New products for the week of October 1
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- Raid disk array for large enterprises
Company: Cambex Corporation (Waltham, MA)
Telephone: (617) 890-6000
Platforms: IBM, Sun, HP, AT&T/NCR, Sequent, Windows NT, Novell
Description: Multi-terabyte storage system features 2 Gb mirrored cache, wide disk drives, high-speed UltraSCSI host interfaces and alternate channel failover. It incorporates RAID 0, 1, 3, 5 and 10 data protection. A single slim-profile cabinet can hold from 20 to 760 gigabytes of storage. Multiple cabinets can be configured in confined datacenters to store up to six or more terabytes of data. Includes wide disk drives (for enhanced performance), up to 2 gigabytes of mirrored high-performance cache memory (which can be run in a number of modes, including read/write-back, write through, and programmable read ahead), and three host interfaces supporting data rates from 20 to 100 megabytes per second. For applications which have sequential I/O requirements (like data warehousing), the product's programmable read ahead cache feature can significantly boost throughput. It does this by accessing information in advance of host requests and placing that information in cache memory. In environments in which highly random access is required, a combination of multiple storage busses and up to 16 high speed host pathways ensure optimal performance.
PowerMO 2600 for Sun Solaris
- 2.6 Gb rewritable optical storage drive
Company: Olympus Image Systems, Inc. (Melville, NY)
Telephone: (516) 844-5000, (800) 347-4027
Fax: (516) 844-5339
Platforms: Sun Solaris
Description: A 5.25-inch, 2.6 Gb magneto-optical storage solution running at 3600 RPM with an effective seek time of 13 msec. and a data transfer rate of up to 6 Mb per second. Geared towards Sun's CAD, CAE engineering, high-volume networking, 3D graphic design, movie special effects, multimedia development, and document imaging users. Handles both rewritable and WORM (write-once-read-many) media. Drive includes ECA (Enhanced Cache Algorithm), which when combined with the 4 MB memory buffer improves burst transfer rates. Drive is 100% ISO industry standard compatible, supporting 1.3 Gb and 650 Mb media, as well as future higher capacity ISO media standards.
Cisco DNS/DHCP Manager
- centrally manages names and addresses in TCP/IP networks
($1,750 for 500 nodes)
Company: Cisco Systems, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Telephone: (408) 526-6289
Platforms: HP-UX, IBM AIX, OpenVMS, Sun Solaris and Windows NT
Description: Domain Name System (DNS) / Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Manager is a software tool designed to centrally manage names and addresses in large corporate TCP/IP networks. Internet service providers or network administrators at large enterprises can use this configuration software to simplify network management, improve security and reliability, prevent address duplication and service disruptions, and save on administrative costs. The DHCP server is engineered for large, switched networks; it dynamically updates the DNS name and clients' IP addresses. Supports thousands of nodes on multiple platforms, provides network administrators with the ability to manage DNS centrally and works with existing DNS servers. Domain Name Manager (DNM) provides easier management of DNS by several network administrators, even from remote sites. Supports address pools with multiple subnets, with BOOTP, and automatically updates DNS. Includes a TFTP server for loading images and configuration information to network devices over the network; an NTP server, a network time protocol that synchronizes time on all machines on the network; and a Syslog server that logs errors and status messages over the network to a central location.
- software configuration management (SCM)
Company: Pure Atria (Sunnyvale, CA)
Telephone: (800) 758-5804 (account number: 113375)
Platforms: DEC UNIX, HP-UX, IBM AIX, SGI IRIX, Sun OS, Sun Solaris,
Description: A software configuration management (SCM) product with comprehensive version control, workspace management, build management and process control. Helps development teams manage changes to their software, simplify maintenance, improve quality and shorten time-to-market. New support for advanced development technologies used in complex software projects; new graphical displays and simplified administration tools improve ease of use. New features for C++ developers speed the build process and help to eliminate unnecessary builds while maintaining traceability of changes. Four new graphical displays have been added to help new users learn faster, and give experienced users greater convenience and ease of use. New features are designed to minimize scheduled downtime for administrative activities.
