Cover V06, I08


New Products

Spire Releases Corel WordPerfect 7 for Digital UNIX

Spire Technologies, Inc. and Corel Corporation have released Corel WordPerfect 7 for the Digital UNIX operating system. Corel WordPerfect 7 is designed for Digital's Alpha technology running 64-bit Digital UNIX. Features of WordPerfect 7 include: advanced drawing and charting capabilities, comprehensive text editing, spreadsheet functionality, and direct importing of Oracle database information. Corel WordPerfect 7 for Digital UNIX is file compatible with its Windows, OpenVMS, DOS, and UNIX counterparts including HP-UX, SCO UNIX, SunOS, Solaris SPARC, and IBM AIX. Corel WordPerfect 7 also supports remote Windows to other X terminals and UNIX file conversions.

Features of Corel WordPerfect 7 for Digital UNIX include: 5,400 quickart images/4,500 clipart images, 200 photos, 187 textures, 28 ExpressDocs, 130 fonts, guidelines, drop caps, speed formatting, highlighter, unlimited Undo/Redo, and page numbering x of y. Other features of Corel WordPerfect 7 include QuickCorrect, Make It Fit, and Spell-As-You Go. Corel WordPerfect 7 also includes a browser link, a customizable interface, and an enhanced user-interface. In addition, Corel WordPerfect 7 for Digital UNIX includes Netscape Navigator 2.0 and Internet Publisher.

Corel WordPerfect 7 for Digital UNIX for Character terminals (TUI) is now shipping, with the GUI version planned for release later this quarter. Prices for Corel WordPerfect 7 for Digital UNIX range from $220 to $495 depending on the number of licenses purchased. For more information contact Spire Technologies, Inc., 311 N. State St., Orem, UT 84057; (801) 226-3355; FAX: (801) 224-3847; Internet:

SCO Ships UnixWare 2.1.2

The Santa Cruz Operation (SCO) has begun shipping SCO UnixWare Releases 2.1.2, its enterprise-class operating system for Intel platforms optimized for Internet computing. Features of SCO UnixWare 2.1.2 include an integrated Web server and authoring tools from Netscape Communications Corporation, as well as network connectivity technologies, and backup and restore services.

SCO UnixWare 2.1.2 is designed so medium-to-large businesses can take advantage of the Internet and corporate Intranet environments. Standard components, integrated with the SCO UnixWare server, include: Netscape FastTrack Server 2.0 Software, a Web server with SSL 3.0 security; Netscape Navigator Gold 3.0, client software with integrated Web navigation, email, support for video and audio, and Web document creation; and SCO PPP from Morning Star, which provides PPP and Internet security protection.

SCO UnixWare 2.1.2 is priced as follows: Application Server $1,295, Personal Edition (including Netscape Navigator 3.0 and SCO PPP from Morning Star) $695, SCO UnixWare 2.1.x to SCO UnixWare 2.1.2 Application Server Upgrade $195, and SCO UnixWare 2.1.x to SCO UnixWare 2.1.2 Personal Edition Upgrade $95. For more information contact The Santa Cruz Operation, 400 Encinal St., P.O. Box 1900, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1900; (408) 425-7222; FAX: (408) 427-5448; WWW:

LBM Offers Java Network Client for UniQue Print

LBM Systems Corporation has begun offering the Java Network Client for UniQue Print, its print spooler for UNIX. Using UniQue Print, a Java manager program, PC/NT client print software, and a UNIX client program, users have access to and control over printing functions without logging on to the UNIX print server. A single GUI reference screen, with color-coded status displays, lets users monitor printing output. Remote users can also start and stop jobs; print partial jobs; and change print jobs according to form, class, group, number of copies, page range, and queue position. Remote users can also schedule printers by class and/or group; control paper and stock by on screen prompts; access any filter, forms overlay, fax gateway, or virtual printer; and handle remote and local printers identically.

The Java Network Client for UniQue Print also supports bi-directional printing (UNIX-Novell, UNIX-NT). For pricing and other information about the Java Network Client for UniQue Print contact LBM Systems Corporation, 145 Cherry Street, New Canaan, CT 06840; (203) 966-0661; FAX: (203) 966-8242; WWW:

Integrix Introduces US2

Integrix Inc. has introduced the US2, a 64-bit Ultra 2-compatible workstation. The US2 is available with single or dual 167MHz, 200MHz, or 250MHz processors. Available in a desktop or rackmount chassis, the US2 features removable hard disks, a 375 watt power supply and the DM100, a diagnostic monitor that monitors the health of the motherboard, hardware, and fan modules.

