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IT Weekly Roundup, Nov. 5

From the business wires this week: a server load balancing solution, a network security system and more.

Foundry released its TrafficWorks Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) software solution for use with its ServerIron GT E-series line of application switches. TrafficWorks GSLB enables enterprises and service providers to build scalable application infrastructures with intelligent load balancing and redirection of traffic among multiple data center sites through standards-based DNS and IP routing protocols. http://www.foundrynetworks.com

Mindjet launched MindManager X5 Pro Release 5.2, a visual tool for mapping, planning and organizing projects and information. The free upgrade for current MindManager X5 Pro customers enables them to perform large-scale deployments of the software to desktops via servers using Windows Server 2003 running Terminal Services or Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server 3.0, and also features tighter integration with Microsoft Word. http://www.mindjet.com

Apani NetworksIn-depth Network Security (INS) System helps businesses employ point-to-point security and shield critical data transmission from attacks. Through Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)-based network encryption and centralized management, INS System combines authentication, access and administration of IP points on even heterogeneous networks with Windows, UNIX and Linux host computers. Available Q1 2005. http://www.apani.com

Hypercom MegaNAC 240

The MegaNAC 240 handles dial and IP transactions.

The MegaNAC 240 from Hypercom Corporation is a high-density, multi-function point-of-sale network access controller designed to speed transactions for financial institutions, retailers, service providers and other organizations that handle high volumes of transactions. The concentrator is driven by an advanced digital signal processor (DSP) network interface module that supports a full T1, E1 or ISDN PRI trunk on a single card as well as a range of host and WAN protocols, including TCP/IP, SNA/SDLC, X.25 and Frame Relay. http://www.hypercom.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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