January 31, 2008

Product review: Synology Cube Station breaks the low-end NAS wide open

The size of a paint can, the CS407 houses 4TB of RAID 5 storage, speaks almost any file sharing protocol you might think of using, and its embedded Linux OS is open to additions; on the downside, its breadth of capabilities will tempt you to overload its somewhat meager system resources

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

January 14, 2008

BEA WebLogic VE brings virtualization to the application server

Our product review reveals that WebLogic Server Virtual Edition is a bold innovation that effectively leverages VMware server virtualization but is currently hampered by a lack of management tools

January 10, 2008

Product review: Core Impact penetration tester goes phishing

With Version 7.5, the tried-and-true attack toolkit becomes easier to use, leverages the fallibility of users to gain access to host systems, and adds security checks for Web-based databases

December 13, 2007

Mu Security Analyzer busts vulnerabilities with the greatest of ease

Mu-4000 fuzzer shines with wizard-driven test configuration, intelligent workflow, excellent vulnerability profiling, and auto-generated zero-day exploits

December 3, 2007

Stratus' fault-tolerant, RHEL juggernaut

The Stratus ftServer 4400 is big, pricey, standard Linux, and unstoppable, surviving dire hardware failures without a hiccup

November 29, 2007

GroundWork: Something old, something new

GroundWork Monitor wraps the trusty but crusty Nagios open source monitoring system with a modern management GUI and commercial options

November 29, 2007

Zenoss: Open source manager conquers native Windows monitoring

Zenoss Core 2.1 impresses with strong device discovery, relationship tracking, open source extensibility, and a functional WMI implementation

November 15, 2007

Coyote Point load balancer sticks to the essentials

Equalizer E550si doesn't match the traffic acceleration features of high-end competitors, but delivers most everything else at a winning price

November 12, 2007

Citrix NetScaler meets the need for speed

Version 8 of Citrix's Web application delivery appliance combines rich acceleration features and easy administration, offering a good value to large and busy sites

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