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IT Weekly Roundup, July 1

From the business wires this week: an authentication software that restricts access to a computer's apps, a logon script processor, and a developer's ActiveX component for .PDF files.

Anfibia released the latest version of its login authentication software with Deskman SE 6.0. The program allows users and admins to lock access to desktop computers while new features include the ability to disable Ctrl-Alt-Del and other shortcut key combinations; the ability to replace the Start Menu; and a Kiosk Mode which restricts computer use to one, or more, specified applications. Deskman SE supports Windows 2000/XP/2003. A single license is 70 euros. http://www.anfibia-soft.com

SteelEye Technology announced the general availability of LifeKeeper for Windows version 5 and the new LifeKeeper for Exchange, which together offer expanded support for clustering Microsoft Exchange servers and enhanced manageability for data replication environments. LifeKeeper for Exchange provides a new layer of protection with support for the building of multi-node Exchange clusters across either a LAN or WAN in "Many-to-One" or "Cascading Failover" configurations. http://www.steeleye.com

Entrigue Systems released Script Start, a logon script processor. Script Start allows network administrators to centrally and remotely control and customize client machines during user logon. Based on the KiXtart freeware scripting language, it delivers an extensive set of configuration modules through a graphical Web interface that accommodate many routine client configuration tasks. http://www.scriptstart.com

Entrigue Systems Script Start
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Leave routine client configuration tasks to Script Start from Entrigue Systems.

SkySof Software released PDFViewer OCX, an ActiveX component for displaying .PDF files in software developers’ applications. Features include buttons for basic functions such as save, print, e-mail and search, and others like snapshot, fit page, rotate, zoom, spell check and hyperlink. Priced at $299.95 per developer and $999.95 for a full developer site license. http://www.skysof.com

StorageQuest Inc. announced the released of its Reflector line of network backup and archive solutions which are designed to integrate with CD/DVD publication hardware from Rimage Corporation. The solutions include File Spanning, File Splitting and Media Labeling. Pricing starts at $795 for the Server Edition. http://www.storagequest.com

StorageQuest Reflector
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Create CD/DVD backups of critical data such as your BitTorrent files with StorageQuest's Reflector.

WinDeveloper Software updated its Exchange message filter with IMF Tune v2.5, featuring expanded support for e-mail whitelisting, blacklisting and SCL management. The update is free to licensed users of IMF Tune v2.0. IMF Tune is priced at $298 per server. http://www.windeveloper.com

Javvin Technologies, Inc. released the Network Security Map, a handy reference poster of network security vulnerabilities associated with TCP/IP and LAN/WAN protocols as well as firewalls, IDS/IPS, VPNs and anti-malware systems. All information is presented in the seven OSI layers and four TCP layers. http://www.javvin.com

Javvin Network Security Map
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See how everything is connected in the security web of life in the Network Security Map.

ExoLogic Corporation released the latest version of its CubePort software with version 1.24, a wizard-based OLAP/data mart porting application that migrates Hyperion Essbase cubes to Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services. http://www.exologic.com

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Dan Hong is the associate Web editor of MCPmag.com, CertCities.com, TCPmag.com, Redmondmag.com and RCPmag.com.

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Reader Comments:

Tue, Jul 12, 2005 Andy Bartley UK

We have been using SteelEye LifeKeeper from Open Minds for several years now and would recommend their Windows and Exchange solutions, we have upgraded our Exchange soution recently and found the recovery time has been reduced considerably.

Wed, Jul 6, 2005 Shobana UK

In response to Supta's comment, I would like to point out that we dont have an 'Open Minds Kit' we resell SteelEye's solution so Supta, I can only think that you have an old release of the SteelEye product that does not give you the enhanced functionality of the newer solution. Contact us and we will happily upgrade you to the newest release.

Tue, Jul 5, 2005 Steven Norris San Francisco

I can attest to the strength of Windevelopers verson 2 filter. I have tried others but WD is like an Iron Wall. I would recommend to other members in the financial community.

Tue, Jul 5, 2005 Suptha Penscal New York

I have been using Open Mind's kit for about a year and just read the technical specs on LifeKeepers newest release. OM's solution is an ardous and outdated solution and I wanted to thank you for pointing out a new and viable option.
Suptha

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