April 29, 2008

Product review: Allworx 24x

Allworx wows with a smorgasbord of flexible telephony features, but setup and administration can be daunting

April 29, 2008

Lab test: VoIP phone systems walk the talk

Appliances from Allworx, Critical Links, Fonality, Microsoft, and Sutus have slick telephony features and affordable price tags, but differ significantly in breadth, depth, and complexity

April 3, 2008

Lab test: Packeteer iShaper is the new king of CIFS

Packeteer's combination WAN accelerator and traffic shaper is second to none in speed of CIFS transfers, and among the leaders in overall performance; however, the benefits of shared byte-level caching await the next release

March 12, 2008

What the U.S. is missing by ignoring IPv6

Foreign firms and the feds are seeing better performance and security -- plus a range of mobile and collaboration apps beginning to emerge

March 10, 2008

Product review: RedSeal Security Risk Manager

RedSeal SRM gathers far-flung network configuration data to help identify, measure, and manage large-network risks

March 3, 2008

How to make the iPhone work at work

Execs and users are clamoring for you to biz-enable their iPhones. Here’s how to say "yes" in a rational way

February 25, 2008

Secrets of Windows Server 2008

Longhorn's features may seem to be old news, but our expert reveals what you need to know now that it's shipping

February 14, 2008

Network security review: ConSentry LANShield Switch

Policy-based switching and great reporting add muscle to network security

February 7, 2008

Product review: Blue Coat SG Client shortens WAN waits for mobile users

Blue Coat's WAN-accelerating software client combines solid overall performance gains with excellent reporting, good central management, and a nice price; CIFS file transfers benefit the most, while FTP gets little help

January 17, 2008

Lab test: Riverbed Steelhead and Steelhead Mobile push the WAN performance envelope

Version 1.0 of the software client brings huge performance gains to CIFS file transfers, though HTTPS and NFS are not supported; Version 4.1 of the site-to-site solution shows overall performance improvement over Version 3.0, while adding key features, including HTTPS support

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