GCN honors the best in the field at FOSE

GCN honors the best in the field at FOSE

GCN honored 11 companies for their innovative IT products at FOSE 2002. Each product was announced either at the show or shortly before, and each stood out in its category for utility and affordability to federal buyers.

Two products took top honors this year. GCN's Best-in-Show designation went to the KnightStar Firewall/VPN from CyberGuard Technologies Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. GCN's Top-of-the-Wish-List designation went to the Mobile Data Wireless Display from Panasonic Computer Solutions Co. of Secaucus, N.J.

'The top award winners this year show two key trends in the government market: mobile connectivity and security,' said Thomas R. Temin, vice president of editorial for Post Newsweek Tech Media. 'Our judges found that both the KnightStar Firewall, with its excellent user interface, and the Mobile Wireless Display, which frees users to move about without lugging a system, meet the government's needs in functional and innovative ways.'

A panel of 13 GCN editors and writers judged each entry for its innovation, value and importance to the federal market. The double-blind judging narrowed the field to 36 finalists, from which the winners were chosen.

These products won Best New Technology at FOSE awards in their categories:

  • Desktop PCs: Cstation L1000 from 2C Computing Inc. of Huntsville, Ala.

  • Enterprise application software: Client Management Suite from Altiris Corp. of Lindon, Utah

  • Enterprise infrastructure software: Hewlett-Packard OpenView Performance Insight

  • Network peripherals: PowerStruXure from American Power Conversion Corp. of West Kingston, R.I.

  • Networking hardware: Dell PowerVault 755N

  • Portable computers: Dell Latitude C400

  • Presentation devices: CML 181 from Hitachi America Ltd. of Westwood, Mass.

  • Security hardware: KnightStar Firewall/VPN from CyberGuard Corp.

  • Security software: SSH Secure Shell 3.1 from SSH Communications Security Inc. of Palo Alto, Calif.

  • Servers: Snap Server 1100 from Quantum Corp. of Milpitas, Calif.

  • Wireless and handheld devices: Panasonic Mobile Data Wireless Display.
  • About the Author

    John Breeden II is a freelance technology writer for GCN.

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