ASi Ships PKZIP MultiPlatform Compression Software
Ascent Solutions Inc. has begun shipping PKZIP and PKZIP
Library products for MVS and AS/400. UNIX versions for
1.1 and later, SCO UNIX, SCO Xenix, AT&T System
5, Interactive, AIX,
HP/UX, Ultrix, and DG Aviion are also available.
PKZIP MultiPlatform uses the advanced deflation algorithm
operation while still yielding compression ratios in
excess of 90
percent. The PKZIP Data Compression Library (DCL) lets
incorporate data compression into their software application
The Data Compression Library supports generic compression
to and from any location, and supports 14 different
compressed on one system may be decompressed on another
comparable library. I/O is handled by the application
the DCL flexible.
In 1992, ASi obtained the rights from PKWARE to develop
non-DOS PKZIP compression products. No runtime royalties
for use of DCL. For more information contact Ascent
17 South St. Clair, Suite 300, Dayton, OH 45402, (513)
(513) 222-9011; Data: (513) 222-0044.
UniPress Announces SoftNet
UniPress has announced SoftNet, which allows UNIX workstation
integrated Novell NetWare servers or clients. SoftNet
has three parts:
SoftNet Utilities, SoftNet Client, and SoftNet Term.
It requires no
additional hardware or software.
The first part, SoftNet Utilities, lets Sun, HP, IBM,
SGI, and SCO
workstations be Novell NetWare 2.2 or 3.1 servers, providing
and print sharing capabilities. No disk partitioning
and NetWare client PCs map UNIX directories. SoftNet
exchange between UNIX workstations and PCs while retaining
features of UNIX and NetWare. The UNIX system running
the same interface and is administered the same way
as a NetWare server,
and Novell's administrative utilities are functional
on the UNIX server.
SoftNet utilities also include a DOS terminal emulator,
access to the UNIX host with the IPX protocol.
The second component, SoftNet Client, lets UNIX workstation
NetWare Clients. UNIX users mount NetWare servers, access
use the NetWare disk and printing resources. Standard
and procedures are used. SoftNet Client does not require
and does not interfere with TCP/IP activities.
The third part, SoftNet Term, allows a PC NetWare client
a remote UNIX terminal session using IPX as a transport.
purchase of TCP/IP is required. The DOS terminal emulation
by the IPX protocol that has been established when both
PC and UNIX
components are running. The SoftNet Term host side requires
partitioning and can be used as a standalone product.
SoftNet Utilities is priced from $1,299 for 16 concurrent
connections. SoftNet Client is priced at $399 for a
single user and
$1,499 for a five-pack. SoftNet Term requires the purchase
UNIX host and PC sides. Prices are $399 per UNIX host,
and $99 for
the PC side. For more information contact UniPress Software,
Lincoln Highway, Edison, NJ 08817, (908) 287-2100; FAX:
OPENService SJI Introduces SYSTEMWatch AI-L
OPENService SJI Inc. has introduced SYSTEMWatch AI-L
for UNIX. SYSTEMWatch
AI-L, a rules-based software package, automates routine
tasks such as monitoring system and application data,
actions and alerts, and escalating problems as necessary.
AI-L uses a client/server model. The SYSTEMWatch AI-L
console lets the system administrator monitor multiple
hosts on the
network simultaneously. Individual hosts run a client
gathers data, makes basic decisions, and passes data
to the server.
SYSTEMWatch AI-L exchanges data between SYSTEMWatch
and user processes in a human-readable form. Features
AI-L include managing printers, file systems, mail queues,
system performance, security, user processes, customer
and databases. OPENService SJI provides a variety of
message interface modules, such as alphanumeric paging
and a customer customization option. The AI-L development
lets customers define the management information bases
which intelligent decision will be made, as well as
the complex reasoning
operations, or rules, under which SYSTEMWatch AI-L will
SYSTEMWatch AI-L is integrated with SunConnect's network
system, SunNet Manager. And OPENService SJI supports
by providing customer hotlines, consulting, training
and bug fixes,
and custom development of MIBs, rule sets, and application
The SYSTEMWatch AI-L client package is priced at $395
per host, and
the system administrator's management console is priced
Site licensing for system management consoles and runtime
is available. For more information contact OPENService
650 Castro St., Suites 120-306, Mountain View, CA 94041,
FAX: (415) 390-9152.
Diederich & Associates Announces NetScript/6000
Diederich & Associates has announced NetScript/6000
multi-protocol enabling software for NetView/6000. NetScript/6000
operational, administrative, configuration, and control
are integrated with the NetView/6000 graphical user
provides monitor and control capability for elements
does not independently manage.