The rackmounted US2 includes a Java-based GUI. Running under Solaris, Windows 95, and Windows NT, the GUI manages servers, networks, and storage subsystems from any node on the network, or via the Internet and Intranets. The rackmount version can accommodate two 1.6" x 5.25" drives. Room is available for two internal 1.6" x 3.5" hard drives and two additional fans, each with a cooling capacity of 70 CFMs.

The US2 supports 100-BaseT, FastWide SCSI-2, and includes Turbo GX graphics, four SBus slots, 128Mb RAM, up to two removable 2.1Gb hard drives, 19" color monitor, keyboard, and mouse. The US2 comes pre-installed with Solaris 2.5.1. Both the 167MHz and 200MHz models offer 512K cache.

The US2 also supports a range of options for creating specialized systems. Options include a 64-bit UPA slot for 2-D and 3-D Creator graphics, up to 18Gb of internal storage, 2Gb of RAM, the SEC180 SBus expansion chassis, external tape drives, and RAID and flat-panel display subsystems.

Pricing for the US2 starts at $14,250 depending on processor and configuration. For more information contact Integrix, Inc., 2001 Corporate Center Dr., Newbury Park, CA 91320-1316; (800) 300-8288; FAX: (805) 376-1001; Internet:; WWW:

Innosoft Adds PMDF popstore

Innosoft International Inc. has announced PMDF popstore, a repository for storing email messages, to its PMDF-MTA e-Mail Interconnect product set. The PMDF popstore lets users of various UNIX mailers and VMS Mail migrate to POP3 clients, such as Eudora and Netscape Mail. As a complement to the POP3 mail server, the PMDF popstore is separate from the VMS Mail and Berkeley mailbox message stores. PMDF's POP3 server migrates users of these two other message stores to the popstore facility where users have popstore accounts. The PMDF popstore then stores messages in a ready-to-download format.

Administrators can manage the PMDF popstore via a command-line interface, or by using a reconfigurable Web-based management tool in conjunction with the supplied multi-threaded HTTP server. Other utilities include tracking user connect/disconnect times and cumulative storage usage. Using a management utility, administrators can designate "time-out" for old, unread messages that can periodically be returned or deleted. The PMDF popstore's underlying message store can be spread across numerous disks and since only one copy of any given message is stored for all recipients, overall need for disk capacity is reduced. PMDF popstore also includes an API for sites wanting to customize their own facilities.

The PMDF popstore is available as part of the core product, PMDF-MTA, and supports all three PMDF platforms: Solaris (SPARC and Intel), Digital UNIX, and OpenVMS (VAX and Alpha AXP). PMDF-MTA licensing fees range from $6,000 to $15,000 or more depending upon the level of PMDF functionality. Current PMDF licenses for Digital UNIX or OpenVMS can be transferred to Solaris at no added cost. For more information contact Innosoft International Inc., 1050 E. Garvey Ave. South., West Covina, CA 91790; (818) 919-3600; FAX: (818) 919-3614; Internet:

JSB Ships MultiView 2000

JSB Corporation has begun shipping MultiView 2000, a 32-bit terminal emulation suite, which provides Windows 95 and Windows NT PC-to-UNIX Web connectivity. MultiView 2000 supports SCO ANSI color, DEC VT100, VT220, and VT320 terminal emulation, and uses a "Rules Agent" to Web-enable UNIX applications. Using ActiveURL technology, the Rules Agent lets users integrate HyperLinks into UNIX applications. The HyperLinks can then invoke an Intranet Web page or a Microsoft Word document, and display the requested information. The Rules Agent can interpret URLs for creating embedded links to launch email, file transfer, or PC applications from the terminal emulation window. Support for Microsoft OLE2 and DDE technology lets MultiView 2000 transparently exchange remote UNIX information with OLE compliant Windows applications.

