IT Weekly Roundup, Dec. 3

From the business wires this week: a Wi-Fi firewall, Web content management solution and more Intel Xeon servers.

AirTight Networks released SpectraGuard 2.0, a Wi-Fi firewall that protects enterprises from wireless security threats. The network security solution instantly detects and classifies all RF activity within its sensor range, and blocks rogue and misconfigured access points and insecure or unauthorized client connections. SpectraGuard 2.0 also provides pinpoint tracking of all Wi-Fi devices and events, and the ability to accurately determine the best placement of sensors to eliminate coverage holes and dead spots. Pricing for a Starter Kit begins at $7,500 for the software version of the Policy Management Server (also available as a 1U rack-mount appliance) and dual radio 802.11 a/b/g SpectraSensors.

To help companies meet compliance requirements such as Sarbanes-Oxley, BizNet Insight for Compliance from BizNet Software boasts ease-of-use by combining a Web-based portal and Microsoft Office System technologies. Built by accountants, the solution improves internal controls, automate current processes and gain efficiencies in compliance reporting.

Bridgeline Software upgraded the capabilities of its Web content management solution with netEDITOR 3.5. It features a more intuitive interface; integrated registration and security-level enabled content management to maintain different password-protected areas of a Web site; ability to create user- and role-level access to individual directories; and newly integrated online reports to manage content.

Bridgeline netEDITOR 3.5

netEDITOR 3.5 allows users to easily change a site's text and pictures and add properties such as links and assets.

According to Infotrend, it unveiled the industry’s first iSCSI to SATA-II external RAID subsystem with the EonStor A12E-G2121. The 2U rack-mount storage array supports 12 SATA-II drive channels with Native Command Queuing at up to 3.0Gbps and comes with two 1-Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports.


The MPC NetFRAME 620 server features Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003.

MPC Computers announced the latest additions to its server family with the NetFRAME 620 and 3620, both of which are powered by dual Intel Xeon processors, 800Mhz system buses, Intel 7525 chipsets with support for PCI Express and Intel EM64T technology, and updated management software. The 620 offers six hot-swap SCSI or SATA hard drive bays in a pedestal chassis, and the 3620 has six hot-swap hard drive bays in either a 5U rack or pedestal chassis. The NetFRAME 620 is $1,399 and the 3620 is $2,259.

Mobile users will be able to synch offline data with Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services with the new Digi-Link Revelation. Digilink Limited’s software offering enables users to store and update SharePoint Portal Server 2003 files on their laptops, which can be synchronized later when they go back online.

NetScout Systems, Inc. extended the functionality of nGenius Performance Manager, its network and application performance management application, for dedicated NetFlow collection and analysis with nGenius Flow Collector. The new appliance product can manage 100,000 flows per second and over 1 million NetFlow conversations simultaneously as well as support up to 1,000 NetFlow-enabled interfaces in a single collector. Cost is listed at $14,995.

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