Aurora Software Announces SarCheck for HP-UX
Aurora Software, Inc. has announced Version 2 of SarCheck,
operating system versions 9.04+ and 10.01+. SarCheck
is a performance
management tool designed to assist the system administrator
analysis of a UNIX system's performance by translating
sar reports into
plain English. SarCheck identifies performance bottlenecks,
specific parameter and hardware configuration changes,
the amount of remaining system capacity.
SarCheck is an excellent way for system administrators
to save time and
learn more about how their systems work, because it
utilization in plain English. SarCheck reports consist
of three sections
and a summary. The first section contains recommendations
that can be
used to improve system performances, such as tuning
balancing disk load, and increasing memory size or CPU
speed. The second
section is an analysis of all system resources monitored
This section contains insights that can help an administrator,
no resource bottlenecks were detected. The final section,
Planning, is used to approximate how large an increase
in workload a
system can support, based on the sar data being analyzed.
A single SarCheck license for HP-UX begins at $600;
options are available. Versions for other UNIX platforms
or under development. For more information, contact
Inc., P.O. Box 1033, Plaistow, NH 03865; (603) 382-4200;
382-4247; Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NetManage Announces Policy Management Architecture and
XoftWare for Power Macs
NetManage has announced a path to native Power Macintosh
Apple Computer's MacX 1.2 users. Current users of Apple's
product may purchase upgrades to the latest release
of XoftWare for Mac
OS from NetManage. As the developers of both MacX and
NetManage is uniquely positioned to provide MacX users
with a low-cost
migration to NetManage's X Window server suite and X
window support and
XoftWare for the Mac OS 3.6 provides an X Window terminal
the Mac OS. Open Transport enabled, Xoftware 3.6 provides
both X server
technology and corporate Intranet applications such
tools for Web access, file sharing, and remote access.
NetManage has also announced the Policy Management Architecture
networking architecture that enables applications and
to run on existing Internet protocol-based intranets.
PMA will be
included as a standard feature in NetManage's next release
PMA provides the ability to control performance and
security for IP
network applications without making changes to existing
network infrastructure. In addition to traffic shaping
with network infrastructure components, PMA modules
can filter for
content, and with network service plug-ins, provide
services such as
encryption and data compression.
For more information, contact NetManage, Inc., (408)
email@example.com; WWW: http://www.netmanage.com.
NEC Announces PrivateNet Secure Firewall Server
NEC Technologies' Internet Business Unit (IBU) has announced
introductory price for the PrivateNet Secure Firewall
unlimited version of the system is now offered to end
users for $9,950
while supplies last. The regular list price of $14,950
will apply when
the promotion ends; the system is distributed nationally
NEC's PrivateNet server is a bundled turnkey hardware/software
system that is marketed and supported exclusively by
integrators, and security consultants. The unlimited
PrivateNet allows an unlimited number of nodes to be
features a security-hardened UNIX operating system,
hardware, and proxy-server firewall software that is
supplied on CD-ROM.
For more information, contact the NEC toll-free number,
and specify product number 1520-2733S-UL.
OSM Simplifies UNIX Printing
Open Systems Management has announced COS/Print, a network-aware
spooling and printer management package for UNIX. COS/Print
consistent look and feel across all platforms and has
an extensive range
of facilities that is not available in the standard
utilities. Available platforms include, but are not
limited to: IBM AIX,
HP-UX, NCR, Digital UNIX, Solaris UnixWare, IRIX, Unisys
600, and DG/UX.
COS/Print provides controls over jobs, queues, and printers.
control when they want a job to run, the stationery
required, and which
pages to be printed. Jobs can be retained and reprinted.
security insures that only authorized users have access
print queues, and print job control. Printing bottlenecks
can be reduced
by associating multiple printers with a queue, so that
a large print job
will not delay all others in the queue. COS/Print distributes
configuration details, providing for simplified administration.
administrator need add the details of a new printer
only once. Changes
can be made from any system on the network. Multiple
levels of security
provide flexible management and control.
COS/Print provides three interface options: a command-line
full-screen character interface, and a graphical user
COS/Print is available as a standalone product or as
part of OSM's
COSMOS systems management environment. COSMOS consists
of 13 application
areas, available independently but all sharing a common
look and feel.
Applications include: duty scheduling, backup/restore,
print spooling, report management, event monitoring,
scheduling, access security, console management, resource
chargeback, auditing, systems administration, and software
For more information, contact Open Systems Management,
Inc., 1111 Third
Avenue, Suite 2500, Seattle, WA 98101; (206) 583-8373;
Tower Concepts Enhances Razor
Tower Concepts, Inc. has announced server enhancements
for Razor, their
configuration management and problem tracking tool for
development teams. Razor 4.0 provides improved performance,
to file version control capabilities, and greater integration
the configuration management and problem tracking components.
