CRN Product Reviews

  • Tools From NetIQ, Sunbelt Ease Network Management

    The larger a network becomes, the harder it is to manage. While newer operating systems incorporate features that make network management easier, there are numerous tools that can streamline the process even further. CRN Test Center engineers tested two products designed to give network administrators the upper hand when managing large networks: NetIQ's Security Administration Suite 5.0 and Sunbelt Software's ServerVision.

  • Sony VPL-DS100

    The Sony VPL-DS100 is the perfect projector for business travelers.

  • MailFrontier Socks It To Spam

    MailFrontier Enterprise Gateway guards corporate e-mail networks and stops threats before they penetrate e-mail servers and inboxes.

  • 80GB SimpleDrive Deluxe Portable

    External hard drives help meet the security needs of the government, medical and financial verticals since they can be locked away at the end of the day. In the medical, graphical, development, engineering, videography and financial fields they also allow large files and datasets to be passed between users and workstations easily.

  • Some integrators can't wait to untangle wires and wireless issues. Their mantra: Make it easy

    Alternative Networking

    Some integrators can't wait to untangle the wired/wireless issue in home networking. Their new mantra: Make it easy. Their solution: No new wires.

  • GSA-4082B (All format 8X DVD Writer)

    Supporting legacy media is not problem for the GSA-4082B. Testing shows it supports even two types of DVD-RAM in addition to the more common CD, DVD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD R and DVD RW. That preserves any investment in older media, and eliminates barriers to including the unit in future systems.

  • Sidewinder G2 Security Appliance

    Secure Computing's Sidewinder G2 furnishes firewall security at gigabit speeds with integrated high availability. The device accommodates all types of virtual environments by integrating a multitude of security functions into one system. That greatly eases the burden of setup and management for solution providers.

  • XE102 Wall-Plugged Ethernet Bridge

    Setting up a secure, reliable network without running wires is straightforward If you use a pair of power line bridges like the Netgear XE102. They use the power line wiring in a building instead of CAT5 cabling to transfer information at 10Mbps. Included 56-bit DES encryption keeps data secure, while its wired connection avoids the connectivity drop-outs associated with wireless.

  • WinZip 9.0

    xPerhaps the most popular utility in history, WinZip is now up to version 9.0. The latest release has useful features for the business environment like 128 and 256-bit encryption. Files can now be encrypted after being placed in a zip file. In earlier versions of the software, files would have to be encrypted during compression. The added security is great for the medical vertical.