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Plixer Wins Gold and Bronze 2014 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards From Network Products Guide

Company Takes Gold in the "Hot Companies and Organizations" and "Bandwidth Optimization" Categories

KENNEBUNK, ME -- (Marketwired) -- 06/25/14 -- Plixer International, Inc., a leader in insider cyber threat detection and forensics, today announced that Network Products Guide, the industry's leading technology research and advisory guide, has named Plixer a Gold and Bronze Winner for the Ninth Annual 2014 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards.

Plixer took Gold within the "Hot Companies and Organizations" category, impressing judges with its notable 30 percent growth, and in the "Bandwidth Optimization" category for the second consecutive year. In addition, the company won Bronze awards, also for the second consecutive year, in the following three categories: Best of IT Software, Network Management and Performance Optimization.

Plixer specializes in network threat detection, historical reporting, and capacity base-lining for both physical and virtual environments. The company's flagship solution, Scrutinizer, was recently enhanced with a threat heat map that improves the ability to identify cyber threats and allows security administrators to quickly identify hosts with the most abnormal communication behaviors.

Plixer's innovations have achieved several industry firsts, including support for Flexible NetFlow, which led to the first reports on Cisco technologies including NBAR & NBAR2, Performance Monitoring, Performance Routing, Performance Agent, Smart Logging Telemetry, Cisco TrustSec, and the Cisco ASA. In addition, the company's patent-pending Flow Hopper provides the definitive exact path of a flow through the network, shortening the troubleshooting process for existing innovative Cisco Flexible NetFlow technologies.

For more flow technology insight, follow Plixer International on their Blog, Twitter, Facebook, or join NetFlow Developments Group on LinkedIn. To learn about these new features, register for an Advanced NetFlow Training class offered by Plixer nationwide.

"Plixer has achieved such notable growth because organizations of all sizes with networks that are vulnerable and/or attractive to hackers are potential users," said Michael Patterson, Plixer Founder and CEO, Plixer. "We are pleased that the company's momentum, and so many of our product innovations, has captured the attention of Network Products Guide judges."

An annual achievements and recognition awards program with active participation from a broad spectrum of industry voices, the coveted annual Hot Companies and Best Products recognition program encompasses the world's best in organizational performance, products and services, executives and management teams, successful deployments, product management and engineering, support and customer satisfaction, and public relations in every area of information technology.

About Network Products Guide Awards

As the industry's leading technology research and advisory publication, Network Products Guide plays a vital role in keeping decision makers and end-users informed of the choices they can make in all areas of information technology. You will discover a wealth of information and tools in this guide including the best products and services, roadmaps, industry directions, technology advancements, and independent product evaluations that facilitate in making the most pertinent technology decisions impacting business and personal goals. The guide follows conscientious research methodologies developed and enhanced by industry experts. To learn more, visit

About Plixer

Plixer International, Inc. is a leading threat detection and forensic evidence provider focused at engineering the very best system for uncovering unwanted communication behaviors. Rather than depending on packet signatures, their strategy uncovers unwanted communications by leveraging NetFlow, IPFIX, sFlow and other derivatives. The company was built by network and system engineers who understand the need for scalable distributed collection solutions that meet the dynamic demands of security and network professionals. Customers include CNN, The Coca-Cola Company, Lockheed Martin, IBM, Regal Cinemas, Raytheon, and Eddie Bauer.

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