Readers' Choice Awards Yearly Round Up 2009

by The Editor [Published on 29 April 2010 / Last Updated on 27 Jan. 2011]

The winning solutions for the 2009 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 2010 Readers' Choice Awards.

Help Desk - December 2009


Help Desk Pilot

Results
1st Help Desk Pilot 28%
2nd ExDesk 14%
2nd ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus 14%
3rd LiveTime Help Desk 13%

See the full results of the Help Desk category.

Get more information on other Help Desk solutions.

Administration Tools - November 2009


Active Directory Janitor

Results
1st Active Directory Janitor 28%
2nd DameWare NT Utilities 16%
3rd Hyena 13%

See the full results of the Administration tools category.

Get more information on other Administration tools solutions.

Network Inventory - October 2009


Total Network Inventory

Results
1st Total Network Inventory 18%
2nd Network Asset Tracker Pro 13%
3rd Alloy Network Inventory 12%
3rd Remote System Information 12%

See the full results of the Network Inventory category.

Get more information on other Network Inventory solutions.

Anti Virus Hardware - September 2009

Cisco Systems, Inc.
IronPort S660

Results
1st Cisco IronPort S660 19%
2nd Abaca Email Protection Gateway 13%
3rd SpamTitan ISO 12%

See the full results for the Anti Virus Hardware category.

Get more information on other Anti Virus Hardware solutions.

Backup - August 2009


True Image Server

Results
1st Acronis True Image Echo Server 25%
2nd Symantec Backup Exec 24%
3rd Veritas NetBackup 13%

See the full results for the Backup category.

Get more information on other Backup services solutions.

Firewalls & VPN Hardware - July 2009


ASA 5500
Series

Results
1st Cisco ASA 5500 Series SSL/IPsec VPN Edition 39%
2nd Juniper Networks NetScreen 15%
3rd SonicWall Pro 5060 10%

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

Get more information on other Firewalls & VPN Hardware solutions.

Email Archiving Software - June 2009

    Enterprise Vault

Results
1st Symantec Enterprise Vault 22%
2nd GFI MailArchiver for Exchange 13%
3rd Archive Attender for Exchange 9%

See the full results for the Email Archiving Software category.

Get more information on other Email Archiving Software solutions.

Data Recovery - May 2009


True Image
Server

Results
1st Acronis True Image Enterprise Server 32%
2nd Quick Recovery RAID 13%
3rd EMC NetWorker 10%

See the full results of the Data Recovery category.

Get more information on other Data Recovery solutions.

IP PBX Servers - April 2009


Phone System for Windows

Results
1st 3CX Phone System for Windows 27%
2nd Cisco Unified Communications Manager 24%
3rd Asterisk 23%

See the full results for the IP PBX Servers category.

Get more information on other IP PBX Servers solutions.

Anti Spam Hardware - March 2009


SpamTitan ISO

Results
1st SpamTitan ISO 27%
2nd Barracuda Spam Firewall 20%
3rd Symantec Brightmail Traffic Shaper 11%

See the full results for the Anti Spam Hardware category.

Get more information on other Anti Spam Hardware solutions.

Network Monitoring - February 2009


Monitoring Software

Results
1st ServersCheck Monitoring Software 18%
2nd Solarwinds ipMonitor 12%
3rd GFI Network Server Monitor 11%
3rd Total Network Monitor 11%

See the full results for the Network Monitoring category.

Get more information on other Network Monitoring solutions.

Remote Control - January 2009


VNC Enterprise Edition

1st VNC Enterprise Edition 23%
2nd DameWare NT Utilities 22%
3rd AdminMagic Remote Desktop Control Utility 11%

See the full results for the Remote Control category.

Get more information on other Remote Control solutions.

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.

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