- alarm handler for synchronous optical networks (SONET)
Company: Clear Communications Corp. (Chicago, IL)
Telephone: (847) 317-2500
Platforms: Java, UNIX on H-P and Sun systems
Description: A multi-vendor alarm-filtering and mediation system for synchronous optical networking (SONET). Designed to solve a problem common to many legacy- and toolkit-based applications, the alarms produced by SONET-transport problems. Supports multiple OSS-to-NE (operation support systems - to - network element) communications channels. Product uses a high-performance inference engine, with basic rules built in to describe how the network elements work. It conducts an efficient search for the root causes of problems. The Telecommunications Management Network (TMN) model is a set of recommendations on how to plan, design, deploy, manage and improve networks. The TMN approach provides for distributed client/server processing, and communications efficiencies between operations support systems and network elements, and thus much more scaleable management of the huge volumes of SONET alarm and performance data. This TMN-compliant tool accelerates reengineering efforts and speeds delivery of new broadband services.
- data mining software
Company: Thinking Machines Corporation (Bedford, MA)
Telephone: (617) 276-0400
Platforms: Sun UltraSPARC workstations and Ultra Enterprise servers
Description: A suite of data mining software, running on Sun's scalable Ultra Enterprise servers, analyzes large databases to discover new patterns, extract hidden information, and predict future trends that impact corporate revenue. Businesses use data mining solutions for applications such as customer attrition, risk management, fraud detection and target marketing. Large amounts of data are processed when mining or sampling massive databases, a large number of models must be built to explore complex databases, and large amounts of data must be manipulated to sample, test, and validate the models. Product uses a parallel software design to accommodate very large databases. By dividing the data mining process into simultaneous operations, it reduces the time needed to yield meaningful results. Models are built faster and large volumes of data are processed in a fraction of the time of sequential systems.
- provide access to intranet and Internet data
Company: OpenLink Software Inc. (Burlington, MA)
Telephone: (617) 273-0900
Fax: (617) 229-8030
Platforms: Windows NT, Solaris, Linux, SCO UNIX, Digital UNIX, AIX,
Description: Enables high performance access to corporate intranet and Internet data sources from JDBC-compliant applications. Drivers are native and server-based, making them independent of JDBC-ODBC Bridge technology. Drivers support the following database engines: Oracle, Informix, Sybase, Microsoft SQL Server, CA-Ingres, Progress, Unify, and Postgres95. Based on the Java DataBase Connectivity (JDBC) API from Sun Microsystems, which provides Java developers with a uniform set of object interfaces for developing database independent tools and applications.
Pre-release beta edition JDBC Drivers are available for download from OpenLink Software's Web home page.
Morning Star PPP
- PPP/SLIP software connecting hosts and IP networks over links
Company: Progressive Systems Inc. (Columbus, OH)
Telephone: (800) 558-7827
Platforms: Solaris 2.5 and other Unix systems
Description: A point-to-point protocol (PPP) software program running on most major UNIX operating systems that provides low cost Internet connectivity. Connects hosts and IP networks over links ranging from dial-up asynchronous modems through high speed lines.
NEONet Release 2.3
- facilitates integration of legacy and new business applications
($18,000 - $150,000)
Company: New Era of Networks, Inc. (NEON) (Engelwood, CO)
Telephone: (303) 486-9348, (800) 815-NEON
Fax: (303) 694-3885
Platforms: SunOS 4.X, Solaris 2.4 & 2.5, HP-UX 10.0, Windows NT 3.51
Description: Message-oriented product facilitates integration of legacy and new business applications in enterprise-wide networking environments. Provides multi-vendor computing environments with message delivery, sequence, and uniqueness. MIS departments use it to balance message and message-queuing loads, to ensure guaranteed message delivery and accurate data replication among databases, to create and maintain a data warehouse, and to increase speed and performance across platforms and networks (including the Internet). A messaging and queuing module supports interprocess and cross-platform communication for synchronization and recoverability. For mission-critical applications, its synchronization function supports "rolling" recoveries, reducing critical downtime even in cases of hardware or operating system failure. Supports "on-the-fly" dynamic data formatting and reformatting, facilitating communication between new systems and legacy systems by supporting a variety of data formats including new data types for comma-delimited decimal and padding characters. A Rules Engine provides message creation and dispatch of multiple, new, independently formatted, and delivered messages.
- Graphical Reporting Tool For Netscape AppFoundry
Company: Neoglyphics Media Corp. (Chicago, IL)
Telephone: (312) 395-6212, (800) 406-5033
Description: A statistical analysis package providing graphical reports and visit tracking on intranet and Web site traffic. Will be distributed as part of Netscape AppFoundry, a collection of reusable business applications, enterprise development tools and a new online community - Netscape AppFoundry Online - for IS professionals building enterprise solutions on their intranets. Provides detailed daily statistics for: number of visits (not hits) summarized hourly, daily, weekly and monthly; the most popular pages and sections visited; average number of pages requested per visit; and a focused look at domain reports to see who is visiting the site based on IP addresses.
NetApp Web Filer
- data-access server / filer
($950 to $2,750)
Company: Network Appliance, Inc. (Mountain View, CA)
Telephone: (800) 44-FILER, (415) 428-5203
Platforms: UNIX, Windows, Web
Description: Software is compatible with all standard Web servers, improving the performance of Internet networks and corporate intranets. Works with existing Web environments to consolidate multiple, low-performance Web servers onto one or more filers. Leverages operating system architectures to improve response times and uptimes. HTTP capability is based on a multiprotocol software kernel. Enables users to update pages while the filer is simultaneously handling Web (HTTP) requests. Web filer software can run on any filer, either as a single function HTTP data access server, or in a multiprotocol environment for file and web data access. A single filer can support three network file sharing protocols, including NFS for UNIX clients, Microsoft's CIFS protocol for Windows 3.1, Windows 95 and Windows NT clients; and HTTP for any standard Web browser. By supporting all three types of clients in a single, high-speed, data-access server, filer enables corporations to avoid costly and complex data replication and add-on client software, while simplifying system and network administration.
Netscape Navigator Gold 3.0
- facilitates information creation, access and collaboration
Company: Netscape Communications Corp. (Mountain View, CA)
Telephone: (415) 937-2555
Fax: (415) 528-4124
Platforms: Netscape: Macintosh, UNIX and Windows
OC://WebConnect Gold (V2.5)
- Secure Inter/intraNET access
($49 to $319 per session)
Company: OpenConnect Systems Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Telephone: (214) 888-0469, (800) 551-5881
Platforms: IBM AIX, HP-UX, Sun Solaris, Motorola UNIX
Description: A multi-level, secure enterprise access server. Approaches the issue of security for SNA mainframe-to-desktop data access at four key levels - application, session, transport and host. Permits organizations to access mainframe or midrange, mission-critical information over the Internet and private enterprise intranets without the fear of exposing data to unauthorized users. Provides secure access to legacy data and applications by combining open Java technology, Web browsers and internetworking engines. Allows standard 3270, 5250, and VT220 applications to be accessed using Inter/intraNET technology. Uses standards-based Java technology and the persistent SNA communication link to the host, over the Inter/intraNET, ensuring that no one can "break into" or be "connected to" a session.
OpenConnect Server II (OCS II) V3.8
- encrypted server software
Company: OpenConnect Systems, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Telephone: (214) 484-5200, (800) 551-5881
Platforms: IBM AIX, HP-UX, Sun Solaris, Motorola UNIX
Description: Incorporates an RSA Data Security encryption engine into the TN server component, enabling Diffie-Hellman and DES encryption for TN3270 and TN5250 terminal datastreams, as well as for TN3287 printer datastreams. The Diffie-Hellman Public Key Exchange is performed to create a symmetric Data Encryption Standard (DES) key for encryption. DES is the U.S. government's standard for protecting sensitive, but unclassified information. Provides interoperability between IBM-SNA environments and TCP/IP networks. In conjunction with the OpenUp 2.0 RSA encrypted workstation application, it enables bi-directional solutions for encrypted and non-encrypted terminal emulation sessions, local printing and file transfer. It requires no TCP/IP software on the IBM host, and includes TN5250 and TN3270E Servers embedded into the server software application as part of the solution. It provides enterprise network interoperability without consuming IBM host resources, gives TCP/IP users access to SNA resources, and gives SNA users full access to TCP/IP resources. It provides secure, seamless connectivity by combining the functionality of a protocol converter and a TN Server.
