IT Weekly Roundup, July 29

From the business wires this week: tools for tracking Active Directory and domain controller activities and system log data; a portable wireless router; and a tool for comparing and syncing folders.

Quest Software Inc. released Quest InTrust for Active Directory version 1.6, which now offers full Active Directory and domain controller activity tracking, in addition to previously available Active Directory change auditing functionality. The product, formerly known as Change Manager for Active Directory, is part of the Quest Compliance Suite for Windows. Quest also announced the release of Quest InTrust for Windows version 8.5, which now collects event log data from more than just Windows-based systems. The product now features support for Linux, Oracle databases and firewalls. InTrust for Active Directory is priced at $12 per user account, and InTrust for Windows begins at $449 per server.

EMC Corp. and Softek Storage Solutions Corp. jointly released the EMC/Softek Logical Data Migration Facility (LDMF) software, which they claim is the industry's first data migration software that relocates data non-disruptively at the dataset level on storage arrays operating within mainframe environments. The LDMF software is expected to be generally available in September.

Linksys announced it has begun shipping products with SecureEasySetup technology (SES). SES enables users to set up and add security to their wireless networks with a push of a button. Current users of select Linksys Wireless-G and Wireless-G with SpeedBooster products can also take advantage of the new technology by downloading SES-updated firmware at

Linksys Wireless-G Router with SpeedBooster
Spread the Internet love with the Linksys Wireless-G Travel Router.

The company also released its Wireless-G Travel Router with SpeedBooster (WTR54GS). The travel-friendly form factor includes a built-in power supply and wireless signal antenna as well as a WAN port for connection to a Cable or DSL connection and an Ethernet port for connecting an additional wired device or computer. The router features backwards-compatibility with 802.11g and 802.11b (2.4GHz) standards, Wi-Fi security and support for universal bridging for sharing a single high-speed wireless Internet connection. Priced at $99.99.

ESET announced its unified anti-virus and anti-spyware solution NOD32 now offers malware protection for x64 versions of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. Pricing for a 50-user small business is $1,495 per year. Individual licenses are $39.

Heatsoft Corp. released Advanced Directory Comparison and Synchronization (ADCS) 1.18, a Windows utility that lets users recursively compare multiple folders side-by-side and synchronize folders contents, whether on one computer or multiple network computers. ADCS features CSV- and HTML-based comparison reports, multiple-language support, and is compatible with Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003. The company also released Heatsoft Automatic Synchronizer 1.05, a Windows utility designed for automatic synchronization, backup, replication and mirroring of critical files on most storage media or even between two computers on a network. The tool is compatible with Windows Me/NT/2000/XP/2003.

Heatsoft ADCS 1.18
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Compare and synchronize multiple folders on one machine or across several computers on a network with Heatsoft's ADCS 1.18.

CBL Data Recovery Technologies Inc. announced the release of CBL Data Shredder, its freeware solution for controlled erasure of sensitive data. The tool supports Windows XP and FreeDOS.

GigaTrust announced the release of software that allows users to recall sensitive digital information, even after the information has been delivered and opened by a recipient. This capability allows users to destroy access to intellectual property, confidential data, or regulated information. The software utilizes Windows RMS technology to deliver revocation that is user-controlled and document-specific.

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