The top winners in this category are:
- Gold Award:
Juniper Networks' Secure Services Gateway (SSG) and Integrated Security Gateway (ISG) appliances won gold on the strength of solid centralized management capabilities and ease of installation, configuration and administration.
- Silver Award:
Cisco Systems' PIX firewall appliances and software finished a close second in this category, earning high marks from readers for its ability to block intrusions, attacks and unauthorized network traffic.
- Bronze Award:
Check Point Software Technologies' FireWall-1 took the bronze. Readers recognized its central management capabilities and its ability to block attacks and unauthorized traffic.