NetLabs Ships AssetManager V1.1
NetLabs, Inc. has begun shipping version 1.1 of AssetManager,
which finds and tracks hardware and software resources
on a network.
AssetManager is based on the following standards: SNMP,
and the IETF Host Resources MIB. AssetManager 1.1 supports
workstations including versions for Sun, HP, and IBM
runs under Sun SunNet Manager, HP Open View, and IBM
network management platforms, as well as NetLabs/DiMONS.
Using AssetManager, lets administrators maintain and
about hardware and software, automatically collecting
from intelligent network devices such as Synoptics SuperAgents,
LANDesk SNMP Gateway, NetWare Management System, IBM
HP Open View Extensible SNMP Agents, and SUNConnect
SNMP Agent. AssetManager
provides administrators with configuration, support,
and other information about network assets.
An AssetManager 1.1 server module license, which includes
for managing database information and data collection,
An AssetManager administrative user license, which includes
for setup, initiation and configuration, costs $4,000.
analyst user license, which is a read-only station,
For more information contact NetLabs Inc., 4920 El Camino
Los Altos, CA 94022,
(415) 961-9500; FAX: (415) 961-9300.
Freedman Sharp Releases PowerBroker
Freedman Sharp and Associates, Inc. has released PowerBroker,
to help UNIX sites implement secure, shared system administration.
PowerBroker gives system administrators control over
who can run what,
when, and where in the root account, without knowing
the root password.
PowerBroker can also create and maintain a log of programs
as root. The system administrator configures PowerBroker
requests from users to run specified programs as root
(or as other
key accounts). Criteria for acceptance can include username,
name, time, date, hostname, directory, group, and others.
environment for each program can be specified to address
issues surrounding root activities.
PowerBroker selectively logs root activity, providing
an audit trail
of important system actions. Optionally, PowerBroker
sessions for later replay, to discover both user commands
responses during a session. PowerBroker can also attach
in progress for real-time monitoring. The network traffic
by PowerBroker can be encrypted.
PowerBroker supports Sun, HP, IBM, DEC, SGI, and Motorola
For more information contact Freedman Sharp and Associates,
Canada, (403) 264-4822; FAX: (403) 264-0873; Email:
Microlink Announces NetWizard
Microlink Technologies, Inc. has announced NetWizard,
a TCP/IP file
transfer software package that works in conjunction
with FTP. NetWizard
provides a graphical interface and supports encryption,
access control, batch operation, and firewalls. NetWizard
for corporate users who are concerned about confidentiality,
access, and security of their data when transmitting
files over public
services such as the Internet. NetWizard includes its
own daemon that
is compatible with standard FTP.
NetWizard is compatible with firewalls, so that its
network security issues. NetWizard's access control
access to the system from any user or site to one or
of time during the week, and the access control is functional
when sites connecting the system are not using NetWizard.
auto-batch feature lets users automatically transfer
files by mirroring
the contents of a pre-specified directory to one on
a remote site.
Other features include: X Window and TTY terminal support,
built-in compression, and error detection algorithms.
NetWizard supports SunOS 4.1.x, Solaris 2.x, and HP
HP-UX 9.01. A single-user copy of NetWizard costs $995.
31, 1994, Microlink is offering NetWizard for $495 per
copy discounts apply beginning with two copies. For
contact Microlink Technologies, Inc., 1260 Lake Blvd.
Davis, CA 95616, (800) 554-5465 or (916) 757-1180; FAX:
GEJAC Announces ARSAP 3.0
GEJAC, Inc. has announced ARSAP 3.0 System Accounting.
ARSAP 3.0 is
a Resource Management and Chargeback application that
systems administrators with usage accounting information
capability. ARSAP 3.0 accounts for the use of system
user, project, section, or department. ARSAP's chargeback
support an unlimited number of workstations, nodes,
users, and projects.
ARSAP also provides an unlimited number of shifts such
as prime time,
non-prime time, or weekends, with separate rates for
each. Rates can
also vary by node, user, or project.
ARSAP 3.0 also tracks CPU time, disk I/O, logins, connect
disk usage, and other system resources. The data is
Data Collection modules on each node or workstation,
whether the network
is a single or multiple-platform configuration. The
data is then transferred
back to an accounting server for reporting.
ARSAP 3.0 supports Apollo, Convex, Cray, DEC Alpha OSF/1,
HP-UX, IBM RS/6000, Intergraph, SCO-UNIX, Sequent Dynix/ptx,
Sun SunOS and Solaris, Solbourne, and Unisys Dynix/ptx.
also supports NFS and Windows environments. In a Windows
ARSAP accounts for product connect time; overall Windows
tracking which software packages are being used, how
often, on which
nodes, and by whom. ARSAP also reports the system resources
individual software applications to determine their
impact on the
overall system. When installed in NFS environments,
ARSAP allows for
For more information contact GEJAC Incorporated, 8863
Laurel, MD 20707, (301) 725-2500; FAX: (301) 725-7196.
