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New Products

Trend Micro Introduces eManager

Trend Micro, Inc., has introduced eManager, a set of Internet email controls designed to protect intellectual property, enhance employee productivity, and improve network traffic flow. A key element of eManager is the "spam" filter, designed to prevent junk email from clogging a corporate network. eManager is being introduced in conjunction with InterScan VirusWall 3.x, Trend Micro's Internet gateway virus scanning software.

In addition to providing products that block unwanted viruses, Trend Micro now offers a product that guards against unwanted content. The move to content filtering is an extension of Trend Micro's Internet gateway virus scanning technology. eManager scans email content for particular keywords, domains, and email addresses.

eManager provides a rule-based spam filter, with self-updating lists of common spam sources and a customizable list of sources. The filter checks message headers (to, from, cc, and subject fields) for routing domain, inbound/outbound status, and message size, and checks the message body for designated keywords and phrases. eManager also provides a rule-based email manager that conserves network bandwidth by managing the delivery time of email with large attachments.

Initially, eManager is being offered as an option with version 3.x of InterScan. InterScan VirusWall detects and blocks malicious code in SMTP, HTTP, and FTP traffice, preventing the inadvertent downloading of viruses. InterScan VirusWall can block all Java applets and ActiveX objects, malicious applets and objects, or can allow only applets and objects from trusted sources.

InterScan VirusWall 3.x is available now and starts at $725 for a 25-seat user license. eManager, used in conjunction with InterScan, is available now and starts at $181.25 for a 25-seat user license. Purchased as a suite, the price is $816.25 for a 25-seat user license. For more information, contact Trend Micro, Inc., 0101 N. DeAnza Blvd. Suite 400, Cupertino, CA 95014; (408) 257-1500 or (800) 228-5651; Fax: (408) 257-2003; WWW:

O'Reilly Announces Open Source Conferences

O'Reilly & Associates announced that it is expanding its support of Open Source software by presenting the O'Reilly Open Source Conferences - Perl Conference 3.0 plus several new technical conferences on mission critical Open Source software - on August 21-24, 1999 at the Monterey Convention Center in Monterey, CA.

The O'Reilly conferences on Perl, Linux, FreeBSD, Apache, Sendmail, and other technologies permit attendees to move freely between conferences, attending sessions of interest. Each conference is preceded by tutorials.

Open Source software has achieved dramatic gains in credibility and market share in the seven months since Tim O'Reilly, President and CEO of O'Reilly & Associates, hosted the Open Source Summit that brought together the creators of Linux, Perl, Apache, Sendmail, Tcl, Python, and Netscape's mozilla. It was at this meeting that these leaders agreed to adopt Eric Raymond's term "Open Source" for the development methodology their products share, and to work together to promote the value and importance of the software developed by the Open Source community.

Bob Young, CEO of Red Hat Software, said, "O'Reilly's Linux Conference is a welcome addition to the resources available to the growing Linux technical community. We're glad to see them bring their independent, authoritative approach to the conference arena."

J. River Releases Night Vision for Network Monitoring

Night Vision monitors network servers, checking their status and taking a pre-defined course of action if a device does not respond. Night Vision can provide a visual warning, send an email message, page the system administrator, or execute a program. Night Vision can monitor any TCP/IP device, such as Web servers, file servers, and routers. Automated status checks along with standardized procedures improve the quality of service provided by a server and prompt responses avoid downtime.

"Night Vision offers a rich set of features yet is easy to install, administer, and use," said Rod Moore, J River's director of sales. "J. River's popular and powerful Network Toolbox is included with Night Vision. Together they form an essential part of any system administrator's toolkit."

Night Vision is available for UNIX and Microsoft Windows platforms. A full-featured 30-day trialware version of Night Vision can be downloaded from J. River's Web site. The suggested list price for Night Vision is $295 (prices vary from platform to platform). Reseller pricing is available. For more information, contact J. River, Inc., 125 North First Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401; (612) 677-8200; Internet:; WWW:

Baltimore Technologies Announces VPNGateway

Baltimore Technologies has announced VPN Gateway, a module for Baltimore's UniCERT Certificate Authority that processes requests for VPN (Virtual Private Network) certificates. Baltimore Technologies has also made available an IPSec certificate issuing facility on their Web site to enable VPN vendors to test their products with Baltimore-issued certificates. Digital Certificates are an integral part of security for Virtual Private Networks. Companies can issue certificates to authenticate each element of the network, maintaining the security of network traffic.

