LXI Adds Container Management to Tape Tracker
LXI Corp. recently announced release 3.5 of Tape Tracker, their
vaulting and reporting solution that consolidates tape information
from multiple backup servers and network backup products, including
the iSeries 400. According to the company, version 3.5 includes
container management, enhanced vaulting, and recovery reporting.
For more information, contact: LXI Corp., 222 W. Las Colinas Blvd.,
Suite 960, Irving, TX 75039; Phone: (972) 444-2323; Fax: (972) 444-2350;
Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org; WWW: http://www.lxicorp.com.
Sanctum Announces AppShield 4.0
Sanctum, Inc. introduced AppShield 4.0, which automatically identifies
the legitimate requests made of an e-business site and permits only
those actions to take place, enforcing the Web and business logic
of the site. According to the company, AppShield easily integrates
into Internet infrastructures and helps prevent, log, and alert
administrators to application manipulation through the browser,
including both known and unknown attacks by hackers, worms, and
other imminent security threats.
AppShield 4.0 is available immediately for Windows 2000, Windows
NT, and Solaris platforms with I18N support. For more information,
contact: Sanctum Inc., 2901 Tasman Drive, Suite 205, Santa Clara,
CA 95054; Phone: (408) 352-2000; Fax: (408) 352-2001; WWW: http://www.sanctuminc.com.
ImageStream Ships Rebel Router
ImageStream Internet Solutions is shipping its new Rebel Router.
According to the company, when bundled with ImageStream's new
single-port DS3 card, the Rebel can deliver wire-speed performance
specifications at a list price of less than $4,000. The new Rebel
Router includes a low-profile 19" rack-mount chassis that is
10" deep. The base Rebel includes two built-in 10/100 Ethernet
ports and two PCI expansion slots. The expansion slots can be populated
with 1, 2, 4, or 8-port T1 or E1 cards, 1-port DS3 or E3 cards,
as well as 1 or 4-port 10/100 Ethernet cards.
The Rebel Router is designed to work in a wide range of network
designs for core, edge, and premise applications. For example, the
Rebel may be used as a core router for a small ISP that needs up
to 16 T1 or E1 ports. The same ISP could then upgrade to DS3 or
E3 speeds and still support up to 8 T1 or E1 connections in the
same chassis. Once an ISP finally outgrows the Rebel as a core router,
the Rebel can be moved to the edge, and any of its cards may be
moved into a more suitable core router.
For more information, contact: ImageStream, 7900 East 8th Road,
Plymouth, IN 46563; Phone: (574) 935-8484; Fax: (574) 935-8488;
Jareva Technologies Releases Elemental ITAP Server 2.0
Jareva echnologies recently released version 2.0 of its Elemental
IT Automation Platform (ITAP) Server and OpForce IT Automation Suite
software. According to the company, the Elemental ITAP Server can
remotely and automatically capture information about computers,
network, and storage from bare metal up through the entire IT stack.
Once captured, Elemental ITAP's technologies abstract the information
in a manner that allows the IT administrator to discover, track,
and perform operations on different IT elements. Furthermore, new
features allow for portability of the entire network from one location
Designed for enterprise IT operations, OpForce is a suite of graphical
point-and-click applications built to streamline and integrate business
processes with systems administration activities. According to the
company, OpForce includes a run-time version of the Elemental ITAP
Server and is essentially a flexible control console that makes
remote auto-discovery, provisioning, and updating network topology
possible from any Web browser.
For more information, contact: Jareva Technologies, Inc., 924
Borregas Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94089; Phone: (408) 548-2300; Fax:
(408) 548-2350; WWW: http://www.jareva.com.
