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What Separates Business Routers From Consumer Routers?

Small-business owners shopping for a new router should avoid the flashy new 802.11ac models. Here’s why.

The Best Encrypted Flash Drives

Secure flash drives are convenient and more reliable than ever, but their performance doesn't keep up with the times. Still, they'll keep your data safely in your pocket.

CMS Products CE-Secure Vault FIPS Review: High Protection, Good Performance

The CE-Secure Vault FIPS offers hardware encryption, FIPS 140-2 Level 2 certification, manageability, and reasonable performance.

Kanguru Defender 2000 Review: A Managed, Secure Flash Drive

AES 256-bit hardware encryption, manageability, antimalware software, and a nice tactile experience highlight the Defender 2000.

Imation Defender F200 Biometric Flash Drive Review: Secure but Slow

Slick biometric finger swiping and FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certification make this flash drive especially secure.

Apricorn Aegis Secure Key Review: Nifty Integrated Keypad Safeguards Your Data

This slender keypad drive is secure and can be used handily with any operating system or device, but performance is subpar.

Kingston DataTraveler 4000 Managed Review: A Fast, Affordable Secure Flash Drive

With its managed software, this is one of the more affordable FIPS 140-2 certified secure flash drives on the market.

Samsung Optical Smart Hub Review: An Interesting Idea, Poorly Executed

This unusual external DVD burner acts a Wi-Fi hotspot and can stream DVD content via a mobile connection, but its implementation leaves a lot to be desired.

D-Link DIR-605L Cloud Router Review: Strong Monitoring Capabilities but Indifferent Performance

This router lets you monitor and control some network functions from an Internet-connected iOS or Android device.

Hotspot Shield Protects Your Privacy Either Free With Ads or Paid and Ad-Free

Encrypt your wireless communications at non-secure locations with private VPN service Hotspot Shield.

G-RAID with Thunderbolt an impressive performer

The G-RAID with Thunderbolt offers both speedy transfer times and huge amounts of storage capacity

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Private WiFi Protects Sensitive Data--For a Price

Protect your Wi-Fi communications with personal VPN service Private WiFi.

Network-Attached Storage: Today’s Best Boxes

Ethernet-attached storage boxes look much as they did two years ago, but their speed, interfaces, and features have evolved.