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Stop Web Scraping With ScrapeDefender

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Stealing content from websites is all too common but there is a way to protect yourself with a new tool from ScrapeDefender.com. You can track and distinguish scraping bots from normal visitors and monitor your site in near real time too.

We tested their service in February 2014 against several websites, including our own.


Pricing starts at $79/mo for basic service

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February 17th, 2014 at 4:35 pm

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Making IT Monitoring a Snap with CA Nimsoft Monitor Snap

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Snap can be used in a wide variety of monitoring situations, such as to track servers, virtual machines, applications, databases, network and storage devices.

We tested version 7.1 of Snap on a network where it quickly discovered our Windows, Mac and Linux machines in February 2014. It is free and fully functional to monitor up to 30 devices, with a paid version for larger networks.

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February 11th, 2014 at 1:21 am

Cloud Migration Made Easy with CloudVelocity One Hybrid Cloud

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One Hybrid Cloud can migrate both physical and virtual servers to the cloud using simple but powerful methods that can preserve an entire application with its networks and services.

One Hybrid Cloud
CloudVelocity Inc.


Supports various Linux and Windows servers and Amazon Web Services
Pricing starts at $15,000/year for a basic application license that can migrate up to 50 servers, based on app complexity and critical services.

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August 9th, 2013 at 11:32 am

How Your Customers Can Collaborate Using Open Xchange App Suite

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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


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May 24th, 2013 at 11:12 am

Using Cisco ASA CX Firewall To Protect Your Network

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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.



Pricing starts at $13,500 for hardware and software subscriptions.

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January 16th, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Boost your social media intelligence with tracx.com

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Tracx is a social intelligence software platform that allows enterprises to manage, share and extract actionable insights, threats and opportunities from the social web —in real time.

Price starts at $1000 per month for a single brand, which includes unlimited topics and results.

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December 19th, 2012 at 9:34 am

Email security for smartphones and tablets with Voltage SecureMail Mobile Edition

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Voltage Security has a secure email client for both iOS and Android devices that mimic the same user interface of the device’s 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 or Android
Price: Free to download , requires Voltage SecureMail platform
Voltage Security

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July 12th, 2012 at 5:46 am

Posted in Email encryption

A Guided Tour of the SANsymphony-V Storage Hypervisor from DataCore Software

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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.

We looked at R9 in June 2012.


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.

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June 26th, 2012 at 1:19 am

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Symantec Endpoint Protection.cloud – Hassle Free Security For Small Businesses

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Symantec’s Endpoint Protection.Cloud is a very useful tool to help small businesses get a handle on their security with a very streamlined interface and a large collection of automated protective features. It is a companion to Backup Exec.Cloud that can be used to provide cloud-based file and system backups, which you can watch here.

You can also watch this video of the server-based SEP features here.

Pricing starts at $35 per seat per year with quantity discounts available. It runs on Windows XP with SP3 and later versions. We tested on a small network with both XP and Windows server clients in June 2012.

Symantec Corporation
Mountain View, Calif.
Follow @symanteccloud on Twitter

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June 12th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

How small businesses can use Symantec Backup Exec 2012 to recover lost files and systems

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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.

Backup Exec 2012 Small Business Edition Starting at $995 MSRP

Symantec Corporation
Mountain View, Calif.
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June 7th, 2012 at 10:57 am

Posted in Symantec products

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