Qualix Releases NetProbe
Qualix Systems Group has released NetProbe, a network
tool. NetProbe scans the local network's address range
and detects host
misconfigurations that allow unauthorized remote access
from within or
outside the firewall. NetProbe runs 85 tests including
and CIAC advisories for remote access vulnerabilites.
tests pingable hosts with no specification for machines
on the network
required. When the security analysis is complete, NetProbe
points to an
applicable advisory, which recommends the appropriate
According to the company, NetProbe runs a subset of
tests against 100
hosts in 2 minutes and all tests in 5 minutes. NetProbe
can also be
configured to repeatedly test for problems resulting
from new software
installations, ineffective security fixes, file restorations,
undetected intrusions. Other features of NetProbe include
a GUI and a
configuration file that lets the system administrator
tailor reports by
specific date, host, or test and output as ASCII or
NetProbe runs from a single SPARC workstation and tests
accepting TCP/IP packets. Prices for NetProbe start
at $2,500, depending
on network size. For more information contact Qualix
Group, Inc., 1900
S. Norfolk St., Suite 224, San Mateo, CA 94403; (415)
(415) 572-1300; Internet: email@example.com; WWW: http://www.qualix.com.
WGS Introduces WGS Linux Pro 3.0
WorkGroup Solutions, Inc. (WGS) has introduced WGS Linux
Pro 3.0, a
32-bit multiuser, multitasking, multimedia network operating
Version 3.0, according to the company, is a selection
of the "best of
Linux" including WGS confidence/stability testing
and bug fixes. WGS
Linux Pro 3.0 includes primary WGS Linux Pro 3.0 CD
with X Windows GUI,
graphical administration tools for systems configuration,
setup, ftp setup, multiuser account management, and
Features of WGS Linux Pro 3.0 include an "EZinstall"
upgraded version of SAMBA (Microsoft Network Protocol
TCP/IP, and a revised user's manual. WGS Linux Pro 3.0
hard drives and ATAPI IDE CD-ROM drives, video and networking
SCSI host adapters and devices.
WGS Linux Pro 3.0 is priced at $99. Existing Linux users
may upgrade for
$49. For more information contact WorkGroup Solutions,
Inc., P.O. Box
460190, Aurora, CO 80046; (303) 699-7470; Fax: (303)
ftp://ftp.wgs.com/pub2/Filelist; or Internet:firstname.lastname@example.org.
FSA Releases PowerSuite
FSA Corporation has released PowerSuite, a system that
PowerBroker, PowerLogin, and PowerTelnet. PowerSuite
administrators with tools to control and audit administrative
communications activities on UNIX networks.
PowerBroker is used to secure the UNIX system administrative
in the root account and other accounts by controlling
auditing actions occurring in them. PowerLogin secures
UNIX login and
password activities with control of who can log in.
a flexible password-aging system that is compatible
with NIS, NIS+, and
shadow passwords. PowerTelnet, an encryption tool, features
communication channel between users and remote computer
transparent Internet communications across PC, Macintosh,
PowerSuite supports Sun, HP, SGI, DEC, IBM, and Motorola
as well as Macintosh and PCs. PowerSuite is priced at
$16,000 for a
30-host license, with quantity discounts and site licensing
The individual modules of PowerBroker, PowerLogin, and
also available as standalone units. For more information
Corporation, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; (403) 264-4822;
264-0873; Internet: email@example.com; WWW: http://www.fsa.ca.
Software Partners Announces StorageCenter
Software Partners/32, Inc. has announced StorageCenter,
management suite for UNIX. StorageCenter features four
applications: Backup and Restore, Media Management,
Administration. StorageCenter is offered in three versions:
Workgroup, and Personal.
The Enterprise version of StorageCenter
supports large data centers supporting client/server
of the Enterprise version of StorageCenter include:
backups, saveset copying for off-site vaulting, and
cycling. The Enterprise version also contains redundancy
eliminate single point of failure and RSA encryption,
against unauthorized use of data on removable media.
Optional support is
available for robotic tape libraries and large silos.
The Workgroup version of StorageCenter supports departmental
Features of the Workgroup version of StorageCenter include:
a GUI that
eliminates the need to create and edit backup scripts,
and integrated file archiving. The Archiving module
migrates unused files to tape based on the administrator's
criteria and free-space goals. Archived files can be
indefinitely. Also included is an online catalog of
According to the company, the Personal version of StorageCenter
offered later in 1996. All three versions of StorageCenter
Motif-based GUI. StorageCenter supports Sun Solaris,
SunOS, HP-UX, IBM,
AIX, and Digital UNIX. Prices for StorageCenter Enterprise
at $6,260 with prices for the Workgroup version starting
at $1,875. For
more information contact Software Partners/32, Inc.,
447 Old Boston Rd.,
Topsfield, MA 01983; (508) 887-6409, Fax: (508) 887-3680;
Pacific Internet Ships WebCube Series P
Pacific Internet has begun shipping the WebCube Series
P Internet server
for use by ISPs. WebCube Series P server includes an
Intel Pentium processor, and a UNIX-like operating system
hardware and software needed to establish or expand
an ISP operation.
Features of WebCube Series P include: 32 high-speed
serial ports, GUI,
system accounting, BBS software, and a built-in router
that supports either T1, fractional T1, 56 Kb, or frame
The introductory price for WebCube Series P is under
$8,000. A full text
version is available at http://www.pacnet.com/pacnet/wcube/news.html/.
For more information contact Pacific Internet, Culver
City, CA; (310)
410-9700; FAX: (310) 410-9727; WWW: http://www.pacnet.com.
Network Instruments Releases NIPrint 3.0
Network Instruments, LLC has released NIPrint 3.0, a
32-bit LPD/LPR printing utility for Winsock TCP/IP.
NIPrint 3.0 supports
printing for Windows, Windows NT 95, and NT workstation
and UNIX hosts.
NIPrint prints to/from UNIX, without TCP/IP packages
hardware. NIPrint works with the TCP/IP that is included
95, Windows NT, or Winsock compliant TCP/IP. For mixed
include Windows, Windows 95, and Windows NT, NIPrint
3.0 includes a
complete 16-bit version and a complete 32-bit versions.
with both versions. NIPrint's installation program will
working environment and offer to install the appropriate
NIPrint 3.0 is available in the following license counts:
5-PC, 10-PC, 25-PC, 50-PC, 100-PC, 250-PC, 500-PC, single-site
unlimited, and multisite unlimited versions. Prices
for NIPrint 3.0
start at $29 for a single-PC license. A complete, fully
21-day demo is available from Network Instruments BBS,
ftp server, or
web site. For more information contact Network Instruments,
Floor, 8800 W. Highway 7, Minneapolis, MN 55426; (800)
526-7919 or (612)
932-9899; Fax: (612) 932-9545; Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org
ftp.netinst.com or www.netinst.com.
Heroix Upgrades RoboMon
Heroix Corporation has upgraded RoboMon, which provides
management in a multi-platform data center. RoboMon's
approach uses human reasoning to detect and correct
before they interrupt system reliability and performance.
installation, RoboMon can detect problems with system
files, processes, queues, and network reachability.
automatically adapts to system configuration changes.
Features of RoboMon V6.1 for OpenVMS include the ability
and take actions across the OpenVMS, UNIX, and Windows
systems and a TCP/IP server that can interoperate with
RoboMon on other
platforms for multi-platform event management. In addition,
can issue commands to take corrective actions on other
a network. For example, an application failure detected
on a UNIX system
may require a corrective action on an OpenVMS system
to restore a
required resource, or vice versa. Further, RoboMon can
stopped, and managed across platforms. Other features
include: SNMP trap generation, user-defined rules, built-in
sensors for "out of box" operation, and management
by NetView and
Prices for RoboMon v6.1 for OpenVMS range from $300
to $15,000. For more
information contact Heroix Corporation, Newton, MA.;
ISS Upgrades Internet Scanner
Internet Security Systems has upgraded its "attack
Scanner. Internet Scanner learns an orgainzation's network
each network device for security holes. Features of
Internet Scanner 3.2
include hyperlinks that connect to CERT advisories and
vendor web sites
to pull down patches and information regarding network
holes and support
for the Linux platform for scanning from a laptop PC.
3.2 also tests for 130 security vulnerabilities including
File Sharing bug, the TelnetD bug, the Stealth Scan,
Finger Bomb, and
misconfigured Linux NIS services.
ISS customers with current maintenance contracts can
download Internet Scanner 3.2 from the ISS web page.
Scanner 3.2 price information contact Internet Security
Miller Ct. West, Norcross, GA 30071; (770) 441-2531;
441-2431; Internet:email@example.com or WWW: http://iss.net.
NCD Software Ships PC-Xware For Windows 95
NCD Software Corporation has begun shipping PC-Xware
for Windows 95, an
X11R6-compliant 32-bit server. PC-Xware lets Windows
95 users use the
multitasking interface of Windows 95 while accessing
remote X Windows
applications and files. PC-Xware includes management
tools for networked
PC desktops and provides enterprise-wide networking.
PC-Xware for Windows 95 lets system administrators manage
and remote users. PC-Xware operates in an open systems
application interoperability, scalability, and portability.
includes UNIX connectivity tools for PC users and capabilities
PC-Xware for Windows is priced at $545 for a single
quantity and is
available in 5- and 10-user packs priced at $2,400 and
respectively; a 20-user pack is priced at $327 per user.
information contact NCD Software Corporation, 350 N.
Mountain View, CA 94043; (800) 800-9599 or (415) 694-0650;
961-7711; Internet: http://www.ncd.com.
Aurora Upgrades SarCheck
Aurora Software Inc. has upgraded SarCheck for the SCO
Release 5 operating system. SarCheck is a management
tool designed to
assist system administrators in the analysis of a UNIX
performance by translating sar reports into plain English.
identifies performance bottlenecks, recommends parameter
configuration changes, and quantifies the amount of
capacity. SarCheck reports include a summary followed
recommendations, resource analysis, and capacity planning
Features of SarCheck Version 2.5 include: analysis of
quantification of the amount of memory saved or used
recommendation, algorithms for sizing tunable parameters,
inefficient path variables, and control over report
A single SarCheck Version 2.5 license for SCO UNIX is
priced at $199.
Other licensing options are also available. For more
Aurora Software Inc., P.O. Box 1033, Plaistow, NH 03865;
Fax: (603) 382-4247.
CSI Announces viNOT
CSI has announced viNOT, a UNIX text editor for HP-UX,
AIX, and SCO
UNIX. viNOT is designed to edit files on a UNIX system
character-based terminals by presenting commands in
The commands also have online help available. viNOT's
edit keys, and control keys can be defined to perform
any of the editing
The introductory price for viNOT is $395. For more information
CSI, 120 E. Marks St., Orlando, FL 32803; (407) 649-0123;
UniPress Announces Linux Version of CoSession PC2X
UniPress Software, Inc. and Triton Technologies, Inc.
have announced a
Linux version of CoSession PC2X. CoSession PC2X is a
connectivity tool for remotely displaying and controlling
PCs from UNIX
X Windows. With the Linux version of CoSession PC2X,
the PC, running DOS
or MS Windows, displays in an X Window from which Linux
remotely run PC programs, access data, print reports,
or observe the
operation of another computer user.
A CoSession PC2X Linux version single-user starter pack,
one PC Host and one UNIX client, is priced at $395.
clients are priced at $295, and additional PC hosts
are priced at $125.
For more information contact UniPress Software, Inc.,
Highway, Edison, NJ 08817; (908) 287-2100; Fax: (908)
Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.unipress.com.
