Readers' Choice Awards Yearly Round Up 2011

by The Editor [Published on 11 April 2012 / Last Updated on 30 Jan. 2013]

The winning solutions for the 2011 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 2012 Readers' Choice Awards.

Help Desk - December 2011


ServiceDesk Plus

Results  
1st ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus 26%
2nd Help Desk Pilot 22%
3rd ActiveCampaign Help Desk 14%

See the full results of the Help Desk category.

Get more information on other Help Desk solutions.

Administration Tools - November 2011


NT Utilities

Results  
1st DameWare NT Utilities 18%
2nd Spiceworks 16%
3rd Hyena 13%

See the full results of the Administration tools category.

Get more information on other Administration tools solutions.

Network Inventory - October 2011


Lansweeper

Results  
1st Lansweeper 26%
2nd Network Asset Tracker Pro 18%
3rd ClearApps Network Inventory Advisor 16%

See the full results of the Network Inventory category.

Get more information on other Network Inventory solutions.

Anti Virus Hardware - September 2011


Web Gateway

Results  
1st McAfee Web Gateway 17%
2nd SonicWALL Email Security 15%
3rd Blue Coat ProxyAV Appliances 11%

See the full results for the Anti Virus Hardware category.

Get more information on other Anti Virus Hardware solutions.

Backup - August 2011


Backup & Recovery Server

Results  
1st Acronis Backup & Recovery Server for Windows 40%
2nd Veritas NetBackup* 21%
3rd StoreGrid Professional Edition 9%

*Now from Symantec

See the full results for the Backup category.

Get more information on other Backup services solutions.

Firewalls & VPN Hardware - July 2011


ASA 5500
Series SSL/IPsec VPN Edition

Results  
1st Cisco ASA 5500 Series SSL/IPsec VPN Edition 36%
2nd Juniper Networks NetScreen 15%
3rd SonicWALL NSA E5500 13%

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

Get more information on other Firewalls & VPN Hardware solutions.

Email Archiving Software - June 2011

    Enterprise Vault

Results  
1st Symantec Enterprise Vault 22%
2nd MailStore Server 20%
3rd GFI MailArchiver for Exchange 16%

See the full results for the Email Archiving Software category.

Get more information on other Email Archiving Software solutions.

Data Recovery - May 2011


True Image
Server

 

Results  
1st Acronis Backup and Recovery 10 41%
2nd Symantec System Recovery Server Edition* 21%
3rd R-Studio Network 6%

See the full results of the Data Recovery category.

Get more information on other Data Recovery solutions.

IP PBX Servers - April 2011


Unified Communications Manager

Results  
1st Cisco Unified Communications Manager 28%
2nd Asterisk 26%
3rd 3CX Phone System for Windows 23%

See the full results for the IP PBX Servers category.

Get more information on other IP PBX Servers solutions.

Anti Spam Hardware - March 2011


Spam Firewall

Results  
1st Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall 32%
2nd Abaca Email Protection Gateway 17%
3rd SpamTitan ISO 12%

See the full results for the Anti Spam Hardware category.

Get more information on other Anti Spam Hardware solutions.

Network Monitoring - February 2011


Orion Network Performance Monitor

Results  
1st SolarWinds Orion Network Performance Monitor 18%
2nd Spiceworks 16%
3rd GFI Network Server Monitor 12%

See the full results for the Network Monitoring category.

Get more information on other Network Monitoring solutions.

Remote Control - January 2011


NT Utilities

1st DameWare NT Utilities 25%
2nd VNC Enterprise Edition 18%
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 2010.

2012 Readers' Choice Awards

Even more awards will be given out during 2012. 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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