The VPNGateway module works with UniCERT, Baltimore's Certificate Authority system. The modular design of UniCERT allows for distributed operation of a wide variety of systems, including virtual private networks, secure email, secure Web, and secure electronic transactions. The system adheres to industry standards, including PKCS#7, PKCS#10, Cisco's Certificate Enrollment Protocol (CEP), and X.509. The VPNGateway has been developed to automate the request and delivery of certificates for VPN environments. Requests may be made via HTTP or email. VPN vendors can receive test certificates from Baltimore's Web site The certificate issuing facility will support testing of interoperability between VPN and PKI systems.

For more information, contact Baltimore Technologies Ltd., IFSC House, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland; 353-1-605-4399; Internet:; WWW:

LinkScan Updated

Electronic Software Publishing Corporation (Elsop) has released LinkScan 5.2, an incremental release that consolidates and extends their most recent major release (5.0). LinkScan automatically detects broken links caused by missing files and unreachable URLs to ensure that your Internet or Intranet Web site provides the content intended.

Reasons to upgrade from earlier releases to LinkScan 5.2 include: improvements to performance and scalability; many new features and greatly enhanced reporting capabilities; new modules including LinkScan/Dispatch and LinkScan/QuickCheck; simplified system administration; numerous bug fixes and improved detection of (and recovery from) various exception conditions; and Year 2000 (Y2K) compliance

LinkScan runs on Linux, UNIX (AIX, BSDI, FreeBSD, Digital Unix, HP/UX, IRIX, and SunOS/Solaris), and Windows NT servers making it the fastest, most accurate and most scalable tool of its kind. It uses and requires Perl5. Reports may be viewed using industry standard browsers. For more information, contact Electronic Software Publishing Corporation, 6214 Meridian Avenue, San Jose, California 95120-4915; WWW:

Mylex Announces DACFF

Mylex Corp. has announced the DACFF, a Fibre Channel RAID controller. The DACFF, which provides an end-to-end Fibre Channel interface between the host computer and the disk drives, according to the company, delivers almost four times the I/O performance of traditional Ultra SCSI controllers. With dual active, automatic failover/failback host cluster support via two copper FC-AL (Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop) channels, the DACFF supports flexible configuration and redundant connection for high-availability applications. In addition to supporting automatic failover/failback, DACFF provides support for four other clustered storage capabilities including active-active operation, mirrored write caching, scalable I/O performance, and scalable I/O capacity.

DACFF also includes Mylex's GAM and WAM (Global Array Manager and Web Array Manager) for remotely configuring, maintaining, and monitoring the RAID system over the Internet or intranet. The DACFF supports RAID 0,1, 0+1, 3, 5, 10, 30, 50, and JBOD. For pricing and other information about DACFF Fibre Channel RAID controller, contact Mylex Corporation, 34551 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont, CA 94555; (800) 776-9539 or (510) 796-6100; Fax: (510) 745-8016; WWW:

Data General Announces AVFlex

Data General has announced AVFlex, a set of services and products that partitions Data General's AViiON AV 25000 NUMA server into multiple DG/UX and NT systems. The AVFlex environment is managed by the M3W integrated management console, the Web-based server manager software for the AV 25000. The M3W lets administrators configure and diagnose the AV 25000 server from a Web browser on any desktop in the network, or directly from the management console. Through M3W, administrators can also manage CLARiiON storage subsystem, DG/UX, and NT systems.

The company also offers a number of consulting and implementation services to help customers analyze their business needs and IT strategy, and also plan and deploy their customized AVFlex environment. These services include: Enterprise Technology Infrastructure Consulting, DG/UX Implementation Services for ccNUMA, Fibre CLARiiON for AViiON Services, DG/UX Clustering Services for ccNUMA, and AVFlex Partitioning Design Services.

For pricing and other information about AVFlex, contact Data General, Westboro, MA, (508) 898-6674.

SOS Upgrades pageBOT

Strategic Open Solutions Group has upgraded pageBOT, its enterprise wireless email and text-messaging software for UNIX. pageBOT 1.5.6 interfaces UNIX servers with alphanumeric messaging devices, such as pagers and cellular phones. pageBOT receives email and any text-based information, including network alarms and status information, stock quotes, and even traffic updates, and transmits the information to alphanumeric pagers or cellular phones. pageBOT relies on the TCP/IP connection protocol for all client/server communications. The software is pre-configured to work out-of-the-box with most standard paging services. Also pages can be sent from any client network via email, the WWW, the command-line interface, or an API.

pageBOT is available for Sun OS, Solaris, HP-UX, Linux, Digital UNIX, SGI IRIX, SCO, IBM AIX, and FreeBSD. The company plans Windows NT support for early 1999. An unlimited-user pageBOT 1.5.6 license is priced at $1,999. Also available are limited license packages and support tiers for pageBOT customers. For more information, contact Strategic Open Solutions Group, San Carlos, CA; (650) 631-8080; Fax: (650) 631-8081; WWW:

