Cover V07, I11


New Products

TriTeal Ships WinTED 3.0

TriTeal Corp. has begun shipping WinTED 3.0, which lets a Windows client access, execute, and display UNIX applications and files as if they were within a native Windows environment. Additionally, WinTED 3.0 provides automatic desktop integration of remote servers, giving the user access to multiple UNIX and NT network resources directly from the Windows desktop. WinTED 3.0 includes the Application Integrator, which automatically gathers applications, file types, and icon data from multiple UNIX-hosts and integrates that data into the Windows Start and Explorer menus. This enables users to store and launch UNIX applications and files from their Windows desktop.

WinTED's Front Panel provides a toolbar for launching applications, with support for both large and small icons, configurable hot-keys, and auto-dock and auto-rotate capabilities. The Front Panel also includes TriTeal's Graphical Workspace Manager (GWM), a desktop multiplier/manager that provides up to 16 full functioning desktops. The GWM normally resides in the Front Panel, but can be relocated anywhere on the desktop. An Application Manager utility provides a single window containing all running applications and the ability to move or copy those applications to other workspaces.

TEDfs, an optional component available with WinTED, allows for file and print sharing between UNIX and Windows systems. TEDfs provides enhanced user authentication permitting easier file sharing with greater security for a cross-platform environment.

WinTED 3.0 is priced at $248.00 and supports the following UNIX platforms: Solaris 2.5, 2.6, HP-UX 10.20, AIX 4.1.3, 4.2.1, IRIX 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, and SunOS 4.1.3, 4.1.4. Free evaluation software is available from the WinTED Web page at: For more information about WinTED 3.0 contact, TriTeal Corporation, 2011 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA 92009-1431; (760) 930-2077; (760) 930-2081; Internet:

Open Systems Management Supports Cross-Platform Print and Schedule Management

Open Systems Management Inc. has announced COSbatch and COSprint, job-scheduling and print management tools, designed to manage both UNIX and NT system operations from a single interface and a single console. The UNIX and NT version of COSbatch provides a scheduling tool for supporting batch job scheduling, monitoring, and control. Similarly, COSprint provides enterprise print management over heterogeneous UNIX, Windows 95, 98, and NT environments.

The complete COSMOS environment consists of ten application areas including print spooling, batch job scheduling, report management, auditing, access security, console management, resource accounting and chargeback, systems administration, software distribution, duty scheduling, backup/recovery and event monitoring. Modules are available for both UNIX and NT platforms. Each module can function as a standalone product or can be integrated with other COSMOS modules to provide a set of interoperable management tools sharing a common interface. The COSMOS toolset can be extended to fit individual requirements.

For more information, contact Open Systems Management Inc., Seattle, WA. Web sites dedicated to COSbatch and COSprint are available at: and

Network Instruments Announces NetSense for Observer

Network Instruments, LLC has announced NetSense for Observer, a module that adds Expert Modes and modeling features to Observer and Distributed Observer protocol analyzers. NetSense, from Network Instruments' OEM Net3 Group, is a software application that performs expert post-capture packet transaction analysis of network protocols.

NetSense for Observer includes an Expert Mode post-capture problem analysis feature, which enables administrators to quickly sort through Observer capture files to pinpoint problems and report them in the Packet Visualizer(tm). The Packet Visualizer component provides unique insights in protocol operation by displaying packets in a spatial fashion, allowing the administrator to easily see packet sizes and the delay between them.

Administrators can also use NetSense for Observer's Client/Server Expert Mode to discover client/server conversations automatically. A display provides administrators with Expert analysis statistics, including low throughput, slow response times, busy network or server, inefficient client, and transport retransmission data.

Support for "What If" modeling analysis in NetSense for Observer allows an administrator to perform load and response time analysis under a variety of scenarios. "What If" modeling begins with a calculated set of measurements based on the user's packet data, and then predicts load and response time resulting from changed variables such as average packet size, send-to-receive packet ratio, latency, server load, and more.

NetSense for Observer supports Microsoft Windows 95, 98, and NT 4.x as well as Observer 4.x or greater. NetSense for Observer is priced at $495, and licensed for one PC on one LAN at one site. A separate license is required for portable use. For more information, contact Network Instruments, Minneapolis, MN; (612) 932-9899; WWW:

Diamond Optimum Systems Upgrades Configuration Management Software

Diamond Optimum Systems has announced Diamond CM 5.1.6, an upgrade of their software configuration management system. Diamond CM 5.1.6 includes a redesigned graphical user interface and a Java version for enhanced remote access and portability. The latest version of Diamond CM was designed to meet the needs of organizations involved in software development with multiple sites and multiple platforms, including UNIX and Microsoft Windows. Diamond CM features include software inventory/impact analysis, version control, process flow, file/project promotion, build management, programming editor, software distribution, general control, audit trail, system security, client/server architecture, implementation script, and a Windows-based GUI.

