CRYPTOCard Provides Strong Encryption for Red Hat Linux
CRYPTOCard and Red Hat, Inc. have announced that CRYPTOCard's CRYPTOAdmin 4.0 authentication server will ship with the Red Hat Linux 6.1 application CD. CRYPTOAdmin provides token-based authentication into VPNs, firewalls, and secure extranets. With CRYPTOAdmin and the accompanying API toolkit, developers of security servers (such as those using Secure Shell, SHH) can integrate CRYPTOCard's strong authentication directly.
CRYPTOAdmin is supplied as an RPM file for easy installation and its client-server architecture supports de-centralized administration of centralized authentication. Included with CRYPTOAdmin 4.0 and CRYPTOKit, CRYPTOCard has made available five software tokens and licenses for five RB-1 hardware tokens, which customers must request before June 30, 2000. Customers should contact CRYPTOCard to purchase additional tokens.
CRYPTOAdmin 4.0 is the platform for the company's array of tokens: the RB-1 portable card, the ST-1 (client-server) and AT-1 (Web browser) 100% Pure Java tokens, and the CT-1 command line virtual token. CRYPTOCard's tokens generate and display a one-time password through an event-synchronous method of authentication called QuickLog. QuickLog is based on the Data Encryption Standard (DES) algorithm and provides users with a unique new password for each logon attempt. There is no annual license or maintenance fee for the software or tokens.
For more information, contact: CRYPTOCard, (800) 307-7042; Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org; WWW: http://www.cryptocard.com.
Common UNIX Printing System 1.0 Released
Easy Software Products has announced that the first production release of the Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS) is available for downloading from the CUPS Web site at: http://www.cups.org. This release fixes the last reported bugs in the final beta. Binaries for several platforms are available.
The Common UNIX Printing System provides a portable printing layer for UNIX operating systems. It was developed by Easy Software Products to promote a standard printing solution for all UNIX vendors and users. CUPS provides the System V and Berkeley command-line interfaces.
CUPS uses the Internet Printing Protocol (IETF-IPP) as the basis for managing print jobs and queues. The Line Printer Daemon (LPD, RFC1179), Server Message Block (SMB), and AppSocket protocols are also supported with reduced functionality. CUPS adds network printer browsing and PostScript Printer Description (PPD)-based printing options to support applications under UNIX. CUPS also includes a customized version of GNU GhostScript (currently based off GNU GhostScript 4.03) and an image file RIP that can be used to support non-PostScript printers.
Sample drivers are provided for HP DeskJet and LaserJet printers. Easy Software Products offers drivers for over 1600 printers in their ESP Print Pro. CUPS is licensed under the GNU General Public License. Contact Easy Software Products for commercial support and binary distribution rights: Easy Software Products, 44141 Airport View Drive, Suite 204, Hollywood, MD 20636-3111; (301) 373-9600; Fax: (301) 373-9604; Internet: email@example.com; WWW: http://www.easysw.com.
Blue Squirrel Announces EasySeeker
Blue Squirrel has announced EasySeeker, a data mining software application that allows users to find and organize information from the Internet. EasySeeker searches 100+ search engines simultaneously, while eliminating duplicate results and dead links.
EasySeeker will drill down from a preliminary list of results as users add keywords and phrases to refine results and pinpoint the target information. EasySeeker will monitor Web pages and automatically update results. Users can also schedule EasySeeker to perform searches while they are offline.
For more information, contact: Blue Squirrel, 170 West Election Drive, Suite 125, Draper, Utah, 84020; (801) 523-1063; Fax: (801) 523-1064; WWW: http://www.bluesquirrel.com/products/easyseeker/ \
Omnicentrix Debuts OmniServer
Omnicentrix Corporation has announced OmniServer, software supporting the distribution of multi-user applications. OmniServer is a two-tier, multi-platform development and deployment environment, described by Omnicentrix as combining the ease of BASIC programming with the rapid deployment capabilities of Java. The development environment includes drag and drop form design, integrated database support, and language syntax assistants.
OmniServer provides cross platform support, running on Linux, SunOS/Solaris, AIX, other UNIX variants, and Windows/NT. The client will run on a Java enabled browser via a LAN or the Internet. According to Omnicentrix, the software is particularly useful for rapid development and deployment.
For more information, contact: Omnicentrix Corporation, 198 Broadway, Suite 400, New York, NY 10038; 212-577-6664; Fax: 212-577-9737; WWW: http://www.omnicentrix.com.
Network Technologies KVM Switch Offers Choice of Sun or VGA Monitor
Network Technologies Inc. has announced the ST-nU-13W3 Universal KVM Switch. The ST-nU-13w3 is a universal KVM switch that allows users to control 2, 4, or 8 computers (Sun, Mac, or PC) with one keyboard, mouse, and the option of either a Sun or VGA multi-synch monitor. The monitor outputs are 13W3 and 15pin HD female connectors. A Sun monitor must be multi-synch or PC compatible. All CPU video ports are 15HD female. Proprietary keyboard interface cables are necessary for proper operation between the computers and the universal switch box.
NTI manufactures universal KVM switches, enabling users to select their preferred keyboard. NTI recommends Sun keyboards for use with the KVM switches, but the switches also work with PS/2 or Mac keyboards. NTI's switches connect between computers and peripherals and require no special tools or software for operation.
The ST-nU-13W3 Universal KVM switch is priced at $345 for a two-port model; $715 for a four-port model; and $970 for an eight-port model. NTI's Universal KVM switches are available with optional On Screen Display, Liquid Crystal Display, RS232 control, and rackmount enclosure. For more information, contact: Network Technologies Inc., 1275 Danner Drive, Aurora, OH 44202-8054; (800) 742-08324; Fax: (330) 562-1999; Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org; WWW: http://www.networktechinc.com.
EasySpooler Releases EasyClient Version 5.1
EasySpooler has announced Version 5.1 of EasyClient, with improved GUI features for Windows platforms. EasySpooler is an enterprise-wide print spooler. EasyClient, EasySpooler's PC interface has two components: an interface between the server and the PC printer, and an interface between the server and the PC user. When jobs are submitted via the network to a PC printer, EasyClient uses a proprietary protocol to transmit the spool files.
EasyClient's PC resident software for Windows 95 and NT links EasySpooler directly to printers cabled to networked PCs and supports graphical monitoring and control of all enterprise printers. EasyClient can manage printers from anywhere in the enterprise, providing real-time monitoring of printer status. EasyClient presents one interface for X stations and Windows. EasyClient also incorporates PC printers into the networked resources.
Version 5.1 of EasyClient provides a new graphical interface, adopting a look and feel common to Microsoft Windows. As a result, end users familiar with those platforms have easier access to EasySpooler's functionality. For more information, contact: EasySpooler, 4925 Greenville Avenue, Suite 1200, Dallas, TX 75206; (214) 522-2324; Fax: (214) 522-1306; WWW: http://www.easyspooler.com.
CoSORT Announces v7 Support for Linux, Solaris 2.7
Innovative Routines International (IRI), Inc. has announced the CoSORT 7 release for Linux and Solaris 2.7 (both SPARC and Intel). CoSORT enables use of inherent parallel processing, large file I/O, and Internet-related Web-housing capabilities. These ports were done subsequent to CoSORT 7's primary support for: AIX 4.1.4-4.3.3; HP-UX 9.04-11.0; Solaris 2.5-2.6; Digital UNIX/Compaq Tru64 UNIX 4.0; Data General 5.4; Windows NT 4.0; NCR MP-RAS 3; Reliant UNIX (Sinix) 5.4; SCO UNIX 5; UNIXWare 2-7; and Windows 95-98.
CoSORT 7 is interoperable across UNIX and NT platforms, with utility script and API interfaces cross-executable, and remotely launchable via a JAVA GUI. The CoSort co-routine engine provides parallel and multi-threaded sorts on SMP UNIX and Windows NT server platforms. CoSort is used by mainframe COBOL and sort users migrating to open systems, and provides data warehousing functions such as pre-load join, select, convert, aggregate, sort, merge, de-dup, and reformat. CoSORT 7 also provides drop-in replacements for Solaris and Linux sort, NT sort, Micro Focus COBOL, and other third party sorts. Its sort control language features parm conversion tools for processing COBOL, CSV, Web log (CLF/ELF), and JCL metadata or sort parms.
