How small businesses can use Symantec Backup Exec 2012 to recover lost files and systems

Symantec’s 2012 version has a complete user interface makeover that vastly simplifies the backup and recovery process, making it easier to automate backup and even save copies to cloud-based storage. There are major improvements to protect virtualized machines too.

Backup Exec 2012 Small Business Edition Starting at $995 MSRP

Symantec Corporation
Mountain View, Calif.
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Solera Helps You Respond Rapidly to Security Events

SoleraSix from Solera Networks will provide greater detail of your network traffic and help you respond quickly – and intelligently – to network-based threats. The SoleraSix product takes the form of a hardware or virtual appliance to capture all network traffic and a Web browser front-end. Prices start at $10,000 for the Virtual Appliance model. We tested SoleraSix on a live network in February 2012.


How 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.

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

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.

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.
510 257-5227

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.

– 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
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Mountain View, CA 94043

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

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
Price (US only): 100-user enterprise is between $5400 and $11,000 per year for all UTM options enabled.