Readers' Choice Awards Yearly Round Up 2008

by The Editor [Published on 28 April 2009 / Last Updated on 29 Jan. 2010]

The winning solutions for the 2008 Readers' Choice awards.

Last year WindowsNetworking.com conducted a number of Readers' Choice Award contests to find out which products most network administrators recommended. A variety of different products were listed on the site and visitors had a chance to cast their vote for their favorite products.

Throughout the year there were thousands of responses for the various Enterprise Networking products people preferred. The following results are taken from over 3,000 respondents. Listed below are the top choices for each category and also the schedule for the 2009 Readers' Choice Awards.

Help Desk - December 2008


Help Desk Pilot

Results
1st Help Desk Pilot
2nd LiveTime Help Desk
3rd ExDesk

See the full results of the Help Desk category.

Get more information on other Help Desk solutions.

Administration Tools - November 2008


Active Directory Janitor

Results
1st Active Directory Janitor
2nd DameWare NT Utilities
3rd Hyena

See the full results of the Administration tools category.

Get more information on other Administration tools solutions.

Network Inventory - October 2008


LAN Survey

Results
1st CFH Software LAN Survey
2nd Softinventive Total Network Inventory
3rd Digital Labs Remote System Information

See the full results of the Network Inventory category.

Get more information on other Network Inventory solutions.

Data Recovery - September 2008


True Image
Server

Results
1st Acronis True Image Echo Server
2nd Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery Server Edition
3rd SonaSafe for File Systems

See the full results of the Data Recovery category.

Get more information on other Data Recovery solutions.

Backup - August 2008


True Image Server

Results
1st Acronis True Image Server
2nd Symantec Backup Exec
3rd SonaSafe for File Systems

See the full results for the Backup category.

Get more information on other Backup services solutions.

Firewalls & VPN Hardware - July 2008


ASA 5500
Series

Results
1st Cisco ASA 5500 Series
2nd SonicWALL Pro 5060
3rd Juniper Networks NetScreen

See the full results for the Firewalls & VPN Hardware category.

Get more information on other Firewalls & VPN Hardware solutions.

Email Archiving Software - June 2008

    Enterprise Vault

Results

1st Symantec Enterprise Vault
2nd GFI MailArchiver
3rd exchange@PAM

See the full results for the Email Archiving Software category.

Get more information on other Email Archiving Software solutions.

Anti Virus Hardware - May 2008



ProxyAV

Results
1st Blue Coat ProxyAV
2nd SonicWall CSM
3rd IronPort S650

See the full results for the Anti Virus Hardware category.

Get more information on other Anti Virus Hardware solutions.

IP PBX Servers - April 2008


Unified Communications Manager

Results
1st Cisco Unified Communications Manager
2nd Asterisk
3rd 3CX Phone System

See the full results for the IP PBX Servers category.

Get more information on other IP PBX Servers solutions.

Anti Spam Hardware - March 2008


Spam Firewall

Results
1st Barracuda Spam Firewall
2nd Symantec Mail Security 8100 Series
3rd SonicWALL Email Security

See the full results for the Anti Spam Hardware category.

Get more information on other Anti Spam Hardware solutions.

Network Monitoring - February 2008


ipMonitor

Results
1st ipMonitor
2nd ActiveXperts Network Monitor
3rd GFI Network Server Monitor

See the full results for the Network Monitoring category.

Get more information on other Network Monitoring solutions.

Remote Control - January 2008


NT Utilities

Results
1st DameWare NT Utilities
2nd Radmin 3.0 Remote Control
3rd AdminMagic

See the full results for the Remote Control category.

Get more information on other Remote Control solutions.

2009 Readers' Choice Awards

Even more awards will be given out during 2008. Visitors to WindowsNetworking.com will once again have the opportunity to vote for their preferred Enterprise Networking products by submitting their votes for the Readers' Choice Award poll in the site's left-hand bar. Below is a list of the Readers' Choice categories and the month that visitors can submit their votes.

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