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Cisco 2518 and Cisco 2519
- high-end router/hubs
(2518: $4,595; 2519: $5,995)
Company: Cisco Systems Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Telephone: (800) 553-6387, (408) 526-4000
Fax: (408) 526-4100
Platforms: SNA, IP, ISDN, AUI, Token-ring BRI
Description: Integrates a 23-port intelligent local-area network concentrator with a remote office router and two high-speed synchronous serial wide-area network ports in a single box. Each router features a Basic Rate Interface (BRI) Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) WAN port, a low-speed synchronous WAN port, and an integrated console interface. Allows a single WAN to carry SNA and IP network traffic. The 2518 uses an AUI port, while the 2519 uses a Token-Ring port.
- ISDN bridge/router
($995 to $1,395)
Company: Advanced Computer Communications Inc. (Santa Barbara, CA)
Telephone: (805) 685-4455
Fax: (805) 685-4465
Platforms: ISDN, IP networks
Description: This product supports 802.1D bridging and Static IP routing (an optional IP/IPX model supports IPX/SPX Spoofing and Demand IPX RIP/SAP) plus a suite of features including PAP or CHAP authentication and standards-based PPP multilink operation. Compact enclosure and front-mounted LEDs. Supports 128-Kbps data rates, Express Queuing and 4:1 data compression, dial on demand, dial on congestion, measures 8-1/2 by 6 inches and weighs 1.3 pounds.
UltraSPARC-Driven COMPstation U series
- UltraSPARC 143 and 167 MHz systems
(U140 from $15,444; U170 from $17,980)
Company: Tatung Science & Technology, Inc. (Milpitas, CA)
Telephone: (800) 659-5902, (408) 383-0988
Fax: (408) 383-0886
Description: Family of systems utilizing the 64-bit UltraSPARC processor from Sun's SPARC Technology Business. Performance of up to 252 SPECint_92 and 351 SPECfp_92. Both models offer the Solaris operating system, three SBus slots, two serial ports, one parallel port, 10 Base T Ethernet interface, Fast SCSI-2, and 16-bit audio. Also included are two 3-1/2" hard drive slots, one 5-1/4" CD-ROM slot, and one 3-1/2" floppy disk drive slot (which can also be used for a 5-1/4" peripheral). Options include 2D or 3D graphics; up to 512 MB of RAM; up to 4 GB or higher of hard disk storage; and FastEthernet (100 Base T), Wide/Fast SCSI, FDDI, and ATM connectivity. A wide range of peripherals is also available.
AutoSecure for the Enterprise v2.0
- security solution
(Access Control - $1,000 per secured system plus $150 per user with volume
reductions; Administration - $5,000 per administrator console)
Company: PLATINUM technology Inc. (Oakbrook Terrace, IL)
Telephone: (800) 442-6861, (708) 620-5000
Fax: (708) 691-0417
Platforms: Solaris1 & 2, IBM AIX, HP-UX
Description: Engineered to provide a single point of security administration for the enterprise, AutoSecure is integrated with the Unix operating system to ensure proper access control and prevent root access security breaches. It imposes strict control over who may access a system, when they may access it, for how long, from what location, and which resources are available once a user is in the system. Eliminates superuser account; closes security holes by monitoring and protecting Unix-privileged programs, closing backdoors, and identifying and eliminating trojan horses; controls network and dial-in access; and requires no operating system or application source code modifications.
BeyondMail for SMTP
- e-mail and workflow automation
Company: Banyan Systems Inc. (Westboro, MA)
Telephone: (800) 2BANYAN, (508) 898-1000
Fax: (617) 229-1114
Platforms: Unix, Windows, Macintosh
Description: Provides users with e-mail capability via native SMTP and a POP-3 mail client with full MIME compliance. Messaging-based workflow enhancements include the ability to place URLs anywhere within the body of a mail message as hot links to WWW sites, multiple attachment support, search capabilities, text support, public and private address books, built-in imaging support, viewers for attachments, automatic message handling and filtering tools, and application and agent connectability,
Centralized Management System
- GUI to IPL's Database RAID architecture
Company: IPL Systems Inc. (Maynard, MA)
Telephone: (800) 475-3678, (508) 461-1000
Fax: (508) 461-1261
Platforms: Oracle, Sybase, Informix; Sun SPARC, DEC, HP, IBM, Novell, Windows NT
Description: Allows database administrators to configure, tune, monitor, manage, and service their local and remote RAID storage from one location. Can use hot-sector mapping to assign solid-state cache memory to the most active disk sectors in an array to enhance the performance of mission-critical database applications. Users can control exactly where they place their data, separating tables from indexes and redo logs for faster throughput.
CompasSearch Web Server Search
- search and retrieval tool
(Free 90 day trial, $9,999 commercial, $4,999 educational.)