The implementation of a more intuitive GUI has improved
of the components in Razor. Razor provides an adaptable
management and problem tracking suite by combining a
issue tracking system with enhanced version control
coordination capabilities. Razor can also support parallel
and development environments. Razor can be used as an
solution or as a standalone configuration or problem
Razor supports development for UNIX, Windows 95, and
Windows NT. Razor
4.0 is priced at $495 per floating license, with a site
available at $42,000. For more information, contact
Tower Concepts, Inc.
UniPress Announced PowerTerm Extensions
UniPress Software, Inc. has announced PowerTerm, terminal
PCs. PowerTerm provides a wide range of emulations (VT420,
100, 52, SCO-ANSI, Wyse 50/60, tvi925, tvi950, AT386,
AIXterm, IBM 3270 - with TCP/IP extensions, and IBM
5250). PowerTerm has
supplemented the terminals supported with the Televideo
925 and 950
terminals. PowerTerm 3270 extensions now support communication
over TCP/IP and allow functions such as printing SSCP-LU
session control, and handling of system request and
PowerTerm 3270 and 5250 include PowerGUI, which allows
users to enhance
the user interfaces for legacy systems. A free version
of PowerTerm is
available via ftp at ftp.unipress.com in the /pub/free_evals
and on the World Wide Web at: http://www.unipress.com/free_evals.
start from $99 depending on configuration and options.
information, contact UniPress Software, Inc., 2025 Lincoln
Edison, NJ 08817; (908) 287-2100; Fax: (908) 287-4929;
firstname.lastname@example.org; WWW: http://www.unipress.com.
Qualix Provides High Availability Systems for UltraSPARCs
Qualix Systems Group, a division of Qualix Group Inc.
has announced the
latest release of QualixHA Solutions, a comprehensive
high-availability software products. The new release
for UltraSPARC-based systems, including Sun Microsystems'
Enterprise Servers. QualixHA 2.2.2 enables users to
monitor, restart, failover, and recover applications
across not only
Solaris 2.5 and 2.5.1, but also SunOS, HP-UX, and AIX/6000
QualixHA runs on top of the UNIX operating system to
reliability and accessibility of business critical applications.
QualixHA includes the following components: VERITAS
FirstWatch, base HA
failover engine; Qualix HA-Environment, which expands
HA support to a
range of volume managers, filesystems, and RAID products
vendors; and Qualix HA-Modules, optional software components
support for specific applications or software subsystems,
Oracle, Sybase, Informix, and CA-OpenIngres databases.
QualixHA Solutions 2.2.2 is available for Solaris 2.5
and Solaris 2.5.1.
QualixHA also supports previous versions of Solaris,
as well as SunOS,
HP-UX, and AIX/6000. Prices for complete HA packages
start at $8,000
(depending on configuration and options). For more information,
Qualix Group, Inc., 1900 S. Norfolk Street, #224, San
Mateo, CA 94403;
(415) 572-0200; Internet: email@example.com; WWW: http://www.qualix.com.
GD Associates Announces QMASTER Version 2.7
GD Associates Ltd. has announced QMASTER version 2.7.
QMASTER is a
scheduling and output management middleware tool for
UNIX or NT
networks. Improvements focused on Console Message Center,
Forms support for the Print Management module.
The Console Message Center provides information, alerts,
and messages to
the end user from anywhere on the network. QMASTER ALERTS
filterable message control to highlight problems affecting
control or users. QMASTER's systemwide MUTEX Alerts
assist in the
coordination of jobs as they are running. QMASTER Print
has full forms support, including registering forms
jobs/output wait on the appropriate form. QMASTER supports
19 UNIX and
NT platforms in heterogeneous environments. For more
contact GD Associates Ltd., 830, 840 - 7th Ave. S.W.,
T2P 3G2; (403) 264-8322.
Insignia Solutions' NTRIGUE Supplies Windows NT Application
Insignia Solutions has announced NTRIGUE, an application
Microsoft Windows NT, delivering Windows applications
desktops, including UNIX workstations, X terminals,
Macintosh, and PC computers. NTRIGUE can deliver Windows
3.x, and Windows NT applications to all network computer
including those otherwise unable to run the applications.
