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SunWorld New Products - February

New products for the week of February 1

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Product: AIT Tape Subsystems - AIT tape subsystem (contact vendor for price)
Company: Cybernetics (Yorktown, VA)
Telephone: (757) 833-9090
Fax: (757) 833-9300
E-mail: sales@cybernetics.com
URL: http://www.cybernetics.com
Platforms: Solaris and many others
Description: A family of automated tape libraries to support AIT drives. Cybernetics library models feature 12 to 126 tapes and up to six CY-8000 drives for storage capacity ranging from 300 GB to 15.75 TB. A single CY-8000 AIT subsystem stores 25 GB at 3 MB/s, and with Cybernetics 5:1 data compression, the AIT subsystem can store up to 125 GB per tape and transfer data at speeds of up to 9 MB/s second. Memory-In-Cassette, a 16Kbit EEPROM chip mounted into the data cartridge, provides an index of stored information and speeds file access time to less than 27 seconds.

Product: CY-RDA RAID subsystems - Ultra-SCSI RAID Disk Subsystem (contact vendor for price)
Company: Cybernetics (Yorktown, VA)
Telephone: (757) 833-9090
Fax: (757) 833-9300
E-mail: sales@cybernetics.com
URL: http://www.cybernetics.com
Platforms: Sun, HP. IBM, many others
Description: RAID subsystem with capacity from 32 GB to 378 GB and an Ultra SCSI data transfer rate of 40 MB per second. With RAID levels 0, 1, 0+1, 4, and 5, the CY-RDA line can provide fault tolerance for mission critical data as well as increase performance in any computing environment. Three models are available, accommodating 8, 24, or 42 disk drives depending on the configuration. feature true cable-free drive enclosures and an intelligent SCA backplane. The drives are hot-swappable, and the system components are redundant and isolated to localize failures.

Product: CY-TL4 automated libraries for DLT 7000 - automated libraries for DLT 7000 tape drives (contact vendor for price)
Company: Cybernetics (Yorktown, VA)
Telephone: (757) 833-9090
Fax: (757) 833-9300
E-mail: sales@cybernetics.com
URL: http://www.cybernetics.com
Platforms: Sun, HP. IBM, many others
Description: These libraries feature one to four of Cybernetics's CY-4700 (DLT 7000) drives and up to 30 tapes for capacity from 525 gigabytes to 2.1 terabytes. The CY-4700 tape drive can store 35 GB on each tape, uncompressed, and 70 GB with integral data compression. Transfer rates are 5 MB/second, uncompressed, to 10 MB/second with compression. Libraries configured with two drives and Cybernetics exclusive Advanced SCSI Processor, can transfer data at up to 40 MB/second in striping mode. In addition to striping, the Advanced SCSI Processor provides mirroring, independent, and offline copy/verify modes for added speed and functionality.

Product: Data Encryption Option for Cybernetics tape subsystems - data encryption (contact vendor for price)
Company: Cybernetics (Yorktown, VA)
Telephone: (757) 833-9090
Fax: (757) 833-9300
E-mail: sales@cybernetics.com
URL: http://www.cybernetics.com
Platforms: Sun, HP, IBM, many others
Description: Data Encryption option for Cybernetics' full line of tape backup subsystems. Security risk exists whenever gigabytes of information can be stored on a small, removable media. By utilizing data encryption as well as access card keys, Cybernetics subsystems can provide not only protection from "normal" data loss through backup, but they can also protect a company's sensitive information - such as payroll records, financial data, and customer lists - from theft and unauthorized access by insiders. Features hardware encryption and card key authorization for double protection. The encrypted information stored on a tape can only be accessed if the tape is read on the same encryption drive on which it was created with the appropriate access card inserted to permit authorization. Encoded card keys designate three levels of authorization equivalent to employee security clearance levels. All card holders will be able to perform backup and restore functions, but only high level card holders will be able to view the data in decrypted form. The highest level provides full access to all data tapes and allows the user to choose whether or not to encrypt data that is being written to tape, while the lowest level limits the user to performing backup and restore of encrypted data only. A middle level offers full read privileges, but requires encryption for writing data to tape.

Product: InSynctive intelligent controller - for NEC Analog Flat Panel Displays ($415 in OEM quantities)
Company: Opus Systems (Cupertino, CA)
Telephone: (408) 342-1060
Fax: (408) 342-1061
E-mail: info@opus.com
URL: http://www.opus.com
Platforms: NEC panels, wide range of clock sync options includes Sun
Description: Supports NEC's family of analog, active matrix liquid crystal displays (LCDs), including the 20.1-inch panel with ultra-wide viewing angle technology. Analog LCDs, supporting full color and multiple resolutions, provide superior image quality over digital LCD technology. The InSynctive controller, coupled with NEC's analog panels, provides improved solutions for engineering workstations, supercomputer graphics, medical imaging, video imaging and federal systems applications. Controller accepts VGA-type analog video in a variety of screen formats, produces a synchronous pixel clock, and outputs the analog signal with appropriate screen formatting. Designed to work with NEC panels ranging in size from 12.1 inches to 20.1 inches, and supports resolutions from VGA (640 x 480) to SXGA (1280 x 1024). Its wide range of clock sync options, including sync-on-green, allows the NEC panels to interface to most computers and workstations, including the IBM PC, Apple Macintosh, and workstations from Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, and Silicon Graphics.


Product: Abalon, version 3.8 - enterprise marketing and sales management support software (contact vendor for price)
Company: Astea International (Horsham, PA.)
Telephone: (215) 682-2500
Fax: (215) 682-2515
E-mail: info@astea.com
URL: http://www.astea.com
Platforms: Java, Unix (Sun, DEC,IBM. HP), Windows 95, Windows NT
Description: Integrated solution designed specifically for marketing, sales, and customer care automation. Available in a tightly integrated, modular packages (Base, Marketing, Sales, Project, Customer care, Tele, Mobile). Abalon's tools leverage all forms of customer knowledge and help firms efficiently convert that knowledge into new marketing opportunities. Abalon's component applications are based on the latest object-oriented programming technology. Delivers scalability with an advanced, multi-tier client/server architecture, which can be optimized for different hardware configurations - scaling from twenty users to more than a thousand.

Product: Access Registrar - software-based remote access authentication ($20,000 for the first server, $14,000 for additional servers)
Company: American Internet Corporation (Bedford, MA)
Telephone: (800) 425-1112, (781) 271-9200
Fax: (781) 275-4930
E-mail: info@american.com
URL: http://www.american.com
Platforms: Solaris
Description: Software-based remote access authentication solution designed for the rigorous needs of carrier-grade networks. Enables new service offerings such as LDAP-based Service Directories, Virtual Private Networks and Bulk-Dial Outsourcing. Supports all major variants of RADIUS, including the dictionary extensions of Ascend, Cisco and U.S. Robotics. Access Registrar is built on American Internet's Registrar Architecture, a software platform for designing and deploying high performance software servers. The extensible nature of the Registrar architecture allowed American Internet to integrate Access Registrar with its first product, Network Registrar, a fully integrated IP address management solution.

Product: AcquaProva v2 - C/C++ code advisor & error checker ($99)
Company: CenterLine Software, Inc. (Cambridge, MA)
Telephone: (617) 498-3000
Fax: (617) 868-5004
E-mail: info@centerline.com
URL: http://www.centerline.com
Platforms: Sun, NCR
Description: AcquaProva's error checker and code advisor work together seamlessly and provide support for the entire development process, from compile-time, link-time, and through run-time. Developers can troubleshoot and diagnose code errors earlier in the development life cycle, making problems easier to manage and solve Uses source-code analysis which provides the deepest level of error checking to find all relevant errors. User-defined filters allow users to decide how much information is needed, enabling the most efficient use of the tool and its results. In addition, features such as the patent-pending runtime `type` checking and use of the Edison Design Group C/C++ language front-end, ensure not only that developers are using the `latest and greatest` technology, but that they are using it properly.

Product: AdminiStor Manager - remote monitoring, management of nStor disk array subsystems (free with all nStor CRx RAID subsystems)
Company: nStor Corporation, Inc. (Lake Mary, FL)
Telephone: (800) 724-3511
Fax: (407) 829-3633
E-mail: sales@nstor.com
URL: http://www.nstor.com
Platforms: Java
Description: Java applet which provides remote monitoring and management of nStor disk array subsystems from anywhere in the world via the World Wide Web. An integral part of nStor's robust AdminiStor Storage Management Software Suite, a software package to provide configuration, management, and monitoring capabilities across Windows NT, NetWare, Sun Solaris, SGI IRIX, and HP-UX platforms.

Product: Advanced Expert System (Sysload AES) - Expert system for use with Sysload server performance software (Pricing is expected to start at $15,000 per site)
Company: Loan System (Paris, France)
Telephone: (612) 571-9000
Fax: (612) 572-1721
E-mail: softdiv@sdsusa.com
URL: http://www.loansystem.com
Platforms: Unix, Windows NT, NetWare and AS/400
Description: Used in conjunction with Sysload, the company's performance management software suite, Sysload AES automates analysis of historical performance statistics gathered by Sysload agent software from dozens, hundreds, or thousands of network servers, providing system administrators with an easy-to-grasp, detailed analysis. Sysload AES utilizes the scalable architecture of Sysload to assess server performance throughout a large enterprise network, a task that normally can take hours, even days. One Sysload AES module is installed on a single server or workstation to analyze statistics from all the servers installed on the network, regardless of the number of servers. Using a knowledge base created from historical data gathered by Sysload agents, Sysload AES automates analysis, providing detailed summary reports, audits of events, and filtering for pre-determined incidents. Sysload is available in the US through Software Diversified (SDS).

Product: Commerce Exchange 2.0 - Internet commerce software system (start at $75,000; typical mission-critical configuration averages $195,000)
Company: InterWorld Corporation (New York, NY)
Telephone: (800) 814-8942
Fax: (212) 301-2345
E-mail: sales@interworld.com
URL: http://www.interworld.com
Platforms: Windows NT, Solaris; Oracle, Sybase, SQL Server and Informix databases
Description: Mission-critical solution designed to quickly and easily integrate an organization's existing infrastructure and enterprise business systems and processes onto the Internet, utilizing its process-centric component model and universal business adapters. Allows large corporations to extend their competitive business expertise onto the Internet without redesigning their core business practices. Incorporate their existing shipping and receiving, MRP, ERP, EDI, and inventory management systems into a single company-wide digital commerce environment. The platform independent architecture supports multiple operating systems, databases, Web servers, and legacy systems. It supports all the major Internet security standards, including Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), RSA encryption technology (RC4 and MD5), and x.509 digital certificates. Integrates with any data source or enterprise system, including mainframe, legacy, ERP, MRP, and EDI systems using its universal business adapters. Corporations can quickly tap data from back office systems to manage purchase order routing and approvals, link with financial systems to offer enhanced account information, and create standing orders with suppliers. Available Applications include Catalog (individualized product presentation dependent on buyer preferences and company sales objectives) and InterWorld Auction (online marketplace for sellers to liquidate goods and for buyers to bid for them). Many third-party commerce applications are supported (e.g. Taxware for sales tax calculation; TanData for shipping and logistics calculation; CyberCash for payment processing; CyberSource for digital product clearinghouse, containers, distribution, fraud protection, and payment processing; and Vantive for customer asset management).

Product: Davinci, Version 4.0 - semiconductor device simulator (from $34,500)
Company: Technology Modeling Associates, Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA)
Telephone: (408) 328-0930
Fax: (408) 328-0940
E-mail: tma@tmai.com
URL: http://www.tmai.com
Platforms: DEC, HP, IBM, Sun
Description: A semiconductor device simulator used to predict electrical characteristics of 3D structures. Includes significant enhancements in the areas of advanced meshing of simulation structures, modeling of power devices, simulation of compound semiconductor materials and AC small signal analysis. ABC mesh capabilities include additional grid spacing control features and automatic grid optimization for generating better meshes for device simulation.

Product: Doom for Solaris x86 - Graphic game (Doom is shareware from IDsoftware, free trial version of OSS driver then $40)
Company: 4Front Technologies (Los Angeles, CA)
Telephone: (310) 820 7365
Fax: (310) 826 2465
E-mail: info@4front-tech.com
URL: http://www.opensound.com
Platforms: Solaris X86
Description: Blockbuster game developed by Id Software. Doom is a first person action game with 3D graphics, sound effects and music. 4Front Technologies has ported the Linux X-Windows version of the game to Solaris x86. It supports all the features of the DOS version. Music and sound is supported via the Open Sound System sound card drivers for Solaris developed by 4Front Technologies.

Product: DynaTag 4.0 - XML, SGML conversion software (contact vendor for price)
Company: Inso (Boston, MA)
Telephone: (800) 733-5799, (617) 753-6500
Fax: (617) 753-6666
E-mail: info@eps.inso.com
URL: http://www.inso.com
Platforms: variety of Windows and Unix platforms
Description: A module of the DynaText Professional Publishing System, DynaTag converts Microsoft Word, Adobe FrameMaker, and Interleaf files into XML or SGML. DynaTag enables non-programmers to add value to proprietary formats by converting into open, standards-based, structured content. DynaTag includes a GUI, and batch conversion capabilities. DynaText 3.1 parses, indexes, delivers, and searches SGML and XML content. DynaText includes publisher-controlled stylesheets, a stand-alone CD/LAN browser, multiple language support, multiple content views, and broad platform support. The companion DynaWeb server converts SGML or XML content to HTML on- the-fly, converts SGML to XML, or can deliver SGML or XML directly for viewing by Web browsers. DynaWeb is "client-aware" and customizes content for different browsers. DynaBase 2.1's current XML support includes the ability to index, search, and write scripts for use with the new markup language. In Version 3.0 due in Q1 1998, Inso plans to add the ability to import, validate, and store XML components, as well as support for indexing, version control, and edition management of XML content. In DynaBase 3.0, Inso also plans to include support for XML component serving, XML tag-level scripting and, XML tag-level search and retrieval.

Product: Global Directory Server (GDS) v2.1 - directory server with LDAP support (contact vendor for price)
Company: ISOCOR Inc. (Santa Monica, CA)
Telephone: (310) 581-8100
Fax: (310) 581-8111
E-mail: sales.info@isocor.com
URL: http://www.isocor.com
Platforms: Windows NT, Solaris
Description: This release adds native LDAPv3 support for ISOCOR's Global Directory Server meta-directory product which is designed to store, manage and update mission-critical directory information. It serves the expanding needs of telecommunications providers, companies and government agencies who want to manage their mission-critical intranet/extranet applications from a distributed information repository by providing a single secure view of distributed data from multiple directory sources. With LDAPv3, ISOCOR's GDS product will be compatible with most of the popular client applications that use LDAP features including Outlook Express, Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer. ISOCOR has also closely aligned its independent LDAPv3 implementation with the Basic LDAP Interoperability Test Suite (BLITS) profiles defined by the Internet Mail Consortium. GDS v2.1 combines LDAP with a 1993 X.500 Directory System Agent for storing, accessing, managing and updating important directory information. Its multi-protocol directory capability can be used by messaging, EDI and other business applications for address books, telephone directories, personnel information, security certificates, and e-mail systems routing and configuration information. Also includes an optional ODBC database connector for accessing relational databases.

Product: JOIN Server Release 4.1 - software for IP address management (DHCP) (starts at $1,700 per server)
Company: Competitive Automation (Menlo Park CA)
Telephone: (650) 321-4006
Fax: (650) 321-4405
E-mail: sales@join.com
URL: http://www.join.com/
Platforms: Solaris 2.4, HPUX 10, and Digital Unix 4.0B - supports all DHCP clients
Description: Consists of two integrated IP management components for Unix servers, JOIN DHCP and JOIN DDNS, and provides improved functionality, security, and license management. JOIN DHCP enables network administrators to centralize the configuration of clients in a heterogeneous network, ranging from a small LAN to an enterprise network with thousands of clients. When enabled for dynamic DNS, JOIN DHCP can notify any DNS server capable of supporting updates when an IP address/name combination has changed. Also includes an updated license manager, with improved security features. Used together, the two components in JOIN Server 4.1 communicate via encrypted transactions to guarantee authenticated, secure updates to IP address information.

Product: Mainsoft Visual SourceSafe 5.0 - cross-platform configuration tool ($1,500 per network server and $1,000 per client)
Company: Mainsoft (Sunnyvale, CA)
Telephone: (408) 774-3400
Fax: (408) 774-3404
E-mail: info@mainsoft.com
URL: http://www.mainsoft.com
Platforms: key Unix platforms such as Sun SPARC Solaris 2.5.1 and HP 9000/700 HP-UX 10.20, SGI MIPS IRIX 6.2
Description: Software configuration management system with cross-platform support of its application family. Provides developers with the tools for storing and organizing source code, coordination between developers, finding and accessing correct files easily, and recreating past product builds. Supports multiple-site development teams through its archive and restore facility. Developers working from remote sites on the same project normally have to use an expensive dedicated network connection to access the primary source code repository.

Product: MonitorMQ - IBM MQSeries system management tool ($25,000-$60,000)
Company: Level 8 Systems, Inc (New York City)
Telephone: (212) 244-1234
Fax: (212) 760-2327
E-mail: tghio@level8.com
URL: http://www.level8.com
Platforms: MVS, AIX, AS/400, Windows NT, and Solaris
Description: Monitor queue activity of IBM MQSeries systems running on disparate platforms a unified, cross-platform system management. Tool used to identify message queuing problems and bottlenecks. for enterprises implementing MQSeries, provides a cross-platform view of performance information from any Web browser in the enterprise.

Product: ObjectTeam Version 7 - OMG UML 1.0 Compliant, Component-Based Systems Modeling Tool (contact vendor for price)
Company: Cayenne Software, Inc. (Bedford, MA)
Telephone: (800) 528-2388, (781) 280-0505
Fax: 781-280-6000
E-mail: info@cayennesoft.com
URL: http://www.cayennesoft.com
Platforms: Windows NT, Windows 95, Solaris, AIX, Digital Alpha and HP-UX
Description: Includes improved reverse engineering and code generation, and OMG UML 1.0 compliance for notation and diagram editors including Use Case, Collaboration, Class, Sequence, and State diagrams. An additional benefit produced by ObjectTeam 7 is the ability of data models and object models to co-exist, allowing organizations using both database modeling and object systems modeling to remain in sync across diverse development projects. This "object and data co-existence" has been a popular request by IT organizations developing commercial applications.

Product: Optivity Call Reporter - capture, capture, display call data from Bay Network Remote Access Products ($3,995)
Company: Bay Networks, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA)
Telephone: 800-8-BAYNET, (408) 988-2400
Fax: (310) 563-3710
E-mail: info@baynetworks.com
URL: http://www.baynetworks.com
Platforms: Solaris
Description: A standalone, carrier-class management tool that captures, reports and displays historical call data information from the company's 5399 and 8000 Remote Access Concentrator products. Enables both service provider and enterprise customers to pro-actively manage the edge of their dial access networks by reporting the call data necessary to analyze trends. Enterprise and ISP customers now have a tool for capacity planning, network design/engineering, potential problem diagnosis, and remote access troubleshooting. Using a variety of report type options, network managers can produce detailed reports on connection/disconnection information, user activity, port and system utilization, inventory and others, from Bay Networks 5399 and 8000 Remote Access Concentrators. Can monitor the Service Level Agreements (SLAs) associated with the remote access component of IP-based Virtual Private Networks (VPNs).

