IDG’s InfoWorld Names Top Technologies Impacting IT in 2007

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JANUARY 2, 2007 – IDG's InfoWorld, the leading integrated media brand for IT solutions management, today announced the recipients of its 2007 Technology of the Year honors, recognizing 41 products across 40 categories. The annual awards identify the highest scoring products and technologies, reviewed in the past year by the InfoWorld Test Center, that promise to make the greatest impact in the coming year. InfoWorld's Technology of the Year Awards are not open to outside nominations, with final selections made by InfoWorld's Test Center analysts and editors. Results appear on, as well as the Jan. 1 print edition.

"The annual Technology of the Year Awards highlight the best products reviewed by the InfoWorld Test Center in the past year that are defining, and often redefining, the role of IT," said Steve Fox, InfoWorld's editor in chief. "Regardless of category, innovation thrives across enterprise IT."

InfoWorld's 2007 Technology of the Year Award winners include:

Adobe Flex 2 (Best Rich Internet Application Platform)

Altiris Software Virtualization Solution 2.0 (Best Application Virtualization)

Apple Mac Pro (Best Desktop/Workstation)

Apple MacBook Pro (Best Notebook)

Backbase 3.2 (Best AJAX Toolkit)

Blue Lane PatchPoint G/450 (Vulnerability Management Innovator)

Cisco 2811 Integrated Services Router (Best SOBO Services Consolidation)

Dojo (Best Open Source AJAX Kit)

Elemental Security Platform 2.0 (Best Security Compliance Management)

EMC Infoscape (Best Data Classification Solution)

Extreme BlackDiamond 10808 and 8810 (Best 10-Gig Switching Infrastructure)

Fair Isaac Blaze Advisor 6.1 (Best Business Rule Management)

HP StorageWorks 600 All-in-One Storage System (Best Unified Storage for SMBs)

HP StorageWorks RISS 1.1 (Best E-Mail Archiving Solution)

IronPort C-Series v. 4.0 (Best Anti-Spam – tie)

Klocwork K7 v. 7 (Best Source Code Analyzer)

Liferay Portal 4.0 (Best Open Source Portal)

Network Physics NetSensory NP-500 (Best Network Analysis Solution)

NewsGator Enterprise Server 1.4 (Best Enterprise RSS Manager)

Parasoft Jtest 8 (Best Java Test Tool)

PremiTech Performance Guard 4.1 (Performance Management Innovator)

Quest Availability Manager for Exchange 2.0 (Best Exchange HA Solution)

Riverbed Steelhead 3.0 (Best WAN Accelerator)

Scalent Virtual Operating Environment 2.0 (Adaptive Infrastructure Innovator)

SealedMedia E-DRM 5.0 (Best Enterprise DRM)

SonicWall Pro 2040 (Best Unified Threat Management)

Spectra T120 (Best Mid-Tier Tape Library)

Stratus ftServer W Series 4300 (Best Fault-Tolerant Server)

Sun Fire X4200 (Best Server)

Sun Fire X4600 (Best High-Performance Server)

Sun NetBeans 5.5 (Java IDE Innovator)

Surgient Virtual QA/Test Management System 5.0 (Best Virtual Lab Automation)

Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 (Best Linux Desktop)

SWsoft Virtuozzo 3.0 (Best Server Virtualization (OS Virtualization))

Symantec Mail Security 4.1 (Best Anti-Spam – tie)

Traction TeamPage 3.7 (Best Enterprise Wiki)

Vivisimo Velocity 5 (Best Enterprise Search)

VMware Infrastructure 3 (Best Server Virtualization (Hardware Virtualization))

Vontu 5.0 (Best Data Leak Prevention)

Zenprise 1.0 (Best Exchange Troubleshooting)

Zimbra Collaboration Suite 3.0 (Application Innovator)