Readers' Choice Awards Yearly Round Up 2010

by The Editor [Published on 13 April 2011 / Last Updated on 26 Jan. 2012]

The winning solutions for the 2010 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 2011 Readers' Choice Awards.

Help Desk - December 2010


ServiceDesk Plus

Results
1st ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus 29%
2nd Help Desk Pilot 17%
3rd IssueTrak IT Help Desk 11%

See the full results of the Help Desk category.

Get more information on other Help Desk solutions.

Administration Tools - November 2010


NT Utilities

Results
1st DameWare NT Utilities 31%
2nd Hyena 12%
3rd Spiceworks 11%

See the full results of the Administration tools category.

Get more information on other Administration tools solutions.

Network Inventory - October 2010


Lansweeper

Results
1st Lansweeper 22%
2nd Total Network Inventory 19%
3rd Alloy Discovery 12%

See the full results of the Network Inventory category.

Get more information on other Network Inventory solutions.

Anti Virus Hardware - September 2010


ProxyAV Appliances

Results
1st Blue Coat ProxyAV Appliances 24%
2nd Cisco IronPort S670 16%
3rd Panda GateDefender Performa 13%

See the full results for the Anti Virus Hardware category.

Get more information on other Anti Virus Hardware solutions.

Backup - August 2010


True Image Server

Results
1st Acronis True Image Echo Server for Windows* 28%
2nd Veritas NetBackup^ 18%
3rd UltraBac for Windows NT/2000/XP 12%

Note:
* Replaced by Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Server
^ Veritas has been acquired by Symantec

See the full results for the Backup category.

Get more information on other Backup services solutions.

Firewalls & VPN Hardware - July 2010


ASA 5500
Series

Results
1st Cisco ASA 5500 Series SSL/IPsec VPN Edition 37%
2nd Check Point UTM-1 Edge 12%
3rd Juniper Networks NetScreen 10%

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

Get more information on other Firewalls & VPN Hardware solutions.

Email Archiving Software - June 2010


MailArchiver for Exchange

Results
1st GFI MailArchiver for Exchange 19%
2nd Symantec Enterprise Vault 18%
3rd Sherpa Archive Attender for Exchange 14%

See the full results for the Email Archiving Software category.

Get more information on other Email Archiving Software solutions.

Data Recovery - May 2010


True Image
Server

Results
1st Acronis True Image Enterprise Server 35%
2nd Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery Server Edition 22%
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 2010


Unified Communications Manager

Results
1st Cisco Unified Communications Manager 30%
2nd Asterix 23%
3rd 3CX Phone System for Windows 21%

See the full results for the IP PBX Servers category.

Get more information on other IP PBX Servers solutions.

Anti Spam Hardware - March 2010


Spam Firewall

Results
1st Barracuda Spam Firewall 30%
2nd Symantec Brightmail Traffic Shaper 18%
3rd SonicWALL Email Security 14%

See the full results for the Anti Spam Hardware category.

Get more information on other Anti Spam Hardware solutions.

Network Monitoring - February 2010


Monitoring Software

Results
1st ServersCheck Monitoring Software 19%
2nd GFI Network Server Monitor 13%
3rd ActiveXperts Network Monitor 12%
3rd ManageEngine OpManager 12%

See the full results for the Network Monitoring category.

Get more information on other Network Monitoring solutions.

Remote Control - January 2010


NT Utilities

Results
1st DameWare NT Utilities 29%
2nd VNC Enterprise Edition 21%
3rd Radmin 3 Remote Control Software 9%

See the full results for the Remote Control category.

Get more information on other Remote Control solutions.

If you’d like to see past Readers’ Choice winners, please take a look at last years' Readers’ Choice Awards Yearly Roundup 2009.

2011 Readers' Choice Awards

Even more awards will be given out during 2011. 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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