Product: RealSecure 2.0 - intrusion detection software ($4,995 for a single perpetual license supporting Ethernet and Token Ring)
Company: Internet Security Systems Inc. (Atlanta, GA)
Telephone: (800) 776-2362, (770) 395-0150
Fax: (770) 395-1972
E-mail: info@iss.net
URL: http://www.iss.net
Platforms: Solaris, SunOS, Linux, Windows NT 3.5.1 & 4.0
Description: Real-time attack recognition and response system that provides the high level of protection. Detects suspicious network activity and prevents unauthorized access to your organization's data and system resources - whether the threats occur inside or outside your network perimeter. Analyzes packets of information as they travel across your enterprise network. It recognizes a wide variety of traffic patterns that indicate hostile activity or misuse of network resources, including network attacks and malicious Java and ActiveX applets. The RealSecure patent-pending attack recognition engine immediately alerts network managers and administrators of any suspicious activity; logs the session, and can automatically terminate the connection. Events are classified and summarized in order of priority, enabling you to assess conditions at a glance. You can play back sessions at any time for further evaluation or for use as criminal evidence. RealSecure's distributed architecture lets you install attack monitors throughout enterprise-wide networks, enabling you to see and stop attacks from a single management console in a centralized location. Integrates with SNMP and FireWall-1. Detects WinNuke, E-Mail attacks, Web attacks, probing attacks (e.g. Satan), denial of service attacks, (e.g. Syn flooding).

Product: Rialto Global Directory 98 - stand-alone LDAP/X.500 directory (Pricing starts at $2,900 per server.)
Company: Control Data Systems, Inc. (Arden Hills, MN)
Telephone: (888) RIALTO4, (612) 415-4272
Fax: (612) 482-2000
E-mail: info@cdc.com
URL: http://www.cdc.com
Platforms: Solaris, HP-UX, AIX
Description: Rialto is a stand-alone directory tuned for the fast information access. Packaged to facilitate stand-alone operation as an enterprise information repository and an application development platform. Designed to minimize network administration requirements, the Rialto directory features EZ Finder, a new web-based white and yellow page tool. EZ Finder lets end users browse and update directory contents and complements the Java-based central administration tools. Incorporates an LDAP concentrator to provide superior access performance in environments characterized by large volumes of simultaneous directory access requests. Has tight integration with the Rialto X.500 directory. The Meta Edition of the Rialto Directory provides instant information updates across multiple disparate directories. The Meta Edition uses an LDAP-enabled Meta-Connector to provide applications with a single point for access and control across a heterogeneous directory environment.

Product: SEEKRite - disk optimization tool (contact vendor for price)
Company: EAGLE Software, Inc. (Salina, KS)
Telephone: (800) 477-5432, (785) 823-7257
Fax: (785) 823-6185
E-mail: info@eaglesoft.com
URL: http://eaglesoft.com
Platforms: Solaris, HP-UX, and AIX
Description: An access optimization tool that enhances system performance; it identifies the most heavily accessed information on a disk, and clusters that information together. This clustering of data reduces disk head movement and improves the performance of both file system and raw partition disks. SEEKRite can improve the average disk response time by 35% or more, increasing database speed. It effectively optimizes disks that are as much as 100% full. Can optimize multiple disks simultaneously. Performs optimization transparently, allowing users to safely access and modify data during the optimization process.

Product: SecurIT FIREWALL 4.0 for Solaris - high security, high performance firewall ($2,900 (10 sessions) to $19,500 (unlimited sessions))
Company: Milkyway Networks Corp. (Ottawa, ON, Canada)
Telephone: (613) 596-8384 (800) 206-0922
Fax: (613) 596-5615
E-mail: info@milkyway.com
URL: http://www.milkyway.com
Platforms: Solaris 2.6
Description: High security and high performance firewall for Solaris 2.6. First firewall product to obtain EAL-3 certification. NSA and CESG have recognized this certification and added Milkyway to the agencies' evaluated products lists (EPLs). Milkyway is the only firewall vendor on the National Security Agency's EPL.

Product: SiteMinder 2.1 - security management product (SiteMinder Server starts)
Company: Netegrity, Inc. (Waltham MA)
Telephone: (781) 890-1700
Fax: (781) 487-7791
E-mail: sales@netegrity.com
URL: http://www.netegrity.com
Platforms: Solaris, NT; Microsoft IIS, Netscape Enterprise Server
Description: Controls security management across heterogeneous Web servers and operating systems. Enables organizations to easily deploy and manage access control for Web applications across multiple platform servers from a central point of administration. This version of SiteMinder introduces Active Attributes, a feature that integrates SiteMinder's access control with existing corporate databases and applications by feeding dynamic data to intranet applications.

Product: SiteScope 2.2 - Web site monitoring ($495 for NT, $1,295 for Unix)
Company: Freshwater Software, Inc. (Boulder, CO)
Telephone: (303) 443-2266, (888) 443-2266
Fax: (303) 545-9533
E-mail: info@freshtech.com
URL: http://www.freshtech.com
Platforms: NT, Solaris, IRIX
Description: Monitors critical aspects of Web environments including URL availability (HTTP and HTTPS), disk space, and CPU and memory usage. Also verifies that Web servers, such as Netscape Enterprise Server, Netscape FastTrack Server, Netscape E-mail servers, and other Internet, intranet and extranet business- critical servers are functioning properly. When problems are encountered, SiteScope responds in real-time with an alphanumeric page or E-mail message. It can also send an SNMP trap to an enterprise-wide console or execute an automatic recovery script.

Product: TeamWave Workplace 2.2 - networked collaberation tool ($50 per team member)
Company: TeamWave Software Ltd (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
Telephone: (403) 282-1238
Fax: (403) 282-1238
E-mail: info@teamwave.com
URL: http://www.teamwave.com
Platforms: Windows 95/NT, MacOS, Solaris, SunOS, IRIX, AIX, Linux
Description: For teams within an organization who are sometimes physically separated yet still need to work closely together, TeamWave Workplace provides an Internet forum where teams collaborate, communicate and share information. Unlike real-time only tools like video conferencing, TeamWave works both when teams can meet at the same time as well as when they can't.

Product: UIM/X 3.0 Platinum Toolsuite Edition (PTE) - Graphical User Interface (GUI) builder (list price is $7,500)
Company: Visual Edge Software, Ltd (St-Laurent,)
Telephone: (408) 973-7823
Fax: (408) 973-7250
E-mail: info@visualedge.com
URL: http://www.visualedge.com
Platforms: Digital Unix 4.0, HP-UX 10.10/10.20, IBM AIX 4.2, SGI IRIX 6.2/6.3, Sun Solaris 2.5/2.5.1 and Sun OS 4.1.3_UI
Description: Provides migration of existing Motif interfaces to either 100% pure Java or Windows NT. Organizations that employ this new technology can leverage their existing base of UIM/X skills by continuing to use UIM/X PTE to further refine the converted interface. With the introduction of UIM/X 3.0 PTE, cross-platform interfaces - including native Motif, native Windows NT and 100% pure Java - can now be rapidly created and modified from a single source code base. Developers can even build in cross-platform capabilities that they can later activate with a "flip of the switch." UIM/X's new Java development mode includes a number of new graphical UIM/X Java editors, palettes and code managers, which allow developers to work in "Java-only" to build 100% pure Java applets or applications.

Product: WhiteLight - On-Line Analytical Processing (OLAP) tool ($75,000)
Company: WhiteLight Systems, Inc. (Palo Alto, CA)
Telephone: (650) 321-2183
Fax: (650) 321-2083
E-mail: info@whitelight.com
URL: http://www.whitelight.com
Platforms: Windows NT, Solaris; Sybase, Oracle, Microsoft, Informix, Teradata and other ODBC-accessible relational data warehouses.
Description: WhiteLight integrates iterative business modeling and On-Line Analytical Processing (OLAP) into a Dynamic OLAP product that enables strategic analysis. With WhiteLight, users can create and update analytical applications in real time, minimizing the need for constant IT support and improving their ability to respond quickly to changing business conditions. It provides an end-to-end solution for managing the cycle of model building, analysis, validation and publishing. With WhiteLight, analytical knowledge is assembled into models that are then used to analyze existing data warehouse information. WhiteLight is based on a three-tier architecture: WhiteLight Server - provides model management, access to relational data warehouses and analytical processing service. WhiteLight Analyst - Windows tool for model development, administration, and analysis. WhiteLight NetPublish - an application server which provides Web access to the WhiteLight Server via any Java-compatible browser.


Product: Core Java 1.1 Volume II - Advanced Features 3rd Edition - Advanced Java programming ($39.95)
Author: Cay S. Horstmann and Gary Cornell
ISBN: 0-13-766965-8
Company: Sun Microsystems Press (Palo Alto, CA)
Telephone: (800) 811-0912, (515) 284-6751
Fax: (515) 284-2607
E-mail: info@sun.com
URL: http://www.sun.com/books/books/Horstmann2/Horstmann2.html
Platforms: none
Description: Puts Java to work on real problems: more hardcore Java for experienced programmers -- fully updated for JDK 1.1; new chapters on JavaBeans, Advanced AWT, Security, and Internationization; features expanded coverage of the Java Enterprise API (RMI, CORBA, JDBC, Native Methods, etc.). Written for serious programmers who have mastered the fundamentals of the Java language, Core Java 1.1. Volume II thoroughly explains the more advanced features and libraries needed to build real programs. New chapters on JavaBeans, Advanced AWT, Security, and Internationalization focus on the features and functions added to Java with the release of JDK 1.1. Updated chapters on multithreading and networking include extensive examples and thoroughly tested sample code that illustrate some of the most powerful features of Java.

Product: Hands-On Intranets - Intranets "how to" book ($39.95)
Author: Vasanthan S. Dasan and Luis R. Ordorica
ISBN: 0-13-857608-4
Company: Sun Microsystems Press (Palo Alto, CA)
Telephone: (800) 811-0912, (515) 284-6751
Fax: (515) 284-2607
E-mail: info@sun.com
URL: http://www.sun.com/books/books/Dasan/Dasan.html
Platforms: none
Description: All you need to know to deploy an intranet: Implementing DNS, email, and web services - Intranet file and print sharing - nstalling and managing client software - Delivering web connectivity - Providing remote access - Connecting to and working with heterogenous clients - Leveraging new "zero-administration clients". You will learn proven techniques for day-to-day intranet administration, including user account management, troubleshooting, performance and security monitoring, and much more. You will learn how to integrate the protocols and services available for the Solaris server environment with a network comprised of clients and servers running Windows 95 and Windows NT. Finally, Hands-On Intranets shows how you can use Web technology to provide seamless access to critical corporate information.

Product: Multithreaded Programming with Pthreads - programming with POSIX threads ($34.95)
Author: Bil Lewis and Daniel J. Berg
ISBN: 0-13-680729-1
Company: Sun Microsystems Press (Palo Alto, CA)
Telephone: (800) 811-0912, (515) 284-6751
Fax: (515) 284-2607
E-mail: info@sun.com
URL: http://www.sun.com/books/books/Lewis2/Lewis2.html
Platforms: none
Description: Learn basic threads concepts and APIs; master the complexities of multithreaded programming; and optimize the performance of your multithreaded applications. Based on the best-selling "Threads Primer", Multithreaded Programming with Pthreads gives you a solid understanding of Posix threads: what they are, how they work, when to use them, and how to optimize them. It retains the clarity and humor of the Primer, but includes expanded comparisons to Win32 and OS/2 implementations. Code examples tested on all of the major Unix platforms are featured along with detailed explanations of how and why they use threads. In addition to scheduling, synchronization, signal handling, etc., special emphasis is placed on Cancellation, Error Conditions, Performance, Hardware, Languages, and References.

Product: Solaris System Administrator's Guide, 2nd Edition - System Admin Book ($34.99)
Author: Janice Winsor
ISBN: 1-57870-040-X
Company: Sun Microsystems Press (Palo Alto, CA)
Telephone: (800)428-5331 x90
Fax: (800) 882-8583
E-mail: info@sun.com
URL: http://www.sun.com/books/books/Winsor1/Winsor1.html
Platforms: none
Description: This classic guide to the most frequently performed Solaris administration tasks has been completely updated to cover the newest Solaris features. It is full of indispensable step-by-step examples, tips, advice, and quick reference tables. Includes in-depth coverage of the latest Solaris 2.6 topics, including x86 differences, new file system administration features, print package redesign, and more. Designed to work both as a task-oriented tutorial and a quick reference, this guide shows how to employ all the features of Solaris to best meet the needs of end users and make Unix management easier. The book helps a Solaris system administrator: learn to administer devices, file systems, and network services; understand the processes of printing and user or group accounts; recognize file access problems more readily; master the use of shells and basic operating system commands; use the redesign print packages effectively; and become a well-versed troubleshooter.

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