Readers' Choice Awards Yearly Round Up 2012

by The Editor [Published on 17 April 2013 / Last Updated on 17 April 2013]

The winning solutions for the 2012 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 2013 Readers' Choice Awards.

Help Desk - December 2012

ServiceDesk Plus

Results  
1st ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus 24%
2nd SolarWinds Web Help Desk 20%
3rd Help Desk Pilot 14%

See the full results of the Help Desk category.

Get more information on other Help Desk solutions.

Administration Tools - November 2012

Results  
1st Hyena 35%
2nd SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset 15%
3rd Alchemy Network Administrator's Toolkit 12%

See the full results of the Administration tools category.

Get more information on other Administration tools solutions.

Network Inventory - October 2012

Network Inventory Advisor

Results  
1st ClearApps Network Inventory Advisor 22%
2nd Alloy Discovery 14%
3rd Lansweeper 12%

See the full results of the Network Inventory category.

Get more information on other Network Inventory solutions.

Anti Virus Hardware - September 2012


Web Security Appliances

Results  
1st Cisco Web Security Appliances 23%
2nd McAfee Web Gateway 15%
3rd Check Point UTM-1 Appliances 11%

See the full results for the Anti Virus Hardware category.

Get more information on other Anti Virus Hardware solutions.

Backup - August 2012

Backup & Recovery 11

Results  
1st Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 38%
2nd Symantec NetBackup 20%
3rd ShadowProtect Server 9%

See the full results for the Backup category.

Get more information on other Backup services solutions.

Firewalls & VPN Hardware - July 2012

ASA 5500 Series SSL/IPsec VPN Edition

Results  
1st Cisco ASA 5500 Series SSL/IPsec VPN Edition 35%
2nd Juniper Networks NetScreen 12%
3rd Avaya Secure Router 2000 Series 10%

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

Get more information on other Firewalls & VPN Hardware solutions.

Email Archiving Software - June 2012

Metalogix Archive Manager for Exchange

Results  
1st Metalogix Archive Manager for Exchange 26%
2nd Symantec Enterprise Vault 24%
3rd Sherpa Software Archive Attender 13%

See the full results for the Email Archiving Software category.

Get more information on other Email Archiving Software solutions.

Data Recovery - May 2012

Backup & Recovery 11

 

Results  
1st Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 34%
2nd Symantec Backup Exec 25%
3rd Quick Recovery RAID 7%

See the full results of the Data Recovery category.

Get more information on other Data Recovery solutions.

IP PBX Servers - April 2012

Unified Communications Manager

Results  
1st Cisco Unified Communications Manager 31%
2nd Asterisk 25%
3rd 3CX Phone System for Windows 19%

See the full results for the IP PBX Servers category.

Get more information on other IP PBX Servers solutions.

Anti Spam Hardware - March 2012

Spam Firewall

Results  
1st Barracuda Spam Firewall 38%
2nd WatchGuard XCS 12%
3rd Abaca Email Protection Gateway 10%

See the full results for the Anti Spam Hardware category.

Get more information on other Anti Spam Hardware solutions.

Network Monitoring - February 2012

Monitoring Software

Results  
1st ServersCheck Monitoring Software 26%
2nd Spiceworks 16%
3rd Solarwinds Orion Network Performance Monitor 12%

See the full results for the Network Monitoring category.

Get more information on other Network Monitoring solutions.

Remote Control - January 2012

NT Utilities

1st DameWare NT Utilities 24%
2nd VNC Enterprise Edition 19%
3rd Radmin 3 Remote Control Software 10%

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 2011.

2013 Readers' Choice Awards

Even more awards will be given out during 2013. 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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