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SmartBear Named Finalist in 2013 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards by Network Products Guide

Winners Will Be Honored in Las Vegas on Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Beverly, Mass. — April 04, 2013 — SmartBear Software, provider of software quality tools used by more than one million developers and testers worldwide, was named a finalist for the 8th Annual 2013 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards in the Hot Companies category by Network Products Guide, the industry's leading technology research and advisory guide. These industry and peer awards are the world's premier information technology awards honoring achievements and recognitions in every facet of the IT industry. Winners will be honored in Las Vegas on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 during the 8th annual dinner and presentations.
SmartBear was recognized for its accomplishments in 2012, becoming the world’s largest volume supplier of free-to-try testing software, reaching five million downloads and serving 200,000 customers with one of the largest free user communities in enterprise software.
An annual achievements and recognition awards program with active participation from a broad spectrum of industry voices, the coveted annual Hot Companies and Best Products recognition program encompasses the world’s best in organizational performance, products and services, executives and management teams, successful deployments, product management and engineering, support and customer satisfaction, and public relations in every area of information technology.
“It’s an honor to be named a finalist by Network Products Guide for this esteemed industry and peer award,” said Jeanne Hopkins, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer at SmartBear. “This further validates our position as a company that is helping software organizations worldwide to successfully overcome the software development quality challenges of today.”
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About Network Products Guide Awards
As industry’s leading technology research and advisory publication, Network Products Guide plays a vital role in keeping decision makers and end-users informed of the choices they can make in all areas of information technology. You will discover a wealth of information and tools in this guide including the best products and services, roadmaps, industry directions, technology advancements and independent product evaluations that facilitate in making the most pertinent technology decisions impacting business and personal goals. The guide follows conscientious research methodologies developed and enhanced by industry experts. To learn more, visit

About SmartBear Software

SmartBear is behind the software that empowers developers, testers, and operations engineers at over 20,000 of the world’s most innovative organizations including Adobe, JetBlue, MasterCard, and Microsoft. More than 6 million people use our tools to build, test, and monitor great software, faster. Our high-impact tools are easy to try, easy to buy, and easy to use. These tools are backed by a team of people passionate about helping you create software that transforms our world. Those tools are SmartBear tools. That team is SmartBear. For more information, visit:, or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook.

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