ClickArray Networks Array 1000 puts more functions into one box than any other Web appliance weve seen. Small to midsize companies that havent implemented Web hardware benefit by not having to purchase it piecemeal; companies that have systems installed can take advantage of centralized management. However, the Array box can create a single point of failure, and adding redundancy can be expensive.
LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Gigabit Ethernet ports and the ability to cluster up to 32 devices ensure that the Array 1000 can accommodate growth down the roadat sites that can afford its costly expansion. PROS: Provides multiple Web services in a single device; easy to manage. CONS: Lacks redundant hardware in stand-alone configuration; lacks VPN capabilities; clustering adds considerable cost to deployment. ClickArray Networks Inc., San Jose, Calif.; (866) 692-7729; www.clickarray.com
SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // The Array 1000 is easy to install and can be up and running quickly out of the box. Implementation is transparent to end users.