HEROIX Introduces RoboMon UNIX
HEROIX has introduced RoboMon UNIX for automating computing
in multiplatform environments. RoboMon UNIX is a client/server
administration tool supporting most UNIX operating systems,
AIX, Digital UNIX, HP-UX, Solaris, and SunOS. RoboMon
with an open architecture, enabling integration with
such as OpenView and NetView, as well as help desk applications
RoboMon uses rule-based automation, with more than 80
to detect and address problems. RoboMon's analysis capabilities
users to automate system, network, application, and
with the goal of improving system availability and reliability.
collects more than 1,000 UNIX performance statistics
which are analyzed
by its rule engine in realtime. RoboMon can take actions
a problem, or it can notify appropriate personnel (using
event display, email, paging, and network managers).
escalation capability, that is, it evaluates the results
new actions until the problem is solved.
RoboMon's native collector is supplemented by the RoboMon
which can gather data from data files or real-time sources,
a log file, a pipe, a database, or an application. RoboMon
a comprehensive out-of-the-box rule set, and provides
a Motif interface,
allowing tailoring and site-specific extension.
RoboMon for UNIX pricing ranges from $500 to $9,500.
For more information,
contact HEROIX Corporation, 120 Wells Avenue, Newton,
(800) 229-6500 or (617) 527-1550; FAX: (617) 527-6132;
PLATINUM Technology Upgrades UniVision and AutoSys
PLATINUM Technology, Inc., has announced UniVision 2.1,
version of its performance and management system for
and relational databases in distributed computing environments.
collects data which can be used for identifying problems
performance in databases and servers. PLATINUM also
3.2, an upgrade of their job management and scheduling
1.0, an add-on tool for AutoSys 3.2.
UniVision monitors more than 100 performance measures,
of DBVision, an agent for monitoring relational databases;
for servers; and a GUI console for controlling and coordinating
monitoring and management functions provided. In version
and agents no longer need to reside on the same server.
network services allow consoles to interact with distributed
Version 2.1 also adds extended retrieval for accessing
about database or server objects; several new performance
a CPU alarm; a general limit alarm; and the ability
to execute UNIX
commands on any monitored server from one command window
on the console.
AutoSys 3.2, PLATINUM's job management and scheduling
tool, adds support
for SNMP and a utility for migrating from UNIX job scheduling
such as cron. AutoSys/Xpert 1.0, an add-on tool for
provides various graphical views of complex job execution
It offers both real-time monitoring modes and simulator
predicting the impact of jobs on system load.
UniVision supports AT&T GIS, HP 9000, IBM RS/6000,
Sequent, and Sun
computers. It currently supports Oracle databases, with
plans calling for support of Informix and Sybase. Pricing
$8,000 per console and $3,500 per agent. AutoSys pricing
$9,000 for the scheduling server, and $500 for each
client. AutoSys/Xpert pricing starts at $20,000. For
contact PLATINUM Technology, Inc., 1815 S. Meyers Road,
Terrace, IL 60181-5241;
Pacific Internet unveils Plug-and-Play WWW Server
Pacific Internet has introduced a turnkey Internet server
for supporting online corporate-wide communications
or an Internet
World Wide Web (WWW) site. Named "Web-in-a-Box,"
architecture, Intel Pentium system is a UNIX-based Web-server,
the necessary hardware and software to establish one
or more Web sites
and set up home pages.
Web-in-a-Box includes Web server software and various
including TCP/IP, email, ftp, gopher, and news services.
the Web-in-a-Box server can handle up to 250,000 hits
per day and
500 hits per minute. Web-in-a-Box includes Web statistics
that tallies and logs the number of accesses to a page.
also includes WYSIWYG HTML authoring tools for use in
The Web-in-a-Box Model W-10 provides a 90MHz Pentium,
32Mb RAM, 16-bit
Ethernet card, 1Gb disk drive, a 28.8Kpbs modem, and
UNIX Internet software. Options exist for including
T1 or 56Kbps WAN
Web-in-a-Box pricing begins at less than $5,000. For
Internet, 600 Corporate Pointe, Suite 100, Culver City,
(310) 410-9700; FAX: (310) 410-9727.
