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Best Channel Products 2009

Click on any category below to see the list of Best Channel Products for that technology. For details on the methodology behind this survey, click here.

Bar Code Labeling Software General Computing Security
Card Printing Managed Services Storage
Data Collection Hardware Networking Workforce Mgt./Time & Attendance
ECM/Data Capture Software Point Of Sale Hardware VoIP
ECM Hardware Point Of Sale Hospitality Software
Point Of Sale Retail Software


BAR CODE LABELING SOFTWARE
NiceWare Nicelabel
www.nicewareintl.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: "We used to exclusively sell a competing product for years, but we now sell NiceWare products almost exclusively. They are a great company to work with — an awesome support team, full product line, and a versatile product."
Seagull ScientificSeagull Scientific BarTender Label & RFID Software
www.seagullscientific.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Richness Of Features/Functionality
VAR Comment: "BarTender software is the best labeling package we've ever sold. Our customers enjoy its ease of use as well as its versatility. This product helps me to maintain my sales and keep my customers satisfied."

Seagull Scientific is the developer of BarTender® -- a "Best Channel Product" software solution for designing and printing labels, barcodes and RFID tags. They are also the world's largest developer of Windows drivers for label printers. Seagull sells internationally, mostly through a network of resellers that it generously supports with leads, free brochures to give to their customers (available in 23 languages), and print-ready digital artwork. Tech support is provided for free, both to resellers and registered end-users. Visit Seagull's website to access a large variety of resources, including brochures, white papers, and a free, full-working trial edition of BarTender.

CARD PRINTING
Zebra P330i
www.zebra.com
Top 2 Categories:Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: "It's quite simple: Zebra printers are bulletproof."

DATA COLLECTION HARDWARE

Mobile Bar Code Printers
Datamax-O'Neil microFlash 4te
www.datamax-oneil.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: "Datamax printers are built to last and easy to maintain."
Zebra RP4T
www.zebra.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: "The Zebra RP4T is a great reliable printer with a low profile that is easy to use and lightweight."

Bar Code Printers
Datamax-O'Neil I-Class
www.datamax-oneil.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: "I have sold hundreds of the I-Class, and they keep running and running. Just print heads go out after time; the rest of the unit is built like a Mercedes!"
Printronix T4M
www.printronix.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Richness Of Features/Functionality
VAR Comment: "The T4M is the most user-friendly, affordable, and well-engineered printer on the market."
SATOSATO America GL408e
www.satoamerica.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Integration, Richness Of Features/Functionality
VAR Comment: "The GL408e is one of the most flexible printers on the market with all major brand emulations and easy configuration. My service department loves it because of its reliability, and if they have to work on one, it's easy to service."

SATO's Prestige Partner Program provides a framework of business for growth and profit with SATO products, services, and solutions. The program is a tiered solution for the complexities of business today, yet offers a wider range of product and solution availability than most other industry programs. SATO is a customer-centric company, focused on continuous improvement of products, services, and solutions adding value to your business and customer relationships. SATO values highly its technology partners and encourages open communication between partners. One partner's specialty may complement another partner. By working together they offer an impressive solution that exceeds the customer's expectations.

SATO's Prestige Partner Program

BSM Best Channel Product" – SATO's GL4e Series Printer

Compact, Portable Performance – SATO's MBi Series
Zebra HC100
www.zebra.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Integration, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: "The HC100 is a VAR's dream. It's easy to sell, integrate, use, and support. What more could you want in a product?"

Handheld Computers
Honeywell Scanning & Mobility Dolphin 7600
www.honeywellaidc.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Richness Of Features/Functionality
VAR Comment: "The Honeywell 7600 has opened up new markets for us. We have sold it with the integrated cell phone with great success for field sales order processing. Customers love the form factor and clear screen."
Intermec CN3
www.intermec.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: "The CN3 is overall the best mobile handheld we have ever used."
Motorola MC75
www.motorola.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: "The MC75 handheld computer from Motorola provides a bright, large screen that is easy to read compared to other handhelds in the same price range. It also offers multiple keyboard and scanning options."
Unitech PA600
www.ute.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: "The Unitech PA600 is a great low-cost alternative to products from other manufacturers. It's able to provide a lot of features that you expect from others, but at a low enough price point that it's accessible for almost any customer."

