GREENLAND, NH--(Marketwire - August 5, 2008) - Great Bay Software, the innovator of Endpoint Profiling for enterprise networks, today announced that Network Products Guide, a Silicon Valley Communications publication on technologies and solutions, has named Beacon Endpoint Profiler™ winner of the 2008 Best Products and Services Award in the "Best Endpoint Security" Category. This respected annual award honors products and services that represent the rapidly changing needs and interests of technology end-users. As part of the tech-industry's leading global awards program, this year's Best Products and Services were nominated from all over the world.

Great Bay Software's flagship software product, Beacon Endpoint Profiler, allows network administrators to locate, map and secure thousands of difficult-to-track endpoint devices such as IP phones, printers and biomedical devices -- a crucial step in the successful installation of NAC systems. Further, Beacon Endpoint Profiler provides automated endpoint behavior management, alerting administrators to any unauthorized use of networked ports and devices.

"Increased end-user awareness and ongoing advances in technology are helping shape better products and services," said Rake Narang, editor-in-chief, Network Products Guide. "Beacon Endpoint Profiler is consistently providing improvements in endpoint profiling, security and lifecycle management."

"These awards go to the best technology products every year, and we are honored that our Beacon Endpoint Profiler has gained the Network Products Guide readers' trust," said Steve Pettit, president of Great Bay Software. "We're looking forward to continuing our execution in providing solutions to compelling customer challenges, such as endpoint identity, provisioning and monitoring in support of network authentication and Network Access Control (NAC)."

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About Great Bay Software

Great Bay Software, Inc. is a leading software development firm specializing in Enterprise Endpoint discovery, identity, and administration. The companies flagship product the Beacon Endpoint Profiler™ has applications including the enabling and extending of NAC and 802.1X, providing a comprehensive inventory of all network attached endpoints, and supporting Compliance initiatives mandated in today's business climate. For more information on the Beacon System from Great Bay Software, please visit or call 800.503.1715.

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