AIWA Delivers Automated Tape Backup Systems
AIWA America, Inc., has announced two computer network
automating nightly tape backup operations -- including
removal, and tape rotation of 17 tape cartridges. The
models are the
AIWA AL-D210 and the AL-D220 Autoloaders. The autoloaders
to work with network servers supporting Novell Netware,
Windows NT, UNIX, and Macintosh.
The AL-D210 is a SCSI-based autoloader with a single
tape drive that's
based on Digital Data Storage-2 (DDS-2) 4-millimeter
AL-D220 provides two tape drives for increased data
AIWA autoloader can contain a total of 17 cartridges,
16 for data
and 1 cleaning cartridge.
The AIWA AL-D210 Single Drive AutoLoader costs $6,995,
while the AIWA
AL-D220 Dual Drive AutoLoader costs $8,995. For more
contact AIWA America, Inc., 800 Corporate Drive, Mahwah,
07430; (201) 512-3700;
FAX: (201) 512-3704.
Alphatronix Announces Storage Management Software
Alphatronix has announced an integrated suite of storage
applications based on an object-oriented architecture.
The tools allow
centralization of management and administration while
data and storage applications. The Inspire suite addresses
management needs as backup, direct access, HSM, storage
and storage administration.
The Inspire suite is open-systems based and includes
components: Inspire Storage Administrator; Inspire Backup;
On-Line; Inspire Migrator; and Inspire Storage Fault
Inspire applications share a common graphic user interface
applications can share storage peripherals.
The Inspire suite runs on Solaris 2 servers, which may
attached to TCP/IP networks for heterogeneous, multiplatform
It joins Alphatronix' existing storage management products
IBM AIX, Open VMS, Netware, Macintosh, and Scitex environments.
for the Inspire suite start at $6000 and are based on
and capacity needs. For more information, contact Alphatronix,
4022 Stirrup Creek Drive, P.O. Box 13978, Research Triangle
North Carolina 27709-3978;
(919) 544-0001; FAX: (919) 544-4079.
BGS Updates BEST/1 for UNIX
BGS Systems, Inc. has upgraded its BEST/1 Performance
UNIX product to release 4. The major enhancements include
performance monitor; integrated Oracle and Sybase facilities;
support for SunOS 4 and Solaris 2.x. BEST/1-Monitor
intelligent alert and display subagents. Alarm conditions
can be forwarded
to the BEST/1-Monitor console(s) or to frameworks such
as SunNet Manager,
NetView/6000, and OpenView. BEST/1-Monitor can be used
or combined with BEST/1-Visualizer and BEST/1-Predict.
is a performance database with purpose built graphics
trends and performance comparisons. BEST/1-Predict is
a what-if modeling
tool for sizing applications, testing tuning alternatives,
The integrated Oracle and Sybase support in BEST/1 for
RDBMS internal performance statistics, either from SYBASE
and Variables or from the Oracle V$ Performance Tables.
are under development for Informix.
BEST/1 for UNIX can collect and analyze metrics from
the UNIX variants
and provide consistent cross-platform management. For
contact BGS Systems, Inc., 128 Technology Center, Waltham,
FAX: (617) 890-0000; email: Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whittaker Communications Ships UNIX-Based Management Package
Whittaker Communications, a division of Whittaker Corporation,
begun shipping the Whittaker 20/20 UNIX Enterprise Hub
UNIX is a standards-based graphical network management
designed for the management of Whittaker Communications
Hubs and related networking modules. The product works
with open platforms, including HP OpenView and a Sybase
database. With 20/20 UNIX, customers can add devices,
configurations, and monitor device status. 20/20 UNIX
represents each hub's physical configuration and current
can register hubs, configure ports, control access,
and monitor performance.
Use with HP OpenView allows common monitoring of non-Whittaker
devices. 20/20 UNIX works with alarm forwarding for
HP OpenView for UNIX serves as a platform for the 20/20
providing support for graphical management, mapping
and alarm services.
With HP OpenView, 20/20 UNIX can manage 3,000-5,000
20/20 UNIX supports a Sybase database for configuration
and information storage. Multiple hub configurations
can be stored
for testing and reconfiguration.
