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New Exchange Server tools named as Products of the Year's editors sat down this past fall to assess the 2006 crop of third-party Exchange Server administration products. Find out what products made our "A" list. editors announced today their annual Products of the Year Awards. The winners span four product categories with 12 new or updated products for securing and managing a Microsoft messaging environment.

Thirty-five entries were evaluated for the awards, which were divided into Exchange Server Archiving and Compliance, Exchange Server Backup and Recovery, Exchange Server Security and Exchange Server Reporting and Management.

The products were judged by editors in conjunction with teams of users, industry experts, analysts and consultants. Judges evaluated Exchange Server products introduced and shipped between Sept. 30, 2005 and Oct. 1, 2006. Gold, Silver and Bronze Award winners were selected by a panel of judges based on these seven criteria: innovation, performance, ease of integration into existing environments, ease of use and manageability, functionality, value and support.

Some of the Gold Award winners included Mimosa Systems, which took the No. 1 spot in the Archiving and Compliance category and in the Backup and Recovery category with its Mimosa NearPoint for Microsoft Exchange Server 2.0. The Gold winner in the Server Security category went to Barracuda Networks for its Barracuda Spam Firewall 900, and Zenprise's Zenprise 2.0 won Product of the Year in the Reporting and Management category.

The complete listing of winners is as follows:

TechTarget's annual Products of the Year Awards covered a total of 15 product categories and highlighted nearly 45 new products in the Windows market that enterprise IT professionals should consider when examining new hardware and software tools. More than 160 entries vied for Windows Product of the Year honors.

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