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LXI Announces Backup Management System

LXI Corp. announced the availability of backup and recovery support for Lotus Domino databases on the iSeries 400. According to the company, LXI's Backup Management System (LXIbms) backs up Lotus Domino databases while they are active. LXI also added Lotus Domino support to LXIbms. LXIbms users with current maintenance agreements can upgrade to the new release of LXIbms at no additional charge.

For more information, contact: LXI Corp., 222 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Suite 960, Irving, TX 75039; Phone: (972) 444-2323; Fax: (972) 444-2350; Internet:; WWW:

Westinghouse Announces StatePointPlus

Westinghouse Electric Company recently released StatePointPlus, a systems integrity controller that diagnoses changes and enforces standards in NT and UNIX environments. According to the company, StatePointPlus characterizes products and system conditions across the desktops and servers on a network simultaneously. It then interprets the functional consequences of system problems for the administrator, often before those consequences occur. The administrator can use a console interface to remotely fix the problem, or set StatePointPlus to act automatically. With StatePointPlus, the administrator can implement strategies that strengthen configuration control, streamline operations, and tighten security.

For more information, contact: Westinghouse Electric Company, StatePointPlus, 4350 Northern Pike, Monroeville, PA 15146; Internet:; WWW:

UVNetworks Introduces WebBox 1000

UVNetworks, a provider of Sun technology-based server appliances, announced its WebBox 1000, a high-performance version of its original Web-hosting server appliance that is based on Sun Microsystems' 64-bit architecture and Sun Solaris operating system.

According to the company, the WebBox 1000 features a 500-megahertz Sun UltraSPARC RISC 64-bit processor for high-speed processing and up to 75 GB in hard disk storage. Manufacturer's suggested retail price for the base WebBox 1000 (256-Mb memory; one 30-Gb removable disk drive) is $3495.

In addition to incorporating the Sun UltraSPARC RISC 64-bit processor, the WebBox products utilize the 64-bit Solaris 8 operating system. The Internet server appliances are also compatible with other network computing devices, including 32-bit, Intel-based PCs and servers running Linux or Windows NT operating systems. The management software is pre-installed, and the software interface is designed to provide administration through remote management.

WebBox products are housed in a 1U rack-mountable casing (1U is equal to 1.75-inches high) with front removable hard drives and can be used as standalone devices or connected to other server appliances.

For more information on the WebBox 1000, contact: UVNetworks Inc., 17871 Mitchell St., Irvine, CA 92614; Phone: (800) 353-8600; Fax: (949) 851-8773; Internet:; WWW:

Proxima Announces alarmmanage

Proxima Technology Inc. announced their alarmmanage alert notification solution. According to the company, alarmmanage provides an open, fail-safe alert notification solution. With alarmmanage, systems administrators and operations staff are notified of problems by pager, email, or Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) enabled wireless devices.

alarmmanage collects event messages from a variety of system management products (including PATROL and WMI), filters them and sends alerts for critical situations. Once an alert has been posted, any subsequent events associated with that problem are suppressed so systems administrators are not repetitively alerted to the same problems. alarmmanage takes into account work rosters, vacations, and other information so that the right admin is notified. alarmmanage allows the admin to define meaningful, organization-specific error messages and associate these with critical event types. alarmmanage is typically installed on a central server and it then establishes a connection directly to each management agent at the point an event occurs or other information is required.

A 30-day trial of alarmmanage can be downloaded from Prices range from $75 for alert notification from a desktop server, to $2,500 for an enterprise server. Users of BMC Software PATROL Alarm Manager can upgrade to alarmmanage free of charge. For more information, contact: Proxima Technology Inc., 1350 17th Street, Suite 200, Denver, CO 80202; WWW:

O'Reilly Releases Essential SNMP

O'Reilly & Associates announced the July 2001 release of Essential SNMP, by Douglas R. Mauro and Kevin J. Schmidt (ISBN: 0596000200; paperback, 313 pages). According to O'Reilly & Associates, this new book starts with the basics of SNMP and how it works, then provides examples of how use it. The book covers OIDs, MIBs, community strings, traps, and other technical elements, but the main focus is on network administration: how to configure SNMP agents and network management stations, how to use SNMP to retrieve and modify variables on network devices, how to configure management software to react to traps sent by managed devices, and more. It explores both commercial and open source packages, including HP's OpenView, Castle Rock's SNMPc, the Net-SNMP tools, Simon Leinen's Perl SNMP support, and MRTG. In addition to SNMPv1 and v2, the book covers SNMPv3, which has just recently started to appear in commercial products.

Essential SNMP was written for systems and network administrators who could benefit from using SNMP to manage their equipment but who have little or no experience with SNMP or SNMP applications. Chapter 2, "A Closer Look at SNMP," is available free online at:

For more information about the book, including Table of Contents, index, author bio, and samples, see:

Stallion Technologies Announces ePipe ServerWare

Stallion Technologies has announced the release of ePipe ServerWare, a software-based VPN concentrator and security firewall that can be used to interconnect up to 500 distributed office networks. According to the company, ePipe ServerWare can also bond ADSL broadband connections without special intervention by Internet Service Providers.

ePipe ServerWare includes many of the features available in Stallion's ePipe 2000 series of Internet and VPN gateway devices, technology that transparently binds together multiple Internet connections (ADSL, ISDN, dial-up modem, etc.) into a single high-speed connection, without any special provisioning by the Internet Service Provider.

ePipe ServerWare supports up to eight Ethernet segments, seven of which can be used to connect to the Internet with ADSL modems, which gives an upstream speed (for VPNs) of more than 1.5 Mb/sec and a downstream speed (for Internet access) of more than 10 Mb/sec. Alternatively, the Ethernet segments can be assigned arbitrarily between the private network, an access router, DMZs (isolated LAN segments for internally hosted Web servers or R&D environments), and ADSL modems.

ePipe ServerWare is based on a hardened version of Linux and runs on any standard Intel computer, converting it to a secure VPN router/firewall appliance. In addition to supporting multiple Ethernet segments and ADSL connections, ePipe ServerWare also supports and bonds multiple dial-up modem and ISDN connections.

For more information, contact: Stallion Technologies, 2880 Research Park Dr., Ste. 160, Soquel, CA 95073; Phone: (831) 477-0440; Fax: (831) 477-0444; WWW:

AppGate Releases Version 4

AppGate announced the release of AppGate Version 4, policy-based secure network software with monitoring and reporting capabilities, a new administrative graphical user interface (GUI), roles-based rights for administrators and users, and real-time LDAP support. According to the company, Version 4 supports open secure shell advanced encryption standards.

AppGate Version 4 allows for varying levels of access and can match individual users with specific programs, permitting administrators to grant company employees access to applications running over the network on a "need-to-utilize" basis. The integrity and confidentiality of data and information is ensured with secure communication between applications and users.

AppGate's Java-based client software is now available free with Version 4 and can be installed on all company computers. Roaming and temporary users can utilize the AppGate applet for free by connecting to their company's Web site.

With Version 4, the user chooses from a selection of different roles and logs in as an administrator or project member. That choice controls what rights and which applications the user can access. Version 4 offers more administrative roles to be defined, from both an end user perspective as well as from an administrator's perspective.

For more information, contact: AppGate, 1007 Slater Rd., Suite 100, Durham, NC 27703; Phone: (919) 765-5324; Fax: (919) 765-5325; Internet:; WWW:

Sleepycat Releases Berkeley DB Version 3.3

Sleepycat Software, Inc. announced the availability of Berkeley DB version 3.3, which can be downloaded from the company's Web site. According to the company, version 3.3 includes features for high availability, performance enhancements, and support for the Lineo Embedix embedded Linux operating system. Berkeley DB runs on major UNIX and Linux systems, Wind River's VxWorks, QNX's RTOS, and Windows 95/98/NT/2000. Complete source code for Berkeley DB version 3.3 is available for download from

Berkeley DB requires no separate database server or administration once embedded in the application, and it provides concurrency, transactions, disaster recovery, hot backup, and other services. For more information, contact: Sleepycat Software, Inc., 1509 McGee Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94703; Phone: (510) 526-3972; Fax: (510) 526-2537; Internet:; WWW:

TeraByte Releases BootIt NG Version 1.25

TeraByte Unlimited has released BootIt Next Generation (BootIt NG) v. 1.25, a partitioning, imaging, and multi-boot manager for the PC that helps partition your hard drives into several virtual drives, run or set up multiple operating systems on your computer, and back up and restore your computer in the event of a major system crash.

According to the company, BootIt NG helps create, copy, re-size, or delete partitions on your hard drive. BootIt NG's multi-boot features allow you to run multiple operating systems on the same computer. Advanced users can hide and position partitions and create hundreds of primary partitions.

BootIt NG allows the creation of a compressed image of any partition, and saves it on a hard drive or on a CD-ROM. This capability can help you to create a snapshot of your computer and, if the image is stored on an undamaged hard drive or CD-ROM, you can return to your original setup, even after a disk crash or virus attack. IT specialists can also use this feature to maintain company-approved computer setups.

BootIt NG supports large hard drives and partitions, and lets you boot from any partition of any drive, including CD-ROMs on most computers. You can also convert partitions between FAT and FAT32 and install user-id and password protection to keep unauthorized people from making changes to your computer's partitions.

BootIt NG v. 1.25 runs on all PCs, regardless of operating system (Windows, UNIX/Linux, BeOS, etc.). The program costs $29.95, includes free future minor updates, and may be purchased online at: A free, full-featured, 30-day trial version of BootIt NG can be downloaded from their Web site.

For more information, contact: TeraByte Unlimited, 1350 N Town Center Dr #1049, Las Vegas, NV 89144; Phone: (702) 464-8657; Internet:; WWW: