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London, 27th May, 2002. After weeks of debate and deliberation, the judges have announced the finalists of the Networking Industry Awards 2002.

The Awards, organised by CMP Europe in association with Network News, will be presented at the Gala Awards dinner on the 25th June, 2002 at the NEC Hilton Hotel Birmingham. The Networking Industry Awards, judged by an independent panel of leading professionals within the networking industry, recognise the success of those companies leading the way in the voice and data networking market.

Now in its ninth year, the Networking Industry Awards is held in connection with networks telecom europe 2002, one of the UK's leading IT, Telecoms and Internet events taking place from 25th-27th June, 2002 at the Birmingham NEC.

This year's finalists are as follows:


Networks Professional of the Year, sponsored by BICSI

Gareth Durban, IT Manager for Unique Pub Company

Peter Vestergaard, Group Manager for Vigilante Security

Harry Young, Network Manager for University of Ulster

Network Team of the Year

Surrey Police, Info Services Infrastructure Team

Neos Networks, National GigE Network Technical Team

Network Project of the Year, sponsored by Nokia Internet Communications

Telindus, Highways Agency M25 CCTV Enhancement project

University of Ulster, On line and distance learning project

Mediapps, Radisson Edwardian Hotels Enterprise Information Portal

Most Innovative Use of Technology, sponsored by Brand Communications

Black Box Network Services, Jeff Joseph Sale Moor Technology College Team

Cablefree Solutions, Kings Cross Education Action Zone

IKON/Expand/Makro, Makro UK


Most Innovative European Network Project, sponsored by Nokia Internet Communications

Cable & Wireless, Implementation of an IP VPN QOS for Marks and Spencer

186K, NCP Manchester Ltd and Manchester City Council

Voice and Data Service Provider


Fibernet Group

Vanco Plc

Cable & Wireless

Channel Partner

Prime Business Solutions


Network Training Company

Telindus High-Tech Institute and Network Training Co.

Cablenet Training

Network Recruitment Consultancy

Best International

Elan Computing


Network Management

Altiris, Client Management Suite

Intel, LANDesk Management Suite 6.5

NetReality Inc, WiseWan 5.0

Network Troubleshooting

Compuware, Application Vantage

Fluke Networks, Optiview Workgroup Analyzer

Phoenix Datacom, Agilent FrameScope 350

Mobile Communications

Dell, Dell TrueMobile GPRS solution

Rim, Blackberry

Sirenic, Sirenic Relevance Server

Voice Integration

3 Com, 3 Com NBX Product Family & 3 Com Contact Advantage

Alcatel, OmniPCX Office e-Communication Appliance

Eckoh Technologies, Bespoke Speech Recognition Services

Web Product, sponsored by Global Secure Systems (GSS)

3 Com, Superstack 3 Webcache

Compuware, Application Expert

Extreme Networks, Summit PX1

RSA Security, RSA ClearTrust

Visual Insights, eBizinsights XL3.0


3 Com, Superstack 3 Switch 4400

Expand Networks, Accelerator 4800 Series

Foundry Networks, JetCore-based FastIron and BigIron Layer 2/3 switches

Hewlett Packard, HP Procurve 2524

Network Application and Operating Software

Compuware, Predictor

Mediapps, Net.Portal v3.5

Novell, Novell Netware 6.0


Maxtor, MaxAttach NAS 6000 & 4300

Qlogic, Qlogic SANbox2 16 Port Fibre Channel Switch

Spectra Logic, Tape Appliance Operating System (TAOS)


Bluesocket, WG-1000 Wireless Gateway

Netscreen Technologies, Netscreen 208

Radware UK Ltd, Fireproof Security Application Switch

Top Layer Networks, IDS Balancer

Most Innovative Product, sponsored by Global Technology Associates

Extreme Networks, Summit PX1

Foundry Networks, JetCore-based FastIron and BigIron Layer 2/3 switches

Red-M, Red-M Portable Office

Unisphere Networks, MRX


Editors Platinum Award

Cisco, Aironet 350

Netscreen Technologies, Netscreen 208

Quantum, Snap Server 12000

SurfControl, Superscout

Best Product of networks telecom europe 2002

Alcatel, OmniAccess 200 Family

Netscreen Technologies, Netscreen 5000

Phoenix Datacom, NetIQ VOIP Assessor

Intel, Intel Instant Support Suite

Nokia, Nokia IP30 Remote Office - Small Office Solution

For further information on the awards, or to purchase tickets for the Gala Awards dinner, please contact Mark Lloyd on 01923 330220 or visit

About networks telecom europe

Networks telecom europe 2002 takes place from 25-27 June 2002 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham. Networks telecom 2001 attracted 18,780* visitors. (*ABC Audit) For more information please visit:

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