Diamond CM can identify all programs using a particular table, variable, or subroutine, allowing for project scoping and workload estimates. Diamond CM's version control feature lets users maintain the controlled files on distributed, heterogeneous hosts. Diamond CM distributes custom or commercial software to the end-users, supports both ASCII and binary file types, and can package files into projects and distribute them to heterogeneous platforms. Diamond CM also supports scheduled push/pull distribution and maintains a comprehensive audit trail of distribution activities.

Platforms supported by Diamond CM are Hewlett-Packard (HP-UX, MPE/iX), IBM (AIX), Sun (SunOS, Solaris), and Intel (MS Windows 95, NT). Diamond Optimum Systems provides 24-hour, seven-day a week support by phone and the Internet, on-site training and consulting, system implementation and configuration, and regularly scheduled updates. Diamond CM is available priced at the seat, site, and corporate levels. For more information, contact Diamond Optimum Systems, Inc., 22801 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA, 91364; (800) 362-8271; Fax: (818) 224-2009; WWW: Releases FTP Serv-U 2.4 has released FTP Serv-U 2.4. FTP Serv-U is an FTP server for Windows platforms (Win 3.1, WFW 3.11, Win 95/98, and NT). Features of FTP Serv-U include a resume download capability, access for anonymous users, a client access restriction capability, different access rights for individual users or groups, and remote program execution. FTP Serv-U also provides configurable sign-on and sign-off messages, per user configurable login messages, directory change messages, and UNIX-style "links".

FTP Serv-U also shares files across the Internet. File sharing features include sharing centralized company documents with sales staff and other remote users; reducing email congestion by sharing large files such as graphics, drafting, and backup files using FTP instead of email attachments; and increasing communication with dispersed branch offices, such as banks, government entities, and schools. is offering special packages of FTP Serv-U 2.4 and the company's FTP client, FTP Voyager 6.0. Prices for FTP Serv-U 2.4 start at $39.95. A free FTP Serv-U evaluation version is available at the FTP Serv-U Web site at For more information, contact, Gaylord, MI; (517) 732-8856; Fax: (517) 731-2642; Internet:; WWW:

Data Fellows Ships F-Secure VPN+

Data Fellows has begun shipping its F-Secure VPN+ product line. Compliant with the IEFT's latest IPsec standards, F-Secure VPN+ supports several different encryption algorithms, including triple DES (168-bit), DES (56-bit), Blowfish (40-446 bit), and CAST128 (40-128 bit). F-Secure VPN+ operates at the network IP protocol level. The F-Secure VPN+ product line does not require special hardware, and works in conjunction with existing routers and firewalls, off-loading encryption functions from those devices.

The F-Secure VPN+ product line consists of four products. The first two products are the F-Secure VPN+ Client and the F-Secure VPN+ Server. Both products operate on Windows and Solaris workstations and encrypt all data traffic from such a workstation. The next two products, the F-Secure VPN+ Gateway and F-Secure VPN+ Enterprise Gateway, encrypt all data traffic from a LAN through a WAN using the IPsec protocol to other LANs or to workstations equipped with encryption software. A user can connect to a VPN+ Gateway using with another VPN+ Gateway or VPN+ Client. The Enterprise version allows simultaneous connection from both VPN+ Clients and VPN+ Gateway devices.

The F-Secure VPN+ Client is priced at $99. The F-Secure VPN+ Server is priced at $495. The F-Secure VPN+ Gateway is priced at $2,495. The F-Secure VPN+ Enterprise Gateway is priced at $4,995. For more information, contact Data Fellows, 675 N. First St., 8th Floor, San Jose, CA 95112; (408) 938-6700; Fax: (408) 938-6701; Internet:; WWW:

Unisyn Introduces E-volve Messenger

Unisyn Software, LLC has introduced E-volve Messenger (EVM). E-volve Messenger sits between existing mail servers and clients to provide control and manipulation of incoming email messages. Features of E-volve Messenger include redirection, database integration, VBA compatible scripting, auto-reply templates, and extensible controls. Using E-volve Messenger, managers can prioritize incoming mail based on header information, actual message content, or other specified criteria. According to the company, E-volve Messenger's ability to analyze incoming mail automatically "opens the door" for effective auto-responders, automatic data input and retrieval, and automatic redirection.

