Real Tech Users Weigh In: VMware vRealize Network Insight
November 14 2018
Last month, IT Central Station sent their events team to VMWorld 2018 with one aim: to find out what real tech users had to say about their experiences with VMware vRealize Network Insight. In this post, we highlight three of the most prevalent themes that came up among vRNI users during VMworld 2018.
Top application security tools for 2019
November 08 2018
Checking for security flaws in your applications is essential. These tools can help find and fix them. To compile this list, we consulted several sources, including: IT Central Station's list of security application testing tools, which is based on its large community of IT professionals who personally use and rate the various products.
Steps You Should Be Automating in the SDLC
November 05 2018
Everyone talks about automating the software development lifecycle (SDLC) but the first question should be: What should you automate? DEVOPSdigest asked experts from across the IT industry. Russell Rothstein, CEO of IT Central Station shared that "Real users who recently reviewed DevOps solutions in the IT Central Station community recommend...
What You Should Be Monitoring to Ensure Digital Performance
November 04 2018
APMdigest asked experts from across the IT industry for their opinions on what IT departments should be monitoring to ensure digital performance. Russell Rothstein, Founder and CEO of IT Central Station shared that "Real users who recently reviewed APM solutions in the IT Central Station community recommend monitoring microservices."
The best enterprise level firewalls: Rating 10 top products
October 24 2018
For real-world answers, turn to real users. While it’s good news that you have dozens of options, that is also the bad news. The sheer volume of choices can make the decision daunting. To help, IT Central Station in its “Firewalls Buyer’s Guide and Reviews” report identifies 41 enterprise-level firewall vendors, many of whom offer multiple...
Top 20 cybersecurity companies today, according to reviews from IT professionals
October 17 2018
Spending has grown so fast that a typical enterprise now uses on average over 80 different IT security vendors. The risks are too great to note take adequate steps to stop hackers. So which solutions are most effective at keeping hackers at bay? Here's a list of the top 20 cybersecurity companies, based on real user reviews from IT Central Station.
The best IAM software: Rating the top 10 products
September 10 2018
Based on IT user reviews, IT Central Station identifies and rates the top 10 products based on these KPIs: number of views, number of times a product is compared to another product, total number of reviews of a particular product on IT Central Station, number of followers on IT Central Station and average rating based on reviews.
Veracode Users Talk About Selecting an AppSec Solution
September 10 2018
With the shift to DevSecOps, developers are now primarily responsible for security testing in the early phases of the SDLC. If developers are conducting security testing, the old rules for selecting an application security solution no longer apply. Veracode users are talking about this shift and their new selection criteria at IT Central Station.
AWS vs. Azure: Users Share Their Experiences
September 07 2018
IT professionals benefit from being able to select from multiple options for cloud infrastructure. This article, the first in an occasional series developed by IT Central Station, the largest enterprise tech review site, looks at the choice between Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.
Buyer’s guide: 10 top functional testing tools
August 23 2018
IT Central Station has put together a new, independent report based on real users’ feedback. The 39-page document includes an overview of the 10 best vendors alongside a summary of the top functional testing tools offered by these companies.
Real Users Reviews of All Flash Arrays
July 31 2018
List of the leading All Flash Arrays, including reviews by real users from the IT Central Station community.
Rating the best converged infrastructure systems
July 09 2018
In its “Converged Infrastructure Buyer’s Guide and Reviews” report, IT Central Station provides a listing of converged infrastructure vendors along with reviews from IT professionals.
Sophos XG vs Fortinet FortiGate: Top NGFWs Compared
June 29 2018
Real users weigh in - IT Central Station users give FortiGate an average rating of 8.1 out of 10, with Sophos XG following close behind at 8.0 out of 10.
A buyers' guide to Endpoint Protection solutions
June 28 2018
IT Central Station has put together a new, independent report based on real users’ feedback. The 33-page document includes an overview of the 10 best vendors alongside a summary of the top endpoint protection solutions offered by these companies.
Software-Defined Storage Products: IT Pro Perspective
June 26 2018
Users on IT Central Station weigh in on pros and cons of Dell EMC ScaleIO, HPE StoreVirtual, IBM Spectrum Virtualize, Red Hat Ceph, and StorPool.
Sophos XG vs SonicWall NSA: Top NGFWs Compared
June 18 2018
Real users weigh in - IT Central Station users give Sophos XG an average rating of 8.0 out of 10, with SonicWall NSA following close behind at 7.7 out of 10.
Users review top message queues
June 08 2018
Software engineers and IT architects reveal what they like and don’t like about IBM MQ and Pivotal RabbitMQ. Read reviews of these solutions from the IT Central Station community.
Top 6 Software Review Sites
May 31 2018
Review sites are a great way to narrow down your list of potential vendors using customer and client reviews. Read about the top 6 software review sites, including IT Central Station.
The Top Tools to Support DevSecOps
May 22 2018
Real users in the IT Central Station community discuss various tools they use for DevSecOps. These include application security, SIEM, threat intelligence platforms, cloud workload security, and vulnerability management solutions.
Top 50 Cloud Computing Companies
May 10 2018
List of the leading cloud computing companies including reviews by real users from the IT Central Station community.
The Essential Tools to Support Digital Transformation
May 07 2018
Real users who reviewed APM solutions in the IT Central Station community explain that APM tools help them with their digital transformation journey by ensuring their microservices perform well, by enabling them to scale AI initiatives, and by providing actionable data about customer experience.
What Real IT Leaders Are Saying About APM
May 05 2018
The new PeerPaper, APM: Best Practices - 10 Tips from Real Users, highlights emerging best practices for getting the most out of your APM investment. And, since these best practices are drawn from real user experiences as reported on IT Central Station—the leading product review site for APM and other enterprise IT solutions—we think you'll find...
