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Product Roundup: This Week's Windows-Related Announcements

In the week before the Windows XP launch, several vendors moved ahead with Windows environment-related product announcements, including MKS, AMD, Micro Design International, Network Instruments, SmartLine, Northern and e-business technology inc.
  • MKS, formerly known as Mortice Kerns Systems, brought out two tools for managing and controlling the software development process. MKS Code Integrity Standard Edition is a software quality assessment tool for C/C++ and Java applications. MKS Engineer Integrity Standard Edition for impact and code analysis. More information may be found at www.mks.com.
  • Micro Design International is shipping the Express Stor 2700 NAS, a network-attached storage appliance built on Windows NT Embedded 4.0. The device is designed to reside between an optical jukebox and the network. MDI can be found online at www.mdi.com.
  • Network Instruments upgraded its Observer protocol analyzer for networks to version 8.0. Enhancements include Windows XP support. The company is on the Web at www.networkinstruments.com.
  • SmartLine released DeviceLock 5.0, a tool for restricting access to local devices running Windows NT/2000/XP. Product information is available at www.devicelock.com.
  • AMD introduced new processors for two-way servers and workstations, the Athlon MP 1800+, 1600+ and 1500+. In 1,000-unit quantities, the chips cost $302, $210 and $180 respectively. Contact AMD at www.amd.com
  • Northern shipped OptiMover 1.5, a utility for automated data movement between Windows NT and/or Windows 2000 systems. More information is available at www.northern.net.
  • e-business technology inc. released PoliVec Scanner 2.1 for security configuration scanning of Windows NT and Windows 2000 networks and workstations. The agentless technology for proactively scanning enterprise networks for potential vulnerabilities also includes a password cracking utility. The company may be found on the Web at www.polivec.com.
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    Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.

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