Elan Ships Two Products
Elan Computer Group, Inc. has begun shipping two products,
and Elan License Manager 3.0. SoftWatch is an application
tool that monitors, from a single UNIX server, all Windows
applications running on a network. Features of SoftWatch
reporting usage statistics on Windows and UNIX applications;
software license compliance; reserving licenses for
or machines; monitoring applications running with the
Manager or FLEXlm license manager; system monitoring
control from a single central server; and monitoring
Elan License Manager version 3.0 for UNIX is a software
toolkit which includes "soft" limit license
usage and provides
dynamic client debugging, software usage metering, and
date licensing keys. The license server automatically
loads new keys
as they are added. Elan License Manager version 3.0
includes the Elmrpt
reporting tool, which can display peak usage in addition
checkouts and denials. The Elan License Manager 3.0
is available in
both source and binary forms for UNIX systems, the NeXT
VAX, and Microsoft Windows and Windows NT.
SoftWatch costs $495 per 25 clients. Elan License Manager
3.0 is priced at a one-time fee of $7,500 and is also
a product upgrade to current customers. For more information
Elan Computer Group, Inc., 888 Villa St., Third Floor,
View, CA 94041, (415) 964-2200; FAX; (415) 964-8588.
Puzzle Systems Releases SoftNet Utilities for UNIXWare
Puzzle Systems Corporation has released SoftNet Utilities
server emulation software for Novell's UNIXWare. SoftNet
lets Intel-based x86 platforms running UNIXWare 1.1
(or greater) function
as NetWare 3.12 compatible servers to PC workstations
on Novell NetWare
SoftNet Utilities lets PC NetWare clients use the IPX
access the UNIXWare system's directories without the
need for UNIX
disk partitioning, kernel reconfiguration, or additional
In addition, a SoftNet user can log onto the UNIXWare
a terminal and run the resident UNIX applications using
terminal emulation program or the emulator of their
UNIX/Novell printer sharing is also included.
SoftNet Utilities for UNIXWare supports Sun SPARC (SunOS
2.x), HP 9000 PA-RISC, Silicon Graphics, SCO, DEC Alpha
Solaris for x86 environments. For more information contact
Systems Corporation, 16360 Monterey Rd., Ste. 250, Morgan
95037, (408) 779-9909; FAX: (408) 779-5058; Internet:
Network Application Technology Ports MVSS
Network Application Technology, Inc. (N.A.T.) has ported
monitoring software, Multi-Vendor Support Series (MVSS),
to Data General
Avion workstations, the DEC Alpha platform, and the
S and ES systems running the DC/OSx operating system.
Under a licensing
agreement with N.A.T., Digital Analysis Corporation,
N.A.T.'s MVSS software and renamed it RMON*Views to
run on the Data
General platform, which uses the DG/UX operation system.
sold under the MVSS name is available to run on the
platform using the OSF-1 operating system.
MVSS software and EtherMeters support the Remote Network
(RMON) MIB. Each EtherMeter is dedicated to monitoring
on a single Ethernet segment. EtherMeter statistics
can be accessed
from SNMP management stations running either N.A.T.'s
NMS/100 Network Monitoring System, or the MVSS software
for UNIX workstations.
Network information provided by the MVSS and EtherMeters
RMON groups plus IP-to-Ethernet Address Mapping, Duplicate
Detection, New Node Discovery, EtherMeter Zoom, and
For more information contact Network Application Technology
1686 Dell Ave., Campbell, CA 95008, (408) 370-4300;
FAX: (408) 370-4222.
SPRY Launches NetAccess
SPRY, Inc. has launched NetAccess, a computer industry
that lets Mosaic users access corporate information
located on the
Internet. NetAccess is a directory of company "addresses"
organized by product category. With NetAccess, Mosaic
users are able
to retrieve information from computing companies, such
as Cisco Systems,
Microsoft, Novell, PSI, Sun Microsystems, Wall Data,
NetAccess comes preloaded in SPRY's AIR Mosaic, an Internet
that is included with their Windows TCP/IP package,
the AIR Series.
Single-user pricing for the AIR Series rangers from
$149 to $399.
Internet users who have not purchased the AIR Series
can also log
into NetAccess by going to SPRY's home page at http://www.spry.com.
For more information contact SPRY, Inc., 316 Occidental
South, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98104, (206) 447-0300;
FAX: (206) 447-9008;
Pacific Software Group Upgrades TaskManager for UNIX
Pacific Software Group has upgraded TaskManager, its
UNIX menu, mail,
and desktop organizer. TaskManager v1.1 includes an
prioritized to-do lists, an address book, and an individual
reminder scheduler. Other features of TaskManager include:
manager, a text editor, a graphical directory tree display,
system display, file export to word processing and database
DOS-to-UNIX file conversion, and context-sensitive help.
lets the system administrator control user access to
menus and applications,
UNIX commands, and TaskManager features. The package
a Menu builder for creating user menus with security
and a Reminder
system which can alert users to upcoming events.
TaskManager for UNIX v1.1 supports monochrome and color
terminals and monitors on SCO UNIX and XENIX, Interactive
for the RS/6000, HP-UX for the HP 9000, AT&T SVR3
and SVR4 (including
Consensys and UNIXWare), DG-UX, and Coherent 4.2. TaskManager
UNIX v1.1 costs $295 for a 10-user license and $595
for an unlimited
user license. For more information contact Pacific Software
Group, 4703 Filly Lane, Riverside, CA 92509, (800) 949-4490
(909) 681-2623; FAX: (909) 360-3524; Email: email@example.com.
Beame & Whiteside Introduces BW-Connect
Beame & Whiteside Software have introduced BW-Connect
NFS Server for
Windows NT, a multitasking NFS server that converts
a Windows NT computer
into a shared NFS server capable of providing Network
service to any NFS client. BW-Connect Server for Windows
file, printer, and other local resource access to any
Since BW-Connect Server for Windows NT is written as
a native 32-bit
Windows NT application, it is multithreaded, with each
concurrent and independent data transfers.
BW-Connect installs as a native Windows NT service and
the three file system types supported by Window NT:
FAT, NTFS, and
HPFS. Other features include support for UNIX file-naming
and symbolic links, support for logging of NFS mount
and unmount requests,
and support for displaying server statistics.
BW-Connect NFS Server for Windows NT supports Windows
NT v3.1 and
3.5 and runs on Windows NT platforms including Intel
MIPS, and Alpha AXP computers. BW-Connect NFS Server
for Windows NT
costs $249. For more information contact Beame &
706 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC 27603,
(919) 831-8989; FAX: (919) 831-8990; Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workstation Solutions Ships Quick Restore V2
Workstation Solutions, Inc., has begun shipping Quick
data backup and recovery software for open-system workstations.
on distributed computing technology, Quick Restore V2
is an ISO-compliant
automated backup management system. Features of Quick
Restore V2 include:
GUI, unattended "lights-out" operation, integration
media handlers, and remote-operation capability. Other
Quick Restore V2 include: custom device drivers for
device formats including DLT, indexing schemes, and
support for media
formats including 4mm, 8mm, and DLT.
Quick Restore V2 supports Sun, HP, SGI, IBM, NCR, and
platforms as well as legacy platforms like Apollo. Prices
Restore V2 start at $3,500. The company also sells complete
consisting of Quick Restore V2 software combined with
For more information contact Workstation Solutions,
Inc., One Overlook
Drive, Amherst, NH 03031, (603) 880-0080; FAX: (603)
AGE Introduces Two X Connectivity Products
AGE Logic has introduced two X Connectivity products,
for Windows, 3.1 and XoftWare/32 for Windows, Professional
3.1. XoftWare/32 for Windows, 3.1 is a 32-bit PC X Server
X Window server software. XoftWare/32 for Windows is
the user who needs X connectivity without additional
sets. XoftWare/32 for Windows supports transparent access
X applications and includes such features as XoftStart,
window manager mode, and support for TCP/IP networks.
XoftWare/32 for Windows Professional Edition 3.1 integrates
Professional Utilities with its Serial ConnecXion to
produce a 32-bit
X Server which comes bundled with TCP/IP network software.
for Windows, Professional Edition includes a Network
utility with file transfer and local printing capabilities,
window manager mode, serial-X technology, which can
data over Internet Protocols on modem or serial lines,
and a Telnet
client, which supports interactive Telnet sessions using
or VT220 emulation.
XoftWare/32 for Windows, 3.1 costs $345. XoftWare/32
Professional Edition 3.1 costs $495. For more information
AGE Logic, Inc., 9985 Pacific Heights Blvd., San Diego,
(619) 455-8600; FAX: (619) 597-6030.
CAMI Research Announces Connector Protector
CAMI Research Inc. has announced the Connector Protector,
insert for board-mounted D-subminiature connectors.
Protector, which is the size of a mini gender-changer,
DB9 or DB25 connectors with jackscrews. The jackscrew
may be reversed
to allow mounting to either female or male connectors.
The Connector Protector takes the mechanical wear when
are connected or disconnected and can be quickly and
when continuity becomes intermittent. Standard sizes
of the Connector
Protector are DB9 and DB25. Other D-sub sizes are available
order. Connector Protector costs $4.85 for DB9 and $5.15
and comes in quantities of 25. Larger quantity pricing
For more information contact CAMI Research Inc., 442
Suite 2B, Lexington, MA 02173,
(617) 860-9137; FAX: (617) 860-9139.