Company: CompassWare Development Inc. (New York, NY)
Telephone: (212) 685-4220
Fax: (212) 685-4401
Platforms: server - Unix, Windows NT; client - any WWW browser
Description: Based on CompassWare's MagnetSearch(TM) Technology, the product provides natural language and concept-based search capabilities. The CompasSearch Web Server offers searches for information based on a variety of search methodologies, an API constructed in C++ code for easy integration with Web server software, a multithreaded architecture that supports a large number of simultaneous searches, and real time processing capabilities.
- browser-customized dynamic WWW page generator
Company: Electronic Book Technologies, Inc. (Providence. RI)
Telephone: (401) 421-9550
Fax: (401) 421-9551
Platforms: Solaris 2 & x86, HPUX, IRIX, AIX, DEC Alpha/OSF, Unixware
Description: Multiple stylesheet mechanism that targets different Web browsers from the same SGML source `on-the-fly` as information is requested. Comes bundled with EBT's own HTTP Web server and can plug into any HTTP-compatible Web server to work seamlessly with existing Web server capabilities.
ETI-EXTRACT Tool Suite Release 3.0
- data integration tool
Company: Evolutionary Technologies International (Austin, TX)
Telephone: (512) 327-6994
Fax: (512) 327-6117
Description: Designed to Automate and expedite data migration between dissimilar storage environments with extensible data manipulation capabilities, code-generation technology, and a customized implementation methodology. Generates and executes programs and scripts in languages for source and target platforms as necessary to move and execute conversion data. Metadata facility to track information regarding stored data with export and merge capacity, schema definitions, source-to-target mapping, business rules and/or data transformation logic, and interdatabase relationships.
Excite for Web Servers
- Web site navigation technology
Company: Architext Software Inc. (Mountain View, CA)
Telephone: (415) 940-6495
Fax: (415) 934-3610
Platforms: Solaris 1 & 2, SGI Irix, IBM AIX, HP-UX, BSDI
Description: Concept-based retrieval technology allows users to search by general interest area as well as by specific word or phrase. Facilitates searching and exploration of a Web site. With its query-by-example feature, automatic subject grouping, and summary generation, users can quickly unearth interesting information simply by browsing.
FireWall-1 RealAudio add-on
- FireWall-1 enhancement
Company: CheckPoint Software Technologies, Ltd. (San Francisco, CA)
Telephone: (800) 429-439
Platforms: Solaris 1 & 2, HP-UX, Intel x86
Description: The code, available now on CheckPoint's Web server (http://www.checkpoint.com), can be downloaded at no charge and integrated into current FireWall-1 installations to provide instant, secure support for RealAudio. Information about the add-on FireWall-1 code is also available on Progressive Networks' Web server (http://www.RealAudio.com).
- flow diagram editor
(first floating license: $850; additional licenses: $350; eval: free)
Company: Digital Insight (Simi Valley, CA)
Telephone: (805) 583-3627
Fax: (805) 583-3809
Platforms: Solaris 1 & 2 running Open Look or Motif
Description: Tool to create and modify flow diagrams. As users manipulate diagrams directly on the screen, the program automatically adjusts flows and labels. Capabilities include logical zooming between hierarchical levels with linked objects and flows for automatic consistency, and execution of user-defined commands from within a diagram. Editing features include an optional snap grid, automatic numbering, hierarchical cut and paste, multi-level undo, and pop-up context-sensitive menus. Diagrams can contain user-defined shapes, multiple fonts, and colors. PostScript, EPSF, MIF (FrameMaker), HPGL, and ASCII output formats are supported. Automatic file locking prevents interference between networked users.
- visual application builder
Company: Bluestone (Mt. Laurel, NJ)
Telephone: (609) 727-4600
Fax: (609) 778-8125
Platforms: Solaris 1 & 2, AIX, HP-UX, IRIX, OSF1
Description: Creates applications that use HTML as the cross-platform user interface language, running with Oracle, Sybase, and Informix databases, as well as files, functions, and legacy application code. Uses a visual programming paradigm that reduces the coding effort normally associated with developing Web applications. Will work with any (HTML 2 or higher) Web browser, and any Web server that supports HTTP 1.0 and CGI 1.0/1.1.
Siren Mail server
- POP and IMAP server for Siren Mail clients
($100 per client, $2995 per Siren Mail Server)
Company: Siren Software (Palo Alto, CA)
Telephone: (800) 45-SIREN, (415) 322-0600
Fax: (415) 322-9999
Platforms: server - Sun SPARC, HP9000, IBM RS/6000, Data General AViiON, Motorola 88000, PowerPC; client - 486/Pentium PC or 68K-based Mac
Description: Supports SMTP/MIME for sending and receiving messages and attachments over the Internet, and both IMAP and POP protocols.
SyncWare 2.0 & AgentExchange
- e-mail directory synchronization product
(SyncWare Agents: $1,995; Servers:$4,995)
Company: Hitachi Computer Products (Santa Clara, CA)
Telephone: (408) 970-4318
Platforms: Server - Solaris 1 & 2, and HP-UX; Agents - cc:Mail, Microsoft Mail, Microsoft Exchange, Novell GroupWise, Lotus Notes, BeyondMail, DaVinci Mail, QuickMail, OfficeVision for VM and MVS, SMTP
Description: Synchronizes a Microsoft Exchange directory with the directories of many other mail environments, including cc:Mail, Microsoft Mail, QuickMail, Lotus Notes, Novell GroupWise, BeyondMail, DaVinci Mail, OfficeVision, and SMTP mail. Incorporates a streamlined user interface, enhanced rule mapping, and improved network testing features.
