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Secure browsers offer alternatives to Chrome, IE and Firefox
April 14, 2014
The Web browser has been a major infection vector for years, allowing malware to be transported to millions of computers through phishing, man-in-the-middle, SQL injection and countless other...
Encrypting sensitive data is a must; new key management tools make it easy
March 31, 2014
Encryption is one of the best ways to prevent the type of terrible headaches that many high-profile companies have experienced with stolen data. Even if experienced hackers are able to penetrate a...
Fedora tips its hat to mobility, cloud, big data
March 31, 2014
The latest release of Fedora, nicknamed "Heisenbug," is a step towards making Fedora a player in the mobile arena. Fedora 20 also includes more support for cloud, and this is also the first release...
AirMagnet breaks new ground in wireless spectrum analysis
March 24, 2014
Everyone needs a Wi-Fi spectrum analyzer, but there are times when analyzing cellular spectrum is also essential. Fluke Networks' new AirMagnet Spectrum ES provides a broad range of capability at a...
Virtual machine (VM) security still a work in progress
March 10, 2014
Trying to protect your expanding virtual machine (VM) empire will require a security product that can enforce policies, prevent VMs from being terminated or infected, and deliver the virtual...
Oh, Bi the Way…
March 3, 2014
Hidden in Cisco's Nexus 9000 and Application Centric Infrastructure news was another nifty announcement: an optical transceiver that delivers 40Gbps speeds using older 10Gbps fiber and standard...
First Look: Cisco ACI re-imagines the enterprise data center network
March 3, 2014
Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) is a revolutionary re-thinking of how to provision and manage data center networks. While the early version we looked at has some rough edges, and...
FIRST LOOK: Cisco Nexus 9000
March 3, 2014
The Cisco Nexus 9000 series, the fruit of Cisco's Insieme spin-in, is more than another fast router -- it's a change in the way that high-end routers are designed and built.
Storage on a budget: GlusterFS shines in open source storage test
February 24, 2014
One alternative to buying expensive storage-area networks or other hardware-based dedicated storage is to deploy open source storage software on existing server hardware. For this test, we evaluated...
FIRST LOOK: HP takes giant leap in server design
February 10, 2014
When it comes to data center servers, the goal is to pack the most power into the smallest, most efficient package. HP has leapfrogged past traditional blade servers with its new Moonshot line that...
Top tools for solving app performance woes
February 3, 2014
When users complain that an application is slow or when customers abandon online sessions without buying anything, the cause of the problem is often elusive and mysterious. You know that the network...
Macbook Pro delivers blazing speed in Gigabit Wi-Fi test
January 27, 2014
Gigabit Wi-Fi is starting to appear in mobile devices, so we got our hands on three smartphones and two laptops running the 802.11ac standard and put them to the test. Though you won't see anywhere...
Averail Access aces mobility management test
January 20, 2014
Enterprise mobility management (EMM) can encompass a broad range of functions, from managing mobile devices, to applications, expenses, personnel, and policies. But perhaps the most important aspect...
Ubuntu 13.10 takes aim at Microsoft, Apple, Google
January 6, 2014
Ubuntu is moving into the rarified class of operating systems that cover x86/x64 clients and servers, ARM-based tablets/smartphones, and commodity cloud instances. Meaning that it's taking on...
First Look: Gigabit Wi-Fi adapters
December 16, 2013
At some point, desktops and laptops will come with the new Gigabit Wi-Fi standard 802.11ac built in. But if you can't wait and want to speed up the wireless links on your existing devices, you can...
Review: Best tools for mobile device management
December 9, 2013
Mobile device management tools make sense when you are trying to control who can access your enterprise network and applications from particular phones and tablets. But to effectively evaluate these...
Ubuntu 13.10: The good, the bad and the ugly
December 9, 2013
The newest release of Ubuntu, dubbed Saucy Salamander, doesn't offer much in the way of new features – except for the introduction of Ubuntu Touch for mobile platforms.
VMware vSphere 5.5 bulks up with more muscle, high-availability
December 2, 2013
VMware's latest salvo in its virtualization war with Microsoft is vSphere 5.5, which features a host of improvements, the most interesting being high availability, support for Big Data/Hadoop and...
Red Hat OpenShift delivers rapid app deployment, collaboration
December 2, 2013
Platform as a Service is a cloud-based hosting environment for application development designed to provide a full-featured development, staging and production environment without the need for...
Review: Software-based NAS offers free/low-cost storage
November 25, 2013
Earlier this year we tested Network Attached Storage (NAS) appliances. Now we're reviewing software-based NAS that you can load onto your own equipment — whether it's a PC, server, virtual machine,...
Microsoft takes off the gloves with Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1
November 19, 2013
In Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1, Microsoft has released a combination of operating system updates that we find very compelling. Microsoft has joined much of the rest of the industry in...
Review: PowerCloud delivers Wi-Fi access point and cloud-based management for small business
November 11, 2013
PowerCloud Systems has released a cloud-based Wi-Fi solution that fills the gaps between residential products that lack management and features, and enterprise systems that can be overkill in smaller...
Riverbed wins 7-vendor WAN optimization test
November 11, 2013
As applications move to the cloud, network managers are seeing increasing requirements to optimize and manage WAN connections. Most enterprises have migrated to web-based applications and make heavy...
Tale of two cloud-based management tools
October 7, 2013
Anturis and CloudPassage Halo are complementary products that attack infrastructure monitoring from different directions. Anturis is a cloud-based portal that monitors systems connectivity, systems,...
9 free personal clouds offer something for everyone  
September 23, 2013
A personal cloud service lets you share photos, music and documents among all your devices easily and quickly, but the way that sharing happens depends on which cloud service you choose.