Summertime 96 for Solaris
- Internet freeware and shareware collection
Company: Micromata (Moorpark, CA; Niedenstein, Germany)
Telephone: (800) 351-4608, (805) 529-0960
Fax: (805) 529-0180 (U.S.), +49 5624 925231 (Germany)
E-mail: email@example.com (U.S.), firstname.lastname@example.org (Germany)
Platforms: Sun Solaris (Intel and SPARC)
Description: A collection of shareware and freeware tools, popular applications from the Internet. Each application has been pre-compiled for the appropriate platform, and bundled using the Solaris "package" format. This allows individual packages to be added or removed using the built-in Solaris package management tools (pkgadd, swmtool). Includes: Everything from GNU - gcc 2.7.2, emacs 19.30, gdb, etc.; Perl 5.002; TCL 7.5/TK 4.1 and TCL 7.4/TK 4.0; TeX/LaTeX, the teTeX distribution; X11R6.1 (SPARC only), XFree 3.1.2 (i386 only); shells - bash-1.14.6, tcsh-6.05 and zsh-2.6b13; games - MirrorMagic, XBill, Angband, XConq, etc...; Mail+News tools - INN, sendmail, tin, knews, etc...; Security Tools - ssh, tiger, Crack, Cops, etc...; Java Developer's Kit (JDK) 1.0.2; The Apache Web Server 1.1.1; More Web Site editing/administration tools; IRC - Internet Relay Chat client and server; Workman - play audio CDROMs on your computer; Postgres '95 database server; Python-1.3; INN-1.4sec2; qpopper-2.1.4 - POP server and popclient-2.21 - a POP client; sendmail-8.7.3; bind-4.9.3; xntp-3.5b; and XEmacs 19.14.
- Nine Web Applications
($895 for BSDI and Linux, $1495 for other platforms.)
Company: MMB Development Corporation (Manhattan Beach, CA)
Telephone: (800) 832-6022, (310) 318-1322
Fax: (310) 318-2162
Platforms: Sun, IBM, HP, Dec, BSDI and Linux
Description: A package of Web applications: Chat - two scrolling windows, HTML and ads in the script; Forums - three types of discussion forums; Classified Ads - can be placed directly by users; Mail - integrated server mail (Web, VT100 & GUI access); Catalogs - online catalogs; Maps; Event Calendars - by user or community; User Home Pages - can be created by users; Server Content Indexing - all server content (forums, ads, chat, etc.) is indexed dynamically so all indexes are always up to date. Web, VT100 and GUI interfaces are included. Unlimited distribution of GUI client. No need to write HTML, PERL or CGI scripts since all applications are complete. To customize an application, modify a template file.
Very Important Parts (VIP) Database
- family of component reference databases
(Military Parts: $20,000; Package Standards: $35,000)
Company: Aspect Development (Mountain View, CA)
Telephone: (415) 428-2700
Description: VIP-Packages is a package standards database to simplify and speed library development. VIP-MILSPECS is a military specification and parts database that is cross-referenced with commercial equivalents and the DODISS index. Cross-referencing lets designers start their military parts search from multiple viewpoints, such as seeking the military parts that are listed in DODISS, or seeking lower-cost, off-the-shelf commercial equivalents of military parts for design. Includes over 1.4 million parts from more than 640 top manufacturers worldwide. Parts are organized in a Standard Classification Scheme (SCS) for search and selection. Each classification category contains dozens of technical search and selection parameters, EDA sensible parameters and JEDEC and EIA package outline drawings, images and dimensions. The VIP-Packages database contains over 3000 JEDEC-95 and EIA-PDP-100 standard outline package drawings and their variations. The military reference database contains searchable military and commercial properties and viewable military specifications and commercial component data sheets. Covers 5962, 5961, 5905, 5910 Federal Supply Classes (FSC), Department Of Defense Index Of Standards And Specs (DODISS) and qualifying lists (e.g., MIL-HDBK-103 (formerly MIL-BUL- 103) and Government Furnished Baseline (QPLs, QMLs)).
- family of video software products
Company: VXtreme, Inc. (Palo Alto, CA)
Telephone: (415) 614-0700
Fax: (415) 614-0710
Platforms: Server: Sun Solaris, IRIX, Windows NT. Client: Windows
Description: A solution for the wide-scale deployment of video in business applications. Enables organizations to create video solutions for internal communications, customer support, workforce training, and Internet marketing. Delivers high-quality video over corporate intranets or the Internet using scaleable compression / decompression (codec) software that enables streaming video over bandwidths from 28.8 modems to LANs. Internet business videos are integrated with other applications and elements of Web pages, such as text, graphics, and Java applets. Includes a server with content management tools and an open API, a compute-efficient client, and a production tool for capturing, compressing and composing video files. Components: Web Theater Producer, Web Theater Server, and Web Theater Client.
- meta search application
Company: The ForeFront Group, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Telephone: (800) 653-4933, (713) 961-1101
Fax: (415) 856-4734
Description: Meta search application for searching, filtering, downloading and indexing Internet Web sites. Features include filtering of outdated results; phrase searching; prescheduled, unattended searching; and result downloading and indexing for more refined searching.
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