security: Blue Lane
  -- VoIP & Collaboration: AirMagnet Inc.
  -- Wireless & Mobility: Aerohive Networks, Inc.

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For 22 years, Interop®, part of the CMP Technology family of global brands, has helped IT and business decision-makers bring together the key components of a solid information strategy to drive efficiency and competitive advantage for their organizations. As business continues to drive the adoption of technology, and the converged network is creating new advantages, an emerging "IP for business" philosophy has woven itself into the fabric of business process applications that will be on display at Interop 2007 global events. Through in-depth educational programs, workshops, real-world demonstrations and live technology implementations in its unique InteropNet and InteropLabs programs, Interop® provides the forum for the most powerful innovations and solutions the industry has to offer. 2007 Interop events include Interop Las Vegas, May 20-25, Mandalay Bay Convention Center; Interop Moscow, May 30-31, Forum Hall; Interop Tokyo, June 11-15, Mukahari Messe; Interop New York, October 22-26, Javits Convention Center; and Interop Berlin, November 6-8, Fairground Berlin. For more information about these events, visit

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CMP Technology is a marketing solutions company serving the technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. As a result, CMP is the premier provider of access, insight and actionable programs designed to connect sellers and buyers in ways that yield superior return on investment. CMP Technology is a subsidiary of United Business Media (, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion.

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