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Products Of The Year 2023: The Finalists

Rick Whiting

CRN staff compiled the top partner-friendly products that launched or were significantly updated over the last year. Now it’s up to solution providers to choose the winners.

Products Of The Year

The CRN annual Products of the Year awards recognize the leading partner-friendly products, launched or significantly updated over the last year, as selected by the solution providers who bring these products to customers.

The finalists, more than 190 products spanning 33 technology categories, were selected by the CRN staff. Those products have gone into a survey of solution providers who are judging the products according to technology, revenue and profit, and customer need criteria.

The Product of the Year winners will be announced on on Dec. 4 as well as be published in the December issue of CRN.

Click ahead for a look at the finalists in each category.

Jump to a category:

*AI Infrastructure

*Application Performance and Observability

*Artificial Intelligence - Enterprise

*Big Data

*Business Intelligence and Data Analytics

*Converged/Hyperconverged Infrastructure


*Data Protection, Management and Resiliency

*Edge Computing/IoT

*Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

*Industry-Standard Servers


*MSP Tools

*Multifunction Printers

*Networking – Enterprise

*Networking – SMB

*Power Protection and Management

*Processors – CPUs

*Processors – GPUs

*Public Cloud


*Security – Cloud

*Security – Email

*Security – Endpoint Protection

*Security – Identity and Access Management

*Security – Managed Detection and Response

*Security – Network

*Storage – Enterprise

*Storage – SMB

*Storage – Software-Defined


*Unified Communications and Collaboration – Enterprise

*Unified Communications and Collaboration – SMB

Rick Whiting

Rick Whiting has been with CRN since 2006 and is currently a feature/special projects editor. Whiting manages a number of CRN’s signature annual editorial projects including Channel Chiefs, Partner Program Guide, Big Data 100, Emerging Vendors, Tech Innovators and Products of the Year. He also covers the Big Data beat for CRN. He can be reached at

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