Reviews

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Windows 11 in-depth review: Windows 10 gets a nip and tuck

Microsoft’s new OS gives Windows 10 a much-needed facelift, tighter security, and a better overall experience.

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Review: 6 top videoconferencing services put to the test

We compared Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Google Meet, BlueJeans, and GoToMeeting in real-world tests to see which videoconferencing platforms perform best for business users. Here’s how they stack up.

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5 top Linux server distros: How to choose the right one

What you need to know to choose among Debian, Fedora, CentOS, RHEL, and Ubuntu

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Test and review of 4 Wi-Fi 6 routers: Which is fastest?

We tested Wi-Fi 6 routers from Extreme, Cisco, EnGenius and Meraki to find out whether these access points deliver on the promise of better throughput from the latest Wi-Fi standard

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What to know about Azure Arc’s hybrid-cloud server management

Microsoft is trying to make good on its commitment to managing not only assets in Azure cloud but on customer premises and in other providers' clouds.

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8 free Wi-Fi stumbling and surveying tools for Windows and Mac

Measuring signal strength, channels, MAC addresses and security status of Wi-Fi networks is essential to understanding their health, and here are free tools – some for Windows, some for Macs – that can do just that.

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How NDR protects your network from cyberthreats

Three steps to finding a network detection and response product that prevents, detects, investigates, identifies, responds and mitigates cyberattacks.

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Release the monkey! How Infection Monkey tests network security

This free, open source penetration testing tool uses real attacks and real techniques to try and exploit its way into a network.

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Review: SaltStack brings SecOps to network orchestration and automation

SaltStack Enterprise, and its optional SecOps modules, is one of the only platforms available today that can fully manage complex enterprise environments while also protecting them.

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8 best practices for all-flash storage

IT Central Station offers advice from users of HPE Nimble Storage on how to work optimally with all-flash storage arrays.

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Rating 10 top hyperconverged infrastructure products

As enterprises look to reduce data center complexity, many are considering hyperconverged infrastructure platforms. But with major vendors such as Cisco, HPE, VMware and Dell offering products, how do you decide where to invest?

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Review: Microsoft Windows Server 2019

Windows Server 2019 includes updates that Microsoft introduced over the past three years as well as many new security, administration, storage and Azure cloud integration features.

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Review: Blue Hexagon may make you rethink perimeter security

This fully functional, fully trained cybersecurity tool is ready on day 1 to spot threats on whatever network it’s charged with protecting.

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3 leading network access control products reviewed

Real IT users evaluate network access control solutions: Cisco Identity Services Engine, Aruba ClearPass and ForeScout CounterACT. (Download the 27-page comparison.)

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Review: 4 open-source network management tools improve usability, performance

With each iteration, open-source network management tools get better. OpenNMS, Zenoss Core, NetXMS and Sensu Core deliver comprehensive monitoring, flexible reporting, cross-platform support and more.

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The best enterprise level firewalls: Rating 10 top products

How do you choose the best firewall? This 37-page downloadable report features reviews from hundreds of network security pros who have used the products in real-world situations.

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Review: 4 [free] open-source network monitoring tools

A downloadable PDF review of Icinga, Nagios, Observium and Zabbix platforms. Which is right for you?

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Why Linux users should try Rust

Installing the Rust programming language on your Linux systems could turn out to be one of the more rewarding things you've done in years.

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