I-MODE Releases Developer Source
I-MODE Publications, Inc. has released Developer Source,
library of leading magazines and reference books to
questions and gain direction for product development.
includes 30 publications, some dating back three years,
and one million
lines of published code available for copying and pasting
applications. Developer Source is offered on a annual
that includes four quarterly CD-ROM updates.
The Developer Source database includes editorial, graphics,
from Dr. Dobb's Journal, Windows Developer's Journal,
Microsoft Systems Journal, and IEEE Software to name
a few. Information
retrieval features of Developer Source include: keyword
of contents browsing, bookmarking, annotating, and code
An annual subscription to Developer Source is priced
at $545 for single
users and $2,495 for the five simultaneous-user network
more information contact I-MODE Publications, Inc.,
100 Corporate Dr.,
Yonkers, NY 10701; (914) 968-7008; Fax: (914) 968-9340;
Platinum Introduces Three Products
PLATINUM technology, inc. has introduced three products:
Enterprise DBA, and AutoSecure version 2.0. The first
product, CIMS, is
an integrated chargeback system for heterogeneous, distributed
environments. The CIMS applications include Job Accounting,
Cost Analysis, Resource Utilization Reporting, Capacity
The second product, Enterprise DBA, is a tool for database
administration, alteration, and migration in heterogeneous
environments. Enterprise DBA lets administrators simultaneously
multiple RDBMSs including those for MVS, UNIX, Windows,
and OS/2 with
point and click commands from a single console. Enterprise
DBA is the
first tool in the suite of POEMS products.
The third product, AutoSecure version 2.0, is a nework-side
package that prevents unauthorized access to corporate
open systems by
implementing an active access control mechanism at the
level. AutoSecure will be integrated with POEMS as well
PLATINUM systems managements tools. AutoSecure 2.0 supports
Solaris, SunOS, and HP-UX UNIX platforms.
Enterprise DBA pricing is agent based and starts at
$1,200 for PC and
UNIX versions, and $16,000 for the MVS version. The
Access Control module is priced at $1,000 per secured
per-user pricing starting at $150 per single user. The
module is priced at $5,000 per administration console.
configurations start at $20,000. For more information
technology, inc., 1815 S. Meyers Rd., Oakbrook Terrace,
IL 60181; (800)
442-6861 or (708) 620-5000; Fax: (708) 691-0710; Internet:
Loan System Releases Two Products
LOAN SYSTEM has released two software packages, Sysmaster
Netware and Sysmaster for UNIX. Sysmaster 3.30 for Netware
is a network
management tool monitoring system performance, events,
and alerts as
well as running applications and licenses specific to
administration. Sysmaster 3.30 contains two modules,
the Audit Manager
and the Event Manager. Sysmaster for UNIX is an administration
heterogeneous networks and supports AIX, HP-UX, Sun,
Solaris 1 and 2,
and AT&T/SVR4. Sysmaster for UNIX also contains
two modules, the
Resource Manager and the Event Manager.
For more information about either Sysmaster 3.30 for
Sysmaster for UNIX contact LOAN SYSTEM, 9/11, rue Georges
Creteil Cedex, France; (33.1) 43 99 28 28; Fax: (33.1)
43 99 29 38;
Internet: cis 100655, 3417 or contact French Technology
401 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1760, Chicago, IL 60611;
Fax: (312) 222-1237.
Artecon Introduces LynxRAID+
Artecon, San Diego, CA., has introduced LynxRAID+ rackmount
array. Features of LynxRAID+ include: LX-5030 RAID configuration,
plug front removable power supplies and disk drives,
removable fans, and
high-speed RAID controllers for redundancy and failover
Configurations range from 16 Gb to 258 Gb housed in
a singe rack
LynxRAID+ supports the RAID controller subsystem. Occupying
EIA) of vertical rack space, the LynxRAID controller
unit supports one
or two RAID controllers, each with 64Mb onboard cache.
supports 129Gb of storage at RAID levels 0, 1, 0+1,
3, or 5. LynxRAID+
supports six data channels of one to seven ranks each.
When used in
conjunction with Artecon's Sphinx rackmount encapsulation
of Sun, HP, or
SGI workstations, LynxRAID+ can be configured into a
RAID file server.
LynxRAID+ supports HP, IBM, SGI, Macintosh, and PC platforms.
LynxRAID+ start at $8,995 and vary depending on configuration.
information contact Artecon, San Diego, CA.
Transtar Introduces Transtar PCTE V2.0
Transtar Software Inc. has introduced Transtar PCTE
V2.0, a distributed
development framework for developing integrated application
object-oriented data management tools. Using Transtar
developers can build environments to integrate heterogeneous
and project management tools, and administer the data
generated in a
semantic object-based repository. Transtar PCTE V2.0
complies with the
PCTE ISO specification of open repositories and is compatible
Features of Transtar PCTE V2.0 include: a model-based
system, support for concurrent data access, and user-defined
mechanism for preserving data integrity. Both logically
distributed, Transtar PCTE uses a client/server approach
object base is stored on UNIX hosts and local processes
are run on PCs.
UNIX-based PCTE servers are interconnected on Ethernet
LANs, and PC
clients access and process objects stored in an object
of its physical location in the PCTE environment.
For more information contact Transtar Software, Inc.,
300 Concord Rd.,
Billerica, MA 01821; (508) 294-3298; Fax: (508) 294-4405
Technology Press Office, 401 N. Michigan Ave., Suite
1760, Chicago, IL
60611; (312) 222-1235; Fax: (312) 222-1237.
Software Moguls Introduces SM-arch Database Backup Module
Software Moguls, Inc. has introduced SM-arch Database
Database Backup Module combines SM-arch's automated
loading, and online catalog management with the administration
of database backup system from DBMS suppliers, accessible
from a central
automated interface. The Database Backup Module is useful
for networks that operate 24 hours a day, such as banking,
hotel, or airline reservation systems.
Features of the Database Backup Module include automated
backup of "live" databases and scheduling
backups in advance to run
The Database Backup Module is part of SM-arch version
supports Sun, Digital, IBM RS, HP 9000, and SGI platforms.
SM-arch 3.1.4 starts at $1,000. For more information
Moguls, Inc., Minnetonka, MN; (612) 932-6721.
ESM Releases UName-It
Enterprise Systems Management Corporation has released
directory services management tool for UNIX. UName-It
is a client/server
application that includes an object relational database
engine and a
director services back-end. The server controls access
to the database,
enforces security, and establishes policy. Client applications
UName-It either graphical or programmatic interfaces.
replacing exiting name services such as NIS, NIS+, or
DNS, UName-It is
layered on top of those services, acting as a management
also provides management of the entire name space. UName-It
administrators cooperatively manage users, host, mailing
printers, NIS netgroups, and pagers.
UName-It is scalable. Pricing is tiered and based on
the size of the
namespace being managed. For a site with up to 2,000
(network nodes and use accounts), the basic UName-It
license is priced
at $40,000. For more information contact Enterprise
Corporation, 14742 Newport Ave., Suite 207, Tustin,
CA 92680; (714)
505-7686; Fax: (714) 505-7690; Internet: email@example.com.
GD Associates Upgrades QMASTER
GD Associates Ltd. has upgraded QMASTER, a scheduling
management module for UNIX and NT networks. Features
of QMASTER include:
print distribution, print security, completion notification,
archival system for files. QMASTER's report distribution
include: single file to single device, single file to
and multiple copies, and a file pared into many sections
each with a
different routing specification. Security features include
access to specified files, restricting access to partial
encryption to reduce root's eyes. End users receive
a message upon
completion of printing. QMASTER's archival system include
retrieval, and deletion after a specified retention
included in QMASTER is storage of multiple versions
of similar files.
For more information about QMASTER contact GD Associates
Bayview Dr. S.W., Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2V 3N8;