IT Weekly Roundup, Sept. 23
From the business wires this week: learning resources for Comptia A+ and Microsoft SQL Server 2005, an IM firewall and a network traffic monitoring tool.
, a free online education portal, launched a Web-based center
of free study resources for those preparing for CompTIA’s A+ certification
exam. The A+ Certification Online School
offers a study guide, practice
questions and exams, articles, tips, a forum and other self-study resources.
Silico-Magnetic Intelligence Corp. released a full-motion video and
audio multimedia training course for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 administration.
The series, titled "Practical Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Administration
on 21 CD-ROMs," teaches techniques for configuring, administering and
programming for Microsoft SQL Server 2005. Priced at $995. http://www.sqlusa.com
Inxight Software announced the general availability of Inxight StarTree
SDK 1.0 for .NET, certified by Microsoft. The visualization tool offers
a variety of APIs for programming in Java or ActiveX environments. http://www.inxight.com
|Monitor the instant messages of
up to 200 users with the Barracuda IM Firewall 220.
Barracuda Networks Inc. launched its Barracuda IM Firewall product
line, instant-messaging appliances that incorporate an IM server with native
consumer IM traffic filtering, IM archiving and policy management technologies
in an easy-to-use and affordable solution. Barracuda’s offering enables
organizations to secure, monitor and manage IM communication and is interoperable
with such public IM networks as AOL, Yahoo, MSN, ICQ and Google Talk. Barracuda
IM Firewall supports up to 7,000 users with prices starting at $1,999 and no
per user license fees. http://www.barracudanetworks.com
TimeSpring Software Corp. announced the availability of a free version
of its TimeData continuous data protection software that will allow SQL
Server 2005 Customer Technology Preview (CTP) users to test and migrate real-time
production data from SQL Server 2000 without shutting down, slowing down or
exporting data. Qualifying CTP users in North America can download their free
copy of TimeData at http://www.timespring.net/migration
Anfibia released Desktop Orbiter 4.1, the company’s security
software for Windows. Features include the ability to secure multiple workstations
at once, actively monitor network devices, automate repetitive tasks and filter
specific software and Web sites. The solution is available for Windows 2000/2003/XP.
|Play network traffic cop with Javvin
Javvin Technologies released the latest version of its Javvin Packet
Analyzer, a tool for monitoring network traffic. Packet Analyzer 5.0 provides
more supported protocols and enhanced packet filters and log views and files.
Rocket Division Software released a major update for its StarWind
iSCSI solution. Version 2.6.x features a new GUI accessible from any Web browser,
incremental backup functionality, and a remote image browsing. http://www.rocketdivision.com