Weekly IT Roundup, June 14
New, updated IT software hardware announced on the business wire the week of June 14-18.
Winternals Defrag Manager 3.0
has been upgraded with half a dozen
new features that take advantage of Windows file system API-compliant
offline defragmentation for desktop and mobile devices, as well as SmartBind,
which allows dragging or copying and binding of an Active Directory Organizational
Unit onto a schedule. http://www.winternals.com
PhatWare Corp.'s PhatNet, a new network monitoring application
for Windows Pocket PCs, can troubleshoot a packet-based networks including
UDP, TCP, Ethernet, DNS, and NetBios. Personal Edition, $99; Professional,
HighStreet Networks released Xpress, a network traffic
analysis intrusion detection suite. http://www.highstreetnetworks.com
ZyXEL's ZyAIR 802.11G All-in-One Secure Wireless Router
is a 10/100 Mbps four-port switch with Network Address Translation, firewall
features including Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), IEEE 802.1x user authentication
and WEP Key encryption. Aimed at the SMB market, it's $165 through resellers.
PestPatrol Corporate Edition 5.0 now has faster scans, greater
end-user transparency, more efficient resource utilization, improved management
flexibility and a dramatically expanded database of detected threats and
threat profiles. Starts at $319.50 for a 10-pack business network kit.
Webroot Software released an Enterprise version of its spybot
software remover, Spy Sweeper, which adds a central management
console to manage spyware detection and removal. An auto install of spyware
library updates is a new feature of the personal and corporate editions.
Stata Labs has released a small-business alternative to Outlook
Express and Exchange Server. Dubbed bloomba Personal 1.0, it features
quick, indexed e-mail search and spam protection via SAproxy Pro;
Professional adds shared calendaring and Palm synchronization. $59.99;
Professional, $89.99. http://www.statalabs.com
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