Handheld Mobile Scanners
Datalogic Scanning PowerScan PM8300
www.scanning.datalogic.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Richness Of Features/Functionality
VAR Comment: "The PowerScan is the most rugged reliable handheld scanner on the market. I sell them to customers and never get calls for service. They just don't break; that's why Datalogic can warranty the product for so long."
Honeywell Scanning & Mobility 4820
www.honeywellaidc.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: "The 4820 is very robust with many features that fit a variety of applications our customers are looking for."
Motorola LS3578
www.motorola.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: "The LS3578 is a reliable, dependable product that my customers love. It's a great cordless scanner for any environment."

Wireless Mobile Printers
Datamax-O'Neil microFlash 4te
www.datamax-oneil.com
Product: microFlash 4te
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: "Datamax printers handle heavy workloads. The 4te is built to last and easy to maintain."

Workforce Mgt./Time & Attendance
Unitech MR650
www.ute.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Integration, Richness Of Features/Functionality
VAR Comment: "We have used the Unitech MR650 Time & Attendance Terminal and integrated our own software for Job Costing and T&A. The terminal has the features and durability our customers are looking for."

ECM HARDWARE

Personal Scanner (8-15 ppm)
Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500
www.fcpa.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: "The compact scanner has allowed our customers to be more mobile, more secure, more efficient, and more profitable. It replaces a fax, copier, and almost an assistant."

Desktop/Workgroup Scanner (15-30 ppm)
Fujitsu fi-6130
www.fcpa.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: "Great product line, great support, and a top-notch product care program."
Kodak ScanMate i1120
www.graphics.kodak.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Integration, Richness Of Features/Functionality
VAR Comment: "We're finding the Kodak i1120 scanner to be performing exceptionally well in difficult applications. Easy to integrate, as well."

Departmental Scanner (31-50 ppm)
Fujitsu fi-6140
www.fcpa.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: "The fi-6140 has been the most reliable product we've sold over the past several years."
Kodak i160
www.graphics.kodak.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: "Great departmental scanner at an even better price. No complaints on this scanner."

Production Scanner Low Volume (51-75 ppm)
BÖWE BELL + HOWELL Truper 3600
www.bbhscanners.com
Top 2 Categories: VAR's Ability To Service, Richness Of Features/Functionality
VAR Comment: "The Truper is a terrific scanner for the price and for volumes of several thousand pages per day."
Fujitsu fi-6670
www.fcpa.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: "For a small desktop scanner to scan at 60 ppm is incredible value. We still get the ‘wow' factor when we show our prospects this device."

Production Scanner Midvolume (65-100 ppm)
Fujitsu fi-5900C
www.fcpa.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: "Indestructible hardware, long-lasting consumables, at a reasonable price. Makes for a compelling cost of ownership."

Production Scanner High Volume (100>ppm)
BÖWE BELL + HOWELL Ngenuity 9125
www.bbhscanners.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: "Ngenuity is a fantastic (and bulletproof) scanner. The product has really impressed clients/prospects who have on occasion in a group setting uttered a collective ‘wow.'"

Network Scanner
Fujitsu fi-6010N iScanner
www.fcpa.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Integration, Ease Of Upgrade
VAR Comment: "Fujitsu scanners are tops in quality, features, and service."

MFP/Copier
Konica Minolta Bizhub c353
www.konicaminolta.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Ease Of Upgrade
VAR Comment: "The Bizhub is an amazing piece of equipment. The performance of the unit is unmatched."
Xerox Phaser 8560 MFP
www.xerox.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, VAR's Ability To Service
VAR Comment: "Dependable and easy to service."

ECM/DATA CAPTURE SOFTWARE

ECM Software - SMB
Cabinet NG CNG-SAFE
www.cabinetng.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: "Cabinet NG has been a remarkable solution. It really helps us give customers a very clear, usable solution that has an immediate impact on their bottom line. This product gives us hero stature!"
Computhink ViewWise
www.computhink.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Ease Of Upgrade
VAR Comment: "ViewWise from Computhink has been a fantastic product rich with features that are included with the software, not a continuous list of add-ons that cost our customers."

ECM Software - Enterprise
Hyland OnBase
www.onbase.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, VAR's Ability To Service
VAR Comment: "The Hyland OnBase suite offers unparalleled value in terms of innovation, ease of use, ROI, and continual refinement. Deployments ranging in size and scope are repeatable, rapid, and predictable with the Hyland software suite."

Data Capture/Forms Processing Software
ABBYY FlexiCapture
www.abbyy.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, VAR's Ability To Service
VAR Comment: "ABBYY FlexiCapture completely redefines capture software without the need for templates. The speed of deployment is amazing."
EMC Captiva Capture Software
www.emc.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: "EMC Captiva is a great product. Captiva makes my clients happy, which makes me happy."
KODAK Capture Desktop Software
www.graphics.kodak.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: "Kodak Capture combines the ultimate in ease of use, features, and price point. I predict it will ‘own' the single-station batch capture market."
Kofax Capture Software
www.kofax.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: "When it comes to Kofax' software, it's all about ease of setup and ease of use."

GENERAL COMPUTING

Displays
HP LP2275w 22" Widescreen LCD
www.hp.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Integration, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: "HP products just work. No issues with their support, and we have had a very low failure rate with all these models."
ViewSonic VG2230wm
www.viewsonic.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Integration, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: "ViewSonic LCD monitors are, in our opinion, the best bar none. They are easy on the eyes and have great color depth."

Desktop PCs
HP Compaq dc7900
www.hp.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Integration, Richness Of Features/Functionality
VAR Comment: "We handle several large school district accounts, and the fact that HP is very good about sharing parts between products and having consistent parts (i.e. the same vendor) has made a huge difference in selling HP in those school districts."

Notebooks
Dell Latitude
www.dell.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Integration, Richness Of Features/Functionality
VAR Comment: "I went to service a Dell. I had just started to take a bent one apart when the IT guy told me I had the wrong one. That one had been driven over by a semi and still worked. I was there to fix the unit that had dropped on the floor.."
Lenovo ThinkPad X301
www.lenovo.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: "The Lenovo products are workhorses — great, reliable, powerful — we never get any complaints regarding this hardware, and we sell multiple pieces each week."

Rugged Notebooks
HP EliteBook 6930p
www.hp.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Integration, Richness Of Features/Functionality
VAR Comment: "HP EliteBook 6930p is a well-built and well-designed notebook for a business user."
Panasonic Toughbook 19
www.panasonic.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Richness Of Features/Functionality
VAR Comment: "The Panasonic Toughbook 19 is an incredibly reliable, sound, and great functioning notebook. I would definitely nominate this device above all others."

UPSs
APC Smart UPS 2200VA
www.apc.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Integration, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: "We love the APC units with SmartSlot since it allows network-based shutdown and logging."
Tripp Lite SmartOnline 2U Rack/Tower UPS
www.tripplite.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: "I have such easy access to my rep. It is funny how having a real person to contact has now become one of the hardest things to find within a company."

MANAGED SERVICES

IT Management Software
AutotaskAutotask Pro
www.autotask.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Upgrade
VAR Comment: "Autotask provides an accessible (anywhere there's a working browser or mobile phone) system to provide consistency and documentation for client support and project implementations."

With nearly 30,000 active users, Autotask is world's #1 hosted IT services management platform specifically designed to help VARs, Managed Service Providers and other IT Service Providers to organize, automate and manage their businesses. Better. Run Your IT Services Business Better. From the Cloud.
Imagine logging in to any computer or device connected to the Internet, anywhere in the world, and having immediate access to everything – and everyone – important to your business! Look-up any customer record. Work any service ticket. Access all your tasks, to-dos and appointments. Enter time, notes and expenses. Manage sales opportunities. Outsource to partners. Collaborate with clients. Even reconcile and bill your work. All through a standard web browser, with no downloads or installs, and no special hardware to purchase and maintain. That's the Autotask Advantage.

Request a personalized demo over the web
Download the Autotask overview video
Download a complimentary white paper on Streamlining Your IT Operations.
ConnectWiseConnectWise PSA
www.connectwise.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Ease Of Upgrade
VAR Comment: "ConnectWise has revolutionized the way we do business. This is the single most important investment we've made."

