Secure, reliable messaging has become a must-have. But simply keeping email flowing and viruses at bay is no longer enough. Today's messaging administrators find themselves dealing with migrations, disaster recovery, archiving requirements, a flood of spam, and users who want (or need) to dive into Instant Messaging (IM) and online collaboration. Solutions that can help you deal with all these demands quickly and efficiently are worth their weight in gigabytes. But don't take our word for it—instead, we'll take your word. (For more helpful products, you might also want to check out the winners in our Disaster Prevention and Recovery, Security, and Storage categories on pages 27, 48, and 55, respectively.)


MESSAGING AND COLLABORATION

Mail Server
1st—Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
http://www.microsoft.com
2nd—Vircom ModusMail
http://www.vircom.com
3rd—Rockliffe MailSite E-mail Server Software
http://www.rockliffe.com

Exchange Migration
1st—Quest Software Exchange Migration Wizard
http://wm.quest.com
2nd—DesktopStandard ProfileMaker Outlook Edition
http://www.desktopstandard.com
3rd—NetIQ Exchange Migrator
http://www.netiq.com

Exchange Backup/Disaster Recovery
1st—Neverfail Group Neverfail for Exchange
http://www.neverfailgroup.com
2nd—HP OpenView Storage Data Protector
http://www.hp.com
3rd—SteelEye Technology LifeKeeper for Exchange
http://www.steeleye.com

Mail Archiving
1st—GFI Software GFI MailArchiver for Exchange
http://www.gfi.com
2nd (tie)—EMC EmailXtender
http://www.legato.com
HP StorageWorks Reference Information Storage System
http://www.hp.com
3rd—Sherpa Software Archive Attender
http://www.sherpasoftware.com

Antispam/Client
1st—Sunbelt Software iHateSpam
http://www.sunbelt-software.com
2nd—Qurb 3.0
http://www.qurb.com
3rd—Visualware eMailTrackerPro
http://www.visualware.com

Antispam/Server
1st—Sunbelt Software iHateSpam for Exchange
http://www.sunbelt-software.com
2nd—Barracuda Networks Barracuda Spam Firewall
http://www.barracudanetworks.com
3rd—Vircom ModusGate
http://www.vircom.com

IM Monitoring and Security
1st—Websense Web Security Suite
http://ww2.websense.com
2nd—Red Earth Software Policy Patrol IM
http://www.policypatrol.com
3rd—Pearl Software Pearl Echo
http://www.pearlsw.com

Collaboration Solution
1st—Citrix Systems Citrix GoToMeeting Corporate
http://www.citrix.com
2nd (tie)—EMC Documentum eRoom
http://www.documentum.com
Quest Software Quest Collaboration Services for Exchange
http://wm.quest.com
3rd (tie)—Ipswitch Collaboration Suite
http://www.ipswitch.com
Performance Solutions Technology ManagePro
http://www.performancesolutionstech.com