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 24, 2008

Ubuntu 8.04 beta: an agile upgrade

The latest build of everyone's favorite open source desktop OS features better performance, Active Directory integration, and seamless installation from Windows

March 24, 2008

Product review: Sun's StorageTek Honeycomb is sticky and sweet

Innovative, scalable storage system meets the special needs of "fixed content" archiving with a cellular architecture, easy management, strong performance, and extraordinary resilience

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 7, 2008

Product review: Brocade's big, fat datacenter fabric

The Brocade DCX Backbone pulls together diverse, datacenter networks with hundreds of ports and dizzying hardware specs, but the best part is the granular fabric management enabled by the Fabric OS

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 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

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