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Best Products: 02/23/04

Feb 23, 20042 mins


 Fave raves

From the decades-old to the brand new, four network pros tell us about the network products they love.

Testers’ best tips

Network World Lab Alliance members share their secrets for conducting meaningful products tests.

Best of the tests

Selected from a field of 240-plus, the 14 winners of our Best of the Tests Award deserve an ovation for stellar performances sure to improve any corporate network.

Tops in innovation

Selected by five of our columnists, these products step beyond the norm with interesting solutions for today’s enterprise network problems.

Cool names

Outstanding product names are becoming less of a rarity in the network industry. Here are some of the best.

The Best Products Issue is one of six bimonthly supplements providing insights, opinions and information on the biggest trends in networking. Up next is the Network World 200 Issue, our annual exploration of the 200 biggest network vendors in North America, coming April 26.

Best Issue archive:2002 | 2001 | 2000

To help you select the best products for your enterprise network, we’ve culled through the more than 240 products tested in 2003 to pick 14 winners for our annual Best of the Tests Award, and we’ve asked columnists to name the most innovative, market-smashing products they’ve encountered recently. We’ve even included all-time product favorites from readers. Take a look at this special coverage – you’re sure to find a gem or two in here for your use.

Beth Schultz, editor, Network World Signature Series
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