A flexible unified communications service for collaborative workgroups that can share files, import and export contacts and calendars from a wide variety of data sources and Web services, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google's Gmail. Entirely open-source based. Price: Varies depending on market and number of user accounts Requirements: Works on a wide variety of browsers and operating systems. We tested it in May 2013. OpenXchange Inc. 2033 Gateway Place San Jose, CA 95110 408 500 0768 http://ox.io
Cisco ASA has better application granularity, a more flexible means of policy creation, and easier to use controls and more powerful reports than its predecessors. We tested the ASA-5525-X in January 2013 and found a much improved user interface and lots of content-aware features. http://cisco.com/go/asacx Pricing starts at $13,500 for hardware and software subscriptions
Voltage Security has a secure email client for both iOS and Android devices that mimic the same user interface of the device's native email apps. It is easy for IT to manage and scale without a lot of hassle for email message storage and key management. It is easy for business users to adopt without cumbersome certificates and web links. Requires iOS v 5.1 Price: App is free to download, requires Voltage SecureMail Mobile Edition-enabled server. Voltage Security http://voltage.com/securemailmobile
DataCore's storage virtualization software, SANsymphony-V, maximizes the availability, performance and utilization of disks in data centers large and small. Use it to manage on-premises storage or build a cloud storage infrastructure. http://www.datacore.com Pricing: DataCore-authorized solution providers offer packages starting under $10K for a two-node, high-availability environment. Requirements: Windows Server 2008 R2 Management console runs on Windows desktops.
Symantec's 2012 version has a complete user interface makeover that vastly simplifies the backup and recovery process, making it easier to automate backup and even save copies to cloud-based storage. There are major improvements to protect virtualized machines too. Symantec Corporation Mountain View, Calif. Follow @BackupExec on Twitter http://Www.BackupExec.com http://www.backupexec.com/besbe Backup Exec 2012 Small Business Edition Starting at $995 MSRP
Symantec's backup service is easy to setup, can support multiple computers and keep track of previous file versions, includes protection for both Windows desktops and Servers, and is reasonably priced cloud-based backup for small businesses at $7 per GB per year. Symantec Corporation http://bit.ly/K5SUD5
Nimble offers a way to unify and better engage your social network contacts and track your customers and prospects. We tested version 2.0 in February and found lots of great enhancements, including support for Google Plus and Facebook business pages and integrations with leading SMB marketing tools. There is a free plan and a paid corporate one for $15 per user per month. http://nimble.com
SoleraSix from Solera Networks will provide greater detail of your network traffic and help you respond quickly – and intelligently – to network-based threats. The SoleraSix product takes the form of a hardware or virtual appliance to capture all network traffic and a Web browser front-end. Prices start at $10,000 for the Virtual Appliance model. We tested SoleraSix on a live network in February 2012. http://SoleraNetworks.com 877-5Solera
Wave Systems is a leading provider of self-encrypting drive management solutions. Self-encrypting drives are now included in many desktop and laptop computer hard drives. This video will show you how to deploy it and some of its protective properties. Embassy Remote Administration Server Wave Systems http://wave.com/products/eras.asp Price: Starts at $92 per seat MSRP, quantity discounts available ERAS is a snap-in to Microsoft's Management Console and integrates with Active Directory. It runs on any Windows Server. We tested it in November 2011.
A complete disaster recovery appliance that can automate the protection of any any Windows 2003 or later server OSs. We tested v3.2 on a small test network of both physical and virtual machines in December 2011. Price: Starts at $10k per appliance and includes three protected servers, additional servers and quickstart installation or upgraded hardware is extra. QuorumLabs Inc. http://quorumlabs.com 510 257-5227 firstname.lastname@example.org