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BlueCat Networks Wins 2008 Product Innovation Award

Added: (Tue May 13 2008)

Pressbox (Press Release) - TORONTO, CANADA — May 13, 2008 — BlueCat Networks, the IPAM Intelligence Company™, today announced that its IP Address Management platform, Proteus, has been selected as winner of the 2008 Product Innovation Award by Network Products Guide, a Silicon Valley Communications publication. BlueCat was selected for the category of “Network Management” and has been recognized as a thought-leader and innovator with regard to intelligent IP Address Management. BlueCat’s world-wide award winning product, Proteus, has been recognized as lowering the Total Cost of Ownership and enhancing the end-user experience in driving leading market place acceptance of IPAM Workflow including change approval, IP Reconciliation for automated IP reclamation and a self-provisioning system for user-driven IPAM requests. This latest award is recognition of the new benchmark set by Proteus in the networking industry.
In the last few years, enterprise networks have grown at an exponential rate as end-point devices are requesting a greater number of IP addresses that need to be reconciled, managed and audited dynamically through a network appliance. Proteus is the industry’s most ‘intelligent’ IP Address Management platform; giving IT network administrators the ability to centrally manage the entire IP infrastructure to improve operational efficiency, network security and reliable delivery of business-critical IP services.

“The goal of any product innovation should always be a positive change; making or improving solutions better than before,” says Rake Narang, editor-in-chief, Network Products Guide. “Innovative products such as Proteus bring improvements in many areas including functionality, technical ability, and ease-of-use. BlueCat’s continued innovation and leadership demonstrate this positive change, which is why we chose to recognize the company for this award.”

“Today's networks are part of a mission-critical IT infrastructure fabric. They provide the ‘dial tone’ of IT — an always-on, always-available service for connecting to data and applications” writes Robert Whiteley, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research, in his May 2007 report, Taking IP From A Commodity To A Utility. “But most companies don't invest in the infrastructure that's needed to support this dial tone. Forgotten services like DHCP, DNS, and RADIUS are critical network services components that dictate availability. Yet most are woefully out of date, stagnating on non-enterprise-grade infrastructure, with few security mechanisms. To prevent your network from becoming an IT bottleneck, you must build a utility-grade network; one where devices and services just plug in and work.”

BlueCat Networks offers a true enterprise-class IPAM platform in the form of proven, secure, reliable and scalable network appliances. Proteus gives administrators a solution that integrates IP inventory tracking and allocation, along with DNS and DHCP management. Administrators can design networks with a simple conceptual view, then deploy and manage them across the organization. When managing DNS and DHCP, Proteus becomes “mission control”, offering full command, control and customization of configurations from a centralized and secure Web-based interface.

“This latest award is an affirmation of our impressive sales growth with our IPAM platform. Proteus continues to out-perform competitive product with unprecedented end-user acceptance by easily automating what we have defined as IPAM Workflow.” said Richard Hyatt, CTO and co-founder, BlueCat Networks. “Network Products Guide’s award further validates our commitment to be the driving force in re-shaping the methodology in networking technology. Our mission is to be the world-wide defacto standard in IP Address Management implementing, deploying and managing both IPv4 and IPv6 networking requirements.”

Other recent industry accolades for BlueCat Networks include:
• Network World’s Clear Choice Award winner for IP Address Management;
• Deloitte Fast 50 - fastest-growing technology companies;
• Red Herring’s ‘Top 100’ Tech Companies Finalist;
• 2008 Hot Companies Finalist by Security Info Product Guide;
• Canada’s 40 Under 40;
• CompTIA SoftwareCEO Software Innovation Award Finalist.

To read more about this product innovation, please visit www.networkproductsguide.com/innovations/.
About Network Products Guide Awards
Network Products Guide published from Silicon Valley is a leading provider of products, technologies and vendor related research and analysis. You will discover a wealth of information in this guide including product innovations, case studies, people, technology advancements and independent product evaluations that facilitate in making the most pertinent technology decisions impacting business and personal goals. The guide follows conscientious research and proprietary methodologies developed and enhanced by industry experts. To learn more, visit www.networkproductsguide.com

About BlueCat Networks
BlueCat Networks, the IPAM Intelligence Company™, is a profitable, rapidly growing leading provider of enterprise-class IP Address Management (IPAM) platforms and secure DNS / DHCP network administration appliances. Today, thousands of BlueCat’s award-winning Proteus™ IPAM platforms and Adonis™ family of DNS/DHCP appliances have been successfully deployed to meet the rising IP management demands of small-medium enterprises, government, military, financial services, retail and manufacturing organizations worldwide. Find out why more Fortune companies choose BlueCat solutions to gain complete, centralized Command and Control of their IP networks at www.bluecatnetworks.com.

Submitted by:Daniel Thompson/PAN Communications
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