Avocent Announces SPC800 and SPC 1600
Avocent Corporation recently announced that it has expanded its
DS Series with two new power distribution devices: the SPC800 and
SPC1600. According to the company, these 8 and 16-port intelligent
power devices provide individual, addressable power outlets that
can be remotely controlled from any location using standard TCP/IP
connections. When combined with Avocent's CPS serial-based
network appliances, the SPC provides a highly secure and scalable
power management solution. With the addition of these new power
devices, the DS Series provides a platform for controlling multiple
servers or serial devices in the data center. For more information,
contact: WWW: http://www.avocent.com.
Excel Software Ships QuickBugs for Linux
Excel Software announces a new tool for reporting, tracking, and
resolving bugs, issues, changes, and new features involved in product
development. According to the company, QuickBugs can assist product
development and maintenance by focusing effort on the tasks required
to quickly and efficiently complete a project. Bugs can be more
quickly resolved using a well-defined workflow that can be fully
customized by the organization.
Configuration data and bug reports created by QuickBugs Linux
are saved in XML files. These files are compatible with the updated
1.0.1 version of QuickBugs Windows. Users on either platform can
edit bug reports and configure custom views, queries and reports.
QuickBugs Linux is priced at $195 for a single user license, $585
for a 5-User Site License, or $1170 for an Unlimited Site License
at one location. It includes a graphical application installer,
context-sensitive online help, printed user's guide, and a
PDF manual on CD.
For more information, contact: Excel Software 19 Misty Mesa Court,
Placitas, NM 87043; Phone: (505) 771-3719; Fax: (505) 771-3718;
Internet: email@example.com; WWW: http://www.excelsoftware.com.
InfoExpress Releases CyberGatekeeper Appliance
InfoExpress announces the CyberGatekeeper Server appliance. According
to the company, the appliance can proactively enforce remote and
mobile desktop configurations and applications. CyberGatekeeper
Server can let administrators enforce security policies for remote
computers accessing the corporate network. The server proactively
audits systems before allowing access to the corporate network.
Systems failing to adhere to customer-designed policies and security
requirements are denied access to network resources.
CyberGatekeeper Server enforces policies and configurations through
any type of network connection. CyberGatekeeper can enforce desktop
configurations connected via VPN, extranet, dialup, wireless LAN,
and wired LANs. The vendor-neutral solution lets administrators
create and enforce custom policies to meet their specific requirements.
Support is provided for any third-party application including VPNs,
personal firewalls, and anti-virus programs.
A complete CyberGatekeeper system consists of the server appliance
installed on the corporate network, an agent running on remote systems,
and a policy manager to specify what is required. The agent reports
details back to the appliance, which decides whether to allow or
deny access. The policy manager supports multiple policies, servers,
and central management. CyberGatekeeper Server is priced at $6,500
For more information, contact: InfoExpress, 170 S. Whisman Road,
Suite B, Mountain View, CA 94041; Phone: (650) 623-0260; Fax: (650)
623-0268; Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org; WWW: http://www.infoexpress.com.
AdminForce Remote LLC Announces Powerwall Plus
AdminForce Remote LLC recently announced the release of the Powerwall
Plus, a new version of the AdminForce Powerwall. According to the
company, the Powerwall Plus has been designed to provide security
elements to meet the needs of businesses with limited in-house IT
capability. The Powerwall Plus consists of a combination of dynamic
real-time firewall protection, an email server, and a user-configurable
The complete description of the AdminForce Powerwall and its protection
capabilities can be found at http://www.adminforce.net/powerwall.html.
The Powerwall Plus(r) can be delivered in a Rack Mount or Tower
For more information, contact: AdminForce Remote LLC, 100 Glendale
Road; Upper Darby, PA 19082; Internet: operations@AdminForce.net;
Recourse Technologies Announces Mantrap 3.0
Recourse Technologies recently released ManTrap version 3.0, the
latest release of its deception-based intrusion detection system
that can complement existing security and intrusion detection infrastructures.
According to the company, ManTrap provides an early warning system
for unauthorized access and misuse detection. ManTrap 3.0 has been
enhanced to include attack "Session Watch," which allows
organizations to visually monitor an attacker's activities
keystroke-by-keystroke, in real-time, or via recorded sessions for
future replay and analysis. ManTrap 3.0 can help reduce false positives
and help enable effective incident analysis, trending, and reporting
that can be used to prevent internal and external attacks.
Pricing for ManTrap 3.0 begins at $7,500. For more information,
contact: Recourse Technologies Inc., Pacific Shores Center, 1600
Seaport Blvd., Suite 400, Redwood City, CA 94063; Phone: (650) 381-8000;
Fax: (650) 568-0598; WWW: http://www.recourse.com.
Benchmark Storage Innovations Releases ValuSmart Rack 1
Benchmark Storage Innovations, Inc. announced its rack optimized
tape enclosure. According to the company, the ValuSmart Rack 1 features
the highest density 1U rack data protection when coupled with ValuSmart
DLT tape drives. The ValuSmart Rack 1 provides space for two half-high
SCSI tape drives in under 1.75" (1U) of precious rack space.
The ValuSmart Rack 1 pricing, including one single ValuSmart Tape
80 drive unit, will start at under $2000. For more information,
contact: Benchmark Storage Innovations Inc., 3122 Sterling Circle,
Boulder, CO 80301; Internet: email@example.com; WWW: http://www.4benchmark.com.
Aurora Announces SarCheck 5.0 for Solaris SPARC and HP-UX
Aurora Software, Inc. has announced the general release of SarCheck
Version 5.0 for Solaris SPARC and HP-UX. According to the company,
SarCheck is a performance management tool that can assist systems
administrators in the analysis of system performance by translating
the output of several monitoring utilities into a plain English
or HTML-formatted report. SarCheck identifies performance bottlenecks,
finds runaway processes and memory leaks, recommends changes to
various tunable parameters and hardware configurations, and quantifies
remaining system capacity.
A new feature in SarCheck Version 5.0 is its graphing capabilities.
SarCheck now uses gnuplot to create graphs on the fly and inserts
them into its HTML output. Both PNG and JPEG graphs are supported
and the graphs highlight information specific to the operating system
and the values of various kernel parameters.
SarCheck runs on many UNIX platforms, and support for other languages
is planned. For more information, contact: Aurora Software, Inc.,
P.O. Box 1033, Plaistow, NH 03865; Phone: (603) 382-4200; Fax: (603)
382-4247; WWW: http://www.sarcheck.com.
FalconStor and AnexTEK Release Z-Box
AnexTEK, a storage networking solutions provider, and FalconStor
Software, Inc., a provider of network storage infrastructure software,
announced the integration of AnexTEK's network storage solution
with FalconStor's IPStor storage networking software. According
to the companies, the resulting product, the Z-Box, can provide
an integrated online storage solution for file sharing and data
backups as well as a remote replication solution for automated disaster
According to the companies, the Z-Box features a small design,
a user-friendly GUI, an embedded Linux operating system, and an
easy-to-use management system. The Z-Box can preserve a corporation's
existing network infrastructure investment by operating in multi-platform
server environments, and by backing up data faster than back up
to tape devices. The IP-based Z-Box plugs into a standard local
area network (LAN) and provides online, available storage for administrators,
workgroups, or SMBs.
For more information, contact: FalconStor, 125 Baylis Road, Suite
140, Melville, NY 11747; Phone: (631) 777-5188; Fax: (631) 501-7633;
Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org; WWW: http://www.falconstor.com/anextekZ-box.htm.
SWsoft Announces Magnum-SC and Virtuozzo 2.0.2
SWsoft, Inc. announced the availability of its Magnum-SC line
of server consolidation appliances based on its Virtuozzo OS-virtualization
technology and Intel-based servers. According to the company, Magnum-SC
maximizes the efficiency of an IT infrastructure through consolidating
the workload of 10 to 200 physical servers onto a single Magnum-SC
appliance, thereby simplifying management and resulting in a 70%
reduction in overall systems administration costs. Flexibility can
be improved due to the scalability of Virtuozzo's dynamic partitioning
technology that allows the OS container, or "virtual environment"
(VE), in which both an OS and application run to smoothly grow from
a fraction of an Intel processor up to 8 processors. This is ideal
for large Intel-based servers that currently support 8-way Intel
processors partitioned for multiple workgroups.
SWsoft also released Virtuozzo version 2.0.2, with the "vzmc"
GUI to allow administrators to manage hundreds of Linux Virtual
Environments (VEs) across multiple servers. According to the company,
administrators can use the "vzmigrate" feature to automatically
move an entire OS container to another server for scheduled hardware
maintenance or system upgrades -- with only a few seconds of
For more information, contact: SWsoft, 395 Oyster Point Blvd.,
Suite 213, South San Francisco, CA 94080; Phone: (650) 875-7185;
Fax: (650) 745-4045; Internet: email@example.com; WWW: http://www.sw-soft.com.
Pocketec Releases Pockey USB 2.0 Drive
Pocketec announced the Pockey USB 2.0 Drive. According to the
company, the Pockey USB 2.0 drive offers massive storage capacity,
fast transfer rates, and ultra-portability. The Pockey squeezes
the power and functionality of a computer's hard drive into
a sleek enclosure that measures just 5 in. x 3 in. x 1/2 in. and
offers 20 GB, 30 GB, or 40 GB of storage capacity, and can be stacked
to create a library of files.
The Pockey does not require any additional power source (such
as batteries or AC adapter) because all necessary power is drawn
through the USB cable. The Pockey is compatible with laptops and
desktops, PCs and MACs, so cross-platform file sharing is possible.
It works with Linux Kernel 2.4 and higher and includes hot-swappable,
and hot-pluggable features.
The 20 GB, 30 GB and 40 GB Pockey retails for $199, $299, and
$399, respectively, and will be available at most computer and office
supply stores as well as the Pocketec online store. For more information
about the Pockey, contact: Pocketec, 21947 Plummer Street, Chatsworth,
CA 91311; Phone: (818)717-9556; Fax: (818)717-9559; WWW: http://www.pocketec.net.
KDE Project Releases KDE 3.0
The KDE Project announced the immediate availability of KDE 3.0,
the third generation of KDE, a free and powerful desktop for Linux
and other UNIXes. According to KDE, KDE 3.0 is available in 50 languages
and ships with the core KDE libraries, the base desktop environment,
an integrated development environment, and hundreds of applications
and other desktop enhancements from the other KDE base packages
(administration, artwork, development, edutainment, development,
games, multimedia, PIM, utilities, and more). A KDE 3 port of the
KDE office suite is available. The release of KDE 3.0 includes a
catalog of bug fixes, performance enhancements, and feature additions.
KDE, including all its libraries and its applications, is available
for free under Open Source licenses. KDE can be obtained in source
and numerous binary formats from the KDE http servers or ftp mirrors,
and can also be obtained on CD-ROM or with any of the major Linux/UNIX
systems shipping today. For more information, visit: WWW: http://www.kde.org.
O'Reilly Releases 802.11 Wireless Networks: The Definitive
O'Reilly and Associates recently announced a new title by
Matthew S. Gast, 802.11 Wireless Networks: The Definitive Guide
(ISBN 0-596-00183-5, 443 pages, $44.95 US). According to the publisher,
author Matthew S. Gast delves into the intricacies of wireless networks,
revealing how 802.11 technology can be a practical and even liberating
choice for businesses, homes, and organizations. At the same time,
he leads the reader through all aspects of planning, deploying,
and maintaining a wireless network, and covers the security issues
unique to this type of network. 802.11 Wireless Networks: The
Definitive Guide can show readers how to configure wireless
cards and Linux, Windows, and OS X systems.
For more information about the book, including Table of Contents,
index, author bio, and samples, see: http://oreilly.com/catalog/802dot11/.