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'Best of CeBIT America' Award Goes to NEC Solutions Disaster Recovery Fault Tolerant Solution

 - Other Award Winners Include Iomega Rev 35, Secure Systems Enterprise Data
                Vault and Serious Magic Visual Communicator -

    NEW YORK, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- CeBIT America, the premier information
and communications technology (ICT) event for the enterprise business
marketplace, eWeek and PC Magazine today announced that the second annual
"Best of CeBIT America" Award was presented to NEC Solutions Disaster Recovery
Fault Tolerant Solution. The award was accepted by NEC Solutions' President
and Chief Executive Officer, Toshimitsu Iwanami, this afternoon in an awards
ceremony on the show floor.
    The NEC Solutions Disaster Recovery Fault Tolerant Solution is a powerful
disaster recovery solution built on NEC's Fault Tolerant Servers and their
ExpressCluster Software, which ensures applications keep running even when a
datacenter goes down.
    Products and services were evaluated for innovation, technical
breakthrough, and creativity of design, as judged by the editorial and labs
staffs of eWEEK and PC Magazine, both leading Ziff Davis Media publications.
Eligible products were announced on or after February 1, 2004, are available
for public viewing at CeBIT America, and are scheduled to ship to customers on
or before July 31, 2004.
    "These products represent a broad cross section of products and
capabilities that impact everyone from the small business user up to the
enterprise. Each impressed the editors of PC Magazine and eWEEK with their new
and innovative approaches to the high-tech needs and desires of the computing
marketplace," said Michael J. Miller, PC Magazine's editor-in-chief and
Editorial Director of Ziff Davis Media.
    "Best of CeBIT" awards were conferred in twelve product categories:

     * NEC Solutions Disaster Recovery Fault Tolerant Solution was conferred
       the award in the Enterprise IT Hardware category, covering servers,
       switches, hubs, wireless LAN access points/cards, high-volume printers,
       appliances (other than storage- and security-specific appliances);

     * Adaptec File Saver was conferred the award in the Enterprise Storage
       category, covering SAN hardware and software, NAS hardware and
       software, storage management software, enterprise backup software, tape

     * NEC Solutions new CachePortal was conferred the award in the Enterprise
       Platform Software category, covering network operating systems,
       databases, application servers, mail servers, instant messaging, load
       balancing software, directory systems, application frameworks and
       software development/QA/deployment tools;

     * Secure Systems Enterprise Data Vault was conferred the award in the
       Enterprise Systems Defense category, covering a uthentication and
       access control systems, PKI, intrusion detection/prevention systems,
       fire-walls and VPN software/appliances, wireless LAN security
       software/appliances, encryption and security scanners, anti-virus
       products, security appliances, backup and restore, UPSs;

     * NetSupport DNA 1.01 was conferred the award in the Enterprise Systems
       Management category, covering network and server monitoring systems,
       network management systems, business process management systems,
       software distribution and centralized management tools, diagnostic
       tools, patch management software, wireless sniffers;

     * Serious Magic Visual Communicator was conferred the award in the
       Enterprise Applications category, covering online meeting and
       conferencing software, CRM, ERP, supply-chain management systems,
       help-desk systems, data integration servers, online storefront systems,
       analytic systems, knowledge management solutions, portals, enterprise
       collaboration tools, data analysis and reporting tools, forecasting
       systems, finance tools, document and content management;

     * XMS-PubliCast was conferred the award in the Mobile and Wireless
       Devices category, covering phones, PDAs, wireless services for

     * Iomega Rev 35 was conferred the award in the Personal Hardware
       category, covering display devices, personal/SOHO storage devices,
       gadgets; and,

     * Mindjet MindManager X5 Professional was conferred the award in the
       Personal Software category, covering personal/SOHO software, games,
       consumer-oriented Web sites and services.

    About CeBIT America
    Organized by Princeton, NJ-based Hannover Fairs USA, Inc., CeBIT America
is the premier Information & Communications Technology (ICT) event for the
enterprise business marketplace. Emphasizing the entire spectrum of enterprise
technology -- systems, applications, networking and communications -- this is
the only US forum to explore the full range of next generation global
technologies and solutions.
    CeBIT is the world's largest and most influential information and
communications technology trade fair. The flagship event, CeBIT Hannover, runs
for seven days each spring and takes place at the Hannover Fairgrounds in
Hannover, Germany CeBIT Hannover 2004 used 3.6 million square feet of net
display space and hosted 6,411 exhibiting companies, approximately 510,000
visitors and 10,000 journalists.  CeBIT America joins the annual roster of
international CeBIT events that includes -- in addition to the original CeBIT
in Hannover -- CeBIT Asia (Shanghai, China), CeBIT Australia (Sydney), and
CeBIT Bilisim Eurasia (Istanbul, Turkey). Visit
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