Frontline Ships Serialtest ComProbe

Frontline Test Equipment, Inc. has begun shipping Serialtest ComProbe for Windows 95/98, its data protocol analyzer for troubleshooting both synchronous and asynchronous data communications. Serialtest ComProbe turns any Windows 95/98 notebook or desktop PC into a full-featured serial data and protocol analyzer. Using Serialtest ComProbe, protocol decodes can be viewed at a high-level using the Frame Summary window, or in detail using the Frame Decode window. Protocols decoded in realtime include Frame Relay, HDLC/SDLC, X.25, SNA, Monosync, Bisync, PPP, SLIP, and TCP/IP.

Serialtest ComProbe includes Frontline Test System (FTS) 32-bit software. FTS let Serialtest ComProbe simultaneously review and search data as it is captured to a buffer or file. Also users can view protocol decode and byte-level data in association with control lead information. Serialtest ComProbe also includes a Statistics window, which provides an at-a-glance "quick read" on the link a user is troubleshooting.

Serialtest ComProbe for Windows 95/98 includes Serialtest software and the RS-232 ComProbe adapter, which connects to the monitoring computer via the parallel printer port. Serialtest ComProbe for Windows 95/98 is priced at $1,695. For more information, contact Frontline Test Equipment, Inc., P.O. Box 7507, Charlottesville, VA 22906; (804) 984-4500; Fax: (804) 984-4505; WWW:

GENROCO Announces TURBOfibre Host Adapter Support

GENROCO, Inc. has announced that its GENROCO FCP-1032 TURBOfibre PCI Fibre Channel host adapter supports Compaq Storage Works HSG-80 Fibre Channel disk arrays used in Compaq AlphaServers running the 64 bit Digital UNIX operating system. The FCP-1032 is a member of GENROCO's TURBOfibre family of high-bandwidth, low-host overhead controller products. The single PCI card uses a 32-bit 100 MHz onboard Java engine that lets the FCP-1032 move files, according to the company, at sustained rates of 90 Mbps. Quoting Barbara Pick, president of GENROCO, "Compaq and GENROCO have teamed up to offer complete, sophisticated solution for network attached storage."

For pricing and other information about the FCP-1032 TURBOfibre PCI Fibre Channel host adapters, contact GENROCO, Inc., 255 Info Hwy, Slinger, WI 53086, (414) 644-8700; Fax: (414) 644-6667; Internet:; URL:

Procom Introduces NetFORCE 100

Procom Technology, Inc. has introduced NetFORCE 100, a plug-and-play Network-Attached Storage device specifically designed for workgroup file serving/file sharing. NetFORCE 100 is available in six models: three RAID 5, 5+1 systems ranging in storage capacity from 30 Gb to 80 Gb, and three RAID 5, 4+1 systems with hot spare ranging in capacity from 24 Gb to 64Gb. NetFORCE 100 features include hot-pluggable hard drives and hot-swappable fans and power supplies. Also included is a Web-based GUI, which let administrators manage the RAID operation, network setup, and maintenance over the Internet. Component failures trigger email notification, and the unit can be optionally configured to send error messages to an alphanumeric pager. Other NetFORCE 100 features include Microsoft NT Domain Services and DHCP for set up.

Prices for NetFORCE 100 range from $7,595 to $13,765 depending on model and configuration. For more information, contact Procom Technology Inc., 2181 Dupont Dr., Irvine, CA 92612; (714) 852-1000; Fax: (714) 852-1221.

Crystal Group Releases Crystal Alert Products

Crystal Group, Inc. has released the Crystal QuickAlert and Crystal QuickAlert Enterprise alarm suites. Crystal QuickAlert provides local monitoring "on the box" or remotely through SNMP. Crystal QuickAlert features a GUI and realtime gauges that display the current case temperature, CPU temperature, fan speed, and system voltage levels. All Crystal QuickAlert's alarm threshold values are adjustable and individual alarm sensors can be turned off.

Crystal QuickAlert Enterprise provides the same functionality as Crystal QuickAlert, with the added operation "out of band", so that alarm information and management control is available even when the host CPU is not functioning. Crystal QuickAlert Enterprise allows control over the systems being monitored, including power supply on/off and access to the CPU reset line. All Crystal alarm packages offer a 1formC dry contact closure on alarms for compatibility with legacy notification systems and simple facility alarms. Both alarms are customizable.

For pricing and other information about Crystal QuickAlert and Crystal QuickAlert Enterprise alarms, contact Crystal Group, Inc., 850 Kacena Rd., Hiawatha, IA 52233; (800) 378-1636; WWW: