Idera PowerShell Plus Named 2009 Community Choice Editors Choice Award Winner by Windows IT Pro Magazine

Idera’s Interactive Development Environment Selected by Both Readers and Editors as Best Scripting Tool for Windows PowerShell

HOUSTON – January 25, 2010 - Idera, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and a leading provider of management and administration solutions for PowerShell, today announced that Idera PowerShell Plus™ was named a gold medal winner in both the “2009 Editors' Best” and “Community Choice Awards” in the Best Scripting Tool category by Penton Media’s Windows IT Pro® magazine.

“PowerShell Plus is simply the most effective IDE available. Even if you're a PowerShell expert, you'll benefit from this product's powerful console and script debugger,” said Jeff James, Editor in Chief at Windows IT Pro magazine, in the article announcing the winners.

Idera PowerShell Plus is the most advanced Interactive Development Environment for PowerShell available today. PowerShell Plus features a powerful interactive console, an advanced script editor and debugger and a comprehensive interactive learning center all integrated into a single product.

“With the latest release of Windows, PowerShell is gaining even more traction amongst Windows IT professionals,” said Rick Pleczko, President and CEO of Idera. “ We're extremely pleased and honored by the fact that the editors at a well respected publication and its readers both chose Idera’s PowerShell Plus as the best scripting tool available for PowerShell users.”

“The 2009 Editors’ Best Awards are an accumulation of our editors’, contributors’ and authors’ subject matter expertise, in service of identifying the year’s most significant products in the market,” said Michele Crockett, editorial strategy director. “We believe that our editorial experts' annual tradition of selecting winners based on a product’s strategic importance to market, its competitive advantages and its value to the customer is particularly significant to the Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine communities this year, as we call out exceptional products in a highly competitive market.

“Our Editors’ Best Awards allow us to take advantage of our contributing editors’ in-the-trenches expertise in the Windows and SQL Server markets to provide well-earned recognition to products that exceed industry standards. We're proud to now share this invaluable insight with our Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine communities. Our winners should be extremely proud of this honor of recognition from our editorial experts.”