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Review: SmartDraw Cloud Makes Network Diagramming Easy
Network diagrams, org charts, office layouts, floorplans, decision matrixes, and flow charts are essential business tools, and the ability to create and share them whenever and wherever they are needed can be critical to getting buy-in on a project. Now San...
ESET Remote Administrator: ERA 6.0 Features & Review
Controlling and managing the security of endpoints on an enterprise network is usually a complex and thankless task that requires the deployment of multiple tools. Enterprise security products vendor ESET aims to eliminate that complexity with a flexible...
Get Started with ESXi with VMware vSphere 5.5 Hypervisor
Mastering virtualization takes practice, and the free edition of VMware’s vSphere Hypervisor 5.5 can provide an effective training ground. A fully functional virtualization platform, vSphere Hypervisor 5.5 supports an unlimited number of physical CPUs...
Review: LogMeIn Rescue Empowers the Help Desk in the Cloud
In today’s distributed enterprises, mobility and multiple client platforms have added a level of complexity that dictates a significant investment in hardware, software and services to create any type of semblance of a responsive help desk. Boston-based...
Review: Spiceworks Brings Free Network Management to the Enterprise
Managing a network can be a tiresome and expensive task. Spiceworks aims to make both of those complaints a thing of the past with the company’s free tool, Spiceworks Network Monitor. Born of Spiceworks’ large, interactive community of network...
Review: Vectra X-Series Prevents Data Breaches with AI
Insider threats and targeted attacks are on the rise and becoming harder and harder to detect, especially with enterprises that experience difficulties recruiting and retaining seasoned IT security staff. And if recent intrusions, attacks and data breaches at...
Review: Deep Packet Inspection Comes to Solarwinds NPM
Troubleshooting network performance problems sometimes demands a deep dive into packet payloads. The latest iteration of Solarwinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) enables those deep dives. Solarwinds NPM version 11 introduces several enhancements,...
Review: McAfee Enhances Next Generation Firewall
Threats aimed at corporate entities and enterprises are rapidly evolving, with targeted attacks becoming the norm and Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) the bane of many an enterprise security administrator. What’s more, APTs have been further fueled by...
Review: Fluke Visual TruView 9.0
It’s hardly a secret that enterprise networks have become almost impossible to manage and troubleshoot, especially when you consider the complexities of modern day connectivity, applications and services.  What’s more, SDN (Software Defined...
Review: WatchGuard’s XTM Series Firewalls Make Security a Snap
As network traffic grows and networks get more complex, security becomes ever more problematic. To address this, the WatchGuard Dimension analytics platform from WatchGuard Technologies uses Big Data visualization to make sense of enterprise network traffic...