Ideras SQL toolbox Named 2011 Best of Connections Winner

Set of Essential SQL Server Tools for DBAs and Developers Wins Best SQL Server Product Category

HOUSTON - NOVEMBER 14, 2011 -  Idera, a leading provider of solutions for  Microsoft SQL Server management and administration, today announced that its SQL toolbox™ product was named a winner in the Best SQL Server Product category of the “2011 Best of Connections Awards” by Penton Media’s Windows IT Pro, SQL Server Magazine, DevProConnections and SharePoint Pro.

“Our primary goal is to develop tools that ease an administrators’ work load and the SQL toolbox offers five solutions that do just that and for a low price,” said Heather Sullivan, Director of SQL Server Products at Idera. “We are proud to have been awarded the best SQL product by the experts at Penton Media, who understand the challenges SQL Server DBAs face.”

The Best of Connections awards recognize companies based on their innovation, strategic importance to the market, competitive advantage and exceptional value to customers. The winners were chosen from more than 60 nominated products in six categories. The field was narrowed to three finalists in each category. Finalists were interviewed at the DevConnections 2011 conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 1-3 to determine the winners in each category. Winners were announced live from the DevConnections 2011 exhibitor's floor at 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 3.

“Choosing among a field of such impressive products is never an easy task. The finalists truly represent the best in their markets,” said Amy Eisenberg, Executive Editor for Windows IT Pro.

About Idera’s SQL toolbox
Idera’s SQL toolbox is a collection of must-have tools for SQL Server DBAs and developers. With tools for SQL Server database performance tuning, comparison, backup, virtual data recovery, and more than 20 daily administrative tasks, SQL toolbox puts all the essential tools DBAs and developers need at their fingertips and saves hours of time performing day-to-day tasks. For more information and to purchase the SQL toolbox, please visit

About Idera
Idera provides tools for Microsoft SQL Server, SharePoint and PowerShell management and administration. Our products provide solutions for performance monitoring, backup and recovery, security and auditing and PowerShell scripting. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Idera is a Microsoft Gold Partner and has over 9,000 customers worldwide. To learn more, please contact Idera at +1-713.523.4433 or visit

Idera is a division of BBS Technologies, Inc. Idera and SQL toolbox are trademarks or registered trademarks of BBS Technologies, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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