The Weekly IT Roundup, June 24

Among the new releases: new tools to battle spam, TechNet Radio debuts.

Quest's Exchange Migration Wizard 3.5 has been enhanced to preserve continuous access to offline folders during migration, key for backing up Outlook .ost files. $15/user mailbox.

GFI LANguard Security Event Log Monitor and GFI Network Server Monitor are now available in a pricing bundle, starting from $695 to monitor five servers. Full bundle pricing at

Active Voice Kinesis 2.7, an Exchange-based unified messaging system, adds Shared Extension Mailbox and Call Return features and plus IMAP integration.

Netriplex has implemented anti-fraud technology into its spam filtering service to combat phishing and spoofing via e-mail; starts at $59/month for up to 35,000 inbound e-mails, with discounts on higher volumes.

PowerHouse Programming's Outlook Security Agent provides client-side control of spam via white list and black list records.

ADvantage 2.5 from Javelina Software now includes a set of tools - Add Computer, Modify Computer, Delete Computer, Search and Replace Computer and Computer Reports - for managing computer accounts in Active Directory, as well as user-requested enhancements, such as the ability to customize lists for importing to reporting tools; $995 per admin copy.

Innovation Data Processing has released UPSTREAM Reservoir, an enterprise-class backup management suite that has agents for all flavors of Windows, Novell, OS/2, AIX, Sun Solaris, HP-UX, tru64, Linux and zLinux. It also supports a myriad number of tape, disk and robotic backup devices.

Broadcom's XelCore RAID Software has been updated with N-way mirroring, array splitting and array hiding, which allow copies of data to be made and then split off or hidden from the operating system.

LinkSys now offers Wireless Guard, a new service that the company says works "like an outsourced RADIUS server" to provide small business and home users with authentication services, on its Wireless-G Access Point WAP54G. The service is $3.99/user per month.

Finally, MCP Radio isn't the only game in town: TechNet Radio debuts its first audiocast on IT security, featuring Pete Bowden, US Corporate Security IT at Microsoft, and Michael Sharp, Director, Security Services & Information Security.

About the Author

Michael Domingo has held several positions at 1105 Media, and is currently the editor in chief of Visual Studio Magazine.


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