TECHLIBplus(R) OPAC for Intranets
- automated library delivery system
Company: Information Dimensions, Inc. (Dublin, OH)
Telephone: (614) 761-7323
Platforms: Solaris 1 & 2, IBM AIX, HP-UX, Digital Unix
Description: Utilizes BASIS WEBserver, which integrates popular Web servers, such as those from Netscape, with the BASIS Document Manager, providing a secure environment designed for publishing and managing large-scale document collections that reside behind a firewall. TECHLIBplus is an integrated library system that meets the library management requirements of special libraries and corporate information centers. Services: acquisitions, cataloging, searching, circulation functions, serials tracking, control functions (ordering, renewing, receiving, claiming, and routing). BASIS Document Manager provides an extended relational database structure optimized to manage text and documents. TECHLIBplus provides access to tables of contents, abstracts, and full-text documents, and it manages compound documents containing text, word processing markup, graphics, and images.
- TUXEDO graphical configuration tool
Company: ITIA, Inc (Fremont CA)
Telephone: (510) 438-2031
Fax: (510) 438-2090
Platforms: Solaris 1 & 2, HP-UX 9.0, AT&T GIS SVR4, & IBM AIX 3.2
Description: Features intelligent graphical editing, configuration management, and resource management. Supports TUXEDO Version 4.1 and 4.2. Configuration fields validate information at entry-time; other features include automatic checking of resource requirements and the ability to store and retrieve previous configurations.
- Microsoft Visual Basic 3.0 compatible runtime engine
Company: Halcyon Software (Campbell, CA)
Telephone: (408) 378-9898
Fax: (408) 378-9935
Platforms: Solaris 1 & 2, Unixware, AIX, HP-UX, SCO, Linux
Description: Allows Visual Basic applications developed in the Windows 3.1 environment to be executed directly on Unix platforms running Motif as native applications with a completely compliant Motif look and feel. Also supported are character-mode terminals on SCO and AIX systems. The majority of Visual Basic Functions, Statements, Objects and standard Controls are supported, including database access via Data Controls and ODBC. A complete Unix-based IDE is planned for the 2nd Quarter of 1996, as is support for Visual Basic version 4 and plug-in OCX controls.
Visual Thought 1.2
- Unix diagramming and flowcharting tool
(evaluation - free; floating license - $1,295; node-locked - $695; quantity and educational discounts)
Company: Confluent, Inc (San Francisco, CA)
Telephone: (415) 586-8700
Fax: (415) 586-8838
Platforms: Solaris 1 & 2, HP-UX
Description: Tool for software design and CASE, flowcharts (for TQM, ISO 9000, and BPR), and dataflow, network, organizational, and circuit/logic diagrams for presentation, documentation, and WWW graphics. Features include text handling and graphical editing, arbitrary pan and zoom, full page-layout capabilities, 100-level undo, "live" editing, image import, and sound recording.
- Translates between CICS 3270 terminal applications and the WWW
Company: UniKix Technologies (Billerica, MA)
Telephone: (508) 294-5812
Platforms: Solaris 1 & 2, HP-UX, AIX, Digital Unix, SVR4, AViiON, Sequent, Pyramid, Stratus, Tandem, Unisys
Description: Produces an external presentation interface that enables Web browsers to directly access CICS applications running on a local Unix server. Using inter-systems communications, any other CICS application on a network can be accessed.
Wintertime for Solaris
- compiled Solaris shareware
Company: Silicon Technology (Fritzlar,Germany)
Platforms: Sparc or x86 running Solaris 2.4 or higher
Description: Public-domain software precompiled for the Solaris operating system. This is the most recent release on a planned continuous six-month release schedule. Includes binary versions of popular software available in source code form on the Internet. Software is configured on the CD-ROM in Solaris' "package" format. This allows the individual packages to easily be added or removed from a user's computer with Solaris' built-in package management tools. Included are nearly all of the GNU software project programs, the XFree edition of X Windows version X11R6, Perl, TCL, TeX, XEmacs, a host of WWW servers and utilities, and a large number of other packages.
Porting Unix Software:
- From Download to Debug
Company: O'Reilly & Associates (Sebastopol, CA)
Telephone: (707) 829-0515
Fax: (707) 829-0104
Description: By Greg Lehey. 538 pages, ISBN: 1-56592-126-7. Offers help to programmers who are using software from different software developers and dealing with the several flavors of Unix. Covers the life cycle of porting, from setting up a source tree on a system to correcting platform differences. Paying special attention to the way things can go wrong when using Unix, the book addresses problems that can stump even the most experienced programmers.
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