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DeepNines Wins Tech & Learning’s 2009 Award of Excellence


DeepNines Secure Web Gateway Named Best Education Security Offerings of 2009 Following Rigorous Product Testing

Dallas, TX – November 2, 2009 – Leading network security provider, DeepNines Technologies, today announced that the company received one of the prestigious Awards of Excellence by Tech & Learning, a leading industry publication and authority on education technology. The company’s Secure Web Gateway solution was put through several rounds of testing, and selected as one of the best education security offerings of the past year by the program, which has recognized outstanding education technology for the last quarter century.

“Our judges, which include stalwarts such as our resident expert Joe Huber and the staff of Philadelphia’s Science Leadership Academy, put dozens of entries through their paces. To come out with their seal of approval is a testament to the product,” said Kevin Hogan, Editorial Director for NewBay Media’s Tech & Learning Group.

Tech & Learning’s Excellence Award recognizes both the “best of the best” and creative new offerings that help educators in the business of teaching, training and managing with technology. All entries are given a rigorous test-driving by qualified educators in several rounds of judging. Products are also carefully screened by the T&L editorial team. Evaluation criteria include the following: quality and effectiveness, ease-of-use, creative use of technology, and suitability for use in an educational environment.

“We are honored to be recognized as one of the best education offerings by Tech & Learning, which has an impressive reputation and long-standing history within education,” said Shawn Eldridge, vice president of marketing and products, DeepNines. “We feel this award continues to validate our innovative and comprehensive approach to security and furthers our desire to push the envelope and set new standards.”

Detailed descriptions and judges’ comments will be showcased in the Tech & Learning December Awards Issue and will be featured online at

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About Tech & Learning
For nearly 30 years, Tech & Learning has been -- and continues to be -- the leading resource for K-12 leaders. Its publications, websites and events provide factual and evaluative information on trends, products, and strategies to educators who purchase technology products in their districts and schools. Tech & Learning delivers the highest quality content and essential resources to manage, train, and teach technology. For more information, visit

About DeepNines
DeepNines Technologies is a leader in network security, providing real-time, identity-based network defense for content and applications. Since 1999, DeepNines has provided business, education, health care and government customers with innovative network security that is affordable and easy-to-use. By inventing and patenting unified threat management technology, DeepNines’ products enable unparalleled protection and control of ports, protocols, users, applications and content at firewall speed. DeepNines’ gateway products leverage the power to protect, control and manage inbound and outbound Internet traffic, empowering enterprises and institutions to secure their networks deep-into-the-nines. To learn more about DeepNines, please visit DeepNines products are protected by one or more U.S. Patents Nos. 6,930978, 7,380,272, 7,058,976; Foreign Patent Nos. 95182 (W002/100039), 106027 (W02003/073724), 1282954; Patents Pending.

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