CRN Product Reviews

  • CipherTrust's IronMail 305 Solution Stands At The Ready To Battle Spam, Provide E-Mail Security

    Solution providers looking for a device that can combat spam, provide e-mail security and allow for granular customization within a company's infrastructure need look no further than CipherTrust's IronMail 305 security solution. The appliance is an e-mail security gateway with strong antivirus filters and security policy features that can protect even large e-mail systems, and it gives administrators control over all details of the gateway.

  • Planar, Sony, ViewSonic Flat Panels On Display

    With hardware prices dropping, vendors must find new ways to add value to their products to remain competitive. Display vendors in particular are feeling the crunch, and many are finding innovative ways to stand out amid their competition. Numerous vendors are designing products for specific vertical markets, and solution providers selling to these markets will certainly benefit.

  • Windows XP Service Pack 2: Install With Care

    In a review of release candidate two of Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2, CRN Test Center engineers found that the real suprise isn't potential compatibility issues, but the mayhem that can occur when SP2 is downloaded onto a system.

  • Melange Of Feature-Rich Printers Fit any Solution

    With dropping prices, solution providers can often sell multiple printers to customers that, in the past, might only have bought a single unit. Test Center engineers reviewed three multifunction printers from Hewlett-Packard, Xerox and IBM, and an HP color laser printer.

  • MKS Makes Unix Migration An Easy Task

    With the introduction of PC-based operating systems in the mid-1980s, Unix developers needed a way to port Unix utilities and emulated shells into DOS, and later, Microsoft Windows environments. The MKS Toolkit was developed to handle that task, and the utility has been invaluable ever since, giving developers the ability to run powerful Unix tools in any native Windows environment.

  • Intel Motherboards Meet Latest Chipsets

    Intel's latest motherboard overhaul is based on the new 925x and 915x series chipsets. The new chipset designs incorporate PCI-Express, DDR2RAM and Matrix RAID technology, in an attempt to gain competitive ground on AMD and its line of 64 FX CPUs.

  • IOMega Super DVD Writer

    IOMega is a well-known name in removable storage, and the company extends that expertise to DVD/CDR media with the Super DVD Writer. The device is an external, USB 2.0-based multi-format optical drive.

  • More Channel Profits From Telco's wIPphone

    Less than five years ago, solution providers would have been hard-pressed to make a profit selling telephony products. However, the emergence of VoIP technology is offering solution providers newfound opportunities for technology assessments, hardware and software sales, installation, support, training and add-on services. These opportunities extend to businesses of all sizes, from SOHOs and SMBs to larger enterprises

  • Embarcadero Does It Better

    Businesses that need to design, create and maintain database applications are faced with an onslaught of unstructured data formats and complex data relationships. Data architects, developers and administrators need an easy way to understand the state of an enterprise's data, and a model-driven solution is often the answer.

  • DTI Data, Stellar Excel In Data Recovery

    Being able to recover lost data is crucial for businesses of any size. The average end user may believe that data recovery is easy and uncomplicated, but in reality it's time-consuming and very difficult to achieve. If not performed precisely and in a timely fashion, the results could make a bad situation even worse.

  • OctiV Clear Call

    Clear Call Enhances Conference Call Clarity And Normalizes Volume