SecurityFocus.com Announces ARIS
SecurityFocus.com announced its Attack Registry & Intelligence
Service (ARIS), a network attack predictor and incident management
system. ARIS is comprised of two modules -- the ARIS analyzer
that collects and analyzes incident data and the ARIS predictor
that functions as a global warning system for computer attacks.
According to the company, ARIS can automatically and anonymously
collect a company's Intrusion Detection System (IDS) log data,
provide organized reports on attacks to their systems as well as
information to respond to attacks, and give customized prediction
reports on likely attacks, all through a secure Web interface.
The ARIS analyzer collects and uploads IDS log files from a variety
of systems including Cisco Secure (formerly NetRanger), ISS Real
Secure, Network ICE ICEpac and Defender, and Snort, into a central
database and correlation engine for the analysis and handling of
incidents. The ARIS predictor utilizes the data gathered from a
worldwide collection of incidents to view computer attacks from
a global perspective, and to predict attacks based on this data.
It can statistically track attacks by type, source, time, location,
and victim profile. Security analysts at SecurityFocus.com create
customized attack prediction reports for each customer.
ARIS analyzer is a free service that is available now at http://aris.securityfocus.com.
ARIS predictor is a subscription service available in May 2001.
For more information, contact: Securityfocus.com, 1270 Oakmead
Parkway, Suite 314, Sunnyvale, CA 94086; Phone: (408) 774-3414 x244;
Fax: (408) 774-3419; WWW: http://www.securityfocus.com.
Heroix eQ Management Suite Released
Heroix Corporation announced the release of the Heroix eQ Management
Suite. According to the company, Heroix eQ Management Suite unifies
monitoring and management of multi-platform computing environments.
Additionally, Heroix eQ improves cross-platform management with
an interface that guides IT personnel through tasks.
From a single Web-based interface, Heroix eQ monitors and manages
Windows 2000, Windows NT, UNIX, and Linux systems. According to
the company, Heroix eQ detects and corrects problems before they
affect the performance of cross-platform applications and infrastructure
components: messaging applications such as Microsoft Exchange and
Lotus Notes; databases including SQL Server and Oracle; Web servers
such as Apache and Microsoft IIS; in addition to other server and
The Heroix eQ Management Suite is available now and pricing begins
at $695 USD. For more information, contact: Heroix Corporation,
120 Wells Avenue Newton, MA 02459; Phone: (800) 229-6500 or (617)
527-1550; Fax: (617) 527-6132; WWW: http://www.heroix.com.
Tripwire Releases Tripwire for Web Pages
Tripwire Inc announced Tripwire for Web Pages for the Apache Web
server platform. According to the company, this new product detects
unauthorized modifications to Web site content, prevents the delivery
of modified pages, and alerts the systems administrator.
According to the company, Tripwire for Web Pages detects unauthorized
modifications to Web server content, instantly alerts the systems
administrator, and redirects Web site viewers to a user-defined
temporary Web page until authorized content is restored. Tripwire
for Web Pages determines whether a Web page has been altered by
comparing the date and the digital signature of the current Web
page to that of the "known good" authorized file securely
saved in the database. This "integrity check" is performed
each time a browser requests a Web page from the Web server. If
the file dates and/or signatures do not match precisely, Tripwire
for Web Pages halts the file from being served, sends a custom notification/replacement
page to the browser, logs the event, and sends a custom email to
alert the systems administrator of the change and provides steps
to restore the authorized content.
Tripwire for Web Pages is available immediately, priced at $1,095.
For more information, contact: Tripwire, Inc., 326 SW Broadway,
3rd Floor, Portland, OR 97205; Phone: (503) 223-0280; Fax: (503)
223-0182; WWW: http://www.tripwire.com.
Unicore Announces NAServer
Unicore Technologies Corporation announced the availability of
Macintosh and Gigabit Ethernet support in their 10-HA, 10R, 350,
and 350R model NAServer products. According to the company, NAServer
is an embedded thin file server that provides network storage access
for UNIX, Novell, Windows, and Macintosh clients. NAServer attaches
to any 10Base-T, 100Base-TX, or 1000Base-TX/FX Ethernet LAN, it
is auto-configuring, and supports multiple high-speed SCSI storage
NAServers provide heterogeneous out-of-box support for UNIX, Novell,
NT, Direct AppleTalk/IP, Web, and FTP. NAServer models range from
a 1U 19" rackmount unit with up to 320 GB of storage capacity,
to desk-side models scaling to more than 1 TB of storage. Models
support hot swappable drives, RAID 0, 1, and 5, and have redundant
power supplies. For more information, contact: Unicore Technologies,
Corp., 55 Middlesex Street, North Chelmsford, MA 01863; Phone: (800)
227-9901 or (978) 251-3344; Fax: (978) 251-3015; Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org;
ActiveState Announces ASPN
ActiveState announced the ActiveState Programmer Network (ASPN).
According to the company, ASPN delivers tools and knowledge to enable
programming with open source technologies.
ASPN Open is a free online resource where programmers can access
a knowledge base. Technical references, cookbooks, sample code,
and ActiveState documentation are categorized and searchable online.
ASPN Open also includes ActiveState's binary distributions
of open source programming languages.
ASPN Open provides a non-commercial license for Komodo. ASPN Komodo,
designed for professional programmers, combines the Komodo IDE with
programming information in a single interface. Built on the Mozilla
framework, the Komodo IDE is cross-platform and will provide support
for open source programming languages. Priced at $295, ASPN Komodo
provides Komodo plus all updates for one year, as well as all the
features of ASPN Open.
ASPN Perl combines programming technology and Perl knowledge for
the Perl developer. This level includes O'Reilly Perl titles,
searchable and retrievable online. Building on top of ASPN Open
and ASPN Komodo, ASPN Perl provides Perl utilities, Perl alerts,
and Visual Perl. Developers familiar with Visual Studio can now
use Visual Perl for Perl application development in Visual Studio.NET.
Priced at $495, ASPN Perl assures all updates for one year, including
Visual Perl updates released to correspond with Visual Studio.NET
For more information, contact: ActiveState Corp., 580 Granville
Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 1W6 Canada; Phone: (604) 484-6400; Fax:
(604) 484-6499; WWW: http://www.activestate.com.
TCS Releases SecureOffice
Trusted Computer Solutions, Inc. (TCS) announced the availability
of SecureOffice software for Tadpole-Cycle's lines of portable
Sun-Solaris workstations and servers, UltraBookIIi and VoyagerIIi.
According to the company, SecureOffice has internal security mechanisms
that maintain a mandatory separation between networks, and provides
a secure environment for executing Microsoft Office automation applications
at multiple classification levels.
SecureOffice strengthens an organization's security posture
through features found in the Trusted Solaris operating system.
Three features include: privileges and authorizations, which allow
users and processes only as much access to system resources as necessary
to perform specific tasks; label-based access control that is automatically
enforced by the system; and roles, providing a fine-grained approach
to systems administration thereby eliminating the need for the super-user
For more information, contact: Tadpole-Cycle, 13873 Park Center
Road, Suite 225, Herndon, VA 20171; Phone: (703) 318-7134; Fax:
(703) 318-5041; Internet: email@example.com; WWW: http://www.tadpolecycle.com.
Vicom Storage Virtualization Engine Announced
Vicom Systems, Inc. and Arsenal Digital Solutions, Inc. announced
their partnership to offer virtualized SAN-based storage solutions
to Internet Data Centers on a pay-as-you-go basis. The new Vicom
Storage Virtualization Engine (SVE) provides a storage management
infrastructure based on virtualization. The Vicom SVE resides between
Arsenal's storage infrastructure and its customers. Arsenal's
storage administrators have a centralized management platform from
which they manage all their storage resources. An array of services,
including 3-way mirroring, non-disruptive backup, secure access
control, LUN carving, and storage allocation are available through
a single user interface.
For more information, contact: Vicom Systems Inc., 47281 Bayside
Parkway, Fremont, CA 94538; Phone: (510) 743-1130; Fax: (510) 743-1131;
Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org; WWW: http://www.vicom.com.
Linux-Mandrake 8.0 Now Available
MandrakeSoft announces the availability for download of the Linux-Mandrake
8.0 via different Internet servers through http://www.linux-mandrake.com.
According to the company, Linux-Mandrake 8.0 is appropriate for
beginners as well as experienced users and features the tools necessary
for a desktop workstation and basic server use. Linux-Mandrake PowerPack
Edition 8.0 is suited for setting up a workstation or server, and
Linux-Mandrake ProSuite Edition 8.0 is designed for small and medium
businesses. MandrakeSoft also offers online technical support at:
The 8.0 version contains the graphical interfaces, including:
- KDE 2.1.1, featuring enhancements from the 2.0 release, plus
2.1 bug fixes. Enhancements have been made to Konqueror, the file
manager and Web Browser, Kmail, a mail program, Kicker, the taskbar.
- GNOME 1.4, Nautilus and Evolution: Gnome environment now comes
with Nautilus 1.0, a file manager. Evolution 0.9, a groupware
suite is also available for enhanced e-mail, contacts, and appointments
in a single environment.
According to the company, Kernel 2.4.3 has been included as the
default kernel in Linux-Mandrake 8.0, and includes new features
such wider USB support, better SMP (Symertic MultiProcessing Support),
new IP and firewalling stacks, and a 64-Gb memory support. The 2.2
kernel has also been included, together with XFree86 in version
4.0.3 supporting the latest video cards.
The RPM manager (RPM 4.0) is compatible with the packages designed
for Red Hat distributions, including the most recent ones. The tools
included in Linux-Mandrake 8.0 are centralized in a configuration
tool, Mandrake Control Center. Development tools are also available,
including Kdevelop, Glade, GCC 2.96, and Glibc 2.2.2. For more information,
contact: MandrakeSoft Inc, 2400 N. Lincoln Ave., Altadena, CA
91001; Phone: (626) 296-6290; WWW: http://www.mandrakesoft.com/products/80/.
Jprobe Ported to HP-UX
Sitraka Software announced that it has ported its Jprobe product
suite to Hewlett-Packard Company's HP-UX operating system.
According to the company, the JProbe product suite is an integrated
set of tools that helps developers tune their Java code to maximize
application performance and reliability.
Application Servers supported on the HP-UX platform are the HP
Bluestone Total-e-server and BEA Weblogic. Pricing for JProbe ServerSide
Suite is $1899 for a single developer computer license, including
Gold Support with Subscription (GSS). Jprobe Suite is available
from the Sitraka Software Web. For more information, contact: Sitraka
Software, 260 King Street East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5A 4L5;
Phone: (416) 594-1026; Fax: (416) 594-1919; Internet: email@example.com;
Procom Technology, Inc. Announced NetFORCE 1700
Procom Technology, Inc. announced NetFORCE 1700. According to
the company, a journaling file system in NetFORCE 1700 ensures the
safety, accuracy, and consistency of data. Checkpoint support enables
recovery of accidentally modified or deleted files without reverting
to tape backups. Local and remote management is enabled through
a browser-based interface. The NetFORCE 1700 also has NDMP support
to facilitate backup operations, which makes it a solution for some
storage-intensive applications such as CAD, imaging, email, Web
pages, databases, file sharing, and data repository.
Procom's NetFORCE 1700 NAS appliance is available immediately.
For more information, contact: Procom Technology, Inc., 58 Discovery,
Irvine, CA 92618; Phone: (949) 852-1000; Fax: (949) 852-1221; Internet:
firstname.lastname@example.org; WWW: http://www.procom.com.
Tatung Announces SPARC-Compatible Servers
Tatung Science & Technology, Inc. (TSTI) announced the COMPstation
U200R and the COMPstation U100T, two new SPARC-compatible servers
based on Sun Microsystems' UltraSPARC IIe processors and its
64-bit, SPARC v9 architecture. According to the company, the COMPstation
U200R is housed in a low-profile 1U enclosure that can be stacked
to allow service providers to optimize space allocation in high
density rack-mount enclosures. Although the COMPstation U200R is
suited for service provider environments, it is also being used
in multiple unit configurations for front-end application services.
The COMPstation U100T is targeted for engineering workgroup, software
development, and high performance graphics applications.
The COMPstation U200R is expandable from 256 KB to 2 GB of system
memory; and one PCI slot at 33 MHz/32 bit. Disk storage includes
options for IDE or Ultra Wide SCSI, with capacities ranging from
18 GB to 36 GB or higher; one 5-1/4 inch slot for a notebook-type
CD-ROM; one 3-1/2 inch slot for FDD; and two 3-1/2 inch slots for
IDE or SCSI hard disk drives. The COMPstation U100T is expandable
from 256 KB to 2 GB of system memory; and three PCI slots at 33
MHz/32 bit. Like the low profile server, disk storage includes options
for IDE or Ultra Wide SCSI, with capacities ranging from 18 GB to
36 GB or higher; but the U100T has three drive slots for CD-ROM,
tape drive, HDD or FDD, and one IDE or SCSI slot for hard disk drives.
Both systems include two serial ports, a Centronics-compatible
parallel port, two USB ports, two 10/100-BaseT Ethernet interfaces,
Solaris 8, and an optional 16-bit audio/graphics. The COMPstation
U200R comes with a 150-watt power supply, and the COMPstation U100T
includes a 250-watt power supply.
For more information, contact: Tatung Science & Technology,
Inc., 436 Kato Terrace, Fremont, CA 94539; Phone: (510) 687-9688
or (800)-659-5902; Fax: (510)-687-9588; Internet: email@example.com;
Maxoptix Releases LTO Libraries
MaxOptix Corporation announced the availability of a range of
Linear Tape Open (LTO) libraries with its Breece Hill-branded line
of next-generation tape technology products. According to the company,
the full line of LTO devices, including the MaxOptix 4.30/50, 6.100/6.210,
9.140, 12.420, 15.350, and 18.280, are available now.
The MaxOptix 4.30 and 4.50 are midrange, four drive by 30- or
50-cartridge libraries with mixed media capabilities. With a native
data storage capacity of 3 TB and 5 TB and compressed capacity of
6 TB and 10 TB respectively, the MaxOptix 4.30 and 4.50 LTO libraries
feature self-calibrating robotics and demonstrate more than 1 million
The 6.100 offers 10 TB of native data storage capacity (20 TB
compressed) and features data transfer rates up to 648 GB/hr. MaxOptix's
6.210 is designed for large, distributed systems and provides secondary
storage strength to corporate customers. With room for 210 cartridges,
the 6.210 has 21 TB of native capacity, which can be expanded to
42 TB when compressed. Its open system design allows it to interface
with all major operating systems, including UNIX, Windows NT, Novell
and others. MaxOptix's 9.140 offers up to nine drives and 140
cartridges to provide compressed capacity of 28 TB when configured
with LTO technology.
For Storage Area Network environments, MaxOptix's 12.420,
15.350, and 18.280 offer connectivity options for attaching to SAN
configurations. Web browser-based control allows remote access,
and the Standard Data IQ allows integration within a data center
by supporting industry protocols and network management protocols.
These LTO libraries offer large capacities and transfer rates --
84 TB and 648 GB per hour from the 12.420, 56 TB and 972 GB per
hour from the 18.280, and 70 TB and 810 GB per hour from the 15.350
For more information, contact: MaxOptix, 3342 Gateway Blvd.,
Fremont, CA 94538; Phone: (510) 353-9700 or (800) 848-3092; Fax:
(510) 353-1845; WWW: http://www.maxoptix.com.
Tarantella Ships Version 3.1 Tarantella Enterprise 3 Software
Tarantella, Inc. announced Tarantella Enterprise 3, version 3.1,
an enhancement to its application and data centralization solution.
According to the company, the new version features firewall traversal
and browser proxy, which provide enhanced global connectivity from
remote offices as well as customer and partner sites, while lowering
or removing administrative overhead.
Tarantella Enterprise 3 software is designed to support up to
1,000 users per server. Up to 50 servers can be combined into a
single array to balance the server load across geographically dispersed
networks. As with the previous version, version 3.1 integrates with
all UNIX, IBM AS/400, mainframe, Linux, Windows, and Web-based application
Tarantella Enterprise 3 is available now for download at http://www.tarantella.com/download/.
For more information, contact: Tarantella Inc., 425 Encinal Street,
Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1900; Phone: (888) 831-9700; WWW: http://www.tarantella.com.