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New Products

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:; WWW:

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:

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; WWW:

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 to another.

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:

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:

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:; WWW:

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 per appliance.

For more information, contact: InfoExpress, 170 S. Whisman Road, Suite B, Mountain View, CA 94041; Phone: (650) 623-0260; Fax: (650) 623-0268; Internet:; WWW:

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 "SPAMbuster".

The complete description of the AdminForce Powerwall and its protection capabilities can be found at The Powerwall Plus(r) can be delivered in a Rack Mount or Tower configuration.

For more information, contact: AdminForce Remote LLC, 100 Glendale Road; Upper Darby, PA 19082; Internet:; WWW:

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:

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:; WWW:

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:

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 recovery.

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:; WWW:

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 planned downtime.

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:; WWW:

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:

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:

O'Reilly Releases 802.11 Wireless Networks: The Definitive Guide

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: