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Independent Reviews
of Network Hardware and Software


                 Network Testing Labs has been reviewing hardware and software far longer than anyone else.   

Features
and White Papers






Technologies for Better Listening
State of the Art and a Review of 5 Digital Sound Processors

Advice for security doctors: Hack thyself
Ethical hacking of your own Web sites can reveal problems and vulnerabilities before the bad guys find them.

Technical Tip - Connecting a protocol analyzer
An alternative cabling approach for “full-up” switches.
Editor's Choice:
Technologies for Better Listening








Linux in the enterprise
While many companies are far from ready to make Linux a corporate standard, a few large organizations are using it to do serious work.

Managing tons of data
A variety of approaches to administering terabytes of information.


Down on the farm
Four companies with centrally-managed server farms.



Reviews and Articles

Anti-malware; Security
 








IQProtector - Document Security
IQProtector Suite 5.0 was highly configurable, and it successfully secured our documents from prying eyes. However, it slows document access and is a bit pricey.



Network Monitoring and Management








Mid-Range network monitoring and management
Sophisticated monitoring, accurate discovery, flexible alerts and useful reports earned H-P’s OpenView and Argent’s Extended Technologies the top spots in a two-tier competition.

Enterprise Network Management
We test IBM's Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus, CA Technologies' CA eHealth and NetQoS ReporterAnalyzer and HP's Automated Network Management Suite.


                                        Network Testing Labs' reviews are objective and compelling.   


DNS — DHCP — IPAM


 





Global IPAM
Our latest study reveals that the new Efficient IP SOLIDServer 5.0.2 appliances offer advanced IP addressing technologies, performance, scalability, ease of use, reliability, virtual computing features and high security. They represent a quantum leap in IP address management.


Data on the network

Backing it up, restoring it and organizing it






SQL Server
Microsoft’s latest database version offers new data analysis features, greater uptime and some performance improvements. It also costs more, imposes extra burdens on administrators and needs tons of bandwidth.



                                                       Network Testing Labs' reviews are the most trusted.   


New Paradigms in Technology






A 21st century mainframe user interface to replace 3270 “green screens”
CA's Chorus completely redefines the mainframe user interface.



Testing in a Diverse Environment






Taking precautions to produce pristine testing

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Reviews from Many,
Many Years Ago ...








Battle of the Web servers
Although there's plenty of cheaper competition, these two Web servers are more capable and dependable than ever.


Enterprise-ready relational database managers
Three relational database managers you can run your business on.



Satellite-based WAN optimization
We look at Expand Networks’ Accelerator 4900 series, iDirect Network Accelerator Series 1200, Packeteer SkyX 750, ViaSat xPEP and Comtech EF Data TurboIP devices.

  Features and
  White Papers








Linux in the enterprise
While many companies are far from ready to make Linux a corporate standard, a few large organizations are using it to do serious work.

Advice for security doctors: Hack thyself
Ethical hacking of your own Web sites can reveal problems and vulnerabilities before the bad guys find them.

Technical Tip - Connecting a protocol analyzer
An alternative cabling approach for “full-up” switches.

Managing tons of data
A variety of approaches to administering terabytes of information.

Down on the farm
Four companies with centrally-managed server farms.


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