Users review top 10 converged infrastructure solutions
May 03 2018
IT Central Station has collated the opinions of real tech users to produce this new, independent report that rates the top 10 converged infrastructure solutions based on product reviews, ratings, and comparisons.
SolarWinds vs Splunk: Top SIEM Solutions Compared
April 26 2018
SIEM users weigh in - IT Central Station users give SolarWinds a 9 out of 10 and Splunk an 8 out of 10 ... Jeffrey Robinette, system engineer at Foxhole Technology, wrote that SolarWinds' out-of-the-box reports and dashboard are a key strength, noting, "It allows us to monitor access and pull cyber reports quickly. No more searching through logs...
Storage Management Software: Users Weigh In
April 19 2018
IT professionals reveal the pros and cons of using NetApp OnCommand Insight and Dell EMC ControlCenter. Read reviews of these solutions from the IT Central Station community.
Users review API management tools
April 12 2018
Developers weigh in on the pros and cons of API managers from Apigee, CA, IBM, Microsoft, Mulesoft, OpenLegacy, Oracle, and Tibco. Read real user reviews of these solutions from the IT Central Station community.
AlienVault vs Splunk: Top SIEM Solutions Compared
April 03 2018
SIEM users weigh in - IT Central Station users give AlienVault an 8.4 out of 10, with Splunk following close behind at 8.0 out of 10 ... AlienVault reviewers said the solution enabled them to "create a SOC on a budget with smaller than usual staff requirements," and that while "some of the correlation events are false-positive," the solution...
How to keep pace with the growing appetite of software
March 23 2018
Many organizations are already taking steps towards a successful continuous testing practice. In fact, IT Central Station recently published a report compiling reviews by testers themselves – which reveal their successes with Continuous testing.
LogRhythm vs Splunk: Top SIEM Solutions Compared
March 21 2018
SIEM users weigh in - IT Central Station users give LogRhythm an average rating of 8.7 out of 10, with Splunk following close behind at 8.0 out of 10 ... Splunk reviewers said the ability to view a wide range of logs and drill down into specific times or data sources "has proved to be the greatest aspect in decreasing our troubleshooting...
3 Ways PR Can Help Manage Today’s Review-Based Economy
March 17 2018
Today, we live in a review-based economy. Everything is reviewed – from the restaurants we eat in, to the BnB’s we sleep in, to the drivers we ride with and the passengers who ride with them! You’d be hard-pressed to find a product or service today that doesn’t have direct customer or user feedback somewhere on the internet.
4 Simple B2B Influencer Marketing Strategies
March 14 2018
Influencer marketing is becoming an increasingly popular tactic used by B2B companies to enhance brand equity, establish thought leadership and boost domain authority.
Customer Reviews: Top Remote Access Tools
March 12 2018
Businesses love remote access for worker productivity, but supporting and securing remote access can be a challenge. Here, IT managers in the IT Central Station community review some of the top remote access solutions: LogMeIn Pro, LogMeIn Rescue, Bomgar Remote Support, XenApp, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, TeamViewer and ConnectWise Control.
ArcSight vs Splunk: Top SIEM Solutions Compared
March 05 2018
SIEM users weigh in - IT Central Station users give Splunk an average rating of 8 out of 10, with ArcSight a close second at 7.9 out of 10 ... Splunk reviewers said the solution "makes possible new sorts of correlations that were previously impossible using traditional SIEMs such as ArcSight or QRadar," and said that while the licensing model...
Users review test data management tools
February 23 2018
Developers and IT pros report the pros and cons of CA Test Data Manager, Informatica Test Data Management, and IBM InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management.
Users review service virtualization tools
February 09 2018
Developers and IT pros weigh in on service virtualization offerings from CA, IBM, Micro Focus, Parasoft, and SmartBear Software. In their reviews, IT Central Station users cite earlier defect identification, integration with other products, and a variety of licensing options as valuable features when selecting service virtualization solutions...
3 ways PR can help manage today’s review-based economy
February 06 2018
Today, we live in a review-based economy. Everything is reviewed – from the restaurants we eat in, to the BnB’s we sleep in, to the drivers we ride with and the passengers who ride with them! You’d be hard pressed to find a product or service today that doesn’t have direct customer or user feedback somewhere on the internet.
Aruba v Aerohive in customer reviews
January 31 2018
When choosing the wireless LAN gear to be used in enterprises, it's important to look at security, reliability and ease of system management, and that's exactly what a group of Aruba and Aerohive customers have done. The two vendors rank number 1 and number 2 in wireless LAN according to members of the IT Central Station user community in which...
Review Roundup: Endpoint Protection Solutions
January 30 2018
For many enterprise organizations, large-scale data breaches often start with an initial compromise in an endpoint device, such as a computer, mobile device or laptop. Endpoint protection (also known as endpoint security) software addresses this issue directly by connecting remotely to client devices and ensuring that each endpoint complies with...
Network Performance Monitoring Tools: CA vs. Micro Focus
December 28 2017
According to the IT Central Station user community, CA Spectrum and Micro Focus Network Node Manager are ranked as top network performance management applications. In this article, real users weigh the pros and cons of each product, sharing their insights with other enterprise tech professionals looking to make a similar investment.
2018 DevOps Predictions
December 21 2017
Based on IT Central Station user reviews of DevOps solutions, in 2018 we can expect to see the continued trend for solutions that support Agile methodologies, as well as DevOps solutions that provide ROI in terms of saving resources, or that provide multiple functionalities. Users are looking for DevOps tools that make their work more...