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Judges didn't accept nominations for the Disruptive Technology category but had the option to recognize an innovative product that has the potential to create a new market or disrupt an existing market with a new technology. Judges considered all nominated products, as well as products on display at VMworld 2019 that weren't nominated for the awards -- including products that haven't been released yet.
Winner: VMware NSX Intelligence
What the judges said: "It provides the framework to build an overall security policy that takes advantage of your on-site resources."