Another feature of MultiView 2000 is the "Kiosk." The Kiosk lets users create an intuitive user interface, using any image or multiple images as the GUI. Other features of MultiView 2000 include drop-and-drag file transfer in a Windows 95 Explorer-style interface, LPR/LPD printing, and MultiPing, which verifies availability of remote hosts and their services.

MultiView 2000 is priced at $199 for a single license. For more information contact JSB Corporation, Riverside, Mountbatten Way, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 1DY, United Kingdom; +44(0) 1260-296-230; FAX: +44(0) 1260-296-201; Internet: WWW:

NIT Announces UniShield 3.0

Network Information Technology (NIT) has announced UniShield 3.0, a security suite for multiplatform UNIX Intranets. UniShield 3.0 protects Web servers, files servers, and database server applications such as Netscape, NFS, and Oracle. UniShield 3.0 prevents Java applets from executing unauthorized commands and unknown ActiveX Controls from damaging resources.

UniShield 3.0 includes four software security modules. Each operates as a standalone application or with other modules under one integrated GUI. The first module, the Enterprise Security Administrator (ESA), implements baseline security controlling access to networks and hosts. It centrally administers user accounts and passwords, provides real-time intrusion detection, and alerts (by pager or email) and protects idle systems. The second module, the File Access Control (FAC), protects files and programs on servers and their hosts. The third module, the Administrative Privilege Delegation (APD), enables administrative privileges by delegation without giving away full root power or disclosing the root password. The fourth module, the Advanced Security Monitor (ASM), uses key-stroke monitoring and system call tracing to transparently audit users, processes, programs, and file access on designated hosts. It also offers audit reduction based on user ID, resource, time, and host.

UniShield 3.0's API integrates third-party firewalls, encryption, and strong authentication solutions such as tokens and smartcards. UniShield integrates into system management frameworks such as OpenView, Tivoli, Solstice, and DCE. For pricing and other information contact Network Information Technology, 12930 Saratoga Ave., #B2, Saratoga, CA 95070; (408) 996-1688; FAX: (408) 996-1898; Internet:; WWW:

Heroix Introduces RoboMon NT v6.2

Heroix Corporation has introduced RoboMon v6.2 for Windows NT. RoboMon NT automates Windows NT system administration by monitoring Microsoft's Windows NT Server, Exchange Server, Internet Information Server, SQL Server, and Systems Management Server. A feature of RoboMon NT v6.2 is the Rule Wizard. The Rule Wizard provides an integrated, graphical environment where users can customize RoboMon to monitor and solve site-specific problems. RoboMon monitors Windows NT based on rules that determine what condition to look for and what notification or corrective actions to take when RoboMon encounters problems. The Rule Wizard takes the rules building blocks (schedules, selection, condition, and actions) and makes them available to the user in graphical form. Also added to RoboMon NT is a set of out-of-the-box rules. The Automation and Demo rule sets, which monitor systems and applications, have added rules for checking directories, application failures, and changes to security policy. A comparable set of rules has been added to the kit for the Rule Wizard.

Other features of RoboMon NT include email notification support for Lotus CC: Mail, SMTP mail, and Microsoft Exchange; and personnel paging through an integrated paging action and email. RoboMon NT's SNMP Trap action lets severity and status information be sent to OpenView, NetView, and Sun NetManager. RoboMon NT also provides a native event display for centralized, multi-platform monitoring from any point in the network.

RoboMon NT v6.2 is available for the Intel and Alpha architectures. Prices for RoboMon NT v6.2 range from $200 to $5,000. For more information contact Heroix Corporation, Newton, MA; (800) 229-6500 ext. 232; Internet:; WWW:

Chase Announces Four Products

Chase Research has announced four products: the ATFAST-PCI remote access card, the IOLAN+4.0 communications server, the IOLINK-FRAME Relay router, and the IOPRINT+FAST 10/100 Mbps print server. The first product, the ATFAST-PCI, is a multiport card for building remote access systems on Windows NT and SCO UNIX. ATFAST-PCI supports 460 Kbps asynch port speeds in 4-, 8-, and 16-port configurations. ATFAST-PCI supports PPP, SLIP, and ISDN and 56K modems.

The second product, IOLAN+4.0, is an upgraded version of the IOLAN+terminal/communications server for UNIX and NT. IOLAN+4.0 adds authentication, accounting, and modem reset support for ISPs, as well as security services by user. Other IOLAN+4.0 features include support for 56K modems, ISDN TAs, and CD 1865 UARTS. IOLAN+ is available in 8- or 16-port version including rackmounts.

The third product, IOLINK-FRAME Relay router, provides IP and IPX for Frame Relay networks requiring Intranet and LAN-to-LAN routing. According to the company, IOLINK-FRAME Relay router supports compression rates up to 600%. IOLINK-FRAME also supports SNMP.

The fourth product, IOPRINT+FAST, is a print server for 10 and 100 Mbps Fast Ethernet with three bi-directional parallel ports supporting UNIX, Windows NT, and NetWare. Features of IOPRINT+FAST include printer access to legacy 10 Mbps LAN segments with autosensing, and virtual printing capabilities. IOPRINT+FAST is Novell NDS ready with bindery support.

ATFAST-PCI is priced at $149 for 4 ports. IOLAN+4.0 prices start at $1,595 for 8 ports. IOLINK-FRAME is priced at $3,995. IOPRINT+FAST is priced at $549. For more information contact Chase Research, Inc., 545 Marriott Dr., Suite 100, Nashville, TN 37214; (615) 872-0770; FAX: (615) 872-0771; Internet:; WWW:

Bellcore Ports FireWatch To Windows NT

Bellcore has ported its FireWatch System to Windows NT. FireWatch, a network security monitoring system, is designed to assist system and firewall administrators in detecting potential hacker activity and identifying network problems. FireWatch automates verifying firewall configurations and analyzing firewall traffic. FireWatch was designed to read audit logs from Check Point Software's FireWall-1 network security software.

FireWatch System for NT supports Windows NT 3.51 and above, although 4.0 is recommended. FireWatch runs on a Sun workstation and is available for Solaris 2.4, 2.5, and Sun OS 4.1.3 platforms. For pricing and other information about the FireWatch System for Windows NT contact Bellcore, Morristown, NJ, (800) 521-2673; WWW:

Falcon Ships File Servers

Falcon Systems Inc. has begun shipping the FastfilePro 5000 and FastfilePro 9000 data access servers for heterogeneous workgroups (NFS/UNIX, Windows NT, Windows 95, and HTTP read-only clients). Features of the 5000 and 9000 include a variety of RAID configurations, the AerREAL operating system, and the SMB protocol. The 5000 and 9000 also include the Journaling Automation System (JAS), which maintains real-time journaled records of file operation on disk. The 5000 and 9000 are compatible with a variety of storage peripherals, including 2, 4, 9, and 23Gb low-profile, half-height, and full-height drives, and CD-ROM drives.

The FastfilePro 5000 is a departmental server designed for smaller workgroups. The 5000 contains 64Mb of RAM that can be upgraded to 256Mb. The 5000 is available in a tower configuration with storage that ranges from 15Gb to 40Gb. The FastfilePro 9000 is an enterprise-level server. The 9000 contains a 200MHz PentiumPro microprocessor, and can be configured with up to 3.1Tb of addressable disk storage in a RAID 0 format. The 9000, available in rackmount design, is equipped with half-height disk drives.

Pricing for the FastfilePro 5000 and FastfilePro 9000 data access servers depends on the configuration. For more information contact Falcon Systems Incorporated, 3951 Performance Dr., Sacramento, CA 95838; (800) 782-2330 or (916) 641-7200; FAX: (916) 641-7204; Internet:; WWW:

PPT Integrates Paging Software

Personal Productivity Tools (PPT) has integrated its EtherPage and EtherWeb paging software with The Vantive Corporation's Vantive HelpDesk. Vantive HelpDesk is an automated, condition-sensitive, wireless notification tool that provides automatic assignment and now paging. Features of EtherPage and EtherWeb include automatic email confirmation of message delivery, automatic logging of messages, automatic retry of failed delivery, advance modem error recovery, group paging, advance filtering, automatic suppression of duplicate messages, redundant server, and multiple modems.

Vantive HelpDesk requires EtherPage and EtherWeb version 2.91 or greater and a Hayes compatible modem. Both EtherPage and EtherWeb support servers running SunOS 4.1.x, Solaris 2.x, Solaris X86 2.x, HP-UX 9.x and 10.x, AIX 3.x and 4.x, and SCO 5.x platforms. EtherWeb works with HTML 2.0 or above compliant Web browsers and supports UNIX, Windows NT, Windows 95, MacOS, and others connected to heterogeneous UNIX hosts.

EtherPage and EtherWeb are licensed on a per server basis from $595 for 3 pagers, $1,095 for 8 pagers, and $2,195 for an unlimited number of pagers. For more information contact Personal Productivity Tools, 14141 Miranda Rd., Los Altos Hills, CA 94022; (415) 917-7000; FAX: (415) 917-7010; Internet:; WWW:

Cybernetics Introduces AFA

Cybernetics has introduced Accelerated File Access (AFA) file restore software on CD-ROM. Accelerate File Access creates an index of all files stored on the tape and lets users fast-forward or rewind to the exact tape position before beginning the restore. AFA also lets users append, verify, and perform multi-volume backups. Other features of AFA include data compression, which according to the company, can increase drive performance up to five times, and Data Encryption, which gives users control over access to sensitive corporate data. Also included in AFA is the Advanced SCSI processor, which lets two or more tape drives work together in five recording modes: striping, mirroring, cascade, independent, and offline copy/verify.

Accelerated File Access is available on the company's UNIX-compatible 8mm, 4mm, DLT, and DTF tape subsystems, with tape capacities ranging from 4Tb to 210Gb and backup speeds from 1 Mbps to 36Mbps. For pricing and other information about Accelerated File Access contact Cybernetics, 111 Cybernetics Way, Yorktown, VA 23693; (757) 833-9000.

Freshwater Upgrades SiteScope

Freshwater Software has upgraded SiteScope, its Web server monitoring and administration tool. Based on JAVA technology, SiteScope 2.0 lets administrators control multiple Web servers from a single Web browser window. If a problem occurs, SiteScope can automatically initiate a repair action and alert the administrator via email or pager. SiteScope's HTML-based GUI gives administrators access to SiteScope monitors via Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Explorer from any location on the Internet. Other features of SiteScope 2.0 include initiating real-time updates and changes on a server-by-server basis from a central location and transparently performing checks and initiating fixes.

SiteScope 2.0 is available via Freshwater's Web site, downloadable for Solaris and SGI IRIX UNIX and Windows NT platforms. Prices for SiteScope licenses start at $1,295 for UNIX and $495 for Windows NT. Freshwater customers using SiteScope 1.03 may upgrade for free. For more information contact Freshwater Software, Inc., Boulder, CO; (415) 493-4466; WWW:

MKS Introduces MKS Source Integrity Professional Edition

Mortice Kern Systems Inc. has introduced the MKS Source Integrity Professional Edition, a software configuration management tool that tracks, records, and monitors software defects and product enhancements. Included in MKS Source Integrity is Track Integrity, a defect tracking and product enhancement organizer. With Track Integrity, software defects and change requests can be managed during any stage in a project's lifecycle.

MKS Source Integrity Professional Edition is priced at $999. For more information contact Mortice Kern Systems Inc., Waterloo, Canada; (800) 265-2797 or (519) 884-2251; FAX: (519) 884-8861; Internet:; WWW:

Adaptive Introduces HiLANder NNT

Adaptive Information Systems, Inc. has introduced HiLANder NNT, an automated tape backup system for heterogeneous, enterprise-wide client/server environments. Features of HiLANder NNT include unattended backup from a central location, multiplexing multiple backup sessions onto a single tape, and concurrent backup to HiLANder's tape drives. HiLANder NNT is available in four pre-configured models, which can backup 48Gb to 192Gb using one to four tape autoloaders on one to four network ports. Other features include a 166MHz Pentium-based server system, 64Mb of memory for data buffering, CD-ROM drive, redundant power supplies, and mirrored disks.

Running on Windows NT Server 4.0, HiLANder NNT includes Legato System's NetWorker for Windows NT, Network Edition. HiLANder NNT also supports NetWare, SunOS, Solaris AIX, HP/UX, SGI, and Windows NT clients, and SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange, Oracle, Informix, Sybase, and SAP databases.

For pricing and other information about HiLANder NNT contact Adaptive Information Systems, 26001 Pala, Mission Viejo, CA 92691; (800) 678-6978 or (714) 587-9077; FAX: (714) 587-1933; Internet:; Internet: