SOURCE: Kazeon

June 26, 2006 11:33 ET

Kazeon Information Server IS1200 Named "Most Innovative Product"

Kazeon Recognized With Prestigious Award as Selected by Panel of Industry Experts

LONG BEACH, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 26, 2006 --Kazeon, the leader in Unstructured Information Management, today announced that their Information Server IS1200, has been selected as the winner of the Most Innovative Product category of the annual MVP Awards Program at the Storage World Conference. The MVP awards are co-sponsored by InfoStor and the Association of Storage Networking Professionals (ASNP).

"The MVP Awards Program recognizes the 'best of the best' of storage networking products in the industry, as determined by storage end-users. This prestigious awards program is the only industry awards program where the winners are selected exclusively by end-users, who include InfoStor's end-user readers and ASNP's members," said Dave Simpson, editor-in-chief of InfoStor.

The Kazeon Information Server delivers scalable, high-performance indexing of files and emails distributed across the enterprise. By providing a unified search across file servers, storage networks, backups and archive data, the IS1200 presents customers with a powerful foundation for active data management. Corporations can now protect their confidential information, and quickly respond to compliance and legal discovery requests. In addition, IT professionals realize substantial savings by storing and managing data based on its business value.

"It's an honor to be named as the most innovative product by such a respected and demanding team of judges," said Michael Marchi, VP Solution Marketing at Kazeon. "This award demonstrates that the IS1200 stands out as the industry leading product delivering solutions for data security, electronic discovery, and data mining for business decision support."

The MVP awards are determined by a board of storage industry experts including representatives from InfoStor Magazine and the ASNP. End-Users vote on their favorite products in the months of April and May. Winners in all categories, except Most Innovative Product, are determined strictly by end-user voting. The Most Innovative Product Award is determined by the board of industry experts as many of these products are in early development and not available to the general public.

About ASNP

The ASNP's mission is "to build a worldwide community of storage networking users and to provide members with valuable educational programs and professional development opportunities." ASNP provides an open forum for members to discuss real-world problems and solutions related to storage networking. Through its regional chapters, annual meeting, and online portal, ASNP offers extensive training and professional development opportunities.

About InfoStor Magazine

InfoStor is the leading monthly publication dedicated solely to storage coverage. Its worldwide audience of 50,000 readers includes IT storage managers and storage professionals in the channel, including value-added resellers (VARs), storage/systems integrators and OEMs. For more information, please visit www.infostor.com.

About Kazeon

Kazeon simplifies the management of files stored across diverse enterprise networks. Our scalable and innovative approach to data classification, reporting and file migration enables the appropriate alignment of data for large-scale tiered storage and archiving deployments. Kazeon delivers unmatched support for storage search, compliance, legal discovery and data security applications through a unique ability to selectively index content within files. The result is improved cost effectiveness for your storage infrastructure and reduced risk from unmanaged files.

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