30 May 2019

Pan Pacific, Singapore


The NetworkWorld Asia Information Management Awards, inaugurated in 2012, recognizes Asia's leaders in Information Security, Storage and Data Management for the huge advances made in these fields over the last few years.

This year’s IMA awards mark our 8th annual Information Management Awards. Over the past 12 months, cyber and network security threats have taken high prominence, storage continues to evolve to new models and many enterprises are moving to software-based networking and looking at multi and hybrid clouds. Tech companies are consolidating their presence in the Asia Pacific market and helping their customers embark on their business transformation.

This year's Awards program seeks to recognize these new developments and innovation.

Our judging process

Together with our editors, we will be inviting a panel of CIO judges to take part in this year’s awards. They will represent organizations from different industries with industry expertise and knowledge in areas ranging from big data, agile transformation and cyber security

The 2019 Information Management Awards are judged a rigorous 3 stage process starting from the pre-qualification of entries by our editors, selection of categories for this year and involvement of our CIO judges and editors to decide the winning entries. 

Stage 1:‎ Nominations for the Awards began with industry players and Questex Media’s enterprise team submitting potential winners to the editors of NetworkWorld Asia magazine and the Networks Asia, Security Asia and Storage Asia websites.

Stage 2: The editors scour the industry for emerging technology categories and potential award recipients – including nominations from Stage 1 – and shortlist up to five finalists for each Award category.

 Stage 3: Our panel of CIO judges are invited to select their choice and top rankings from among the finalists in each category. The finalists with the highest votes and rankings will be declared the winners in each category. In the event scores are tied, joint-winners will be announced. 


Judging Criteria:


Judges deciding the winning entries are provided with a recommended criteria or scorecard based on the following attributes:
1. Reputation of vendor in the marketplace
2. Features and USPs of the vendor’s solutions/tools
3. Widespread acceptance of the technology and/or brand
4. Users’ feedback on the solutions/deployments
5. Contributing factors such as durability, scalability, and quality of service


To remove any bias, judges may abstain from a category if they believe there is a conflict of interest or for any other reason.


To ensure greater participation from the industry, starting in 2019, each participating vendor can only be nominated in a maximum of five categories.


Recognizing the contribution of newer and emerging entrants into the market, the “Most Promising” award categories will be refreshed and given out to a number of categories this year.


Cybersecurity Solution
Cloud Workload Protection
APT Protection
Managed Security Services
DDoS Protection
Web Application Security
Application Development & Lifecycle Management
Advanced Analytics Solution
Data Management Solution
Information Infrastructure & Systems Management
IT Workload & Workflow Management
Enterprise Network Firewall
Vulnerability Assessment & Management
Data Center Services
Data Center Infrastructure Management
Cloud Infrastructure Solution
Data Science & Machine Learning
Managed Cloud Service Provider
Identity & Authentication Management
Network Access Control
Secure Access Solution
Privileged Account Management
Endpoint & Mobile Data Protection
Software-defined Data Protection Solution
Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity
All-flash Storage Solution
Storage Infrastructure Management
Hyperconverged & Virtualized Infrastructure Solution
Secure File Transfer Solution
Security Threat Intelligence
Threat Lifecycle Management
Network & Application Visibility
Application Delivery Controllers
Public Safety Solution
Regional Security Operations Center
Top 3 New Asia Pacific Security & Data Protection Vendors
Most Promising Network Security Solution
Most Promising User & Entity Behavior Analytics Solution
Most Promising Security Threat Intelligence
Most Promising IT Vendor Risk Assessment Solutions
Most Promising IoT Networking Platform
Most Promising Low Code Development Platform
Most Promising AI Solution
Most Promising Smart City Infrastructure
Most Promising Privileged Access Management
Most Promising Enterprise Network Security
Most Promising Digital Risk Protection
Most Promising Cyber Security Solution