The UNIX 20/20 Enterprise Hub Manager costs $5,995 and
OpenView, standard OSF Motif, and a Sun workstation
running UNIX 4.1.3
or above with 64Mb RAM and a one-gigabyte disk. 20/20
the previous version of network management software,
Monet. For more
information, contact Whittaker Communications,
2200 Lawson Lane, Santa Clara, CA 95054; (408) 565-6000;
Software Professionals Releases Open Systems Administration Product Suite
Software Professionals, Inc., has released the ENlighten
product line, an integrated suite of automated system
software. ENlighten provides enterprise-wide system
and event management. The product suite includes support
for IBM AIX,
HP-UX, Sun Solaris and SunOS, and SCO-UNIX. The ENlighten
family is designed using open standards-based protocols,
for the management
of systems, users, disks, backup/restores, security,
printer functions distributed throughout a heterogeneous
The core ENlighten product suite includes the ENlighten/SYS
PACKAGE and ENlighten/EVENTS software modules.
ENlighten/SYS ADMIN PACKAGE includes a range of monitoring
features running under the ENlighten/UI, a standardized
GUI. The SYS ADMIN PACKAGE includes the following integrated
ENlighten/USER, ENlighten/DISK, ENlighten/ARCHIVE, ENlighten/SECURITY,
ENlighten/PRINTER, ENlighten/SYSTEM, and ENlighten/WATCHDOG.
monitors devices, processes, and multiple heterogeneous
The software module automatically collects and saves
performance, and capacity information. The information
can be viewed
by commercial network management products such as SunNet
HP OpenView, or IBM NetView.
The ENlighten product suite is offered in packages of
5, 10, 25, and
50 managed nodes. The ENlighten SYS ADMIN PACKAGE costs
$360 per managed
node in quantities of 50. The ENlighten/EVENTS module
starts at $175
per managed node in quantities of 50. For more information,
Software Professionals, Inc., 999 Baker Way, Fifth Floor,
CA 94404-1568; (415) 578-0700; FAX: (415) 578-0118;
Cheyenne Software Enhances Network Products
Cheyenne Software, Inc., has announced extended support
its UNIX ARCserve/Open product family of network backup
and data management
software. ARCserve/Open 2.0 provides client agents for
Windows, database agents for Oracle 6.x and 7.x database.
platform support to include SGI Irix, Sun SunOS 4.1.3
2.x, HP-UX 9000 series 700 and 800, IBM's AIX 4.1, and
Intel. Cheyenne also announced the Cheyenne Hierarchical
(HSM) for UNIX.
ARCserve/Open's NetWare agent supports heterogeneous
by allowing backup and restore of Novell NetWare 3.1x
the bindery, and 4.x servers, including NDS, to an ARCserve/Open
backup server. NetWare trustee assignments are backed
up to ensure
protection against unauthorized access. NetWare name
spaces are supported,
including DOS, UNIX, OS/2, and Macintosh.
Cheyenne HSM for UNIX provides for transparently migrating
magnetic disk and optical disk libraries. HSM for UNIX
file migration, library management, and high-speed backup.
HSM operate on single and multiprocessor platforms from
Sun and supports
both UNIX-based workstations and DOS-based PCs using
NFS, ftp, and
other standard UNIX protocols.
Cheyenne HSM prices begin at $9,500 for 16-slot optical
The product is available for 20, 32, 56, 64, 99, 144,
160, 288, 432,
and 576 slot libraries with prices ranging from $11,600
ARCserve/Open 2.0 pricing ranges from $695 (for Intel
$1,995. Optional agents are priced from $495 to $2,995.
For more information,
contact Cheyenne Software, Inc., 3 Expressway Plaza,
NY 11577; (516) 484-5110; FAX: (516) 484-3446.
AGE Logic Ships Native Power Mac X Server
AGE Logic, Inc., has begun shipping XoftWare for Mac
OS, AGE'S Macintosh
X Server for native operation on Power Macintosh as
well as 68K Macintosh
platforms. XoftWare provides features such as automated
and client startup; xdm session management; built-in
management; support for remote login via PPP, SLIP,
and ARA. XoftWare
for Mac OS includes extensive network support via the
Toolbox (CTB) connection tools, fully supports TCP/IP
and DECnet tools,
and supports access to X11 font servers.
XoftWare for Mac OS costs $295 for a single-user license.
information, contact AGE Logic, Inc., 12651 High Bluff
Diego, CA 92130; (619) 755-1000; FAX: (619) 755-3998;
Qualix Group Announces FirstWatch 2.2
Qualix Group, Inc., has announced release 2.2 of FirstWatch,
high-availability failover management software for critical
in a client/server environment. The 2.2 version includes
such as an alternative heartbeat channel, GUI script
enhanced security and memory management features. In
has announced FirstWatch support for FDDI and Token
FirstWatch provides compatibility with Sun's SPARC Storage
other RAID disks, and agents for monitoring Sybase,
Oracle, and Informix
databases. The software operates with Sun SPARC or HP
machines. FirstWatch works with Veritas volume manager
the Veritas Journaling File System (VxFS), which can
need for a full file system check, speeding system failovers.
software also supports SunOS 4.1.3, Solaris 2.2/2.3,
and now Solaris
FirstWatch pricing is configuration dependent and starts
Database Agent pricing starts at $1500. For more information,
Qualix Group, Inc., 1900 S. Norfolk Street, Suite 224,
CA 94403; (415) 572-0200; FAX: (415) 572-1300;
Internet: email@example.com; WWW: http://www.qualix.com.
Emphasys Announces Product X
Emphasys, Inc., has announced Product X, a software
tool for consolidating
and managing UNIX applications in a menu driven desktop
on both PCs and character-based ASCII terminals. Product
an interface for creating menu systems for character-based
provides for multiple level application-based security,
customizing of users' desktop environments.
Product X runs on UNIX and DOS systems. An eight-user
$995. For more information, contact Emphasys, Inc.,
9855 West 78th
Street, Suite 100, Eden Prairie, MN 55344; (800) 800-3399.
N.A.T. Adds Troubleshooting and Reporting to MeterWare
Network Applications Technology, Inc. (N.A.T.), has
troubleshooting and report generation tools for its
UNIX v2.1 software. MeterWare for UNIX is a scalable,
network monitoring application for managing hundreds
of LANs within an enterprise network. MeterWare can
be used in conjunction
with N.A.T.'s EtherMeter, TokenMeter, or MasterMeter
probes for monitoring
Ethernet and Token Ring networks. MeterWare has added
for automated diagnosis. Simple scripts can be written
troubleshooting procedures. Rules can evaluate network
based on data from SNMP traps and "gets" to
RMON and other
MeterWare for UNIX 2.1 provides a flexible system for
reports on historical network statistics and trends.
A set of pre-defined
report formats is available for getting started. Version
supports device groups to simplify configuration of
groups of probes.
MeterWare for UNIX provides RMON MIB support for Ethernet
MeterWare for UNIX costs $4,995. For more information,
Applications Technology, Inc., 1686 Dell Avenue, Campbell,
FAX: (408) 370-4222.
UniPress Announces Winsock Support in SoSession PC2X
UniPress Software, Inc., in conjunction with Triton
Inc., has announced Winsock support in CoSession PC2X,
a PC-UNIX connectivity
tool for remotely displaying and controlling PCs from
UNIX X Window
systems. With CoSession PC2X, the PC, running DOS or
in an X Window from which users can run any PC application.
is not affected because the programs run natively on
the PC. Users
can control multiple PCs simultaneously by running several
With Winsock support, CoSession PC2X can now work with
TCP/IP stack, including Microsoft TCP/IP (Windows and
Workgroups), NetManage's Chameleon, Frontier's SuperTCP,
and the latest version of FTP's PC/TCP.
CoSession PC2X is available for Sun (SunOS or Solaris),
IBM, HP, SCO,
and SGI workstations. A single-user starter pack with
one PC host
and one UNIX client costs $595. Additional UNIX clients
while additional hosts cost $125. Volume discounts are
For more information, contact: UniPress Software, Inc.,
Highway, Edison, NJ 08817, (908) 287-2100; FAX: (908)
ISCOR Releases Directory Products
ISOCOR has introduced its ISOCOR Diretory Services product
The suite of software applications includes client tools
Windows and MAPI, directory synchronization gateways
for Lotus' cc:Mail
and Microsoft Mail, administrative tools for directory
and import/export utilities for linking of directory
Component tools include: ISOPLEX DS, the directory server;
a Windows-based management tool; ISOGATE for cc:Mail;
Microsoft Mail; ISOGATE DS; ISOGATE DS Import/Export
X.500 SPI; ISOPLEX DS APIs.
