Weekly IT Roundup, June 14

New, updated IT software hardware announced on the business wire the week of June 14-18.

Winternals Defrag Manager 3.0 has been upgraded with half a dozen new features that take advantage of Windows file system API-compliant offline defragmentation for desktop and mobile devices, as well as SmartBind, which allows dragging or copying and binding of an Active Directory Organizational Unit onto a schedule.

PhatWare Corp.'s PhatNet, a new network monitoring application for Windows Pocket PCs, can troubleshoot a packet-based networks including UDP, TCP, Ethernet, DNS, and NetBios. Personal Edition, $99; Professional, $299.

HighStreet Networks released Xpress, a network traffic analysis intrusion detection suite.

ZyXEL's ZyAIR 802.11G All-in-One Secure Wireless Router is a 10/100 Mbps four-port switch with Network Address Translation, firewall features including Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), IEEE 802.1x user authentication and WEP Key encryption. Aimed at the SMB market, it's $165 through resellers.

PestPatrol Corporate Edition 5.0 now has faster scans, greater end-user transparency, more efficient resource utilization, improved management flexibility and a dramatically expanded database of detected threats and threat profiles. Starts at $319.50 for a 10-pack business network kit.

Webroot Software released an Enterprise version of its spybot software remover, Spy Sweeper, which adds a central management console to manage spyware detection and removal. An auto install of spyware library updates is a new feature of the personal and corporate editions.

Stata Labs has released a small-business alternative to Outlook Express and Exchange Server. Dubbed bloomba Personal 1.0, it features quick, indexed e-mail search and spam protection via SAproxy Pro; Professional adds shared calendaring and Palm synchronization. $59.99; Professional, $89.99.

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