Evaluation Shortlist

By Andrew Garcia  |  Posted 2006-08-21 Print this article Print

Evaluation Shortlist

1U Rings Network Nightmare

Affordable and functional for simple WAN emulation (www.networknightmare.com)

National Institute of Standards and Technologys NIST Net

Runs on Linux; is well-documented; and, best of all, is free (www-x.antd.nist.gov/nistnet)

Spirent Communications IP Wave and SX Data Link

Just one part of Spirents impressive mix of network and application testing tools (www.spirentcom.com).

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Andrew cut his teeth as a systems administrator at the University of California, learning the ins and outs of server migration, Windows desktop management, Unix and Novell administration. After a tour of duty as a team leader for PC Magazine's Labs, Andrew turned to system integration - providing network, server, and desktop consulting services for small businesses throughout the Bay Area. With eWEEK Labs since 2003, Andrew concentrates on wireless networking technologies while moonlighting with Microsoft Windows, mobile devices and management, and unified communications. He produces product reviews, technology analysis and opinion pieces for eWEEK.com, eWEEK magazine, and the Labs' Release Notes blog. Follow Andrew on Twitter at andrewrgarcia, or reach him by email at agarcia@eweek.com.

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