E-volve Messenger is priced at $595 and includes 10 accounts. Additional accounts are priced at $30 per account. A free evaluation copy of E-volve Messenger are available at For more information, contact Unisyn Software, LLC, 3440 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 910, Los Angeles, CA 90010; (888) 786-4796 or (213) 738-1700; Fax: (213) 738-7665; Internet:; WWW:

IntraSoft Releases KeyVision 2.0

IntraSoft has released KeyVision 2.0, Registry management software for Windows NT and Windows 95/98. Using KeyVision 2.0, systems administrators can implement enterprise-wide user and machine policies for Windows desktops and roll back Registry changes. Features of KeyVision 2.0 include global management of user Registry settings on all machines in the enterprise and configurable user and machine Registry policies that are applied consistently any time a machine starts up or a user logs in. Additionally, KeyVision 2.0 includes expanded Registry change tracking; rollback capabilities; and Registry templates (called Keysets), which let groups of Registry changes be applied to a machine, machine group, user or user group. KeyVision 2.0's user interface includes drag-and-drop capabilities to assist in building Registry queries and defining user and machine policies.

KeyVision 2.0 also includes a number of Policy enhancements, including the ability to apply filters and monitors to multiple machines that are not in the same group. Also included is a set of "exclusion" tools for customizing filter options. Other features of KeyVision 2.0 include historical Registry data tracking; Registry change tracking; a floating palette; and viewing of all KeyVision-initiated pending changes, canceling of scheduled changes, undoing of completed changes, and retrying of failed changes.

Introductory pricing for KeyVision 2.0 begins at $495 for 25 seats with additional seats priced at $25. Site licenses are also available. For more information, contact IntraSoft, Inc., (888) 539-8474 or (703) 749-7713; WWW:

Netron Announces Netron Distributed System Solution

Netron Inc. has announced the Netron Distributed Systems Solution, a package of product components and services for integrating the Internet and multi-tier client/server into existing systems. The Netron Distributed Systems Solutions combines Netron consulting services with re-use technologies including Netron Fusion, the Netron Connectivity Framework, and Netron Renovator. Consulting services bundled into the Netron Distributed Systems Solution include scoping, architecture design, architecture customization, project management, and frameworks implementation.

The Netron Connectivity Framework, the core of the solution, automates the development of components that connect different client technologies, such as Visual Basic and Java, to Cobol servers. Because the methods used by Java, Visual Basic, and Cobol to format data are not compatible, it takes additional work to get them to communicate with each other. When changes are made to either the client or server, resynchronization is also an issue. By automating these processes, Netron's solution addresses both problems. Also Netron's open framework architecture can be extended and made to work with any middleware. If a customer has not implemented a middleware standard, Netron's solution can generate the connection directly.

For pricing and other information about Netron Distributed Systems Solution, contact Netron Inc., Toronto, Canada; (416) 636-8334.

ULTRABAC.COM Releases UltraBac 5.0

ULTRABAC.COM has released UltraBac 5.0 (UB5.0) with Universal Disaster recovery Diskette Option for both Intel and Alpha Windows NT users. UB5.0 with Universal Diskette DR offers disk-to-disk or tape-to-tape restores in a matter of minutes. Using UB5.0, every NT system can have an identical copy of its operating system disk in a form called an "Image" so that it can be properly restored from either a bootable standby system disk or an offline tape in the event of an unbootable system disk crash. UB5.0 also provides the ability to back up an unbooted machine's disk resources to either tape or disk.

UltraBac's Universal Disaster Recovery Diskette Option uses a standard set of DR diskettes for all servers and workstations in a network. With UB5.0's Universal Diskette Option enabled, users can boot a completely dead NT system from one set of common DR diskettes. Such diskettes can be stored on an Intranet, downloaded to floppies and used to reboot a system any time the need arises.

UltraBac 5.0 with Universal Disaster Recovery Diskette Option is priced at $695 for the server option and $149 for the workstation. The Disaster Recovery software can either run standalone or be integrated with UltraBac 5.0. For more information, contact ULTRABAC.COM, BEI Corporation, 15015 Main St., Ste. 200, Bellevue, WA 98007.

Amacom Announces Flipdisk

Amacom Technologies has announced Flipdisk, a portable hard drive for data backup and transfer. Flipdisk can also interchange data between notebooks and desktops. Using a PC card, Flipdisk adds extra disk capacity to a notebook or desktop. The flip PC card design eliminates the need for additional interface cables. Flipdisk measures 1.2 x 3.5 x 5.5 inches and weighs 11.7 oz. Because Flipdisk is powered directly from the notebook or desktop computer, it requires no separate power supply. Also included are built-in shock absorbers. Flipdisk uses standard 2.5" hard drives and is currently available in 2.1 Gb, 3.2 Gb, 4 Gb, and 6.4 Gb capacities. Capacity can be doubled using data compression software. Flipdisk is compatible with UNIX, Win 95, Win NT, Win 3.xx, OS2, and Apple Macs. Prices for Flipdisk start at $449 and include a 12-month return-to-base warranty and free lifetime technical support. For more information, contact Amacom Technologies, 35677 Beeching Lane, Fremont, CA 94536; (510) 790-9101; Fax: (510) 790-9103.

Omnitron Introduces Two Products

Omnitron Systems Technology, Inc. has introduced two products, the FlexPoint 100Fx/TX media converter and the PowerChassis. The FlexPoint 100Fx/Tx provides 100Base Fast Ethernet connection between a variety of fiber options and unshielded twisted pair (UTP). Operating in either full- or half-duplex mode, the FlexPoint 100FX/TX converters take advantage of full-duplex transmission to increase data rates to 200 Mbps and extend network distances up to 28,000 meters using single-mode fiber.

The PowerChassis is a 19" rack-mountable power-redundant chassis for Omnitron's 10Base Ethernet and 100Base Fast Ethernet media converter product line. The PowerChassis features dual hot-swappable redundant power supplies and supports any combination of Ethernet and Fast Ethernet media converters to provide medial conversion for multimode and single-mode fiber (SC and ST), UTP, and coax cabling.

Prices for the FlexPoint 100FX/TX media converter start at $595. The PowerChassis, dual power version, is priced at $699. For more information, contact Omnitron Systems Technology, Inc, 27 Mauchly, #201, Irvine, CA 92618; (800) 675-8410 or (949) 250-6510; Fax: (949) 250-6514; Internet:; WWW:

TSTI Introduces COMPstation

Tatung Science & Technology, Inc. has introduced the COMPstation U10-333, a line of desktop workstations supporting the 333 MHz UltraSPARC-IIi microprocessor from Sun Microsystems. The COMPstation's 64-bit processor supports five 32-bit PCI devices at 33 MHz and an additional 64-bit UPA. Other features include 64 Mb of RAM, 4 Gb hard drive, a PCI graphics card, dual-channel Ultra-Wide SCSI, two serial ports, one parallel port, and a 10/100Base T Ethernet interface. The system comes with Solaris 2.6 pre-installed and is binary compatible with application software on SBus-based SPARC systems. Also available is the COMPstation U10-333RM, a rack-mountable, Ultra 10-compatible system with a 333 MHz UltraSPARC-IIi CPU.

Prices for the COMPstation U10-333 start at $4,990. Prices for the COMPstation U10-333RM start at $5,170. For more information, contact Tatung Science & Technology, Inc., 1840 McCarthy Blvd., Milpitas, CA 95035; (800) 659-5902 or (408) 383-0988; Fax: (408) 383-0886; Internet:; WWW:

Telebyte Introduces Lightning Sponge

Telebyte Technology, Inc. has introduced the Lightning Sponge for use on 64 Kbps communication circuits. The Lightning Sponge accommodates lightning strikes and diverts them to a low impedance path to "earth" ground before they can damage network equipment and computers. The Lightning Sponge includes four circuits and is usable on any 4-wire communication circuit whose data rate does not exceed 64 Kbps. Available in two models, the Model 22-64 provides 4-wire screw terminals on either end for terminating the 4-wire lines, and the Model 22P-64 provides modular RJ-11 type phone jacks for installation of the 4-wire lines. For both models, an additional screw terminal is provided to make the connection to earth ground.

A single Model 22-64 or 22P-64 Lightning Sponge sells is priced at $72. In quantities of 100, the price is $57.60 each. For more information, contact Telebyte Technology, Inc., 270 Pulaski Rd, Greenlawn, NY 11740; (800) 835-3298 or (516) 423-3232; Fax; (516) 385-8184; Internet:; WWW:

CrystalGraphics Releases 3D Sensations For Presentations

CrystalGraphics, Inc. has released 3D Sensations For Presentations, a plug-in for Microsoft PowerPoint 97 that adds television-style 3D special effects to presentations. 3D Sensations lets users add a variety of 3D effects into their PowerPoint presentations. Pre-created for ease-of-use, these 3D effects are sold in a series of volumes. The first volume, Volume 1: Classic Transitions, includes 50 transition effects based on 12 classic types including revolving cube, turning billboard, tumbling away, and slab-tilt. Volume 1 comes with realistic sound effects that synchronize with the 3D visual effects. Examples of these 3D transition effects can be viewed on the WWW at:

3D Sensations For Presentations, along with an introductory set of two 3D transition effects, can be downloaded for free at the company's Web site and at C/Net's Volume 1: Classic Transitions is priced at $49. For more information, contact CrystalGraphics, Inc., Santa Clara, CA; (408) 450-0214; WWW: