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Belkin Secure DVI-I KVM Switch Named a 2012 Product of the Year by CRN

4th Annual List Recognizes Products that Raised the Bar for Technical Excellence In 2012

Belkin, a trusted leader of customer-driven computing solutions for office, IT infrastructure and mobile environments, announced today that its Advanced Secure DVI-I KVM switch has received a 2012 Product of the Year award from CRN in the Security category. Products on this 4th annual list were selected based on their ability to offer technological innovation, opportunity, and profitability to solution providers over the 2012 calendar year.

CRN's distinguished "Products of the Year" list recognizes the most impressive new products of 2012. To determine this year's list, CRN editors collaborated with the CRN Test Center to evaluate the latest products to enter the market. Judges reviewed hundreds of innovative new products and pared the list down to those products that that added significant value to the end user community while making an immediate impact on the solution provider community. This year's list featured solutions across all technologies including CPU, Server, Laptop, Desktop, Retail Appliance, Virtualization, Data Center, Smartphone and Tablet.

Belkin's Secure DVI-I KVM switch enables secure data access for government agencies that require users to switch between networks. One of the only KVM switches on the market that meets NIAP's EAL 2+ Common Criteria certification, the solution suite is also the first of its kind to utilize optical data diode technology to prevent peripheral vulnerabilities, further supporting the government's cyber security initiatives.

"Choosing a vendor partner can be challenging for today's IT solution providers," said Kelley Damore, vice president and editorial director for UBM Channel. "They want to be sure they're offering the best products possible to their customers before forming any major partnerships. This year's Products of the Year list helps our audience filter through all the new products flooding the market and focus on new the best of the best technologies that offer new and exciting opportunities. We congratulate this year's winners and applaud them for their positive contribution the IT industry."

"We are honored to receive CRN's Product of the Year award," said Luis Artiz, director of product management, Belkin. "We strive to deliver innovative, quality products to our valued reseller partners. Belkin's Secure DVI-I KVM switch was designed for government agencies with the highest security standards. This award is a testament to Belkin's industry-driven approach to development our partners rely on to meet their customers' technology requirements."

About Belkin Business

Belkin Business, a division of Belkin International, offers commercial computing solutions for office, IT infrastructure, and mobile environments. A proven technology leader for more than 25 years, organizations worldwide trust Belkin for its unwavering commitment to product quality, and expertise in creating solutions designed to address customer requirements in business, government and education. With a global supply chain and broad provider network, Belkin commands a purchasing power that delivers greater value and unparalleled execution advantages to customers. The company's line of commercial products are available through Belkin's global network of distributors and resellers. Headquartered in Playa Vista, California, the company is represented in more than 25 countries and can be found on the Web at http://www.Belkin.com.

About UBM Channel: (www.ubmchannel.com)

UBM Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. UBM Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about UBM Channel, visit us at www.ubmchannel.com. 
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