Category: Reviews


Building a Security Practice

Every day it seems there is a new blog from an MSP coach telling you to differentiate your business from the competition (target a vertical market, use different toolsets, better service, etc), yet none of them ever tell you about the power of security.  Given the media coverage over the past year regarding security breachesRead more >>

Backup Server

CloudBerry Backup Server Edition

CloudBerry Backup Server Edition is a backup software for Windows 2003 and 2008 that uses cloud based storage as the destination for data. You purchase the software from CloudBerry, your storage from Amazon S3, Windows Azure, or other provider, and you are off and running with a full backup solution. Features: CloudBerry Backup Server EditionRead more >>


SonicWALL TZ205 Security Appliance

The SonicWALL TZ205 is a small form factor firewall/security appliance targeted for a number of uses including the SMB, branch office, retail store, and home office. With a size and port density comparable to a home router or small firewall, this device may look like just a five port switch or cable router. However, goodRead more >>

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Monitoring Meets the Cloud at

There’s a new external monitoring service from Zoho called Site 24×7, and it’s a service you really want to check out. Zoho brings website monitoring and more to the cloud, with a number of capabilities that admins have wanted for years but been hard-pressed to find. It starts with a free trial. Site24x7 lets youRead more >>

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My next purchase: LabTech’s Remote Monitoring and Management Software

Corporate IT support desks and managed services providers alike are going to want to take a look at the newest version of LabTech’s Remote Monitoring and Mangement (RMM) software. The 2011.2 release looks to be a fantastic solution both for internal use, and for service providers looking for a better way to remotely manage theirRead more >>

Secure Remote Access: Sonicwall SRA 4200 Review

The Sonicwall Secure Remote Access 4200 that was tested for this review has a 1.8 GHz CPU along with 2 GB of memory and 4 network interfaces.  It is licensed for 25 users with additional licensing available for up to 500 users.  The Sonicwall Secure Remote Access 4200 is geared towards mid-sized businesses whereas aRead more >>

Cloud Computing Automation Platform: OS33 Webtop Review

OS33 is best described in its own words as an “IT-as-a-Service” Platform.  Basically OS33 provides an integrated platform comprised of infrastructure, service and application delivery, and brandable web-based desktops (Webtops) with which Managed Service Providers (MSPs) can deliver their clients cloud-based IT resources from a single source, sold as-a-monthly service.  The model allows businesses toRead more >>


NComputing L300 Review: Virtual Desktop For SMB’s

Ncomputing’s L300 virtual desktop device is like a replacement for thin clients.  It provides businesses a way to deploy desktop computer services to additional employees without having to purchase or lease desktops or thin client hardware. According to Ncomputing, The L300 model provides “a rich multimedia playback” capability.  The unit also supports a number ofRead more >>


Secure Remote Access: Sonicwall SRA 1200 Review

Opening the box that the Sonicwall SRA (Secure Remote Access) 1200 comes in, the purchaser will be pleasantly surprised to find that the unit is no lightweight unit but appears to be solidly built.  The SRA 1200 comes equipped with 2 network interfaces, 2 USB ports, and one console port.  Included in the pack isRead more >>

Remote Monitoring Software: N-central Review

N-Central is a remote monitoring and management system that is geared towards managed service providers and larger IT departments.  Managed service providers (MSP’s) can use N-Central to manage multiple customer networks using the dashboard that makes it easy to add additional sites or customers.  The dashboard also allows an MSP to monitor the customers’ desktops,Read more >>

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