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Google Mini

The Google Mini takes much of the hassle out of deploying a search engine, doesn’t cost the earth and, best of all, it’s from Google: a winning combination.

April 3, 2006 by Alan Stevens


Network Box SME 250

Network Box combines all that’s good in a managed security service with an affordable, locally installed and monitored appliance -- a winning combination for companies with limited resources.

February 13, 2006 by Alan Stevens


MailFrontier Gateway Appliance M500

The main selling point of the MailFrontier Gateway Appliance is its delightfully straightforward management interface. The hardware and software are both well specified, and can provide a high level of protection against common mail-borne security threats.

December 21, 2005 by Alan Stevens

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The ZyWALL 35 UTM appliance combines all the basic security tools required to protect a small business network, and deploys them at the Internet gateway where they are most useful. Professional help with deployment may be required, however, and it doesn’t do away entirely with the need for desktop and server-side protection.

November 24, 2005 by Alan Stevens


Norton AntiVirus 2006

Norton AntiVirus 2006 improves its detection and removal of spyware and adware but lags behind the more proactive McAfee VirusScan 2006.

November 23, 2005 by Ken Feinstein


Check Point Connectra 2.0

Check Point's Connectra 2.0 compares well on functionality and price with other enterprise-level SSL VPN solutions, with the added bonus of application and new endpoint security features.

October 9, 2005 by Alan Stevens


Blue Coat Spyware Interceptor

Simple to deploy and easy to manage, the Blue Coat Spyware Interceptor is a cost-effective way of identifying and blocking spyware infections without the need to configure and manage software on individual client PCs.

September 12, 2005 by Alan Stevens


eTrust Pest Patrol Anti-Spyware 2005

Pest Patrol Anti-Spyware doesn't score highly in user-friendly or speed terms, although it is a extensively documented and perfectly competent Spyware removal solution.

August 15, 2005 by Alex Kidman


ISS Proventia M10

The Proventia M10 appliance provides impressive and comprehensive network security at a surprisingly affordable price. However, it’s not as easy to deploy and manage as some of the alternatives and, as such, may not meet all small business requirements.

July 26, 2005 by Alan Stevens


Billion BiPAC 7402G

An 802.11g wireless router with an integrated ADSL modem suitable for multiple PC homes and small offices.

July 25, 2005 by Jeremy Roche


D-Link SecuriCam DCS-5300G

D-Link's DCS-5300G is no real match for a dedicated wired and monitored solution, but it's also nowhere near as expensive.

June 27, 2005 by Alex Kidman

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F5 FirePass 4100

This SSL-based VPN appliance will appeal to enterprises with large numbers of remote users to manage, where the scalability and clustering facilities help it stand out from the crowd.

February 28, 2005 by Alan Stevens

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Check Point InterSpect 610

Although it's beyond the means of most small businesses, InterSpect is worth consideration by larger enterprises concerned about growing internal threats to their networks.

January 10, 2005 by Alan Stevens


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