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 2010 Readers' Choice Awards.
- Help Desk - Help Desk Pilot
- Administration Tools - Active Directory Janitor
- Network Inventory - Total Network Inventory
- Anti Virus Hardware - Cisco IronPort S660
- Backup - Acronis True Image Server
- Firewalls & VPN Hardware - Cisco ASA 5500 Series SSL/IPsec VPN Edition
- Email Archiving Software - Symantec Enterprise Vault
- Data Recovery - Acronis True Image Server
- IP PBX Servers - 3CX Phone System for Windows
- Anti Spam Hardware - SpamTitan ISO
- Network Monitoring - ServersCheck Monitoring Software
- Remote Control - VNC Enterprise Edition
Help Desk - December 2009
|1st||Help Desk Pilot||28%|
|2nd||ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus||14%|
|3rd||LiveTime Help Desk||13%|
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Administration Tools - November 2009
|1st||Active Directory Janitor||28%|
|2nd||DameWare NT Utilities||16%|
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Network Inventory - October 2009
|1st||Total Network Inventory||18%|
|2nd||Network Asset Tracker Pro||13%|
|3rd||Alloy Network Inventory||12%|
|3rd||Remote System Information||12%|
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Anti Virus Hardware - September 2009
|1st||Cisco IronPort S660||19%|
|2nd||Abaca Email Protection Gateway||13%|
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Backup - August 2009
|1st||Acronis True Image Echo Server||25%|
|2nd||Symantec Backup Exec||24%|
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Firewalls & VPN Hardware - July 2009
|1st||Cisco ASA 5500 Series SSL/IPsec VPN Edition||39%|
|2nd||Juniper Networks NetScreen||15%|
|3rd||SonicWall Pro 5060||10%|
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Email Archiving Software - June 2009
|1st||Symantec Enterprise Vault||22%|
|2nd||GFI MailArchiver for Exchange||13%|
|3rd||Archive Attender for Exchange||9%|
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Data Recovery - May 2009
|1st||Acronis True Image Enterprise Server||32%|
|2nd||Quick Recovery RAID||13%|
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IP PBX Servers - April 2009
|1st||3CX Phone System for Windows||27%|
|2nd||Cisco Unified Communications Manager||24%|
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Anti Spam Hardware - March 2009
|2nd||Barracuda Spam Firewall||20%|
|3rd||Symantec Brightmail Traffic Shaper||11%|
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Network Monitoring - February 2009
|1st||ServersCheck Monitoring Software||18%|
|3rd||GFI Network Server Monitor||11%|
|3rd||Total Network Monitor||11%|
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Remote Control - January 2009
|1st||VNC Enterprise Edition||23%|
|2nd||DameWare NT Utilities||22%|
|3rd||AdminMagic Remote Desktop Control Utility||11%|
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2010 Readers' Choice Awards
Even more awards will be given out during 2010. 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.
- Remote Control - January 2010 - DameWare NT Utilities
- Network Monitoring - February 2010 - ServersCheck Monitoring Software
- Anti Spam Hardware - March 2010 - Barracuda Spam Firewall
- IP PBX Servers - April 2010 - Cisco Unified Communications Manager
- Data Recovery Software - May 2010 - Acronis True Image Enterprise Server
- Email Archiving Software - June 2010 - GFI MailArchiver for Exchange
- Firewalls & VPN Hardware - July 2010 - Cisco ASA 5500 Series SSL/IPsec VPN Edition
- Backup - August 2010 - Acronis True Image Echo Server for Windows
- Anti Virus Hardware - September 2010 - Blue Coat ProxyAV Appliances
- Network Inventory - October 2010 - Lansweeper
- Administration Tools - November 2010 - DameWare NT Utilities
- Help Desk - December 2010 - ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus