May 27, 2009

WatchGuard Firebox: Fiery performer at a nice price

WatchGuard's Firebox Peak X5500e is a strong, manageable firewall and the fastest in our test, but complexity and weak attack protection hold it back

May 27, 2009

ZyXel ZyWall: The little firewall that could

ZyXel's ZyWall USG1000 delivers a solid set of features, acceptable performance, and a surprising level of attack protection at a bargain price

May 27, 2009

Astaro Security Gateway: Rich in features, poor in performance

Astaro's Linux-based firewall appliance stands out with a laundry list of capabilities, but runs several steps behind top competitors

May 14, 2009

When NAC meets NAP

Complete and seamless integration across Cisco NAC, Microsoft NAP, and other network access control solutions remains a distant dream, but signs of progress emerge

May 14, 2009

Microsoft NAP: NAC for the rest of us?

NAP is a good foundation for policy-based network access control, but lacks granular controls and easy management

May 14, 2009

Napera N24: NAP made easy

Napera's plug-and-play network access control appliance brings NAP services to Windows and Mac OS X, without the use of Windows Server 2008

March 17, 2009

Test Center: E-mail security services square off

From spam-busting to content management, we test the limits of hosted e-mail security offerings from AppRiver, MessageLabs, Microsoft, MX Logic, SECNAP, and Trend Micro

March 10, 2009

Test Center preview: Windows Server 2008 R2

A better, stronger Hyper-V isn't the only reason to look closely at this wide-ranging Windows Server update

February 24, 2009

More specialty Linuxes to the rescue

Whether your focus is security, storage, music, or religion, there's a flavor of Linux that fits the bill

February 11, 2009

Endpoint security shootout: Five products compete to protect client systems

InfoWorld testing reveals key differences in platform support, security features, and reporting functions among Check Point, McAfee, Sophos, Symantec, and Trend Micro solutions

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