DataCore’s comprehensive storage services stack has long been known for harnessing ultra-fast processors and RAM caches in x86 servers, for superior performance and enterprise-class availability. It now comes in a compact, hyper-converged package that is ideal for transactional databases and mixed workloads. DataCore Virtual SAN software is available for a free 30-day trial. It runs on any hypervisor and your choice of standard servers.
We tested DataCore Virtual SAN in May 2015.
Pricing: DataCore-authorized solution providers offer software packages starting under $10,000 for a two-node, high-availability cluster, including annual 24×7 support.
Requirements: Windows Server 2012 R2
For information on DataCore’s SANsymphony-V Software-defined Storage Platform, check out our other video here.
xFA can add multifactor security to any web service with a few lines of code. We tested xFA on a small network in August 2014. It has cloud-based components to manage multifactor security, along with apps for iOS and Android.
Price: $19.95 per user per year
Fingerprint authenticators for iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy are expected for the near future.
NComputing’s oneSpace combines the benefits of tablet style navigation and gestures with fully functioning Windows and SaaS applications, internal web apps and portals, and on-premises and cloud file shares in a single policy-controlled environment that is secure and separate from a user’s personal tablet apps. We tested it on both Android and iOS tablets in June 2014.
Usage of the oneSpace app requires a license to a oneSpace service.
Stealing content from websites is all too common but there is a way to protect yourself with a new tool from ScrapeDefender.com. You can track and distinguish scraping bots from normal visitors and monitor your site in near real time too.
We tested their service in February 2014 against several websites, including our own.
Pricing starts at $79/mo for basic service
Snap can be used in a wide variety of monitoring situations, such as to track servers, virtual machines, applications, databases, network and storage devices.
We tested version 7.1 of Snap on a network where it quickly discovered our Windows, Mac and Linux machines in February 2014. It is free and fully functional to monitor up to 30 devices, with a paid version for larger networks.
One Hybrid Cloud can migrate both physical and virtual servers to the cloud using simple but powerful methods that can preserve an entire application with its networks and services.
One Hybrid Cloud
Supports various Linux and Windows servers and Amazon Web Services
Pricing starts at $15,000/year for a basic application license that can migrate up to 50 servers, based on app complexity and critical services.
A flexible unified communications service for collaborative workgroups that can share files, import and export contacts and calendars from a wide variety of data sources and Web services, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google’s Gmail. Entirely open-source based.
Price: Varies depending on market and number of user accounts
Requirements: Works on a wide variety of browsers and operating systems. We tested it in May 2013.
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Cisco ASA has better application granularity, a more flexible means of policy creation, and easier to use controls and more powerful reports than its predecessors. We tested the ASA-5525-X in January 2013 and found a much improved user interface and lots of content-aware features.
Pricing starts at $13,500 for hardware and software subscriptions.
Tracx is a social intelligence software platform that allows enterprises to manage, share and extract actionable insights, threats and opportunities from the social web —in real time.
Price starts at $1000 per month for a single brand, which includes unlimited topics and results.
Voltage Security has a secure email client for both iOS and Android devices that mimic the same user interface of the device’s email apps. It is easy for IT to manage and scale without a lot of hassle for email message storage and key management. It is easy for business users to adopt without cumbersome certificates and web links.
Requires iOS v 5.1 or Android
Price: Free to download , requires Voltage SecureMail platform