As businesses extend their reach to more corners of the world, wouldn’t it be nice if you could monitor any Internet service provider from any location? Thankfully, Dyn, which sells DNS management tools, acquired Renesys earlier this year and extended the features of the Renesys’ Internet Intelligence product.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.