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Nagios Core monitoring software: lots of plugins, steep learning curve

Nagios Core is open source, free and has good documentation, but it could use a streamlined install process, updated Web interface, and better configuration options.

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REVIEW: Best VPN routers for small business

We evaluated five VPN routers suitable for small businesses from Cisco, D-Link, DrayTek, Mikrotik and ZyXEL based on price, features and user friendliness.

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Converged infrastructure systems: rating the best

Converged infrastructure systems are pervasive in the enterprise. But how do you best evaluate these complex, yet promising, platforms? This report highlights 10 leading offerings and rates them based on user reviews.

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REVIEW: 6 enterprise-scale IoT platforms

Here are the building blocks of successful enterprise internet of things deployment, plus details about AWS IoT and IoT 1-Click, Cisco Jasper, Azure IoT, IBM Watson IoT and Google Cloud IoT Core.

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Review: Icinga enterprise-grade, open-source network monitoring that scales

Icinga's management software is well-documented, easy to install and has plenty of plug-ins, but could benefit from an easier install

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REVIEW: Top application delivery controllers

Actual users offer comments on these ADCs: F5 BIG-IP, Citrix NetScaler ADC, HAProxy, Loadbalancer.org, KEMP LoadMaster and NGINX

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7 free networking tools you must have

From server management to protocol analysis to visibility into systems, networks and traffic flows, these free open source monitoring tools have you covered.

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Review: Observium open-source network monitoring won’t run on Windows but has a great user interface, price

Observium’s network monitoring software is mature platform with good documentation, but won’t export data from its Web interface.

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