ConnectWise is the proud winner of Business Solutions Best Channel Product 2009, CompTIA's Breakaway Award, and has been recognized by Inc5000 as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America. One of the most recognized PSA tools in the industry, ConnectWise is way beyond software.
ConnectWise combines help desk, dispatching, service level management, project management and CRM into a single, web based application, with integrated time-tracking, billing and reporting. Designed based on 27 years of experience as an IT solution provider, ConnectWise enables IT services companies to streamline their daily workflow and operate using proven best practices.

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Platforms
HoundDog Technology Managed Services Software
www.hounddogiseasy.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Upgrade, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: "It's easy to use, and their claims of fast setup were hard to believe, but bang on." Note: HoundDog is now part of the GFI Software family, the product rebranded as GFI MAX (www.gfimax.com).

GFI MAX™ delivers an easy, affordable solution for IT support providers, VARs and MSPs who want to monitor their clients' RAID arrays, remote offices, ISP connection, bandwidth usage, their website, and their server at less cost. GFI MAX helps you monitor the key parts of your clients' network that cause the most grief – and alert you proactively – at an affordable price.
GFI MAX provides the essential Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) tools at only a fraction of the effort and expense of other more bloated systems. GFI MAX is affordable, effective, risk-free, intuitive and easy to set up. Sign up for your FREE 30 day trial here.
Kaseya 5.0
www.kaseya.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: "Before Kaseya, I had 13 employees managing $1 million in business. After, I have 9 employees managing $1.2 million. Simply, the product allowed me to scale revenue by 20% the next year, while reducing my work staff by 30%."

NETWORKING

Routers - Enterprise
Cisco 2600 Router
www.cisco.com
Top 2 Categories: VAR's Ability To Service, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: "Cisco's innovation and product mix along with their channel-focused efforts have been a large part of our continued success even in down economic times."
Juniper Networks J4350 Router
www.juniper.net
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: "Juniper Networks switches beat competitive switches hands down in speed, performance, and capability testing! They are far superior!"

Routers - SMB
Cisco WRVS4400N
www.cisco.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: "We always lead with Cisco for reliability, integration, and security features."
NETGEAR ProSafe VPN Firewall Router
www.netgear.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, (2) Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: "The NETGEAR ProSafe VPN simply works. I have a number of SMB clients that use this product because it gives effective, affordable protection."

Switches - Enterprise
3Com 4500G
www.3com.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Integration, Richness Of Features/Functionality
VAR Comment: "3Com products continually exceed our expectations, and any servicing issues have been resolved quickly."
Cisco Catalyst 4500
www.cisco.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Richness Of Features/Functionality
VAR Comment: "The entire Catalyst line is reliable and always does what we need, and Cisco provides great support."
Juniper Networks EX4200
www.juniper.net
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Richness Of Features/Functionality
VAR Comment: "The virtual chassis feature of the Juniper EX4200 gives my customers the ability to get high availability (HA) without having to buy a chassis. They are just lightning fast."

Switches - SMB
Cisco SGE2000P 24-port Gigabit Switch
www.cisco.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: "You can't beat Cisco's willingness to pick up the phone when you call and stay with you until the solution is at hand. And that's if you even need them. They think of everything before they even ship a product."
D-Link DWS-3227 24-Port Wireless Switch
www.dlink.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Integration, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: "Not only are D-Link products more affordable than the main competitors, they are highly reliable, easy to install, and come with good support from the company, including field service and engineering."
NETGEAR ProSafe Gigabit Smart Switch
www.netgear.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Integration, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: "I have always enjoyed the ease of use with NETGEAR switches, our company's first vendor of choice."

Wireless APs - Enterprise
Cisco Aironet 1140
www.cisco.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Richness Of Features/Functionality
VAR Comment: "Nothing beats the reliability of Cisco WAPs"
SonicWALL SonicPoint N
www.sonicwall.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Richness Of Features/Functionality
VAR Comment: "The SonicWALL SonicPoint N is priced right and gives great reliablility and service."

Wireless APs - SMB
Cisco WAP4400N
www.cisco.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, VAR's Ability To Service
VAR Comment: "I prefer any Cisco product to others. Always clear and precise directions, with the highest reliability in the market."
NETGEAR Wireless Access Point
www.netgear.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Integration, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: "NETGEAR products have worked well for us and our IT clients as well. A good balance of features and reliability, at an affordable cost."

POINT OF SALE HARDWARE

All-In-One Terminals
Pioneer POS StealthTouch - M5 Pioneer POS
www.pioneerpos.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: "Great performance, great design, and very reliable."

With today's demanding applications, Pioneer POS intends to be your reliable partner who can offer products with consistent quality and service. We design and manufacture state-of-the-art touchscreen systems with longer shelf-life (minimum of 4 years) and a minimum of 5 years of support life.
As a manufacturer of touchscreen solutions, Pioneer POS understands that one customer's needs may differ from another. Our products are built to take into account how you do business, so you can have the best return on your investment. While standard models are available through our distributors, we pride ourselves to be the best and quickest in building custom-configured systems.

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PosiflexPosiflex KS6215
www.posiflexusa.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: "Unbeatable features, very reliable, and easy to service."

The Posiflex channel strategy is based on cornerstones of value-add and partnerships. Value-Add includes Posiflex working directly with distributors, VARs, ISVs and end-users to create market awareness and demand. Partnership includes promotion and sales of our products thru:
· Advertising
· Co-marketing
· Lead generation
· Canvassing for new opportunities
· Product Training
· "Partnering to Win" programs
· Post sale Service and support options for the life of the product

Posiflex commits to the design and manufacture of the best POS products available in the industry, and helps our channel partners be the best in their endeavor to sell our products and serve their customers.

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POS-X XPC-515
www.pos-x.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Integration, Ease Of Upgrade
VAR Comment: "POS-X hardware comes with the best support I have encountered. As a new VAR, I found it difficult to learn everything I needed to know. The people at POS-X were more patient and helpful than any company I have ever dealt with."
Touch Dynamic Breeze
www.touchdynamic.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Integration, Richness Of Features/Functionality
VAR Comment: "The Breeze is a great terminal. Plus, Touch Dynamic has it right when it comes to dealer support for their product!"

Bar Code Scanners
Datalogic Scanning Magellan 8500
www.scanning.datalogic.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: "We count on Datalogic scanners for their reliability. We install this hardware with confidence throughout our region."
Honeywell Scanning & Mobility MS9500 Voyager
www.honeywellaidc.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Integration, Richness Of Features/Functionality
VAR Comment: "The Honeywell MS9500 Voyager is the best POS scanner hands down. It has never disappointed me or my customers."
Motorola LS2208
www.motorola.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: "Motorola's LS2208 is reliable, affordable, and can withstand the abuse of all the environments we put it in."

Cash Drawers
APG JB320-BL1816-C
www.apgcd.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: "The APG cash drawer we use has no returns at all — an excellent product!"
MMF Cash Drawer Advantage
www.mmfcashdrawer.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: "These cash drawers last forever."
M-S Cash Drawer CF-405
www.mscashdrawer.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: "I love the CF-405 cash drawers because they are consistent. Since 1996, I've never had one returned or found a defect in one."

ECRs
CRS SAM4S SPS-2000
www.crs-usa.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: "The SPS-2000 is full of features and very easy to train the end user! Our customers love this terminal."

Pole Displays
Logic Controls LD9000
www.logiccontrols.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: "The LD9000 is a reliable product at an affordable price point."
Partner Tech CD-7220
www.partnertechcorp.com
Top 2 Categories: VAR's Ability To Service, Richness Of Features/Functionality
VAR Comment: "Good reliable equipment backed by a good, reputable company."

Receipt Printers
Bixolon America SRP-275CG
www.samsungminiprinters.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: "The Bixolon SRP receipt printer series is my favorite choice when considering quality, durability, and cost."
Epson TM-T88IV
www.epson.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: "A tank. A workhorse. Takes a pounding and keeps going. Fast printing and low rate of faulting."
Star Micronics TSP100 futurePRNT
www.starmicronics.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: "The Star futurePRNT is the best feature-rich receipt printer. Easy to install, with everything in the box."

Touch Monitors
Tyco/Elo TouchSystems 2200L 22" LCD
www.elotouch.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: "The Elo touch monitors exceed our customers' needs. They're reliable, cost-effective, and withstand heavy use."

POINT OF SALE SOFTWARE

Hospitality Software
Focus POS Systems nFocus Dashboard
www.focuspos.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Upgrade, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: "Focus software is the best. The user-friendly backoffice and nFocus dashboard is unquestionably the best out there. The backup redundancy and ease of recovery minimize downtime in hardware failure situations."
Future POS Software
www.futurepos.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: "FuturePOS is hands down the best POS software on the market for the price. It out-performs all other POS software in versatility, functionality, stability, and design. What more would you want!?"
SoftTouch POS Software
www.softtouchpos.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: "SoftTouch is fully featured and easy to install, train, and maintain. The SoftTouch innovative dealer purchase plans allow the dealer to maintain the margins necessary to properly install and support their customers. The company is great."

Retail POS Software
Intuit QuickBooks Point Of Sale Pro 8.0
www.quickbooks.intuit.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Upgrade
VAR Comment: "We like the QuickBooks Point of Sale product as it is relatively inexpensive, easy to install, fairly flexible, has good integration with QB Financials, and works across a number of industries."
Microsoft Dynamics
www.microsoft.com/dynamics
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Richness Of Features/Functionality
VAR Comment: "Microsoft Dynamics is stable, reliable, and customizable."
Specialized Business Solutions Keystroke POS
www.keystrokepos.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Upgrade
VAR Comment: "Well-written software with many useable features. It is flexible, easy to teach/learn, and reliable. The biggest
plus is working with the people at SBS — some of the best."

SBS is proud to be recognized by our excellent Authorized Dealers and Business Solutions magazine for our honest and consistent role in working with VARs for over 20 years.  We may be third alphabetically, but we're #1 in POS software when it comes to providing a generous dealer program, excellent technical support services, and quality POS software. 
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SECURITY

Endpoint Security
AVG Technologies Internet Security SBS
www.avg.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Upgrade, Richness Of Features/Functionality
VAR Comment: "AVG has the power to detect viruses that others leave behind."
ESET Smart Security 4
www.eset.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: "ESET Smart Security has proved itself over and over. I don't even have to sell it anymore; my customers see what happens to people using inferior products, and they pull out their checkbooks."
Kaspersky Business Space Security
www.kaspersky.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: "Kaspersky Business Space Security has been a great fit for our customers. The quality of the product, especially when the price is considered, is phenomenal."
Trend Micro Officescan 10
www.trendmicro.com
Top 2 Categories: VAR's Ability To Service, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: "Trend Micro has proved to have the most cost-effective and easy-to-use security products for us."

Network Security Suite
SonicWALL Email Security 500 (ESEC)
www.sonicwall.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: "SonicWALL provides a very profitable recurrent renewal of services that lets us grow our business every year."
SonicWALL Antivirus & Anti-Spyware (EPS)
www.sonicwall.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: "SonicWALL has been a great choice as a solution for network security, VPN, content filtering and anti-spam. They are easy to install and administer, with an outstanding reliability."
SonicWALL E-Class SSL VPN Series (SSL)
www.sonicwall.com
Product: E-Class SSL VPN Series (SSL)
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Richness Of Features/Functionality
VAR Comment: "We resell SonicWALL VPN firewalls exclusively. Their interfaces are extremely intuitive. SonicWALL's technical support is also outstanding."
SonicWALL E-Class Network Security Appliance
www.sonicwall.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Richness Of Features/Functionality
VAR Comment: "The ability to give customers limited/controlled access to specific features plus the reporting features in the solution increase our ability to service our customers and provide a cost-effective solution."
Check Point Antivirus & Anti-Malware Blade (DLP)
www.checkpoint.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Richness Of Features/Functionality
VAR Comment: "Great product. And the company's road map for new announcements is super."
Check Point Endpoint Security (EPS)
www.checkpoint.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Richness Of Features/Functionality
VAR Comment: "I like Check Point for its ability to be a flexible software solution that works with various compliant hardware options."
Check Point Power-1 (SSL)
www.checkpoint.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: "With a single management point and reliability in big environments, this product is our favorite."
Check Point UTM-1 Appliance
www.checkpoint.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Richness Of Features/Functionality
VAR Comment: "Check Point has been our best security solution thus far. The ease of use and reliability is exceptional."
GFI MailArchiver
www.gfi.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Upgrade, VAR's Ability To Service
VAR Comment: "If you have SMB customers, this helps you resolve so many problems — security, storage, everything."
GFI MailEssentials (ESEC)
www.gfi.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Upgrade, VAR's Ability To Service
VAR Comment: "GFI has the most stable security products I have worked with during the past eight years. From version to version, the stability and ease of use have been maintained while adding features and capabilities."
GFI WebMonitor for ISA Server (WCF)
www.gfi.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Upgrade, VAR's Ability To Service
VAR Comment: "When our customers have issues with end users downloading apps, we recommend this product. It lets you see what all your users are doing and have access to."
GFI EndPointSecurity (EPS)
www.gfi.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Upgrade, VAR's Ability To Service
VAR Comment: "This resolved our customers' concerns about data leaking out, and it is easy for us to integrate with the rest of their GFI products."

Email Security
AppRiver SecureTide Spam & Virus Protection
www.appriver.com
Top 2 Categories: VAR's Ability To Service, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: "AppRiver SecureTide is by far the best spam solution we have used. Very infrequent false positives. Very high percentage of caught spam. We can always reach a live support person in minutes."
AVG Internet Security SBS
www.avg.com
Top 2 Categories: VAR's Ability To Service, Ease Of Upgrade
VAR Comment: "AVG seems to be on the cutting edge when it comes to key features like identity theft protection, rootkit detection and removal, and efficient scanning across the board."
Barracuda Networks Spam & Virus Firewall
www.barracudanetworks.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Integration, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: "Relatively easy to configure, provides great reports, and is easy to keep updated with energize packs and firmware updates."

SSL - VPN
Cisco ASA 5500 Security Appliance
www.cisco.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Richness Of Features/Functionality
VAR Comment: "Cisco ASA is the best all-around appliance for security."
Juniper Networks SA 4500
www.juniper.net
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Richness Of Features/Functionality
VAR Comment: "Juniper SA 4500 is solid both for our in-house production use and customer implementation."

Unified Threat Management (UTM)
Check Point UTM-1 Appliance
www.checkpoint.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Richness Of Features/Functionality
VAR Comment: "Having an all-in-one box solution provides us with a way to offer extra value to our customers."
Juniper Networks SSG-5
www.juniper.net
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Richness Of Features/Functionality
VAR Comment: "Juniper's SSG-5 is a masterpiece for SMB networks. It has a superior operating system (ScreenOS) that is granular and allows specific configurations."
SonicWALL E-Class Network Security Appliance
www.sonicwall.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Richness Of Features/Functionality
VAR Comment: "Such solid products come from SonicWALL. All very reliable."
WatchGuard E-Class Network Security Appliance
www.watchguard.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: "WatchGuard is a fantastic vendor to work with. Respects the vendor/VAR relationship."

Web Content Filtering
Barracuda Networks Barracuda Web Filter
www.barracudanetworks.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Integration, Ease Of Upgrade
VAR Comment: "Barracuda Web Filters are amazing devices. They take little time to integrate into an environment and offer many options on how to use. The support received from them is the best I have dealt with in the field."
Cisco IronPort S-Series
www.ironport.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Upgrade
VAR Comment: "Cisco IronPort is leading the way with reputation-based services and high-performance content scanning."
Cymphonix Network Composer
www.cymphonix.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: "Cymphonix has been a pleasure to work with. Their technical staff is always helpful. The product is feature-rich and a perfect solution."
Websense Web Security Gateway
www.websense.com
Top 2 Categories: VAR's Ability To Service, Richness Of Features/Functionality
VAR Comment: "The Web Security Gateway and the new V10k appliance appear to be game changers since we can now open up Twitter, social networking sites, and iGoogle to our end users."

STORAGE

Backup & Disaster Recovery Software
CA ARCserve Backup r12.5
www.ca.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: "ARCserve r12.5 including deduplication as standard is UNBEATABLE in the market! CA has got this right. Also, the integration with XOsoft is faultless."
Commvault Simpana
www.commvault.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: "As a consulting firm, we work with many partners, but Commvault has been by far the most receptive to assisting with the needs and price worries of our customers. Out of all our partners, they are by far the most responsive."
Symantec Backup Exec 12.5
www.symantec.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: "This backup application has been rock-solid since the days of Veritas."

Backup Appliances
Data Domain DD690 Appliance
www.datadomain.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Richness Of Features/Functionality
VAR Comment: "Data Domain = Best of Breed."
Seagate Replica
www.seagate.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: "The Seagate external drives are great. No fluff, just a good drive with an excellent warranty."

Data Management Software
BlueArc DataMigrator
www.bluearc.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Ease of Integration
VAR Comment: "I have had a lot of experience with the BlueArc product set, and I am extremely impressed with the performance, features, and ability to consistently stay ahead of their competitors."
Mimosa Systems NearPoint
www.mimosasystems.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Richness Of Features/Functionality
VAR Comment: "Mimosa Systems NearPoint has proven to be a fantastic solution for our clients that need to archive and recover Exchange email. It is a very easy product to work with."
Symantec Enterprise Vault 8.0
www.symantec.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, VAR's Ability To Service
VAR Comment: "Symantec products are easy to work with and low-maintenance."

Data Protection Software
CA XOsoft High Availability
www.ca.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, VAR's Ability To Service
VAR Comment: "When the hurricane went through Houston last year, our customers' XOsoft products worked like a charm."
HP Data Protector Express
www.hp.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: "The ability to encrypt data on any kind of backup media is a bonus to this product's solid
performance."

NAS
Cisco NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit
www.cisco.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: "We have and still use Cisco. They are the best in performance and reliability, and with years of experience, who could possibly beat them?"
NetApp FAS2000
www.netapp.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Ease Of Upgrade
VAR Comment: "This does everything at a price point that works in most midmarket environments. It can handle traditional NAS duty while providing iSCSI (Internet small computer systems interface) and fiber connectivity."
NETGEAR ReadyNAS Pro
www.netgear.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: "This product is highly reliable. A great fit for us."

Removable External Storage
Seagate FreeAgent Go
www.seagate.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Integration, Ease Of Upgrade
VAR Comment: "This small format solution brings all the external storage we need and the typical reliability of Seagate."

SAN
Cisco MDS 9124 Multilayer Fabric Switch
www.cisco.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Richness Of Features/Functionality
VAR Comment: "What can we say? It just plain works."
Dell EqualLogic PS Series SAN
www.equallogic.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: "It is by far the easiest storage to acquire and set up. It is cheaper and faster than fiber channel storage as it can be connected to your existing LAN at the new 10 GB interface. It also comes loaded with the software you need to manage it."
HP LeftHand P4300 4.8TB SAS Starter SAN
www.hp.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Richness Of Features/Functionality
VAR Comment: "This product has a broad appeal to both small and large customers. It installs and scales better than any other product. This product is five stars."

VoIP

IP PBX
Allworx 24x
www.allworx.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Upgrade, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: "The Allworx 24x has a robust feature set, aggressive price points, is easy to implement, and easy to service. These four key points have made the solution particularly attractive in the current economic climate."
NEC UX5000
www.necux5000.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Richness Of Features/Functionality
VAR Comment: "We've found the UX5000 to be the easiest system to work with in terms of VoIP networking. It has made a big difference in our business and brought us much larger sales revenue per sale than in any of our 39 years of business."

IP Phones
Allworx 9224
www.allworx.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Integration, Ease Of Upgrade
VAR Comment: "I have a client that is so impressed with the ease of setting up and maintaining Allworx remote phones they are switching from a business where everyone goes to the office to work to a business where everyone is working from home."
NEC IP-24e
www.necunifiedsolutions.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Richness Of Features/Functionality
VAR Comment: "I love NEC's flexibility, especially with the phones. They are modular, allowing me to add physical buttons, bluetooth handsets, and features without having to replace the phone."
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