Interop Best in Show Judges
At Interop Las Vegas 2007, 12 Network Computing editors teamed with a representative of the Network Professional Association to serve as the Best of Interop judging panel, choosing winners in seven categories from among nearly 200 nominated products. As in years past, we selected three finalists from each category to meet face-to-face in Las Vegas with our editors just before Interop opened; we like to call this 'vendor grilling day.' At those meetings we delved into the details of the products and rated each entry on factors ranging from key features and price to how the product advances the state-of-the-art for networking to the strength of the business case for purchase and implementation. We used these ratings to select winners in each category, and to award two special prizes: Best Start-Up, awarded to a company founded after Jan. 1, 2006, and Best of Interop, the grand-prize winner selected from our seven category winners.
More information about categories can be found at www.bestofinterop.com.
Category: Application Networks & Performance
Winner: A10 Networks AX Series