Readers' Choice Awards Yearly Round Up 2014

by The Editor [Published on 15 April 2015 / Last Updated on 15 April 2015]

The winning solutions for the 2014 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 2015 Readers' Choice Awards.

Help Desk - December 2014

ServiceDesk Plus

Results    
1st ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus 31%
2nd BMC Software Trackit 15%
3rd Help Desk Pilot 8%

See the full results of the Help Desk category.

Get more information on other Help Desk solutions.

Administration Tools - November 2014

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Netwrix Password Manager

Results    
1st Netwrix Password Manager 23%
2nd NETsec Enterprise Permission Reporter 16%
3rd Hemoco Lansweeper 14%

See the full results of the Administration tools category.

Get more information on other Administration tools solutions.

Network Inventory - October 2014

Image Hemoco Lansweeper

Results    
1st Hemoco Lansweeper 21%
2nd ClearApps Network Inventory Advisor 17%
3rd Solarwinds Network Topology Mapper 15%

See the full results of the Network Inventory category.

Get more information on other Network Inventory solutions.

AD Management - September 2014

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Netwrix Auditor for Active Directory

Results    
1st Netwrix Auditor for Active Directory 22%
2nd ManageEngine ADManager Plus 17%
3rd SystemTools Hyena 15%

See the full results for the AD Management category.

Get more information on other AD Management solutions.

Software-Based Backup Solution - August 2014

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Results    
1st Acronis Backup 26%
2nd Symantec Backup Exec 19%
3rd Veeam Backup & Replication v7 16%

See the full results for the Software-Based Backup category.

Get more information on other Backup solutions.

Firewalls & VPN Hardware - July 2014

ASA 5500 Series SSL/IPsec VPN Edition

Results    
1st Cisco ASA 5500 Series SSL/IPsec VPN Edition 32%
2nd Palo Alto Networks PA-5000 Series 15%
3rd FortiGate Enterprise Series 14%

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

Get more information on other Firewalls & VPN Hardware solutions.

Email Archiving Software - June 2014

Archive Manager for Exchange

Results    
1st Metalogix Archive Manager for Exchange 20%
2nd Athena Archiver Email Archiving 18%
3rd GFI MailArchiver for Exchange 13%

See the full results for the Email Archiving Software category.

Get more information on other Email Archiving Software solutions.

Data Recovery Software - May 2014

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Backup

Results    
1st Acronis Backup 28%
2nd Veeam Backup & Replication v7 20%
3rd ShadowProtect Server 12%

See the full results of the Data Recovery Software category.

Get more information on other Data Recovery solutions.

IP PBX Servers - April 2014

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Results    
1st Asterisk 56%
2nd 3CX Phone System for Windows 22%
3rd Dial-Office IP-PBX 5%

See the full results for the IP PBX Servers category.

Get more information on other IP PBX Servers solutions.

Anti Spam Hardware - March 2014

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Spam & Virus Firewall

Results    
1st Barracuda Spam Firewall 32%
2nd Cisco Web Security Appliance 15%
3rd Dell SonicWALL Email Security 11%

See the full results for the Anti Spam Hardware category.

Get more information on other Anti Spam Hardware solutions.

Network Monitoring - February 2014

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Netwrix Auditor

Results    
1st Netwrix Auditor 26%
2nd Solarwinds Network Performance Monitor 25%
3rd AdRem NetCrunch 10%

See the full results for the Network Monitoring category.

Get more information on other Network Monitoring solutions.

Remote Control - January 2014

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TeamViewer

Results    
1st TeamViewer 48%
2nd DameWare Remote Support 17%
3rd VNC Enterprise Edition 6%

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 2013.

2015 Readers' Choice Awards

Even more awards will be given out during 2015. 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.

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