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Catbird V-Agent Virtual Appliance Wins VARBusiness Tech Innovator Award 2007
Catbird, provider of the industrys only fully-hosted, enterprise-class, managed security platform and developer of the Catbird V-Agent security appliance, today announced that it has been honored for extraordinary accomplishment in technical innovation. CMP Channels VARBusiness has chosen Catbird as the winner of the 2007 Tech Innovator Company of the Year Award for its V-Agent, the only virtual appliance providing comprehensive security for VMware. The fifth annual Tech Innovator Awards celebrate the most innovative products, people and personalities in the industry and highlight emerging products and technologies currently sold through the IT Channel. Catbird won in the highly-competitive Virtualization Technology of the Year category.

Catbirds V-Agent virtual agent is the industrys first and only comprehensive security solution for virtual infrastructures. Leveraging many years of proven mission-critical protection in the physical world, the Catbird V-Agent offers the broadest and most cost-effective security service for virtual networks of all sizes. The V-Agent can monitor virtual segments within a host as well as physical network segments connected to the host, providing a full spectrum of protection for virtual networks; between guests; between guests and hypervisors; and between guests and the external network itself.

Catbird has long been providing affordable, enterprise-grade security to the channel and thus we are especially gratified to be recognized with an award from VARBusiness, said Tamar Newberger, VP of Marketing at Catbird. Solution providers and MSPs of all stripes are deploying virtualized solutions for their own customers. Security remains every bit as critical for this new environment and Catbird is committed to making it easily accessible to our partners. This award is recognition that we are achieving our objectives.

"Innovation is truly the heart of the technology industry, and the winners of this year's VARBusiness Tech Innovator Awards have taken innovation to the next level," said Robert C. DeMarzo, vice president and editorial director, CMP Channel. "We congratulate each and every one of this year's Tech Innovator Award winners."

The Tech Innovator awards recognize vendors for outstanding achievement in technical ingenuity and utility to channel partners. For each category, at least two judges from a select group of top solution providers and integrators rated each entry on characteristics such as usefulness, the "new and improved" factor, price/performance, revenue potential and overall "coolness." The process leads to three VARBusiness Tech Innovator finalists for each category, with the top scoring product in each category earning the VARBusiness tech Innovator award.

The awards were presented at the XChange Tech Innovators conference in Miami, Florida. The XChange conference brings together more than 130 of the channel's most unique, forward thinking integrators with the objective of helping them identify and consider alternative technologies and companies to do business with. Along with receiving the award, Catbird will be featured in the VARBusiness November issue.

More information about Catbird and Catbirds V-Agent, including a free download, can be found at

Published Thursday, October 11, 2007 7:03 AM by David Marshall
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