IT Weekly Roundup, Oct. 14
From the business wires this week: a patch management system, a software licensing solution and remote access software for help desk technicians.
announced the release of the latest version of its Wise Package
patch management system. Version 6.0 offers a new Web-based installation
capture tool that saves time and effort by eliminating the need to pre-install
software packaging software. Other new features include a revision control system
that helps prevent users from making conflicting changes to packages and allows
users to rollback to a prior version of a package; support for server-side processing
and task management; and enhanced conflict management capabilities. Priced at
$4,559 per seat. http://www.altiris.com
Macrovision Corp. released FLEXnet Publisher 11, the latest version
of the company’s software licensing solution. FLEXnet Publisher gives
software and hardware manufacturers the ability to easily automate, customize
and manage pricing, licensing, packaging and protection of their software products.
Macrovision also released FLEXnet AdminStudio 7, software for managing the application
packaging process. New features include integrated patch impact analysis, centralized
resource management of all application files and metadata, and LDAP authentication.
DataCore Software announced an update to SANmelody 2.0, which
includes new Volume Shadow Copy Services support for SQL Server, Exchange 2003
and Windows 2003 file systems, plus an extensive set of Application Support
Storage Services, which expand on the suite’s SAN and disk management
capabilities for iSCSI IP SAN users. Also included are iSCSI support for Microsoft
clusters, virtual servers and blade servers, and performance acceleration for
disks served to NAS engines (e.g., Windows Storage Server NAS). http://www.datacoresoftware.com
Vector Networks Inc. released PC-Duo Enterprise Remote Control v9.10.
The software solution provides help desk technicians with remote computer access
to any desktop PC via LAN, WAN or Internet, now with increased compatibility
with IP-based networks, including new gateway support for proxy servers, which
allows access to networks that lack a domain name server or transparent firewall.
Other features include advanced IP browsing functions such as the ability to
use a greater number of broadcast addresses, IP addresses or port numbers. The
Active Directory Client Configuration Template has been updated to include new
remote computer access options such as new gateway default port number, proxy
server support and DVD playback options. http://www.vector-networks.com
JetBrains released JetBrains dotTrace, a developer’s tool
for profiling .NET and ASP.NET applications and identifying performance bottlenecks.
dotTrace offers both predefined and customizable function filters and the ability
to view export to a text or XML file. dotTrace runs Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server
with .NET Framework 1.1/2.0 Beta 2, and is priced at $249 per license. http://www.jetbrains.com
CenturionSoft released CenturionMail 3.02, a program for securing
e-mail as well as files and folders with 256-bit AES encryption. The new version
increases the size allowed for encrypted files or e-mails. http://www.centurionsoft.com
Veridicom International Inc. released the latest version of VPAS,
its authentication software suite. New features include the ability to share
access to encrypted files between multiple users and a unique secure storage
system for personal information accessible via an enrolled fingerprint. http://www.veridicom.com