CoSORT is licensed once for perpetual use at hardware-based price points. Online documentation systems and technical support are included. For more information, contact: Innovative Routines International, Inc., (The CoSORT Company); (800) 333-SORT; WWW: http://www.cosort.com.
TROY Announces Pony 100
TROY XCD, Inc. has announced the Pony 100, a compact Internet print server designed to connect printers to the Internet and LAN. The Pony includes PrintraNet, TROY XCD's Internet remote printing software. The Pony 100 features 100baseTX and 10baseT network connectivity, with automatic sensing of the network type. The Pony's bi-directional IEEE P1284 Centronics-compatible parallel port plugs directly into the printer. The Pony also provides a serial port to connect a console terminal or a serial printer.
The Pony supports the following printing protocols: TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, DLC/LLC, NetBEUI, AppleTalk, LAT, VINES IP, and POP3/SMTP. The Pony 100 lets users share printers running NetWare, TCP/IP (UNIX, OS/400, and other operating systems), Windows NT, Windows 95 Peer-to-Peer, OS/2 Warp/LAN Server, LAN Manager, AppleTalk, DEC PATHWORKS, Banyan VINES, and other network operating systems. The Pony 100 is also compatible with HP's JetDirect print server and supports the JetAdmin and Web JetAdmin management programs.
Pricing for The Pony 100 starts at $260. For more information, contact: TROY XCD, Inc., 1692 Browning, Irvine, CA 92606, (949) 399-0820; Fax: (949) 399-0825; WWW: http://www.troyxcd.com.
Cyclades Introduces Cyclades-PR4000
Cyclades Corp. has introduced the Cyclades-PR4000, a member of the Cyclades Power Router family. The Cyclades-PR4000 is a standalone remote access server that lets ISPs and enterprise network managers terminate both analog and digital calls and provide network access to remote users. The PR4000 connects to the LAN using an auto-sensing 10/100BT Ethernet interface and terminates one or two T1/E1 or ISDN PRI lines. The PR4000 features built-in digital modems and secondary Ethernet ports, CSU functionality, downloadable modem software, and an optional serial WAN port.
Incorporating the features of CyROS, and with the secondary Ethernet LAN port and optional serial WAN port, the PR4000 provides combined multi-protocol routing with support for RIP, OSPF, and BGP4 routing protocols. The PR4000 provides advanced security, management features, and transparent interoperability.
Pricing for the Cyclades-PR4000 with two T1/E1 and an eight-modem card starts at $5,573. For more information, contact: Cyclades Corporation, Fremont, CA; WWW: http://www.cyclades.com.
Western Scientific Adds CD-ROM Network Server
Western Scientific has added a line of CD-ROM Network Servers. According to the company, the CD-ROM Network Server gives users concurrent access to CDs over the network using an interface that finds, selects, and runs CD applications without inserting a CD or even having a CD-ROM drive on the workstation. CD-ROM Network Servers attach directly to the network and create virtual CD-ROM drives to support multimedia applications including DVDs. Users access the CDs by opening the virtual drive and dragging the appropriate CD icon to the drives.
Base systems start with seven CD drives and 4.3 GB of disk storage. Individual workstations can be connected to 24 virtual drives and 255 users can access the same CD simultaneously. CD-ROM Network Servers are network file server independent, so they operate even when the network is down. According to the company, CD-ROM Network Servers are fully upgradeable and are not limited by the number of optical CD-ROM drives. Also, CDs are not available via network paths or shares and each user must have the software application installed locally.
Prices for a base CD-ROM Network Server system start at $2,500. For more information, contact: Western Scientific, 9445 Farnham St., San Diego, CA 92123; (800) 443-6699 or (619) 565-6699; Fax: (619) 565-6938; Internet: email@example.com; WWW: wsm.com.
TechExcel Ships ServiceWISE 1.0
TechExcel Corp. has begun shipping ServiceWISE 1.0, a customer- and incident-tracking application for technical support groups. ServiceWISE provides users with incident tracking and management, customer and contact management, knowledge base creation and searching, customer submission and review of incidents, customer access to the knowledge base, automatic email notification, and sales force integration. Features of ServiceWISE include browser-based Web modules, and an intuitive user interface that acts like a Windows-based application. According to the company, ServiceWISE lets LAN and Web applications be mixed in any combination to support local and remote users.
A full-featured evaluation copy of ServiceWISE 1.0 can be downloaded at: http://www.servicewise.net. ServiceWISE is priced at $1995 for the application and server software, plus $995 per support team user, and $495 per sales team user (volume discounts are available. Alternatively, the ServiceWISE Web Subscription Service is $99 per month for support team members and $49 per month for sales team members. There is a one-time setup fee of $1995 that includes standard customization and initialization. For more information, contact: TechExcel Corporation, Lafayette, CA; (800) 439-7782.
Ecrix Announces VXA-1 Support
Ecrix Corp. has announced that its VXA-1 tape drives are available with TapeServer, a centralized backup Storage Area Network (SAN) solution from Tape Laboratories, Inc. Based on Ecrix's VXA technology, the VXA-1 tape drive provides users with data restore capabilities with 66 GB of capacity and 6 Mbps transfer rate. TapeServer provides backup centralization, letting users attach tape libraries and drives to multiple hosts at the same time at high speed via SCSI and Fibre Channel, which permits a many-to-many, software-based hub configurations between servers and tape storage devices.
For pricing and other information about VXA-1 tape drives, contact: Ecrix Corporation, Boulder, CO; (303) 402-9262; WWW: www.vxtape.com.
EIS Introduces VerteX400-2U
EIS Computers has introduced the VerteX 400-2U, a profile server for ISPs. The VerteX 400-2U supports a Pentium-III Intel motherboard capable of operating with single or dual 600 MHz processors and up to 2 GB of PC-100 RAM. The integrated motherboards include two Ultra-2 LVD SCSI disk channels, 10/100 base-T Ethernet and a 2 MB SVGA video port. The 2U enclosure can hold six hard drives, providing 200 GB of storage. VerteX 400-2U options include a hardware RAID controller, CD-ROM or tape drive, and it is designed to let customers add up to two additional PCI cards. The VerteX 400-2U features a 19-inch rackmount enclosure, hot-swappable power supplies, fans, and a locking front door.
The VerteX 400-2U can be configured for Windows NT 4.0, Red Hat Linux 6.0 or Solaris 7 for Intel processors. EIS offers a similar 2U server built using the same enclosure and driven by a Sun UltraSPARC PCI system board that supports Solaris 7 and Red Hat Linux 6.0.
For pricing and other information about VerteX 400-2U, contact: EIS Computers, Camarillo, CA; (800) 351-4608; WWW: http://www.eis.com.
Lightwave Introduces The ConsoleServer 3200
Lightwave Communications Inc. has introduced The ConsoleServer 3200, a high-performance alternative to terminal servers. The server delivers centralized management of serial command console ports through direct network access, multiple terminals, and via modem. It allows administrators to remotely access servers as if they were physically on site. It also offers 64 K FIFO Audit Trail (100+ screen buffer) per port, word-string ID, and ID/password security with configurable access rights. For more information, contact: Lightwave Communications; (800) 871-9838; Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org; WWW: http://www.lightwavecom.com.
Hummingbird Launches Linux Version of Fulcrum
Hummingbird Communications, Ltd. has launched the newest version of its information retrieval software. SearchServer 4.0 now supports Linux as well as Windows and UNIX environments.
Features of SearchServer 4.0 include: browser-based administration, enhanced proximity searching, extended search term highlighting, linguistic feedback, and URL text reader. For more information, contact: Hummingbird Communications, Ltd.; WWW: http://www.hummingbird.com.