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How Nimble.com Can Manage Your Social Networks

Nimble offers a way to unify and better engage your social network contacts and track your customers and prospects. We tested version 2.0 in February and found lots of great enhancements, including support for Google Plus and Facebook business pages and integrations with leading SMB marketing tools.

There is a free plan and a paid corporate one for $15 per user per month.

http://nimble.com

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Three Ways to Leverage TPM Security With Wave Systems

Wave Systems has developed software tools to work with the trusted computing module that is now included on many desktop and laptop business computers. This video will show you how to deploy it and some of its protective uses.

Wave Systems
http://wave.com/tpm

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How to Deploy Wave’s Managed Self-Encrypting Hard Drive Solution

Wave Systems is a leading provider of  self-encrypting drive management solutions. Self-encrypting drives are now included in many desktop and laptop computer hard drives. This video will show you how to deploy it and some of its protective properties.

Embassy Remote Administration Server

Wave Systems

http://wave.com/products/eras.asp

Price: Starts at $92 per seat MSRP, quantity discounts available

ERAS is a snap-in to Microsoft’s Management Console and integrates with Active Directory. It runs on any Windows Server. We tested it in November 2011.

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Orchestrating your Disaster Recovery with QuorumLabs onQ

A complete disaster recovery appliance that can automate the protection of any any Windows 2003 or later server OSs. We tested v3.2 on a small test network of both physical and virtual machines in December 2011.


Price: Starts at $10k per appliance and includes three protected servers, additional servers and quickstart installation or upgraded hardware is extra.

QuorumLabs Inc.
http://quorumlabs.com
510 257-5227
info@quorumlabs.com

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New Features of Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1

We have tested an even newer version of SEP that is cloud-based and designed for SMBs. You can watch the video here.

The latest version of Symantec’s Endpoint Protection software offers a comprehensive defense incorporating sevedifferent security technologies in a single agent-based product that can handle anti-virus, device and application control, network-based intrusions, and phishing attacks. It has a single management console with reports that are easy to understand.

We tested v12.1 on a small network running Windows Server 2003, Mac and Windows XP machines in August 2011.

Price: ranging from $31-$54 per client with volume and competitive discounts available and free 30-day trial for unlimited licenses; Server licensed free.

Supports:
– Endpoints: Windows 7, Vista or XP, Windows Server 2003 & 2008, Windows Small Business Server 2008 & 2011 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008Mac OS, and unmanaged Linux clients
– Manager: Windows 7 or XP, Windows Server 2003 & 2008, Windows Small Business Server 2008 & 2011 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008

Symantec.com
350 Ellis Street
Mountain View, CA 94043
http://go.symantec.com/sep12

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Speeding up your applications in the Cloud with Blue Coat MACH5

If you are looking to control and improve your cloud-based applications performance, consider Blue Coat’s MACH5 WAN Optimization Appliance. It works any private, public and hybrid cloud deployment.

MACH5 WAN Optimization Appliance
Blue Coat Networks
starting at $2995 for the smallest appliance
http://bluecoat.com/products/mach5

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Network Box Offers New Form of Internet Security Services

If you are tired of patching your many security solutions and are looking for a simple yet effective managed security appliance, Network Box offers a new protection direction. Combining several dozen active scanning technologies, they can provide advanced anti-malware and network protection within seconds of discovering an attack.

Network Box USA
http://blog.networkboxusa.com/david-strom-video/
Price (US only): 100-user enterprise is between $5400 and $11,000 per year for all UTM options enabled.

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Making Online Video Enterprise Network Friendly


If you are looking to control and improve how your endusers consume video across your network, consider Blue Coat’s MACH5 WAN Optimization Appliance. It works for live, streaming, and on-demand video, and is easy to setup and configure.

MACH5 WAN Optimization Appliance
Blue Coat Networks
starting at $2995 for the smallest appliance
http://bluecoat.com/products/mach5

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How to monitor services with Uptime Software

Looking for an easier and more affordable way to monitor your IT infrastructure? uptime software’s up.time 5 provides a deep, complete yet simple to use IT Systems Management suite designed for mid-enterprises that will monitor physical, virtual and cloud servers and applications, along with mechanisms for enforcing service level agreements and provide for capacity planning.

We tested the software running on a Windows Server 2003. If you want to monitor various Windows events, you should do the same, although the monitoring station will run on various Linux servers too.

http://uptimesoftware.com/register_standard.php

Price: $695 per physical server with no additional fees
Monitoring Station runs on a variety of Linux and Windows OS. Admin console requires either IE or Firefox browsers.

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McAfee Firewall Profiler v2 offers new analysis features

McAfee’s Firewall Enterprise v8 offers some impressive new features that can make analyzing your network applications traffic easier for IT staffs. In this video, I show you how to troubleshoot some common problems and using the Profiler graphical interface, zero in on how to fix them. You can download a free trial here.

http://mcafee.com/firewall

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