COMNET Conference & Expo Awards Six Companies for Outstanding New Products

FRAMINGHAM, MA – JANUARY 29, 2003 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for IT markets, today announced the winners of the COMNET New Product Achievement Awards. Allot Communications, Celite Systems, Ipsum Networks, NavCom Technology, Inc., NetPredict and Radware were recognized in a ceremony yesterday on the COMNET show floor for their innovation and proven success against criteria for today's enterprise IT needs.


COMNET Conference & Expo is the largest East Coast event focusing on the most pressing issues in communications networking for the enterprise. COMNET is taking place this week at Washington, D.C.'s Washington Convention Center.

For 2003, IDG World Expo designated award categories to reflect the most valuable assets of technology products and services in today's enterprise IT environment. The categories and winners are:

Return on investment: Ipsum Networks for its Route Dynamics

Total cost of ownership: NetPredict for its NetPredictor 1.7

Overall cost reduction: Allot Communications for its NetEnforcer AC 102/202

Faster time to market: Celite Systems for its CS200/CS400 DSL Headend

IT labor saving/reducing: NavCom Technology, Inc. for its Safari Network SR-7100 Mark II

Faster time to value: Radware for its Content Inspection Director (CID)

Most Innovative: Allot Communications for its NetEnforcer AC 102/202

Judging the COMNET New Product Achievement Awards were: John Dix, Editor-in-Chief, Network World; Mike Fratto, Senior Technology Editor, Network Computing; Maryfran Johnson, Editor-in-Chief, Computerworld; Bill Laberis, President, Bill Laberis Associates; Greg MacArthur, Consultant; John McConnell, President, McConnell Associates; Lew McCreary, Editor-in-Chief, Chief Security Officer; Steve Steinke, Editor-in-Chief, Network Magazine and Rick Sturm, President, Enterprise Management Solutions.

"We used the services of eight prominent, independent judges to carefully screen the awards' entries and arrive at the winning choices," notes Bill Laberis, NPAA program coordinator. "They did their work free of any outside influences and in the fairest and most comprehensive manner possible. That's why these awards and the winners are really the cream of the technology crop."

"For 12 years, the New Product Achievement Awards have placed the spotlight on the most innovative companies in the communications networking industry," said Darrell Baker, vice president of event services, IDG World Expo. "This year, we are recognizing new products that provide real value to enterprise IT end users in these difficult times. These companies are a testament to the spirit of innovation that will help drive this industry's future."

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About COMNET Conference & Expo 2003

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