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 - ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus
- Administration Tools - DameWare NT Utilities
- Network Inventory - Lansweeper
- Anti Virus Hardware - Blue Coat ProxyAV Appliances
- Backup - Acronis True Image Echo Server for Windows
- Firewalls & VPN Hardware - Cisco ASA 5500 Series SSL/IPsec VPN Edition
- Email Archiving Software - GFI MailArchiver for Exchange
- Data Recovery - Acronis True Image Enterprise Server
- IP PBX Servers - Cisco Unified Communications Manager
- Anti Spam Hardware - Barracuda Spam Firewall
- Network Monitoring - ServersCheck Monitoring Software
- Remote Control - DameWare NT Utilities
Help Desk - December 2010
|1st||ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus||29%|
|2nd||Help Desk Pilot||17%|
|3rd||IssueTrak IT Help Desk||11%|
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Administration Tools - November 2010
|1st||DameWare NT Utilities||31%|
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Network Inventory - October 2010
|2nd||Total Network Inventory||19%|
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Anti Virus Hardware - September 2010
|1st||Blue Coat ProxyAV Appliances||24%|
|2nd||Cisco IronPort S670||16%|
|3rd||Panda GateDefender Performa||13%|
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Backup - August 2010
|1st||Acronis True Image Echo Server for Windows*||28%|
|3rd||UltraBac for Windows NT/2000/XP||12%|
* Replaced by Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Server
^ Veritas has been acquired by Symantec
See the full results for the Backup category.
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Firewalls & VPN Hardware - July 2010
|1st||Cisco ASA 5500 Series SSL/IPsec VPN Edition||37%|
|2nd||Check Point UTM-1 Edge||12%|
|3rd||Juniper Networks NetScreen||10%|
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Email Archiving Software - June 2010
|1st||GFI MailArchiver for Exchange||19%|
|2nd||Symantec Enterprise Vault||18%|
|3rd||Sherpa Archive Attender for Exchange||14%|
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Data Recovery - May 2010
|1st||Acronis True Image Enterprise Server||35%|
|2nd||Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery Server Edition||22%|
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IP PBX Servers - April 2010
|1st||Cisco Unified Communications Manager||30%|
|3rd||3CX Phone System for Windows||21%|
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Anti Spam Hardware - March 2010
|1st||Barracuda Spam Firewall||30%|
|2nd||Symantec Brightmail Traffic Shaper||18%|
|3rd||SonicWALL Email Security||14%|
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Network Monitoring - February 2010
|1st||ServersCheck Monitoring Software||19%|
|2nd||GFI Network Server Monitor||13%|
|3rd||ActiveXperts Network Monitor||12%|
See the full results for the Network Monitoring category.
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Remote Control - January 2010
|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.
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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.
- Remote Control - January 2011 - DameWare NT Utilities
- Network Monitoring - February 2011 - Solarwinds Orion Network Performance Monitor
- Anti Spam Hardware - March 2011 - Barracuda Spam Firewall
- IP PBX Servers - April 2011 - Cisco Unified Communications Manager
- Data Recovery Software - May 2011 - Acronis True Image Enterprise Server
- Email Archiving Software - June 2011 - Symantec Enterprise Vault
- Firewalls & VPN Hardware - July 2011 - Cisco ASA 5500 Series SSL/IPsec VPN Edition
- Backup - August 2011 - Acronis Backup & Recovery Server for Windows
- Anti Virus Hardware - September 2011 - McAfee Web Gateway
- Network Inventory - October 2011 - Lansweeper
- Administration Tools - November 2011 - DameWare NT Utilities
- Help Desk - December 2011 - ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus