and IDG World Expo Announce Product Excellence Award Winners at LinuxWorld and Next Generation Data Center Conference & Expo

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – AUGUST 7, 2007 – and IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows and events, today announced the winners of the “ Product Excellence Awards.” The awards distinguish product and service innovations by LinuxWorld and NGDC exhibitors and include an overall “Best of Show” award. The winners were recognized during a ceremony at the annual LinuxWorld and Next Generation Data Center Conference & Expo, taking place August 6-9 at the Moscone Center.

“We’re so thrilled to have the opportunity to recognize these companies that are making strides in innovating and improving existing products in the Linux and open source community,” said Don Marti, Site Editor,, and Product Excellence Awards Judge. “We’d like to congratulate all the winners, as well as our finalists, for making this year’s Product Excellence Awards program at LinuxWorld so competitive.”

The winners are as follows:

Best Security Solution

* Untangle: Untangle Gateway Platform

Most Innovative Hardware Solution

* Rackable Systems: Concentro

Best System Management Tool

* Hyperic: Hyperic HQ 3.1

Best Integration Solution

* Openbravo: Openbravo ERP

Best Clustering Solution

* SteelEye Technology: LifeKeeper Protection Suite for VMware Infrastructure 3

Best Database Solution

* EnterpriseDB Corporation: EnterpriseDB Advanced Server 8.2

Best Desktop Solution

* Canonical, Ltd.: Ubuntu 7.08

Best Grid Computing Solution

* ServePath: Grid Series Internet Hosting Platform

Best Application Development Tool

* Coverity:

Best Messaging Solution

* Kerio Technologies Inc.: Kerio MailServer 6.4

Best Mobility Solution

* Trolltech: Qtopia Greenphone SDK

Best Virtualization Solution

* Scalent Systems: Scalent V/OE

Best of Show

* Unicon Systems, Inc.: System On Display

About LinuxWorld Conference & Expo

LinuxWorld Conference & Expo is the premier event exclusively focused on Linux and open source solutions. As the world’s most comprehensive marketplace for open source products and services, LinuxWorld provides business decision-makers with information and resources to implement Linux and open source solutions into business infrastructure and enterprise networks. For more information or to register for the event, visit the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo Web site at , or call (800) 657-1474. For exhibiting opportunities, please contact Amy Bonner at (508) 424-4892 or or Christian Montminy at (508) 424-4852 or For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ellen Boland at (508) 988-7830 or

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo ( ) produces tradeshows and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Entertainment For All™ (E For All™), E3 Media & Business Summit, GreenXchange Xpo™, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, Macworld Conference & Expo® and Next Generation Data Center™ (NGDC™). IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About International Data Group (IDG)

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG’s online network includes more than 450 web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG’s lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.

IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.

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