IT Weekly Roundup, Feb. 11
From the business wires this week: an Oracle plug-in for .NET, a VPN client, a LAN management solution and more.
Developers can now use Microsoft Visual Studio .NET to develop and deploy their
Oracle Database 10g applications with the beta release of Oracle
Developer Tools for Visual Studio .NET
. The plug-in component provides
tighter integration between Oracle Database and Visual Studio .NET and is available
by download at http://www.oracle.com/technology/tech/
Fortinet launched two new network security solutions
with FortiMail, a secure messaging system, and FortiGuard-Antispam,
a managed antispam service. Designed for medium to large enterprises and remote
branch offices, FortiMail provides virus and spyware protection and e-mail scanning.
FortiGuard-Antispam service helps companies of all sizes eliminate spam at the
network perimeter and is managed by Fortinet’s global response team. http://www.fortinet.com
Enterprise network security solutions maker StillSecure
announced it will support Microsoft’s Network Access Protection technology
with the integration of the extensible, standards-based architecture into Safe
Access, the company’s endpoint policy compliance solution. The
move will enable Safe Access to support DHCP, VPN, 802.1x and IPsec. http://www.stillsecure.com
Housatonic Software has updated its Microsoft
Project Viewer solution with version 8, which features expanded multi-language
support. Other new functionality includes enhanced default and custom views,
support for subprojects, the ability to view nine levels of subtasks, export
to Excel, custom time-scale settings, and support for encrypted .MPP files.
A new version of the open source-based VPN client Astaro IPSec Client is now
available from Astaro. Astaro Secure
Client combines the encryption and authentication features of its previous
version with a personal firewall and an integrated dialer. The VPN client is
compatible with various VPN gateways and Microsoft Windows operating systems.
Licenses start at $90 per client. http://www.astaro.com
|Use a variety of authentication, encryption
and network topologies for your VPN with Astaro Secure Client.
IP Detective released the latest version of its IPD
LAN Manager and Tools, offering small and medium-sized businesses a cost-effective
LAN management solution. Some of its features include port scanning, LAN messaging,
remote re-boot, batch ping monitoring and DNS management tools. Regularly priced
at $199, IP Detective is offering a $50 discount for pre-orders made before
Tuesday’s release date. http://www.ipdetective.ca/LANManager.html
Monitor up to three Web servers—for free—with PingPilot.com,
a Web host monitoring service from Profit Framework.
PingPilot monitors targeted servers and Web sites every five to 60 minutes,
sending e-mails to customers when a site is offline or comes back online. http://www.pingpilot.com
ATEN Technology released the latest additions to
its family of KVM solutions with two- and four-port, high-density KVM switches
that allow access to two and four computers, respectively. Both switches offer
full compliance with USB 1.1 and DVI standards. The two-port MasterView
CS-1762 is priced at $249.95 and the four-port CS-1764
goes for $349.95. http://www.aten-usa.com