Security-related products were well-represented among the winners and finalists in Windows IT Pro's Best of Show awards at the Microsoft Management Summit (MMS--April 24-28, San Diego). Configuresoft’s Enterprise Configuration Manager won the Overall Best of MMS 2006 award, and Altiris’ Software Virtualization Solution won the Best New Product award. Argent Software’s Guardian, DesktopStandard Corporation’s PolicyMaker Application, and Softricity’s Virtualization Platform all received Runner Up awards. Other finalists were Quest Software’s Vintela Authentication Services, Centrify’s DirectControl, eXc Software’s MOM and SMS eXctender Event Provider for non-Windows, NetPro’s ChangeAuditor, and Iconclude’s Repair System.

"After technically evaluating all the entries, we chose finalists based on the product's strategic importance to the market, its competitive advantages, and the value to the customer," said Michael Otey, Technical Director for Windows IT Pro.