An ideal backup tool for small businesses and larger enterprises alike, vmProtect 6 makes light work of protecting and rapidly recovering virtual machines on VMware vSphere hosts.
<p> King of the small business security market, <a href="http://www.sonicwall.com/uk">SonicWALL</a> recently added six new models to its popular <a href="http://www.sonicwall.com/uk/TZ_Series.html">TZ</a> range of UTM (Unified Threat Management) appliances, delivering a mix of enhanced functionality and improved performance. Designed to serve the one-man-band upwards, the new range is topped out by the TZ 210 which, as we discovered, neatly bridges the gap between SME and enterprise products — and at a price that the competition will find hard to match. </p>
SonicWALL's feature-packed TZ 210 gateway security appliance is capable of protecting all kinds of networks at a very affordable price. It's easy to setup and manage, and sets a new price point in the UTM market.
<p>A well-established vendor of software-based security tools, <a href="http://www.smoothwall.net/">SmoothWall</a> has taken the next logical step by developing a hardware based UTM (Unified Threat Management) appliance for small to medium sized businesses However, instead of simply porting its software to a low-cost platform (a common approach in this market), the company has gone for an ambitious dual-core-powered device, making it of interest to wide range of companies, large and small. </p>
By porting its established security tools onto a powerful dual-core hardware platform, SmoothWall has come up with a highly effective and very scalable appliance that will appeal to a broad spectrum of buyers.
This is a good choice for small companies looking to replace an internet router with a device that also supports SSL VPN remote access. However, it fails to stand out in the crowded SSL market.
By doing away with the need for additional client software, SSL VPN gateways have revolutionised the remote LAN access market of late, making life simpler for end users and network managers alike. However, they’re mostly implemented as standalone appliances, which means yet another box to setup and manage. But not if you opt for the new <a href="http://www.billion.uk.com/product/biguard/biguards10.htm">BiGuard S10</a> from Billion Electric, which comes with an integrated router and firewall as well as an SSL VPN gateway.
The newest member of the Google search appliance family, the Google Mini, is aimed at small to medium-sized businesses looking to index and search information held on internal or public Web sites. No special knowledge is required and no additional software -- you just plug the Mini into your network and start indexing. At least that’s what Google would have you believe. In reality there’s a little more to it -- although not a great deal: the Google Mini took just over an hour to get up and running on our test network.
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.