Lab Reviews

Canon MF4570dn

A rich user's printer, a poor user's dream

The Canon MF4570dn covers all the basics, but it packs so much quality and extra features that it's like getting a high-end MFP for a moderate price.

LaCie Rugged Safe

LaCie's Rugged Safe is a secure fortress for data

The LaCie 500G Rugged Safe earns a reviewer's choice pick for its low price, durability and sophisticated protection against would-be hackers.


A printer a telecommuter would love

Lexmark's Pinnacle uses inexpensive ink cartridges and has a wireless setup that is a breeze on any network.


Device spots, stops advanced malware before it can cripple a network

The FireEye malware protection system sets up virtual machines to profile a malware attack and then disrupts the exploit before it can do network damage.

How to use Twitter without getting fired

These tips on tweeting could keep employees from running afoul of agency social media policies, and perhaps irritating major news organizations.

eBeam Edge Full

A whiteboard you can take everywhere, without carrying it

With the eBeam Edge and a projector, you can create an interactive whiteboard on any flat surface. Price is its only downside.

Citrix MPX9700

NetScaler load balancer can squash network latency

The Citrix Netscaler MPX 9700 ensures network availability, improves security and lowers costs by offloading stressed-out servers.

Class on Demand

The easy, inexpensive way to teach complex software

What Class on Demand lacks in interactive training features, it makes up for in ease of use and a reasonable price.

Corel VideoStudio Pro X4

Taking agency videos to the expert level

Corel's VideoStudio has video- and audio-editing tools that help you produce professional video presentations, no matter your budget.

Filemaker Go 1.2

FileMaker Go is made to order for iPhones, iPads in federal workplaces

Filemaker Go 1.2, May's GCN Product of the Month, was built from scratch for Apple's iOS, meeting a growing demand for iPhones and iPads in the government workplace.

WinZip 15 Pro: A classic that keeps getting better

WinZip 15 Pro practically invented the file compression utility. Twenty years later, a new compression engine and user interface keeps the classic tool an industry standard.

Google Chrome for Business

Google has a browser for business

Google Chrome has a business-friendly browser that offers network management features but strips away the superfluous.

Xerox DocuShare CPX 6.5

Xerox DocuShare CPX unclutters the digital paper

Xerox DocuShare CPX 6.5 is a content management system that combines high-level content management with sophisticated workflow.

Warpia SWP100A Wireless USB A/V Adapter

Display adapter an inexpensive way to improve presentations

The Warpia wireless adapter can turn your old classroom television set into a new presentation tool.

ServSwitch DKM (ACX0816)

Switch keeps all classroom computers on the same page

Despite a steep learning curve, the ServSwitch DKM offers education network administrators flexible control over console-computer connections.