Zimperium is very useful in managing mobile device risks and automating their meditation across the largest enterprise networks.
It includes phishing detection and has the ability to run on both a variety of different cloud infrastructures as well as on-premises. It has deep on-device detection and a fine-grained collection of access roles. It uses a web-based console that controls protection policies and configuration parameters. Reports can be customized as well for management and compliance purposes. I tested the software in December 2018 on a sample network with both Android and iOS devices of varying vintages and profiles.
Pricing decreases based on volume starting at $60/year/device
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Inky Phish Fence is an anti-phishing platform available for many email systems and can detect and defend against many types of suspicious emails and phishing attacks. It comes as an add-in for Outlook for Exchange/Office 365 accounts. It is also available for G Suite and Gmail as a Chrome extension. Enterprise users would most likely use a purely server-side gateway version where the checks are performed automatically and the warnings get inserted into the actual email. The consumer add-ins are free, the corporate version starts at a few dollars per month per user with quantity discounts available.
I tested the product in November 2017.
And you can download a white paper that I wrote for Inky about the history and dangers of phishing and where their solution fits in.
VIPRE offers a nice package for small and medium-sized businesses that is easy to use and manage with a wide array of protective features.
We tested VIPRE on a series of different Windows clients during September 2017. It supports all versions of Windows desktop since v7 and servers since v2008R2. It currently protects more than six million endpoints and finds more than a million daily malware infections. VIPRE also sells an on-premises endpoint solution that also includes patch management features.
Pricing starts from $30/yr/seat with significant volume discounts. VIPRE offers free phone based US support during business hours.
Sophos has developed an interesting and innovative new security product that bridges the gap between its endpoint and network protection products. Called Security Heartbeat, it requires a Sophos XG firewall and any of Sophos’ cloud-based endpoint protection agents. The entry level firewalls start at $300 and larger models can go for ten times that, with support contracts extra.
We tested the Sophos products during November 2015. Sophos is not as well known as other firewall vendors, but the use of the heartbeat is such an obvious benefit and the kind of innovation that you wonder why it hasn’t been done before.
EVault’s Hybrid Cloud Data Protection covers a wider range of operating systems, features and enterprise applications than CommVault’s Simpana. EVault’s web-based portal is also more flexible and useful too. We tested these backup products during November 2015, connecting to a SQL Server instance running on a Windows Server 2008.
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The Seagate Hybrid Cloud Data Protection is a comprehensive portfolio, designed to make it easy for data protection to scale with the unstoppable demands of today’s data growth. The full-service data protection portfolio consists of agents, backup appliances, software tools and application-aware plug-ins that connect to each other and to the cloud.
We tested the product in July and August 2015 with a PNP600 appliance.
Prices start at under $5000
DataCore’s storage virtualization software, SANsymphony-V, maximizes the availability, performance and utilization of disks in data centers large and small. Use it to manage on-premises storage or build a cloud storage infrastructure.
We looked at version 9 in June 2012 and version 10 in May 2015.
Pricing: DataCore-authorized solution providers offer packages starting under $10K for a two-node, high-availability environment.
Requirements: Windows Server 2012 R2
Take a look at another screencast review of Datacore’s software-defined storage solution here.
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.
And for a copy of our white paper on hyper-converged storage, download our paper 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.