The ISOPLEX DS server is offered on SCO UNIX, Sun Solaris,
and HP-UX platforms. For more information, contact 3420
Blvd., Ste. 2010,
Santa Monica, CA 90405; ISOCOR, (310) 581-8100; FAX:
TransferPro Supports RS/6000 and AViiON
Digital Instrumentation Technology, Inc. (DIT), has
for the IBM RS/6000 and Data General AViiON platforms
to its TransferPro
software. TransferPro allows users to read and write
MS-DOS files directly from their workstation. TransferPro
initializing the media as well as transfering large
files using high-speed
SCSI disks or cartridges. TransferPro provides both
a Motif GUI and
a character-based interface.
TransferPro works with built-in diskette drives or external
such as Syquest, Iomega Zip drives, Bernoulli, Magneto
data shuttle drives, SCSI hard disk drives, external
drives, and Floptical drives. TransferPro costs $409.
For more information,
contact Digital Instrumentation Technology, Inc., 127
Drive, #20500, Los Alamos, NM 87544; (800) 467-1459
or (505) 662-1459;
EMASS Enhances Archival Software
EMASS has announced AMASS 4.2.4, allowing direct access
to the EMASS AML/E automated media library. AMASS 4.2.4
is a virtual
file system, providing direct access and archiving functionality,
and allowing the AML/E to appear as online, direct-access
Users can access the automated library as a single device
standard UNIX file system. AMASS 4.2.4 also adds support
for the following
third-party drives and libraries: Quantum DLT 2000;
Odetics ACL 2640
and Breece Hill Q7 DLT-based libraries; HP 40ST, 80ST,
and Cygnet ASM 224W, 176M, and 123W optical disk libraries.
is integrated with two other EMASS software products:
DataMgr. AMASS 4.2.4 performance has also been improved
such as multi-cache partitioning and a scattered writes
AMASS 4.2.4 pricing starts at $4,000. For more information,
EMASS, 10949 East Peakview Avenue, Englewood, CO 80111,
Computronics Ports PEEK for UNIX
Computronics has announced versions of their PEEK software
for SCO UNIX and Sequent (Dynix). PEEK allows you to
view a user's
screen, and with the POKE mode, to type on behalf of
and become his/her terminal. PEEK has obvious utility
for help desk
applications and PEEK can be used for training by broadcasting
displays. PEEK includes extensive security features
and an audit trail
of its use.
PEEK for UNIX costs from $200 to $2,000, depending on
For more information, contact Computronics, 4N165 Wood
Addison, Illinois 60101; (708) 941-7767; FAX: (708)
The Hyde Company Introduces Paging Software
The Hyde Company, Inc., has released version 2.1 of
SPATCH, an alphanumeric
paging software program for UNIX systems. With only
line and one modem, multiple users can send alphanumeric
without leaving their desks. Command Line Paging/Event
is a one of the new features. Users can have messages
computer-generated errors and alarms sent directly to
The Hyde Company has also introduced the E-Mail Interface,
sends email to the pager.
SPATCH costs $125 for a two-user UNIX copy and is available
including: SCO UNIX, SCO XENIX, AIX, HP-UX, SunOS, DYNIX,
DG/UX, and OSF/1. For more information, contact: The
Lightwave Announces SystemConsoleSwitch
Lightwave Communications, Inc., has announced SystemConsoleSwitch,
a controller which allows a single RS-232 terminal to
control an entire data center. The SystemConsoleSwitch
terminal to as many as 96 different computers, LAN bridges,
and workstations. The SystemConsoleSwitch attaches to
console port and allows network or data center managers
and control the attached devices and to observe equipment
The SystemConsoleSwitch stores multiple pages of buffer
each attached device. A printer can be attached and
a modem can be
used to access the SystemConsoleSwitch remotely.
The SystemConsoleSwitch Chassis contains the control
slots for six dual-port modules and costs $1,195. Dual-port
cost $295. Each SystemConsoleSwitch chassis can attach
up to twelve
devices by adding up to six dual-port modules. Multiple
can be cascaded. For more information, contact Lightwave
Inc., 84 Research Drive, Milford, CT 06460; (203) 878-9838;