Symark Announces PowerPassword 2.6.0
Symark announced the release of Symark PowerPassword version 2.6.0,
which provides login and password management functionality for UNIX
operating systems. Symark PowerPassword is an access control software
product that allows systems administrators to centrally administer
policies concerning who can log in, when, from where, and how across
a network of multi-platform UNIX systems. It also provides for a
network-wide password aging system that includes password quality
control, password generation, and password expiration controls.
For more information, contact: Symark Software, 5716 Corsa
Ave., Suite 200, Westlake Village, CA 91362; Phone: (818) 575-4000;
Fax: (818) 889-1894; WWW: http://www.symark.com.
SurfControl Releases SuperScout Web Filter 4.0
SurfControl, an Internet filtering company, announced SuperScout
Web Filter 4.0, an Internet access management tool. According to
the company, SuperScout Web Filter 4.0 can help companies maximize
bandwidth, enhance productivity, and mitigate legal liability because
it enables companies to better manage IT resources while respecting
employees' need to use the Internet.
Features of SuperScout Web Filter 4.0 include:
- Threshold rules to allow users access to Internet content that
can be managed by length of time or the total bandwidth used in
a given day
- Reports that include new bandwidth analyses that illustrate
how and when bandwidth is being consumed, and new report publishing
capabilities in formats including .pdf and .html
- Customizable deny pages to communicate the company's Internet
access rules to employees on a rule-by-rule basis.
For more information, contact: SurfControl, 100 Enterprise
Way, Suite A110, Scotts Valley, CA 95066; Phone: (831) 431-1300;
Fax: (831) 431-1800; Internet: email@example.com; WWW: http://www.surfcontrol.com.
LSI Logic Announces E4600 Storage System
LSI Logic Storage Systems, Inc., a supplier of storage solutions
for the open enterprise, announced general availability of the MetaStor
E4600 storage system. According to the company, the MetaStor E4600
storage system supports up to four concurrent Fibre Channel host
connections at a rate of two gigabits per second each. Because of
its higher transfer rate and an increase in input/output (I/O) operations
per second, customers can attach more and faster servers from many
vendors to a single E4600 with larger quantities of disk storage,
including new, 180-gigabyte disk drives.
For more information, contact: LSI Logic, 1551 McCarthy Boulevard,
Milpitas, CA 95035; Phone: (866) 574-5741; WWW: http://www.lsilogic.com.
Sangoma Announces s514/ET1 and s514/56 Cards
Sangoma Technologies Corporation, a developer of wide area network
(WAN) connectivity products, announced its S514/ET1 and S514/56
cards with DSU/CSU Telco interfaces. According to the company, Sangoma
Technologies' two new cards help provide complete WAN connectivity
to 56/64kbps DDS line users worldwide, and E1 line users outside
of North America. Because the cards include the Telco DSU/CSU interfaces,
the user's server itself plugs directly into the Telco demarc.
For more information, contact: Sangoma, 50 McIntosh Drive,
Suite 120, Markham Ontario, L3R 9T3 CANADA; Phone: (905) 474-1990;
Fax: (905) 474-9223; WWW: http://www.sangoma.com.
LinuxForce Releases AdminForce CGI Auto Audit
LinuxForce Inc., a provider of Linux products and migration services
to commercial and institutional computer network operations, announced
the release of an automated CGI Script analyzer. According to the
company, AdminForce CGI Auto Audit manages CGI script structure
and identifies potential security deficiencies. The LinuxForce Perl
and Shell CGI analysis scripts identify dangerous CGI constructs
so that they can be fixed. These automated routines allow hundreds
of scripts per day to be analyzed. A library of metacharacter "scrubbing"
routines are provided to assist with the CGI clean-up operations.
CGI testing can be conducted remotely, so that on-site visits by
programmers are not needed in most cases.
For more information, contact: LinuxForce Inc., 100 Glendale
Road, Upper Darby, PA 19082-3108; Internet: operations@LinuxForce.net;
Xi Graphics Releases Accelerated-X Summit 2.0
Xi Graphics, Inc. announced the release of its Accelerated-X Summit
v2.0 Series of downloadable graphics drivers for Linux and UNIX
systems. According to the company, the product line is based on
an OpenGL 1.2.1-compliant rendering pipeline that was redesigned
to provide graphics performance across a wide range of graphics
chip architectures. The initial release of the new line includes
2D and 3D support for more than 30 cards and laptops (listed at
www.xig.com), including high-end graphics cards.
For more information, contact: Xi Graphics Inc., 1801 Broadway,
Suite 1710 Denver, CO 80202-3800; Phone: (800) 946-7433; Fax : (303)
298-1406; Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org; WWW: http://www.xig.com.
LynuxWorks Releases BlueCat 4.0
LynuxWorks Inc., a provider of open source and real-time embedded
solutions, announced the latest version of its BlueCat Linux distribution.
According to the company, the new distribution helps developers
select the development platform for their needs by providing support
for multiple microprocessors.
The price schedule for BlueCat 4.0 follows a bundled pricing structure.
All bundles include basic support with optional upgradeable tiered
and priority level support packages. Quantity development seat price
discounts are available. BlueCat 4.0 Standard Bundle: BlueCat 4.0,
commercial license and support package for Windows or Linux host
development. The Standard Bundle is priced at $2,699.
For more information, contact: LynuxWorks Inc., 855 Branham
Lane East, San Jose, CA 95138-1018; Phone: (408) 979-3900; Fax:
(408) 979-3920; WWW: http://www.bluecat.com.
Command Prompt Announces LXP 0.8.0
Command Prompt, Inc., a developer of Linux and PostgreSQL custom
development and managed services solutions, announced the release
of LXP version 0.8.0, Command Prompt's PostgreSQL application
server. According to the company, the LXP application server provides
access to the advanced features of PostgreSQL. LXP offers a suite
of services to help Linux Web developers. In addition to the LXP
markup language, you can utilize the following languages through
direct URI support: Java, PHP, C, C++, Python, and Perl. LXP also
offers a valid XML parsing engine, simplifying support for industry
standards such as RDF/RSS.
For more information, contact: Command Prompt, Inc., 3637 NE
Sandy Blvd. #212, Portland, OR 97232; Phone: (503) 736-4609; WWW:
O'Reilly Releases Learning the Unix Operating System,
O'Reilly announced the release of the fifth edition of Learning
the Unix Operating System, by Jerry Peek, Grace Todino, and
John Strang (ISBN 0-596-00261-0, 157 pages, $19.95). According to
Jerry Peek, the new edition was written for new users at all levels,
both technical and non-technical, who need the basics of UNIX. Learning
the Unix Operating System is a resource for someone just starting
with UNIX or Linux, as well as a primer for Mac and PC users who
need to know a little about UNIX on the systems they visit. The
fifth edition also covers Internet usage for email, file transfers,
Web browsing, and some minor updates to capabilities of the operating
The book includes an updated quick reference card to simplify
accessing the key functions of the command line. Chapter 2, "Using
Window Systems," is available online at: http://oreilly.com/catalog/lUnix5/chapter/ch02.html.
For more information about the book, including Table of Contents,
index, author bio, and samples, see: http://oreilly.com/catalog/lUnix5/.
Intersect Alliance Announces SNARE
InterSect Alliance announces its integrated security "C2
Style" auditing and event logging subsystem for the open source
Linux operating system. According to the company, combination of
tools, known as SNARE (System iNtrusion And Reporting Environment),
provides information system owners, managers, and administrators
the ability to monitor their Linux-based information technology
resources for incidents that do not meet the local organization's
security policy. The SNARE auditing subsystem monitors system and
user actions, and provides evidence to use against potential and
SNARE consists of three subsystems: a dynamically loadable kernel
module, an audit daemon, and a graphical front end. SNARE will be
released under the terms of the worldwide GNU Public License.
For more information, contact: InterSect Alliance Pty Ltd,
PO Box 1210, Belconnen ACT 2617, Australia; Phone: +61 040 203 3347;
IBM Announces SANArray FFx-2
IBM announced availability of the Mylex SANArray FFx-2, a (2-Gb)
per second end-to-end Fibre Channel RAID controller. According to
the company, the SANArray FFx-2 provides dual 2-Gb/s fabric ports,
which automatically adjust their modes of operation to the SAN topology-point-to-point
or arbitrated loop. The controller's autonegotiate feature
enables each port to operate at the maximum speed supported by the
user's environment. Dual 2-Gb/s disk-side channels provide
failure-resilient paths to storage. Both fabric and disk channels
improve performance by supporting full duplex operation. With this
capability, the controller can send and receive data from the fabric
and the storage simultaneously on all four ports.
For more information, contact: IBM Corporation, 1133 Westchester
Avenue, White Plains, NY 10604; WWW: http://www.ibm.com.
Maxtor Announces MaxAttach NAS 6000
Maxtor, a provider of hard disk drives and storage solutions,
announced the availability of the MaxAttach NAS 6000. According
to the company, MaxAttach is a scalable storage server offering
capacities up to 5.7 terabytes (TB) and high data availability features.
The MaxAttach NAS 6000 allows file sharing among Windows, UNIX/Linux,
Macintosh, and NetWare environments. The Windows powered storage
server establishes a platform for data management solutions such
as email archiving, disk-to-disk backup, and disk aggregation and
is a solution for storage consolidation.
The MaxAttach NAS 6000 offers high system-availability features
such as hot-swappable drives, dual power supplies, and redundant
cooling fans. High data availability is achieved via RAID 5 data
protection and the Persistent Storage Manager (PSM) snapshot feature
that enables instant recovery of deleted or corrupted files. The
starting price is $29,999 for the 1.9-TB base capacity server.
For more information, contact: Maxtor Corporation, 500 McCarthy
Boulevard, Milpitas, CA 95035; Phone: (408) 894-5000; Fax: (408)
894-3218; WWW: http://www.maxtor.com.