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ShoreTel's IP PBX awarded PC Magazine's Editors' Choice

For remarkable integration of complex telephony technology with productivity-enhancing features and solid design
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SUNNYVALE, Calif., October 25, 2005 - ShoreTel, Inc., the fastest growing IP PBX company in the United States and the leader in customer satisfaction, today announced that its ShoreTel 6 IP phone system was named Editors' Choice by PC Magazine. The publication tested and reviewed four of the leading VoIP solutions for small and midsized businesses - those with between 20 and 200 employees

"The ShoreTel VoIP solution won our Editors' Choice for its remarkable integration of complex telephony technology with productivity-enhancing features and solid design," said Oliver Kaven, Lead Analyst, Networking, at PC Magazine. "From the outstanding phones to the well-designed ShoreWare Director management console, we found that ShoreTel was the only contender in this round-up that really inspired users to take full advantage of its many impressive features."

ShoreTel 6 is the sixth generation of ShoreTel's distributed IP PBX voice solution. ShoreTel has redefined telephone mobility with a new Office Anywhere feature which supports mobile users irrespective of their location. ShoreTel's exceptional management and integration capabilities get even better with integrated software distribution, media encryption, on-net dialing, and increased support of international operations. With native SIP support, ShoreTel 6 provides increased flexibility supporting connectivity to third party devices such as WiFi phones, conference room phones and gateways. ShoreTel 6 also delivers several telephone devices including an entry level IP phone and a 24-button programmable button box for operators and assistants.

"We're thrilled to have PC Magazine reviewers confirm what our customers have been telling us for years - that our systems are remarkably simple, yet have all the features and reliability expected from a technologically advanced IP telephony solution," said Steve Timmerman, vice president of marketing for ShoreTel.

About ShoreTel, Inc.

ShoreTel, Inc., (NASDAQ: SHOR) is a leading provider of Pure IP unified communications solutions. ShoreTel enables companies of any size to seamlessly integrate all communications - voice, video, messaging and data - with their business processes. Independent of device or location, ShoreTel's distributed software architecture eliminates the traditional costs, complexity and reliability issues typically associated with other solutions. ShoreTel continues to deliver the highest levels of customer satisfaction, ease of use and manageability while driving down the overall total cost of ownership. ShoreTel is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and has regional offices in Austin, Texas, the United Kingdom, Sydney, Australia and Munich, Germany. For more information, visit www.shoretel.com or call 1-800-425-9385.