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: http://www.activestate.com.
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: info@ZeroG.com; WWW: http://www.ZeroG.com.
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: http://www.dell.com/powervault.
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: http://www.mks.com/.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; WWW: http://www.nfr.com/.
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;
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
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: http://www.centralcommand.com.
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
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
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: http://www.prenhall.com.
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: http://www.linuxnetworx.com/products/occ.php.
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: http://www.cypress.com/press/linux.
For more information, contact: Cypress, 3901 North First Street,
San Jose, CA 95134; Phone: (408) 943-2600; Fax: (408) 943-6841.