The multi-functional “purple box” from Oculan that provides IT management and security has been named a “Best of the Tests” Finalist in LAN Management by Network World magazine.

The purple box, or Oculan 250, is an appliance that integrates a variety of security and management technologies, which caught the attention of editors at Network World.

“We liked this appliance for providing ‘plug and play’ network monitoring to small and midsize companies that want a comprehensive network-monitoring system without the hassle of installing a separate monitoring server and software,” stated the Network World editors. “The appliance offers excellent device discovery, useful monitoring features, timely notifications of network events, helpful reports and a responsive user interface. In addition, the Oculan 250 can identify vulnerabilities, watch for intrusions and monitor Windows server performance factors.”