Readers' Choice Awards Yearly Round Up 2013

by The Editor [Published on 16 April 2014 / Last Updated on 16 April 2014]

The winning solutions for the 2013 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 2014 Readers' Choice Awards.

Help Desk - December 2013


Web Help Desk

Results    
1st SolarWinds Web Help Desk 23%
2nd ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus 19%
3rd Help Desk Pilot 15%

See the full results of the Help Desk category.

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Administration Tools - November 2013

Results    
1st Hyena 31%
2nd Lepide Active Directory Manager 21%
3rd SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor 17%

See the full results of the Administration tools category.

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Network Inventory - October 2013

 
Lansweeper

Results  
1st Hemoco Lansweeper 26%
2nd ClearApps Network Inventory Advisor 20%
3rd Solarwinds Network Topology Mapper 17%

See the full results of the Network Inventory category.

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AD Management - September 2013

Image Enterprise Permission Reporter

Results    
1st NETsec Enterprise Permission Reporter 25%
2nd ManageEngine ADManager Plus 24%
3rd Lepide Active Directory Management & Reports 15%

See the full results for the AD Management category.

Get more information on other AD Management solutions.

Backup - August 2013

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Backup Exec

Results    
1st Symantec Backup Exec 25%
2nd Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5 20%
3rd Unitrends Enterprise Backup 18%

See the full results for the Backup category.

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Firewalls & VPN Hardware - July 2013

ASA 5500 Series SSL/IPsec VPN Edition

Results    
1st Cisco ASA 5500 Series SSL/IPsec VPN Edition 28%
2nd Dell Sonicwall NSA E5500 19%
3rd Juniper Networks NetScreen 14%

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

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Email Archiving Software - June 2013

 Archive Manager for Exchange

Results    
1st Metalogix Archive Manager for Exchange 18%
2nd Exclaimer Exchange Mail Archiver 16%
3rd GFI MailArchiver for Exchange 15%

See the full results for the Email Archiving Software category.

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Data Recovery - May 2013

Backup & Recovery 11

Results    
1st Acronis Backup &   Recovery 11 30%
2nd ShadowProtect Server 23%
3rd EMC NetWorker 17%

See the full results of the Data Recovery category.

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IP PBX Servers - April 2013

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Results    
1st Asterisk 28%
2nd Cisco Unified Communications Manager 17%
3rd SwyxWare SmartOffice 15%

See the full results for the IP PBX Servers category.

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Anti Spam Hardware - March 2013

Spam Firewall

Results    
1st Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall 32%
2nd WatchGuard XCS 21%
3rd SonicWALL Email Security 15%

See the full results for the Anti Spam Hardware category.

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Network Monitoring - February 2013

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Network Manager

Results    
1st AggreGate Network Manager 22%
2nd Spiceworks' Network Monitoring Software 20%
3rd ManageEngine OpManager 18%

See the full results for the Network Monitoring category.

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Remote Control - January 2013

Image Remote Support

Results  
1st DameWare Remote Support 26%
2nd EMCO Remote Desktop Professional 15%
3rd Smart-X ControlUp 12%

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 2012.

2014 Readers' Choice Awards

Even more awards will be given out during 2014. 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 right-hand bar. Below is a list of the Readers' Choice categories and the month that visitors can submit their votes.

  • Remote Control - January 2014 - TeamViewer
  • Network Monitoring - February 2014 - Netwrix Auditor
  • Anti Malware Hardware - March 2014 - Barracuda Spam Firewall
  • IP PBX Servers - April 2014 - Asterisk

  • Data Recovery Software - May 2014 - Acronis Backup
  • Email Archiving Software - June 2014
  • Firewalls & VPN Hardware - July 2014
  • Backup - August 2014
  • AD Management - September 2014
  • Network Inventory - October 2014
  • Administration Tools - November 2014
  • Help Desk - December 2014

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