Stem Systems Releases Perl Networking Toolkit
Stem Systems released Stem, a network application suite and development
toolkit. According to the company, network management is enhanced
by Stem's collection of high-level modules that provide common network
services and resources. You can create applications by connecting
Stem modules together in a configuration, with little or no programming
Stem includes support for clients/servers, network communication,
log file management, process management, multiplexing I/O, message
passing, and remote or local runtime configuration. Stem comes with
several example applications, including an inetd emulator
created by a configuration of standard modules, which requires no
Stem is written in pure Perl and is Open Source and free to download
and use. Go to http://stemsystems.com for documentation and
to download the tarball.
For more information, contact: Stem Systems, Inc., 521 Green
Street, Iselin, NJ 08830; Phone: (732) 283-8700; Fax: (732) 636-8673;
Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org; WWW: http://www.stemsystems.com.
LokBox Software Announces InternetPeriscope
LokBox Software announced the release of InternetPeriscope, its
Internet server monitoring and auditing software. According to the
company, InternetPeriscope includes features and tools that may
be useful to systems administrators of small and large networks
of Internet servers. The product includes monitoring tools and intrusion
detection devices that can help manage intrusion prevention and
tracking, as well as hacker detection and identification.
InternetPeriscope helps to monitor a network's Web, DNS, SMTP,
and POP (mail) servers for real-time and potential problems, notifying
systems administrators of any problems via a graphical interface.
The security features analyze servers for hacker vulnerabilities,
provide real-time detection of hacker intrusions, and maintain a
history of intrusion attempts.
For more information, contact: LokBox Software, 236 West Portal
Ave. #769, San Francisco, CA 94127-1423. A 30-day trial is available
Palisade Releases PacketHound 2.0
Palisade Systems, Inc. announced the release of version 2.0 of
the PacketHound Protocol Management Appliance, a network appliance
that allows organizations to monitor or eliminate the use of emerging
protocols and applications. According to the company, PacketHound
can monitor, manage, or block the use of Aimster, Code Red, DoubleClick,
Gnutella, iMesh, Napster, Real Media 1 and 2 , Scour Media Exchange,
ShoutCast, WebRadio, Windows Media 1 and 2, among others in addition
to custom protocols on an organization's network. PacketHound 2.0
can block subdivisions of existing applications like Napster, which
can now be blocked entirely or partially (if, for example, you wish
to block uploads but not downloads).
PacketHound 2.0 adds 60 new applications and protocols to the
list of those it can manage. Included in this list are AOL Instant
Messenger, FTP, HTTP, ICQ, Finger, KazaA, Telnet and POP, among
others. The Code Red signature can be used to prevent infection
of internal Microsoft Servers, and its logging and reporting capabilities
can allow a systems administrator to find infected internal servers
so corrective action can be taken.
For more information, contact: Palisade Systems, Inc., 2625
North Loop Drive, Suite 2120, Ames, IA 50010; Phone: (515) 296-5494;
Naturetech Announces Portable SPARC Workstation
Naturetech announces a notebook computer using technology from
Sun Microsystems, Inc. The company's new Ultra-NoteStation 777S
is the first notebook computer powered by Sun's UltraSPARC IIe microprocessor.
According to the company, the Ultra-NotStation 777S runs the Solaris
8 operating environment, which brings GUI user-friendliness to the
UNIX operating system. The 777S introduces new lows in size, weight,
power consumption, and cost to the SPARC computer systems market
and offers benefits of mobile computing to Sun's user base.
Starting with a 15-inch LCD display, the 777S includes the necessary
I/O interfaces such as USB, serial port, VGA output, and Ethernet.
Its design includes an 8X DVD-ROM drive, floppy disk drive, and
up to two hard disk drives. The lithum ion battery provides up to
four hours of battery life. Audio and video are also standard features
providing CD-quality 16-bit audio and 24-bit color depth.
For more information, contact: Nature Worldwide Technology
Corp., No.1, Min-Chuan Street, Tu-Cheng Industrial Park, Taipei
Hsien, Taiwan, R.O.C.; Phone: +886-2-22689901; Fax: +886-2-22689903;
Plumtree Releases UNIX Version of Plumtree Corporate Portal
Plumtree Software announced the general availability of the Plumtree
Corporate Portal 4.0 for Sun Solaris, the first version of the company's
software running entirely on the UNIX platform. According to the
company, the release brings to UNIX a document directory for indexing
and categorizing documents, the Massively Parallel Portal Engine
for assembling Web services in parallel, a library of Enterprise
Class Gadget modules for integrating Web services from other applications,
comprehensive security and administration tools, and a communities
and collaboration framework.
For the new Web user interface, the Plumtree Corporate Portal
for Solaris features the Plumtree Java Presentation Layer, written
in Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE)-compliant JavaServer Pages.
Customers with experience in Java can perform portal development
in Java and customize the user interface without changing the functionality,
lowering deployment costs. The Java Presentation Layer can run on
either a Java servlet engine or an application server, such as BEA
WebLogic or IBM WebSphere. The Java Presentation Layer will be the
basis for the next-generation Web user interface for the Plumtree
Corporate Portal for Windows, using ASP.NET and C#.
For more information, contact: Plumtree Software, 500 Sansome
Street, San Francisco, CA 94111; Phone: (415) 263-8900; Fax: (415)
263-8991; WWW: http://www.corporateportal.com.
Automatos Announces Remote Diagnostics Suite
Automatos Inc. announced the launch of the Automatos Virtual Systems
Engineer (AVSE) product suite. According to the company, the AVSE
product suite is a set of automated management services that allow
the user to identify operating systems and application-related performance
problems. To achieve this automation, the services combine Automatos's
tools for performance analysis, capacity planning, real time monitoring,
asset inventory/management, Oracle monitoring, and SQL Server monitoring.
Users can connect to the AVSE portal via the Internet, download
the specific agents, and access the services needed to manage their
The AVSE operates by analyzing internal resources of different
operating systems and applications. The agent will collect data
(e.g., CPU consumption, memory usage, memory locks, procedure cache,
connection counters, cache hit rates, and logs) and will send it
securely to the AVSE backend. The information is then compiled and
generated in the form of a report in pdf format.
The AVSE product suite is compatible with servers running Windows
NT/2000, Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, Oracle and SQL Server environments.
For more information, contact: Automatos Inc, 19925 Stevens
Creek, Cupertino, CA 95014-2358; Phone: (800) 887-7757; Fax: (408)
973-7231; WWW: http://www.automatos.com.
SoftIntegration Launches Ch 2.0
SoftIntegration has launched Ch 2.0. According to the company,
Ch is a C virtual machine with classes that avoids compile/link/execute/debug
cycles for application development. It supports C90, POSIX, and
socket/WinSock with more than 1,000 functions. Programs using complex
type defined in C99 and complex classes in C++ can run in Ch without
Ch has many high-level extensions to C, including classes in C++,
very high-level shell programming, cross-platform Ch applets, generic
functions, string type, computational arrays for linear algebra
and matrix computations, user-friendly 2D/3D graphic plotting, classes
for Common Gateway Interface (CGI), and advanced high-level numerical
Ch is an alternative to other scripting languages and mathematical
software packages for cross-platform shell programming, systems
administration, regression test, real-time interactive computing,
rapid prototyping, scientific numerical computing, and Web development.
Program ch can also be used as a login shell.
According to SoftIntegration, Ch bridges the gap between the C
language and UNIX shell and is designed for both interactive command
interpretation and shell programming. Ch is a portable shell with
consistent interface in Windows, Linux, and UNIX. When Ch is used
in a single command mode, most features of Ch are the same as conventional
UNIX shells and MS-DOS shell in Windows. Shell programs written
in the common set of programming features of C and Ch can be readily
compiled to the native machine code for efficient execution.
Ch for Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000, Linux, Solaris, and HP-UX, is
available. For more information, contact: SoftIntegration, Inc.,
216 F Street, #68, Davis, CA 95616; Phone:(530) 297-7398; Fax: (530)
297-7392; Internet: email@example.com; WWW: http://www.softintegration.com.
WRQ Releases Reflection 9.0
WRQ, Inc. announced the release of version 9.0 of its WRQ Reflection
terminal emulation and PC/UNIX integration products. According to
the company, enhanced security through Reflection Security Components
9.0 provides Kerberos, SSL, and TLS support, which facilitate encryption
and authentication to host systems. It also permits XDM-Authorization
and integration of third-party SSH clients. Added support for XML
provides businesses with a standard for capturing and exchanging
data between PC XML-enabled applications and UNIX, Linux, and HP
e3000 host systems. Linux Console support allows for ANSI colors,
attribute color mapping, and keyboard and mouse mapping for Windows
desktop users connecting to Linux hosts.
Multiple X display support allows X Window sessions from multiple
UNIX hosts to be displayed on a single PC with independent display
configurations. Customization capabilities include a new setting
search and printing commands, adding tailoring controls for Reflection
for IBM users. New versions of the WRQ Reflection products are scheduled
to be available worldwide by Fall 2001, which includes its terminal
emulation products, Reflection for IBM, Reflection for UNIX and
OpenVMS, and Reflection for HP, as well as PC/UNIX integration solutions,
Reflection X and Reflection Suite for X.
For more information, contact: WRQ, Inc. 1500 Dexter Avenue
North, Seattle, WA 98109; Phone: (206) 217-7100; Fax: (206) 217-7515;