NTRIGUE 2.0 is a comprehensive Intranet web application
supports a range of platforms, so that desktops throughout
can access the same Windows applications. NTRIGUE allows
or dial-up access via the ICA protocol from Citrix Systems,
NTRIGUE pricing begins at $1995 for five concurrent
sessions. NTRIGUE is
available through Insignia Solutions and through Insignia's
For information, contact Insignia Solutions; (415) 327-6197
848-7677; WWW: http://www.insignia.com.
Le Reseau Introduces Secure Networking Suite
Le Reseau Network Systems has introduced the Secure
(SNS), a suite of programs designed to secure online
both Internet and Intranet. SNS will allow you to verify
the identity of
both client and server system, and encrypt transmitted
secure communications over an insecure network.
The Essential module of SNS secures telnet, ftp, smtp,
connections for basic networking activity. The Workplace
secure X and http connections for Web-based information
Client Server module adds a secure gateway for (ONC-based)
procedure calls, so that secure client-server connections
established. SNS does not require changes to programs
SNS uses server-based licensing, so clients may be installed
systems. The different modules are available separately
or bundled. SNS
is available for Solaris (2.4), SunOs (4.1.3), and Linux
Network Desktop). Other versions planned for later in
Windows NT and a Windows 95 client. For more information,
Reseau networksystems in The Netherlands; +31 595 552431;
Fax: +31 595
551279; Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org; WWW: http://www.reseau.nl.
Above Technology Releases New Versions of DB Capture
and FS Capture
Above Technology has released Version 2.0 release of
their DB Capture
and FS Capture software. Version 2.0 provides various
including increased performance and support for Hewlett
in addition to the SUN platform.
The DB Capture product allows database administrators
to perform hot,
full, and incremental database backups on any database
that runs on the
supported platforms. The FS Capture product provides
HP and Sun clients
the ability to restore deleted files with a single command,
file recovery efforts.
DB Capture and FS Capture integrate with UNIX backup
packages such as Alexandria, Solstice, Networker, Open
and Omni Back. For more information, contact Above Technology,
London Drive, Parker, CO; 80134; (303) 840-7299; FAX:
Power Center Software Migrates to OpenVMS
Power Center Software, a supplier of client/server enterprise
software has announced the migration of its Power Center
OpenVMS. The Power Center suite is currently available
for Sun Solaris,
Hewlett Packard's HP-UX, and Digital UNIX.
Power Center provides a scalable, extensible, standards-based,
interoperable system for enterprise management, supporting
availability, and improving management efficiency. Power
the following applications: System Problem Monitor,
sensor packs that monitor system, peripheral, and process
Enterprise Notification System, providing a wide variety
notification mechanisms; and Mission Control Station,
providing a GUI
for easy configuration of sensor alarm levels, notification
printers, disks, filesystems, as well as at-a-glance
status of systems
on the network.
For more information, contact Power Center Software
LLC; (303) 220-9789.
ADIC Offers Scalable DLT Library and DAT Autoloader
ADIC, a division of Interpoint Corporation, has announced
a new scalable
DLT library, the Scalar 224, designed to provide a low-cost,
multiple-drive DLT tape library. The Scalar 224 provides
an upgrade path
that allows expansion of drives and capacities. Optionally
the new DLT 7000 drive, the Scalar 224 proivdes up to
1.68 Tb of storage
capacity and 600 Mb/minute native transfer rates.
The base Scalar 224 unit is supplied with 2 DLT drives
and 24 cartridge
positions for a list price of $27,750. Since it is housed
in the same
chassis as larger Scalar libraries (the Scalar 448 and
models), it can be upgraded to a higher capacity model.
The Scalar 225
is available with a choice of DLT drives, including
the 2000XT, the
4000, and the new DLT7000. The Scalar 224 includes a
keyboard and LCD for configuration, diagnostics, and
ADIC also announced a 4 mm DAT Autoloader, the 800E.
The 800E is built
around the new Sony Quad-Speed SDT-7000 4 mm drive.
The ADIC 800E
transfers data at 46 Mb/minute (native) or 93 Mb/minute
average compression). The 800E also features a removable
magazine that can hold up to 64 Gb of data at standard
For more information, contact Advanced Digital Information
10201 Willows Road/P.O. Box 97057, Redmond, WA 98073-9757;
336-1233; Fax: (206) 881-2296; WWW: http://www.adic.com.
Innovative Routines International Ports COSORT
Innovative Routines International (IRI) has released
versions of COSORT
ported from UNIX to platforms including WindowsNT, Windows
95, and OS/2.
The look and feel of COSORT has been maintained in the
port from UNIX to
The new software supports mainframe data types, including
COBOL and EBCDIC, as well as all C (ASCII) and numeric
language, and Unicode. Any special job criteria can
be supported through
COSORT's API or customization of its .EXE utilities:
UNIXSORT, drop-in replacements for their respective
OS sort verbs;
COSORT, command-line interactive and batch prompting
program with online
help; SORTCL, a high-level report generation language
and program for
multi-file, multi-level data type conversion, sorting
reformatting in the same pass; and JCL2SCL, mainframe
(MVS) JCL sort
param conversion to SORTCL specification.
Package pricing for COSORT's UNIX versions start at
$2,490 for perpetual
use, $990 for Windows NT (x86), and $690 for Windows
95 and OS/2.
Multi-copy, educational, and runtime integration discounts
available. For information, contact Innovative Routines
Suite 303, Melbourne Corporate Centre, 1775 West Hibiscus
Melbourne, FL 32901; (407) 952-9400; Fax: (407) 952-9777;
Norman Data Defense Systems updates Norman Virus Control
Norman Data Defense Systems, Inc. has announced Version
3.51 of Norman
Virus Control (NVC), which secures data against infection
by more than
9,000 viruses, including all known polymorphic strains.
provides protection against macro viruses and Windows
Microsoft Word macro viruses are a particular problem,
as they attack
data rather than executables, and because they can spread
platforms. The latest release of NVC addresses the security
by the macro viruses as well as increasing the security
of Windows 95
Norman's NVC software combines high-speed scanning technology
behavior blocking to detect, identify, and remove viruses
data enterprise-wide. The scanner transparently detects
file and boot
sector viruses. A companion cleaning program disables
without disabling the user. Norman's Smart Behavior
Blocking uses AI
techniques to continually analyze the behavior of programs
during execution. Infected portions of programs or files
before they can infect other files and programs. Norman
workstation platform products communicate with NVC for
NetWare - Norman
FireBreak - a true NetWare Loadable Module (NLM) that
eliminnates viruses on NetWare Servers.
NVC v3.51 supports networked Windows (95 and NT), DOS,
platforms. Pricing is per workstation with price dependent
Representative prices are $75 per workstation for 15
machines, or $11
per workstation at 1,500 machines. Behavior blocking
for Windows 95 and
NT will become available with the next update of NVC.
information, contact NormanData Defense Systems, Inc.;
Fax: (803) 573-3919; WWW: http://www.norman.com.
CyberStorage Releases PCI Ultra-SCSI Host-Based RAID
CyberStorage Systems, Inc. has announced CyberStorage
900, a host-based
PCI-bus RAID system providing three on-board Ultra-SCSI
channels, with a
combined data transfer rate of up to 120 Mb/sec. The
supports RAID levels 0, 1, 0+1, 3, and 5. CyberStorage
configured in four- and nine-drive enclosures, providing
up to 36 Gb of
An optional GUI interface allows configuration, management,
and control of the RAID system from the network or remote
CyberStorage 900 supports up to 128 Mb of write-through
cache, along with hot-swappable drives, automatic detection
drives, and automatic and transparent rebuild of hot
allowing replacement of a failed drive without bringing
the system down.
CyberStorage 900 supports a range of operating systems,
UNIX, UnixWare, Novell NetWare, Windows NT, OS/2, Warp,
CyberStorage 900 prices begin at $5,750 including three
Ultra-SCSI drives. For more information, contact CyberStorage
Inc., 25 Porter Road, Littleton, MA 01460; (508) 486-0005;
486-3755, Internet: email@example.com.
Young Minds Announces UltraStudio Jukebox CD-Recording
Young Minds, Inc., has announced the UltraStudio, a
that combines Young Minds' UNIX-based CD Studio CD-Recording
its UltraCapacity CD-ROM Mass Storage Systems. Initially,
will be available with the Pioneer DRM 5004x and NSM
UltraStudio consists of a CD-Recordable/CD-ROM jukebox,
a CD Studio
controller, MakeDisc premastering software, and CD-ROM
software. Recording capability is provided by the MakeDisc
software running on the host workstation. Data to be
recorded can reside
anywhere on the network, and any user that can remotely
access the host
workstation can record discs. MakeDisc sends the premastered
data to the
CD Studio controller. While the premastering task can
run as a
background task, recording a CD places a large demand
resources, particularly in multi-user, multi-tasking
as UNIX. Once the premastered image has been sent to
Young Minds' controller technology off-loads the task
recording the disk and prevents data underrun.
Yound Minds has also introduced StudioNT, a Windows
CD-Recording System. For more information, contact Young
1906 Orange Tree Lane, Suite 240, Redlands, CA 92374;
Fax: (909) 798-0488; Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org; WWW: