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: email@example.com; WWW: http://www.lxicorp.com.
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org; WWW: http://www.StatePointPlus.Westinghouse.com.
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: Info@UVNetworks.com; WWW: http://www.uvnetworks.com.
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
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
A 30-day trial of alarmmanage can be downloaded from http://www.proxima-tech.com.
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: http://www.proxima-tech.com.
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: http://oreilly.com/catalog/esnmp/chapter/ch02.html.
For more information about the book, including Table of Contents,
index, author bio, and samples, see: http://oreilly.com/catalog/esnmp/.
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: http://www.stallion.com.
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
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
For more information, contact: AppGate, 1007 Slater Rd., Suite
100, Durham, NC 27703; Phone: (919) 765-5324; Fax: (919) 765-5325;
Internet: email@example.com; WWW: http://www.appgate.com.
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 http://www.sleepycat.com.
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org; WWW: http://www.sleepycat.com/.
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
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
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: http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/.
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:
email@example.com; WWW: http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/.