CaminoSoft's Releases T-Rex Data Management Appliance
CaminoSoft Corp. announced the release of its data management
appliance, T-Rex. According to the company, T-Rex offers unlimited
transparent virtual storage that stores files in a high-speed, high-capacity
RAID-5 fast cache array that is scalable to 12 TB.
When combined with its various platform-specific Server Migration
Agents, such as Novell NetWare and Microsoft NT/Windows 2000, T-Rex
can provide a repository for seldom-used data files. The CaminoSoft
Data Migration Server element monitors the status of the cache.
When a pre-determined watermark is reached, files are transparently
and automatically migrated to the T-Rex's integrated, mirrored
set of removable storage media. Migrated file location data is retained
in T-Rex's file system, enabling identification and retrieval
of files from removed media.
According to the company, T-Rex offers:
- Cross-platform support -- It allows servers from one platform
to migrate files that can later be retrieved by servers running
under different platforms.
- Shortened backup window -- It enables routine, scheduled
backup processes to concentrate on the "working set"
- Data consolidation -- It accumulates seldom-used files
in one place.
- Automated data management -- It keeps available storage
capacity at a maximum level with little or no administrative effort.
- Fault tolerant and disaster security -- T-Rex employs RAID
5 and mirroring technologies for fault tolerance and to enable
- Capacity on demand -- The RAID 5 fast cache file system
scales from 500 GB to 12 TB, thus providing virtual storage capacity
through transparent migration of seldom-used files to removable
- Enterprise compatibility and SAN friendly -- T-Rex supports
Windows NT/2000, Novell NetWare 4/5, Linux/UNIX and Solaris, Server
Migration Agents and/or direct-attach clients from Win 9x, Mac,
DOS, and UNIX Platforms.
For more information, contact: CaminoSoft Corporation, 600
Hampshire Road, Suite 105, Westlake Village, CA 91361; Phone: (805)
370-3100; Fax: (805) 370-3200; WWW: http://www.caminosoft.com.
XINIT Releases Next-Generation 1U Servers
XINIT Systems announced the availability of next-generation 1U
rackmount GNU/Linux servers. According to the company, the WebLoad
1125 is a 1U rackmount dual-processor capable server. The 1125 has
support for up to 4 GB of ECC synchronous DRAM, as well as built-in
RAID capability. The distinctive feature of the 1125's embedded
RAID controller is that it is ATA-based. The 1125 supports RAID-0
for maximum I/O performance or RAID-1 for maximum data reliability.
The WebLoad 1170, another new 1U server from XINIT Systems, provides
support for dual Intel Pentium III processors at up to 1.0 GHz,
up to 4 GB of high-performance PC133 ECC DRAM, and up to three hot-swappable
SCSI hard disks. Dual embedded network interfaces provide system
connectivity for the 1170. The 1170 also has integrated CD-ROM and
floppy devices in addition to the three hard drive bays.
The 1125 and 1170 are available with either SuSE Linux 7.1 or
Red Hat Linux 7.1. For more information, contact: XINIT Systems,
327 Technology Centre, 65 Whitechapel Rd., London, E1 1DU, England;
Phone: 44 (0) 207 247 4761; Fax: 44 (0) 207 247 1428; WWW: http://www.xinitsystems.com.
Imperial Technology Announces Remote Monitoring Feature
Imperial Technology, a manufacturer of solid state disk and intelligent
cache systems, released Remote Access Monitor, a module that enables
remote administration and 24x7 monitoring of its MegaRam accelerators.
According to the company, Remote Access Monitor enhances system
management capabilities by using SNMP functionality to communicate
with standard enterprise system management packages.
Remote Access Monitor supports industry standard SNMP V1 and V2C,
thus facilitating compatibility with network management suites,
such as HP OpenView, Tivoli, and CA-Unicenter. Remote Access Monitor
delivers early indications of system irregularities using SNMP traps
and Management Information Bases. In the event that a MegaRam metric
strays from predefined tolerances, the Remote Access Monitor issues
a notification to the network management console, enabling notification
and appropriate action. Conditions that are monitored include the
status of the redundant power supplies and batteries, fans, backup
disk, temperature, memory, controller boards, and interface ports.
According to the company, Imperial's MegaRam storage accelerators
are designed to deliver fast I/O rates. The devices improve conventional
storage environments by eliminating the mechanical constraints of
reading and writing to rotating disks. Adding a MegaRam accelerator
to store the "hot" files, such as indexes and logs, can
increase server performance 200-400%.
For SAN and switched-fabric environments, the latest MegaRam models
offer a native Fibre Channel architecture and multiple FC ports
for totally independent and redundant data paths. MegaRam accelerators
can also be partitioned into multiple logical unit numbers (LUNs)
to take advantage of SAN-based storage virtualization.
For more information, contact: Imperial Technology, 2305 Utah
Avenue, El Segundo, CA 90245-4818; Phone: (310) 536-0018 or (800)
451-0666; Fax: (310) 536-0124; WWW: http://www.imperialtech.com.
Softnet Security Releases SafeIT 2001
Softnet Security, a supplier of encryption tools, announced the
release of the latest version of its email encryption software --
SafeIT E-Mail Encryption 2001. Softnet Security is now offering
the download of SafeIT for free.
According to the company, SafeIT offers improved functions including
support for multiple algorithms, such as BlowFish, TwoFish, and
the proprietary SafeIT algorithm. The new Advanced Encryption Standard
(AES) "Rijndael" is also supported allowing the user to
select algorithm for each secure contact. SafeIT E-Mail Encryption
2001 uses the Diffie-Hellman PKI algorithm at 2048 bits for key
exchange. During communication, SafeIT employs symmetric key lengths
of between 256 to 480 bits, depending on the selected algorithm.
Improved support for multiple accounts is included in the latest
version of SafeIT E-Mail Encryption 2001.
SafeIT E-Mail Encryption 2001 works in the background together
with all common email programs and is designed to allow users to
download, install, and use SafeIT without any prior knowledge.
SafeIT E-Mail Encryption is distributed as freeware but comes
with one restriction -- without upgrading, a user can only establish
secure contacts with ten other people. If the user wants to upgrade,
the cost is $24.95 for unlimited secure contacts and support.
For more information, contact: Softnet Security, Sturegatan
32, 4tr SE-11436, Stockholm, Sweden; Phone: +46 8-665 7958; Fax:
+46 8-665 7955; Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org; WWW: http://www.safeit.com.
Caldera Extends 64-Bit Product Line
Caldera International Inc. announced the availability of its OpenLinux
Server 64 preview, a snapshot of 64-bit Linux for Intel Itanium-based
systems. General availability of OpenLinux Server 64 is scheduled
for late third quarter 2001.
According to the company, OpenLinux Server 64 provides Internet
services such as Web servers, file and print servers, and network
infrastructure, as well as the performance platform for Linux enterprise
Early access software is available at: ftp://ftp.caldera.com/pub/ia64.
For more information, contact: Caldera Systems, Inc., 240 West
Center Street, Orem, UT 84057; Phone: (801) 765-4999; Fax: (801)
765-1313; Internet: email@example.com; WWW: http://www.caldera.com/support/.
MandrakeSoft Announces Single Network Firewall
MandrakeSoft announced the availability of the Single Network
Firewall. According to the company, MandrakeSecurity products are
being developed and made available for free download via the Internet
under the General Public License.
Version 8.0 of the MandrakeLinux distribution incorporates a set
of scripts to help secure the computer on which MandrakeLinux runs,
as well as provide basic firewall functionality. The Single Network
Firewall is a standalone appliance that runs on a dedicated computer
and combines ease-of-use and configuration via a secured and functional
Web interface. The Single Network Firewall is available for free
download at: http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/ftp.php3#security.
The Single Network Firewall's features include:
- Packet filtering
- Proxy Squid: integrated and easy to configure (manually, transparent
and/or with authentification)
- Intrusion detection systems Snort and Prèlude
- Graphical (Web) tools for monitoring the system activity
- Logging of network activity, attacks, resources utilization
- Internet access configuration for analogue and ISDN Modems,
LAN and (A)DSL and cable
- Integrated DHCP server "port forwarding"
- Different access restrictions: ingoing traffic, outgoing traffic
- Filtering URLs ("parental control")
- Saving of configuration parameters
- Updates through the Internet (Web-version of Mandrake Update)
- Based on a secure 2.2.19 kernel
For more information on the Single Network Firewall, contact:
MandrakeSoft Inc., 2400 N. Lincoln Ave, Altadena, CA 91001; Phone:
(626) 296-6290; WWW: http://www.linux-mandrake.com.
Rauch Medien and Arco Announce Remote RAID Monitoring
Rauch Medien has based RAID Alert, their upcoming remote RAID
monitoring system, on Arco RAID technology. According to the company,
RAID Alert system can be configured to respond with technical information
on systems, including system status, identification information
(IP Address, Host Name, and Alert Alias), error information, hardware
configuration information (such as hard drive specs), and RAID status
code. The alert can then be received via email or an email-enabled
device like pager or cellular phone.
According to the company, the RAID Alert system is an option for
call centers, data centers, and corporate networks where large IT
managerial tasks exist. The RAID Alert system streamlines these
tasks by automating the monitoring of your network's storage
and keeping IT staff informed on current network events.
The RAID Alert system will be available to be configured with
any Rauch Medien server system. For more information, contact: Rauch
Medien, 321 Dante Court, Suite C6, Holbrook, NY 11741; Phone: (877)
324-0887; Fax: (631) 345-5293; Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Procom Announces NetFORCE 1700
Procom Technology, Inc., manufacturer of data storage Appliances,
announced the NetFORCE 1700. According to the company, NetFORCE
1700 offers data management features including its journaling file
system, which ensures the safety, accuracy, and consistency of data.