NetScript/6000 translates protocol, language, and syntax
from monitored elements into management info displayable
submaps. NetScript/6000 can monitor higher-level, cross-domain
of problems, alarm notification and summary, and fastpath
Colors are used to dynamically reflect device operational
NetScript/6000 alarm processing is tailorable and supports
correlation, time-relation, and threshold alarm input.
of NetScript/6000-managed elements are available from
object menu and main menu bar. NetScript/6000 provides
for SNMP devices monitored by NetView/6000. NetScript
support for devices from NetView and NetView Graphic
(NGMF) or NETCENTER. NetScript provides automatic recovery
distributed platform, the host platform, or both. For
contact Diederich & Associates, Inc., 625 Fair Oaks
290, South Pasadena, CA 91030; (818) 799-9670; FAX:
DBA Announces ARC Program for UNIX
Data Bank Associates, Inc. have announced the ARC/UX
library program for the 88K, HP, and Coherent UNIX systems.
can be added, moved, deleted, updated, or executed from
an ARC library.
ARC libraries are compatible on UNIX, Data General AOS/VS,
OS/2 operating systems - files compressed on any of
can be used, as is, on any other platform.
The ARC program was developed by DBA under a license
from System Enhancement
Associates of Waye, New Jersey, the original developers
of the ARC
program for DOS-based PCs. ARC/UX is compatible with
level 6 of ARC
on all platforms and uses the system-specific information
implementation under other operating systems. ARC/UX
filenames but also generates an "aka" (also
known as) name
for PCs when the original name doesn't conform to PC
ARC/UX retains the functionality of the DOS and AOS/VS
operating in a multiuser environment. Multiple users
can extract or
run programs simultaneously from a common ARC library.
DBA has planned releases of ARC/UX for other systems
during the summer
of 1993, including IBM, SUN, SCO, NCR, and AT&T
UNIX versions. For
more information, contact Data Bank Associates, Inc.,
Blvd., Suite 104, Germantown, MD, 20874-1118; (301)
Programmed Logic Introduces DEFS for PC UNIX Systems
Programmed Logic Corporation has introduced its Data
System (DEFS) for Intel-based PCs running USL's SVR4
or Univel's UnixWare.
DEFS is an SVR4-compatible file system which encrypts
file data before
storing it on disk, providing security for file data
systems. DEFS works by encrypting and decrypting files
using a software key specified when you mount the file
the proper key, file contents are indecipherable. DEFS
secure backup utility, which saves data in its encrypted
to the backup media.
DEFS has the same features as Programmed Logic's other
products, including simple installation and automatic
tuning for administering
DEFS. DEFS performance is described as competetive with
single-user personal computer systems. DEFS runs on
versions of UNIX
compatible with SVR4 and SVR4.2. DEFS is part of Programmed
Corporation's family of file system products, which
providing compression to double disk capacity, and HTFS,
system performance and high throughput. DEFS is priced
at $249 for
single user and $499 for multi-user systems. For more
contact Programmed Logic Corporation, 200 Cottontail
Somerset, NJ, 08873; (908) 302-0090; FAX: (908) 302-1903.
QSTAR Centralizes Backups
QStar Technologies, Inc., a developer of portable optical
management software, has announced ES/Backup, part of
System Management Solutions family of products. ES/Backup
a single control point while emphasizing high-performance
ES/Backup uses the client/server model for backups.
network extensions for server and client workstations
UNIX, on platforms including Sun SPARC, IBM RS/6000,
DECstation, and Intel-based UNIX SVR4.2. Client modules
Macintosh and MS-DOS systems.
ES/Backup is scalable and extensible, with initial installation
a single workstation expanded over time to include other
ES/Backup allows you to back up all the computers on
a network to
different storage devices through a single control point.
supports multiple, concurrent tasks; and nine incremental
backup. Other ES/Backup features include: compression,
backup classes (files, directories, disk partitions,
or all the files
on a node), flexible scheduling, simple file restore,
help. For more information, contact QStar Technologies,
East Jefferson St., Fifth Floor, Rockville, MD, 20852;
or (301) 762-9800;
FAX: (301) 762-9829.
ILSI Shipping DRTS for DOS, SCO UNIX, and SunOS
ILSI has begun shipping the Distributed Revision Tracking
a suite of code management tools supporting parallel
by simplifying software version, revision control, and
DRTS supports heterogeneous LAN environments, including
DOS, SCO UNIX,
and SunOS platforms. Developers work with private copies
files and merge changes with other developers'. DRTS
development of multiple releases concurrently, with
support propagation of changes from one release to another.
DRTS was designed with simple commands to simplify learning
of the tool. And DRTS can be integrated with third-party
as make utilities and programmable editors. DRTS can
handle both text
and binary files, and is programming language-independent.
retail price for a single user DOS license is $300,
with UNIX licenses
priced at $500, and quantity discounts available. For
contact ILSI, 6325 East Monte Cristo Avenue, Scottsdale,
Patrol Software Announces DDS/Patrol for Five UNIX Platforms
Patrol Software, Inc. has announced DDS/Patrol, a visual
systems management tool for distributed applications,
computer systems. DDS/Patrol is available for HP/9000,
Sequent, SGI, and Sun SPARC. DDS/Patrol provides a visual
to entire corporate systems, providing systems administrators
the ability to build automatic procedures for monitoring
systems. Patrol uses libraries called "knowledge
to provide monitoring, automatic notification, and recovery
Patrol is based on OSF/MOTIF and TCP/IP, and provides
a gateway to
the Open Software Foundation's Distributed Management
(OSF/DME), acting as an OSF/DME Management User Interface
and as an
interface to the DME object request broker and distributed
Patrol's interface uses icons, graphs, and gauges to
system status visually. Systems administrators can specify
and recovery actions to be executed automatically when
an object changes
state or a parameter passes some threshold. Patrol's
consists of a master console, and an agent which is
run on each monitored
machine. A developer's interface supports extensions
to Patrol. For
more information, contact Patrol Software, 100 Marine
Suite 465, Redwood Shores, CA, 94065; (415) 508-2900;
FAX: (415) 591-6431.
Software Moguls Updates SM-arch System Software
Software Moguls, Inc. has introduced Version 3.1 of
its SM-arch system
software. Version 3.1 improves backup performance by
speeds, and streaming on Exabyte's EXB-8500 drives.
The new version
also includes an optional interleaving capability that
backup for multiple systems or users. Version 3.1 of
adds a command-line interface with shell scripting as
to the existing graphical interfaces (Motif, Open Look,
SM-arch has supported Sun, RS/6000, HP 9000, and Intel
The new version adds support for Silicon Graphics. Other
include client-based retrieval, a merge pool, ability
to modify retention
dates, and status views during backup. For more information,
Software Moguls, Inc., 12301 Whitewater Drive, Suite
MN 55343, (612) 933-8790; FAX: (612) 933-8942.
IRI Releases COSORT Version 3.0
Information Resources, Inc. has begun shipping Verison
3.0 of its
sort/merge software, COSORT. The new release is faster
more report writing facilities for mainframe-to-UNIX
migrants. A BlockSize
tuning parameter can be used to specify an optimal number
per physical read and write for each sort. IRI describes
improvement over Version 2.5 as, on average, between
15 percent and
The mainframe sort interface to COSORT 3.0, called SORTCL,
expanded command set to include record header and trailer
multiple format input and output files, and field summing.
includes three standalone utilties for end-user operations
be called from programs written in C, COBOL, and FORTRAN.
can be fixed or variable lenght to 32,768 bytes, with
any number of
sort keys defined in stable or floating fields. Data
include: ASCII, EBCDIC, and MF and RM COBOL binary files.
fees start at $990. For more information, contact Informations
Resources, Inc., 319 Decker Road, M/S RR1, Craryvill,
NY 12521; (800)
333-7678; (518) 851-2815; FAX: (518) 851-9822.
DataLynx Increases Flexibility of GUARDIAN
DataLynx, Inc. has announced revision 1.3 of the GUARDIAN
and account management package for UNIX. GUARDIAN 1.3
managers to configure accounts with profile expiration,
aging and history checking, login time window control,
and allowed login locations. Site-editable dictionaries
are used to
automatically generate passwords, and to validate user
Additional options include forcing users to change their
at the next login, and inactivating expired and unused
audit log tracks login attempts and account creation
and supports account summary reports. License fees range
to $1700 based on maximum login count. GUARDIAN supports
4.1, and Data General's AOS/VS. For more information,
Inc., 6659 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA 92111; (619)
TeamOne Supports Solaris 2
TeamOne Systems, Inc. has announced its TeamTools family
development support tools for SunSoft's Solaris. TeamOne
Solaris 2 versions of TeamNet, TeamView, and TeamMake
for June 1993.
TeamNet is a distributed configuration management and
system. TeamNet can manage data from tools running on
platforms. TeamView provides a graphical real-time view
projects tracked by TeamNet. TeamMake provides UNIX
compatible automated software builds.
TeamTools for Solaris 2 is priced at $16,500 for a system
five developers. Volume discounts are available. For
TeamOne Systems, Inc., 710 Lakeway Drive, Suite 100,
Minimus Software Captures Time Dimension of File Systems
Minimus Software has introduced SNAP, a pseudo disk
driver which creates
"snapshots," recording the time diminsion
of file systems
and databases. Snapshots provide continuous, directly
file system states. Snapshots can be treated like other
systems or disk partitions, allowing immediate recovery
of files using
standard UNIX commands (cd, ls, diff, cp). Snapshots
recent change history for files. Snapshots are normally
and accessed via a date-based pathname (e.g., /93/0506/home/file).
Pathnames and snapshot frequency are user configurable.
and deletion of snapshots provides control over granularity
based on age.
SNAP operates at the device driver level, using a spare
SunOS 4.1.x is supported with pricing starting at $595.
For more information,
contact Minimus Software, 8372 East Lakeview Dr., Parker,
Information Foundation Packages SVR4.2 with TCP/IP for Intel Platforms
Information Foundations, a Denver-based company specializing
Systems products and services, announced new pricing
for their UNIX SVR4.2 for Intel platforms. The Enhanced
includes a complete UNIX runtime environment, the X
the graphical UNIX Desktop Manager, graphical system
tools, the Windowing Korn Shell, UNIX utilities, online
and an implementation of TCP/IP. The Enhanced UNIX Desktop
at $249 for a license only version, $299 for the tape
$399 for the diskette version. The tape and diskette
user and system administration documentation and a day
of free training.
Add-on products available include a Networking Module,
Multi User Module, a C Development Module, a Graphical
Development Module, C2 Security Auditing, and DOS/Windows
products. For more information, contact Information
Denver, CO; (800) 438-8649.
CIS Adds UNIX Support to RoboCharge Software
CIS has added UNIX support to its RoboCharge software
resource accounting, project accounting, and chargeback.
a POLYCENTER Solutions Product, provides support for
planning, reporting and graphics. RoboCharge for UNIX
uses all UNIX
standard facilities and concepts. UNIX/OpenVMS compatibility
by RoboCharge, allowing automatic consolidation between
General release of RoboCharge for UNIX was planned for
with license fees ranging from $300 to $8,000 based
on platform. For
more information, contact CIS, 120 Wells Avenue, Newton,
(617) 527-1550; FAX: (617) 527-6132.
MaxTech Announces Double VISION Release 1.5
MaxTech has announced Double VISION Release 1.5. Double
a UNIX remote control software package, allowing one
user to control
another user's terminal. While using Double VISION,
screen display identical information and the terminals'
can be used interchangeably. Release 1.5 adds improved
additional terminal support, including IBM 3151 and
ADDS 2020; completely
revised documentation; improved support for FacetTerm;
of features from previous releases on all supported
prices start at under $100, while list prices are $395
or $495 depending
on platform. For more information, contact Maximum Computer
Technologies, Inc., 4343 Shallowford Road, #B-4B, Marietta,
(404) 587-9152 or (800) 582-9337; FAX: (404) 587-9153.
M S Utilities Releases Custom Menu Builder and Toolkit
M S Utilities has released MultiMenu, a custom menu
builder and utility
toolkit for UNIX. MultiMenu includes preconfigured system
menus and utilities accessible with a single keystroke.
application and user menus can be customized, including
of online help. MultiMenu supports global or individual
of user menus; password protection of menus; full-screen
help; keyboard remapping; and a screen saver option.
include Intel UNIX V systems, IBM RS/6000, and Sun workstations.
fees range from $295 to $595. MultiMenu is distributed
(800) 755-8649; FAX: (714) 707-3095.
Delta Microsystems Ships File Migration Subsystems for HP Platforms
Delta Microsystems has announced MigTool Subsystems
for HP 9000/700
& 800 series. MigTool Subsystems, a file migration
tool that handles
migration of files between magnetic and optical libraries,
require kernel or file system modifications. MigTool
includes a graphical
utility, MigStat, that analyzes disk usage and alerts
to information that may support more efficient management
space. Delta offers four MigTool Subsystem packages
an HP erasable optical library system, MigTool field
and device driver. Capacities range from 20Gb to 185Gb.
is distributed by Peripheral Devices Corporation. For
contact Delta Microsystems, (510) 449-6881, for the
and phone number of local PDC offices.
Spectra Logic and ADIC Combine for 4mm Tape Operations
The Spectra Logic division of Western Automation and
Information Corporation (ADIC) have announced that Spectra
Alexandria Backup Librarian software supports ADIC's
for automating 4mm tape operations. ADIC's DAT Autochanger
is a 4mm
DDS tape changer system which uses HP's on-board DCLZ
to provide capacity to 96Gb (12 4mm cartridges, 8Gb
Logic's Alexandria is a UNIX software package which
manages data using
automated media changers. The combination of tools supports
of platforms. For more information, contact Spectra
North 55th St., Boulder, CO 80301; (303) 449-7759; FAX:
email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or contact Advanced
Corporation, 14737 NE 87th St., Redmond, WA 98073; (206)
FAX: (206) 881-2296.