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New Products

ActiveState Announces PerlMx

ActiveState recently announced the 2.0 release of PerlMx, an email filtering system. According to the company, PerlMx can block more than 98% of unsolicited email at the gateway, securing the network by filtering mail before it reaches the desktop. PerlMx can provide enterprises with an email security solution by identifying and quarantining spam, protecting against viruses, enforcing corporate communications compliance policies, and allowing mail administrators to automatically compile usage statistics. PerlMx also supports Sendmail.

PerlMx is priced per CPU. For more information, contact: ActiveState Corporation, 580 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 1W6 Canada; Phone: (604) 484-6400; Fax: (604) 484-6499; WWW:

Zero G Releases InstallAnywhere 5

Zero G Software, Inc. announced the availability of InstallAnywhere 5. According to the company, the new version includes enhanced XML support, suite installation capabilities, Merge Module support, new team development features, Web services-based application deployment tools, drag and drop functionality, and Apache Ant integration. InstallAnywhere creates installers for diverse computing environments and can adapt to the systems on which they are deployed. InstallAnywhere can handle all installation details automatically. InstallAnywhere supports most platforms, including Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, Tru64, IRIX, and others, and supports all Java editions, up to and including Java 1.4 and J2EE 1.3.

For more information, contact: Zero G, 514 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA 94107; Phone: (415) 512-7771; Fax: (415) 723-7244; Internet:; WWW:

Dell Announces PowerVault 122T

Dell recently announced the PowerVault 122T, a rack-optimized, automated tape-backup storage system. According to the company, the hardware and software features of the new PowerVault 122T automate the data backup process, helping to consolidate storage backups. The PowerVault 122T's 2U (3.5 inches) form factor offers a rack-optimized way to backup and protect data on Dell PowerEdge servers or Dell PowerVault Network Attached Storage (NAS) servers.

The PowerVault 122T has one DLT VS80 tape drive and holds eight cartridges for a maximum storage capacity of 320 GB (640 GB with 2:1 compression). The system has a data transfer rate of 3 MB per second (6 MB per second with 2:1 compression). The PowerVault 122T also offers compatibility with previous tape storage technologies. Prices starting at $4,150. For more information, visit:

MKS Inc. Releases MKS Toolkit 8.1

MKS Inc. announced the release of MKS Toolkit version 8.1, the company's solution for development task automation, systems administration, and availability monitoring. According to the company, version 8.1 offers enhancements to existing features as well as support for the new Windows 64-bit operating system. MKS Toolkit 8.1 includes a new release of the secure utilities (SSH); new configuration tabs in the MKS Toolkit control panel applet for secure shell, remote utilities, and telnet; the OpenSSL cryptography utility; enhancements to AlertCentre; modifications to Web and HTML utilities, and more.

MKS Toolkit 8.1 products are available immediately starting at $359. For more information, visit:

NFR Security Announces Intrusion Management System

NFR Security, Inc. announced the launch of its Intrusion Management System (NFR IMS). According to the company, the system emphasizes the importance of implementing a multi-tiered approach to protecting critical IT resources through a continuous process of exposure assessment, attack prevention, attack detection, investigation, and response.

For more information, contact: NFR Security, Inc. 5 Choke Cherry Road, Suite 200, Rockville, MD 20850-4004; Phone: (240) 632-9000; Fax: (240) 632-0200; Internet:; WWW:

OmniCluster Releases SlotShield 1000 and SlotShield 3000

OmniCluster Technologies partnered with Check Point Software Technologies and recently announced SlotShield 1000 and SlotShield 3000, blade security products. According to the company, both products are plug-n-play security solutions that are PCI compatible and can be quickly installed inside any industry standard server system. These blade security appliances have zero impact on the IT infrastructure and can secure servers from inside the server boxes. OmniCluster currently offers three variations in its blade security appliances which include: single-server firewalls; high-availability firewalls (HAFW) for server "farms; and multiple applications for URL, virus screening, email screening, and intrusion detection.

For more information, contact: OmniCluster, 7100 W Camion Real, Boca Raton, FL 33433; Phone: (561) 862-5100; Fax: (561) 862-5102; WWW:

Central Command Announces Vexira Antivirus for Linux

Central Command announced the availability of the Vexira Antivirus for Linux Servers, Workstations, and Email messaging servers (Sendmail, Qmail, Postfix, Exim and SuSE). According to the company, Vexira Antivirus for Linux Servers, Workstations, and Vexira MailArmor are proactive virus protection applications combining high-speed virus scanning and virus detection technology and can protect against all forms of DOS, Windows, Linux, OS/2, and UNIX-based viruses.

