SOURCE: Axceler


November 24, 2009 11:38 ET

Axceler ControlPoint Named 2009 Editors' Best Award Winner by Windows IT Pro Magazine

WOBURN, MA--(Marketwire - November 24, 2009) - Axceler, the global leader in administration software for Microsoft SharePoint, today announced that its product ControlPoint was named as a gold medal winner of the "2009 Editors' Best Awards" in the Best SharePoint Product category by Penton Media's Windows IT Pro magazine. ControlPoint is the award-winning SharePoint administration product that gives SharePoint managers unprecedented control over the management of their SharePoint farms.

"The 2009 Editors' Best Awards are an accumulation of our editors', contributors' and authors' subject matter expertise, in service of identifying the year's most significant products in the market," said Michele Crockett, editorial strategy director. "We believe that our editorial experts' annual tradition of selecting winners based on a product's strategic importance to market, its competitive advantages and its value to the customer is particularly significant to the Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine communities this year, as we call out exceptional products in a highly competitive market.

"Our Editors' Best Awards allow us to take advantage of our contributing editors' in-the-trenches expertise in the Windows and SQL Server markets to provide well-earned recognition to products that exceed industry standards. We're proud to now share this invaluable insight with our Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine communities. Our winners should be extremely proud of this honor of recognition from our editorial experts."

Windows IT Pro Editor-in-chief Jeff James praised Axceler ControlPoint's SharePoint permissions management, content management, in-depth usage analysis, policy enforcement, and flexible alerts and scheduled analyses. With this comprehensive set of tools, "Axceler ControlPoint helps IT pros get better control of their SharePoint environment." Contributing editor Curt Spanburgh said ControlPoint "integrates well with the existing SharePoint UI" and the ability to manage permission levels was "nicely implemented." He concluded "ControlPoint provides the tools and intelligence to help you manage and monitor large farms effectively."

The award is the second garnered by ControlPoint since version 3 was launched in April 2009. In May, the product was named the Best of TECH•ED 2009 in the Productivity and Collaboration category.

"We've worked hard at listening to our customers and giving them the best product possible," said Mike Alden, President and CEO of Axceler, "and it's wonderful to be recognized for delivering on that promise."

About ControlPoint

Axceler ControlPoint gives you the ability to explore, protect, analyze and control your SharePoint environment and helps you measure the performance of your SharePoint environment against your governance policies. Axceler ControlPoint includes comprehensive permissions management, in-depth activity and storage analysis, and SharePoint policy enforcement. Axceler ControlPoint also gives you more control over the configuration and deployment of your SharePoint environment and you can manage content databases, features, and SharePoint groups.

About Axceler

Since 1994, Axceler has helped enterprises address common yet critical administrative and development challenges, so organizations can maximize collaborative technology investments, improve business operations, and dramatically reduce administrative time and costs. For Microsoft SharePoint, Axceler delivers ControlPoint, which gives administrators the ability to explore, protect, analyze, and ultimately control their SharePoint environments. Based in Woburn, MA, Los Angeles, CA, and London, UK, Axceler can be found at More information about Microsoft SharePoint administration is available on our blog or on the ControlPoint home page.

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