Checkpoint support enables recovery of accidentally modified or
deleted files without reverting to tape backups. Simple, local and
remote management is enabled through a browser-based interface.
The NetFORCE 1700 also has NDMP support to facilitate backup operations;
all of which make it a solution for a variety of storage-intensive
applications such as CAD, imaging, email, Web pages, databases,
file sharing and data repository.
- Optimized storage OS
- Journaling file system
- NFS, SMB/CIFS file sharing
- Checkpoint support for recovery of deleted files and backup
- UNIX, NT file sharing/locking
- File-level security (ACLs) share and user-level security
- Full SNMP monitoring and email notification
- Web-based GUI for system and RAID management
- Integrated local backup software and NDMP support
- DHCP support
- Hardware RAID-5 data protection
- Battery backup for RAID cache
- Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet network connection
- Hot swap drives
- Boot from reliable flash
- Embedded monitoring of operating environment to ensure non-stop
- Intel PIII architecture
Procom's NetFORCE 1700 NAS appliance is available immediately.
ASP starts at $26,661 and can range as high as $43,331 for a 1.8
TB fully loaded system. For more information, contact: Procom
Technology, Inc., 58 Discovery, Irvine, CA 92618; Phone: (800) 800-8600
or (949) 852-1000; Internet: email@example.com; WWW: http://www.procom.com.
Aladdin Announces Cross-Platform USB Security Solution
Aladdin Knowledge Systems announced the release of HASP CD 10
and HASP4 USB cross-platform solution, a software security system
that uses one key to protect applications on PC, Mac, and Linux
environments. According to the company, the HASP4 USB key provides
convenience for software vendors that deliver their protected applications
to multi-platform environments. Using one set of APIs, Aladdin's
HASP4 USB key is capable of protecting Windows and Linux applications
running on a PC, as well as Mac applications running on Mac OS 8.6
through Mac OS X.
HASP4 USB supports the following operating systems: Windows 95
(OSR 2.0), 98, ME and 2000, NT4, Linux, Mac OS 8.6-9.x, Mac OS X.
HASP (Hardware Against Software Piracy) is a hardware-based security
system that protects software against piracy and illegal use by
preventing unauthorized access and execution of the protected software.
HASP4 features on-chip encryption and a remote updating system with
full Win32 API integration. For more information, contact: Aladdin
Knowledge Systems, Inc., 2920 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington
Heights, IL 60004; Phone: (847) 808-0300; Fax: (847) 808-0313; Internet:
firstname.lastname@example.org; WWW: http://www.ealaddin.com/hasp.
Crystal Group and Plesk Inc. Announce New Server Appliance
Crystal Group Inc., a provider of integration services and server
systems, and Plesk Inc., a provider of server management software,
announced the release of the first server appliance in the RIA product
line. According to the companies, this new .87U server appliance
comes with the Plesk Server Administrator software pre-installed
and configured for fast deployment and superior ease of use.
This new product is specifically designed for use as a space-efficient
server appliance for a variety of hosting scenarios. The servers
can be used as a dedicated hosting solution or to host hundreds
of individual Web sites. Plesk Server Administrator (PSA) is a Web-based
server management tool for UNIX- and Linux-based servers that allows
hosting providers to simplify the setup and management of servers
through an intuitive graphical interface. The server management
interface is accessible by both the server administrator and their
The RIA server appliance pricing starts at $2,370. Customers can
choose from hundreds of configuration options including those with
Intel Dual Pentium III processors and two hard drives. RIA server
appliances come preloaded with Red Hat Linux 6.2 or 7.0, or FreeBSD
4.2. Also included is PSA, which installs and configures Web, FTP,
and mail servers; DNS services; and the Apache Web server to support
SSI, SSL, CGI, PHP4, Perl scripting, MySQL, and Microsoft FrontPage
For more information, contact: Crystal Group Inc, 850 Kacena
Road, Hiawatha, IA 52233; Phone: (800) 378-1636 or (319) 378-1636;
Aduva Introduces System Management Solutions for SuSE
Aduva, Inc., a provider of network-based, automated system management
solutions, announced Aduva Manager and Aduva Director for installations
using the SuSE Linux operating system. According to the company,
Aduva provides network-based software technology that automates
management of both single and multi-system Linux installations.
The products, Aduva Manager for single systems, and Aduva Director
for multi-system networks, facilitate critical system management
tasks such as upgrades, patches, and new hardware driver and software
installations. In addition to SuSE, the solutions also support Red
For more information, contact: Aduva Inc., 2595 E. Bayshore
Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303; Phone: (650) 858-8650; Fax: (650) 858-8658;