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The Best Products of 2003

Here are the 10 most innovative products of 2003: Despite ongoing economic pressure, this was a year of considerable innovation in nearly every area of the IT industry.

Mother Nature also had a supporting role during the year as a number of natural disasters were hurled at the nation's businesses, resulting in a dramatic growth and diversity of storage solutions. Man-made disasters, from power outages to equipment failures, also added to the mix, along with ever-growing data usage by companies.

To pick the best products of 2003, the CRN Test Center took a step back to scrutinize the wide range of the products spawned by the year's technological ingenuity. Test Center engineers took a fresh look at all of the products reviewed throughout the year, searching specifically for products that offered overall innovation and the most integration opportunities for solution providers, backed by support-rich channel programs.

Solution providers will find that the products selected here can help them increase profits and create new revenue opportunities,especially important in today's chilly times while waiting for the long-overdue thaw.

2003 will go down in history as the year of the worm. We saw the Slammer, Sobig, Blaster and other worms spread throughout the Internet like wildfire, easily bypassing most security systems and causing widespread loss wherever they went. If the attacks in 2003 are a portent of what's to come in 2004, every solution provider has a responsibility to provide strong security for their customers

OVERALL WINNER Teros-Gateway ($25,000)

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