Antivirus protection has become the routine part of network security. Each of the five suites tested in this review had no trouble handling any bug the Lab threw at it. But they are a diverse group when it comes to other layers of security.
Red Condor provides a comprehensive system that inspects all incoming and outgoing network traffic for bugs and malware.
The WFBS was designed for offices or agencies that have few or no network administrators or bare-bones IT support. Trend Micro engineered this small, robust piece of software to be almost completely automated.
Amid rumors of Windows 7's ability to resurrect old PCs, the GCN Lab tested the performance of Microsoft's new operating system on some PCs reclaimed from the junk pile.
The Trimble Yuma might be small, but it packs quite a punch with a full Windows Vista Operating System.
The Joybee GP1 Mini Projector might be small, but it performs adequately as long as you can control the room.
TuneUp Utilities 2009 offers an easy way to view the inner world of your Windows machine, plus it works as a defragger and disk cleaner.
The eSoft InstaGate can be configured in a variety of ways to protect your network while only using 1U of rack space.
If you need precise control over a computer's temperature, or if you want to extend the life of an older system, the CoolIT Domino ALC is a fairly easy, inexpensive way to get the job done.
Hedgehog can monitor activity involving SQL requests of all of your databases, instantly block anything that is explicitly proscribed, and isolate and report on anything that looks suspicious.
The 24-inch widescreen LCD aced every performance and image quality test we threw at it, yet comes with a reasonable $499 price tag.
The HP LP2475w is a good all-around 24-inch LCD with few flaws but little to offer in terms of major strengths. It should perform well in most office situations.
If you play a lot of video on a large screen, the 2709W is a good choice. But if color accuracy or more mundane tasks hold sway, a 24-inch panel might better suit your office needs.
Six 24- and 27-inch LCDs try to break the law that states that as size increases, quality decreases. And a few of them succeed.
The Acer B273HU, a 27-inch LCD with a surprisingly low price, did well enough at every task to make it a good value for anyone who wants to upgrade to a huge screen without breaking the bank.