January 22, 2007 08:00 ET

NetPro Sweeps TechTarget's Windows Active Directory Products of the Year 2006 Awards

Solutions From NetPro Win Gold, Silver and Bronze Honors From TechTarget's SearchWinIT Site; GPOADmin Takes Group Policy Gold Award

PHOENIX, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 22, 2007 -- NetPro Computing, Inc., a leading provider of infrastructure management solutions, today announced a sweep in the Active Directory category of the TechTarget Products of the Year 2006 competition, published on the website. In TechTarget's review of Active Directory products, NetPro's RestoreADmin 2.5 captured Gold, SecurityManager 2.2 won Silver, and ChangeAuditor 3.4 ranked third, winning the Bronze award. In the Group Policy Management category, NetPro also triumphed over more mature solutions with a Gold award for its new GPOADmin 1.1 solution.

"Sweeping the awards in this important competition clearly proves our market leadership in the Active Directory space. Our software drives value with intelligence, innovation and robust feature sets that the market needs," said Kevin Hickey, President and CEO of NetPro. "It's great to be recognized in the Active Directory category -- and for the first time in the Group Policy Management segment -- for all that we do to drive standards in the market." NetPro was awarded Gold and Silver in the Active Directory category in 2005 as well.

Eighteen entries were evaluated for the awards, which were divided into Active Directory and Group Policy categories. The products were judged by TechTarget editors in conjunction with teams of users, industry experts, analysts and consultants. Judges evaluated Windows products introduced and shipped between September 30, 2005, and November 1, 2006. Gold, Silver and Bronze Award winners were selected by a panel of judges based on these seven criteria: innovation, performance, ease of integration into existing environments, ease of use and manageability, support, functionality, and value.

NetPro's award-winning RestoreADmin conducts on-line back up and restore of Active Directory. SecurityManager provides Active Directory security and policy management, and ChangeAuditor is the top real-time configuration change auditing solution for Active Directory on the market. NetPro's Gold winner in the Group Policy Management category, GPOADmin, conducts group policy object administration for Active Directory.

About the TechTarget Products of the Year Awards

TechTarget's annual Windows Products of the Year Awards for 2006 covered a total of 15 product categories in the Windows market and highlighted nearly 45 new products that enterprise IT professionals should consider when examining new hardware and software tools. More than 165 entries vied for Product of the Year honors. To learn more about the awards, please visit,289142,sid1_gci1239040, 00.html

About NetPro

NetPro sets the Gold Standard for distributed infrastructure management. We incorporate decades of experience into every enterprise solution, ensuring that our customers can manage the health, security and control of their Active Directory, DNS, MIIS, and eDirectory environments with total, unparalleled confidence. Our solutions enable organizations to increase access availability, stability and performance, prevent costly disruptions, improve security and policy compliance, and enhance management productivity and efficiencies. We exceed expectations in the quality and depth of our solutions and deliver exceptional customer support and ROI every time. Our industry partners include Microsoft Corp., Novell, Inc., and Hewlett-Packard, and our customer list features such respected organizations as Royal Bank of Scotland, the U.S. Army and General Motors. For more information about NetPro, please visit our website at or call 602.346.3600.

Editors Note: NetPro names used in this document are trademarks, which may be registered in one or more jurisdictions, of NetPro. Microsoft is a registered trademark, and Active Directory is a trademark of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and other countries.

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