Data & Analytics

First look: Red Hat 6 built for the long haul

We recently had the ability to review the initial Beta of Red Hat 6.0 and found the improvements encouraging, to say the least.

iPad: 10 reasons feds should be eager

The GCN Lab finds 10 reasons why feds will love the iPad, starting with a couple of things it doesn't have.

iPad: 10 reasons feds should be wary

The GCN Lab has offered 10 reasons(plus a bonus reason) why iPads would be good for government use. But what's right for one user isn't always right for another. So here are 10 reasons why government employees might want to take a pass.

Linux is looking ready for mainstream users

The GCN Lab reviews four flavors of Linux and finds that three are easy to use and two have extensive Microsoft compatibility.

6 databases and how to pick one

But as long as you stick to five general principles for selecting a database, you’ll be able to sift through the bells and whistles and find the right fit for your needs.

Grading the latest in mail servers

The GCN Lab takes a look inside five mail servers and finds they all have their strengths and weaknesses — and Exchange still rules the roost.

Cybersecurity

Triumfant Resolution Manager

Triumphant earns a Reviewer’s Choice for its ease of use, features and capabilities, such as its ability to scan more than 200,000 attributes on every client and detect and fix changes in minutes.

Cybersecurity

Trend Micro Version 6.0 Advanced

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.

Cybersecurity

Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0

Symantec needs to support more operating systems and make the interface a little easier to use, but Endpoint Protection 11.0 is still an ideal security platform if you need a thick security blanket for a midsize to large enterprise.

Cybersecurity

Sophos Endpoint Security and Data Protection

Despite the high-sticker price, we found the versatility, compatibility, features and ease of use make Sophos worth the Reviewer’s Choice designation for the best antivirus solution in this roundup for midsize to large networks.

Cybersecurity

Red Condor Hosted Service

Red Condor provides a comprehensive system that inspects all incoming and outgoing network traffic for bugs and malware.

Cybersecurity

Security software suites offer more than antivirus protection

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.

GCN Lab Review: Do-it-all databases

The GCN Lab tested five personal database programs, several of which can do just about anything you want to do with your data, as long as you've got the time to learn how.

GCN Lab Review Reviewer's Choice: Microsoft Access 2007

The options are endless, and the learning curve is, too. But with Microsoft Access you get more bang for the buck than with any other program of its kind.

GCN Lab Review Reviewer's Choice: FileMaker Pro 10 Advanced

Features such as conditional formatting and e-mail links to hosted databases have helped widen the gap between FileMaker and Microsoft Access on ease-of-use.

GCN Lab Review: Corel Paradox X4

Corel’s new Paradox X4 has the most features of any database in this review. The hard part is finding them.

GCN Lab Review: askSam Professional Version 7

Despite its limited capabilities, askSam 7 is still a good piece of software for novice to intermediate users who need to run simple database functions.

GCN Lab Review: Alpha Five Version 9 Platinum

Nothing with Alpha Five is easy, but it has other databases beat when it comes to advanced features, such as script building and Web application development.

CyberLink PowerDirector 7 Deluxe

This easy-to-use video-editing program is packed with powerful features and delivers above-average performance.

Video-editing tools cut to the chase

The latest versions of four top video-editing programs have easy-to-understand interfaces that reduce the intimidation factor often associated with this type of technology.

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