Vexira Antivirus for Linux Server is a virus defense system designed for virus prevention on Linux-based servers. Vexira Antivirus can be configured to protect the open file shares and prevent client workstations from saving, reading, writing, and executing virus-infected files.

Vexira Antivirus for Linux Workstation is a virus defense system designed for virus prevention on Linux workstations and utilizes a high-performance file analysis technology that identifies which files may contain malicious code and which do not.

Vexira MailArmor for Linux message servers (Sendmail, Qmail, Postfix, Exim, SuSE) is an email virus protection application that defends email boxes from receiving virus-infected files and user's from sending virus infected files through the messaging server.

For more information, contact: Central Command, Inc., P.O. Box 468, Medina, OH 44258-0468; Phone: (330) 723-2062; Fax: (330) 722-6517; WWW:

Cisco Press Releases CCIE Exam Certification Guide

Cisco Press announced the release of CCIE Exam Certification Guide: Routing and Switching, by Anthony Bruno (ISBN: 1587200538, $69.95). According to the publisher, this study guide can help readers prepare for the CCIE Routing and Switching written exam. The book includes pre- and post-chapter exams, and a CD-ROM-based testing engine.

For more information, contact: Cisco Press, 201 West 103rd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46290-1097; Phone: (317) 581-3500; WWW:

Prentice Hall Announces New Titles

Prentice Hall recently announced new titles, including The Hack-Counter Hack Training Course: A Network Security Seminar from Ed Skoudis, by Ed Skoudis (ISBN: 0-13-047729-X). According to the publisher, this video training course can help network and systems administrator defend their network assets, whether or not they have security experience. This title contains more than three hours of desktop digital video and audio, with security expert Ed Skoudis showing how to protect both Windows and Linux platforms, presenting insider's descriptions of hacker tools, and proven, step-by-step countermeasures.

Prentice Hall also released Enterprise Security: Solaris Operating Environment Best Practices by Alex Noordergraaf (ISBN: 0-13-100092-6). According to the publisher, this Sun Microsystems Blue Print features documented, automated, and supported security best practices for high-end servers and cluster software. This title is written for experienced developers and systems administrators and includes tricks, tools, and techniques that hackers use to break into systems. The author details best practices and tools for sniffing out "trojaned" system files and binaries and describes Solaris security features, network settings, and minimization.

For more information, visit:

Linux NetworX Announces Eclipse Database Cluster

Linux NetworX announced the Linux NetworX Eclipse Database Cluster -- a high-availability cluster based on the Oracle9i Real Application Cluster architecture. According to the company, this ready-to-run system offers scalability, reliability, and high availability for data warehousing, online transaction processing, and data management applications. The Eclipse Database Cluster is an option for data centers, large enterprises, or existing Oracle sites looking to increase database capacity and reliability. The Eclipse Database Cluster is integrated with Linux NetworX ICE cluster management tools to provide remote power control, temperature sensing, and real-time monitoring of critical system functions allowing IT managers to preempt, diagnose, and respond to any component failure before it affects system availability.

The Linux NetworX Eclipse Database Cluster is available immediately and pricing starts at $126,000 for a 2-node system with 360 GB of storage, plus applicable Oracle license fee. For more information, contact: Linux NetworX, 8689 South 700 West Sandy, UT 84070; Phone: (801) 562-1010; Fax: (801) 568-1010; WWW:

Cypress Releases USB Host Controller Driver for Linux

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation recently released its Linux USB host driver supporting the SL811HS embedded host/peripheral controller. According to the company, this driver can provide Linux developers the ability to add USB host functionality to a variety of embedded system applications, such as cell phones, MP3 players, network appliances, and PDAs. Currently, the Linux 2.44 kernel supports the Open Host Controller Interface (OHCI) and the Universal Host Controller Interface (UHCI) specifications for USB host controllers. Since Cypress's SL811HS is a memory-mapped device, the release of this new driver allows the Linux host stack to provide USB host support without realizing that there is a non-OHCI/UHCI type host controller, which can help engineers to bring their products to market more quickly.

The Linux USB 2.0 driver and source code are available now. To download the source code, visit: For more information, contact: Cypress, 3901 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95134; Phone: (408) 943-2600; Fax: (408) 943-6841.