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Winners abound at Information Management Awards

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Information Management AwardsSymantec, SingTel and Fortinet were the big winners in the Network World Asia’s 3rd, Information Management Awards (IMA) that was held in Singapore last night.

Symantec, with three awards, lead the way with wins in the Web and Email security, Backup and Recovery and Security- as- a-Service categories. They tied with SingTel in this last category who also won in the Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity category. Fortinet celebrated with wins in the Unified Threat Management and Firewall and Network Security categories.

SingTel as a third time winner in the category of Security- as- a-Service category said, that as the challenges facing customers grew, the company would continue to innovate to meet their needs.

The only other tie for the night saw Check Point and CyberArk both walking away as winners in the Secure Access Solutions category.

Victor Ng, South East Asia Bureau Chief for Network World Asia, said: “Organizations are increasingly under new security threats every day. With a security portfolio approach that drives significant immediate benefits for both the IT function and overall business, the 2014 NWA Information Management Awards judges have found that the suite of solutions from CA Technologies is well-designed to meet the new security challenges of enterprises today.”

Group Publisher Tan May Yee said, “Enterprise mobility, cloud computing, video, virtualization and analytics are putting unprecedented pressures on networks and data centers. The volume, velocity and variety of data traffic are straining network bandwidth, storage capacity, and uninterrupted availability of data center resources for business-critical applications. Meanwhile, networking and security technologies are converging. But solution providers have once again proven their understanding of industry needs and market demands. This annual Information Management Awards serves to recognize such regional industry leaders.”

This year, there was acknowledgement from the judges of new entrants into the space with a number of new categories, the “Most Promising”. These five categories were the Most Promising Security Solution, Most Promising Storage Management Solution, Most Promising Storage Innovation, Most Promising Data Protection Solution and the Most Promising Data Management Protection. The winners for these categories were FireEye, Nutanix, Fusion-IO, Imperva and Veeam respectively.

“Enterprises in Asia Pacific are increasingly turning to flash to replace disk-based storage or opt for a hybrid system for performance, agility and cost-savings. We believe Fusion-io is poised to leverage these deployment trends for accelerated growth globally and across Asia Pacific over the next decade,” said Ng, “It’s quite impressive to see how Fusion-io has been helping its customers to overcome the limitations of legacy architectures and transform their data centers with its flash-based ioMemory platform. Fusion-io is certainly one of the most interesting companies to watch at the moment.”

A total of 26 awards were given to 24 winners who were chosen from a shortlist determined by the editors of Network World Asia with 100 regional CIOs and IT heads of end-user organizations invited to vote for the vendor they felt made the most advances in the fields of Information Security, Storage and Data Management over the last few years.

Judging criteria also includes:

  • Reputation of vendor in the marketplace
  •  Features and USPs of the solution
  • Widespread acceptance of technology and/or brand
  • Users' feedback on the solution/deployment
  • Durability, scalability and quality of service as contributing factors

The list of winners are:

 

CATEGORY WINNER
WEB & EMAIL SECURITY Symantec
BIG DATA INFRASTRUCTURE EMC
DATA ANALYTICS SOLUTION SPLUNK
WEB TRAFFIC ACCELERATION & OPTIMIZATION AKAMAI
WEB APPLICATION SECURITY BARRACUDA NETWORKS
IDENTITY & AUTHENTICATION MANAGEMENT I-SPRINT INNOVATIONS
SECURE ACCESS SOLUTION CHECK POINT / CYBERARK (TIE)
NETWORK TESTING & MEASUREMENT IXIA
APPLICATION DELIVERY CONTROLLERS F5 NETWORKS
BACKUP & RECOVERY SOLUTION SYMANTEC
FIREWALL & NETWORK SECURITY FORTINET
DISASTER RECOVERY & BUSINESS CONTINUITY SINGTEL
NETWORK TRAFFIC MONITORING & MANAGEMENT GIGAMON
APPLICATION PERFORMANCE MONITORING & MANAGEMENT COMPUWARE
GOVERNANCE, RISK & COMPLIANCE SOLUTION CA TECHNOLOGIES
UNIFIED THREAT MANAGEMENT FORTINET
IT ASSET MANAGEMENT HITACHI ASIA
DATA CENTER INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC
DATA CENTER SERVICES EQUINIX
SECURITY-AS-A-SERVICE SYMANTEC / SINGTEL (TIE)
HIGH-AVAILABILITY STORAGE SOLUTION NETAPP
MOST PROMISING SECURITY SOLUTION FIREEYE
MOST PROMISING STORAGE MANAGEMENT SOLUTION NUTANIX
MOST PROMISING STORAGE INNOVATION FUSION-IO
MOST PROMISING DATA PROTECTION SOLUTION IMPERVA
MOST PROMISING DATA MANAGEMENT SOLUTION VEEAM