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Akonix Products Stop Instant Messaging in its Tracks

Instant messaging (IM) is one of the most popular Internet applications today, but in a business environment, it can also be one of the most troublesome. In addition to wasting time and decreasing employee productivity, the use of IM software can also put your organization in a precarious legal position if your company is in an industry that falls under certain regulations, such as HIPAA (health care industry), SEC Rules (financial services industry) and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (public company accounting oversight). Check out this review to see how Akonix beats down the dreaded Instant Messengers.

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Product Review: GFI MailEssentials 8 – Anti-Spam and Mail Monitoring

Out of the box, most email server products provide limited monitoring, security, and anti-spam functions. In those that do, the feature set tends to be weak and seemingly implemented as an afterthought. However, the new GFI MailEssentials 8 product from GFI Software not only provides the most comprehensive anti-spam capabilities currently available, but also industrial-strength mail monitoring, the ability to add disclaimers to all outgoing messages, and more. Impressively, GFI provides many of the product's best features as freeware, making GFI MailEssentials 8 a must-evaluate product for administrators of both large and small networks alike.

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Firewall Fault Tolerance: Windows 2000 NLB versus RainWall

Uptime is the clarion call of the network admin. File servers need to be up, mail servers need to be up, Web servers need to be up and database servers need to be up. All these servers need to be up and doing their jobs around the clock. These days the life’s blood of your business is your Internet connection, which means you also need your firewall to be fault tolerant. But is NLB enough or do you need something beefier to do the heavy lifting? Find out here!

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Security Scanner & Patch Management Tools Review

Security scanning & patch management is essential to prevent vulnerabilities on your network. Patch management in particular has become a hot topic and I review some of the leading security scanning & patch management tools available today. This review gives you a ‘birds eye’ view of each tool, to give you an idea how they work and what they they’re meant for. I also compare tools so you can decide which would be best for your network.

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