IT Weekly Roundup, Nov. 12
From the business wires this week: blade servers, a 1U autoloader and security appliances.
announced the launch of its sixth generation
of blade servers with the SB6400
. Featuring dual Intel Xeon
processors with Extended Memory 64 Technology, DDR-2 memory and
an 800MHz front-side bus, the SB6400 provides PCI Express support
and onboard integration of Infiniband and Fibre Channel. Also unveiled
were the RM1400
managed rack-dense servers
in 1U form factor. The RM1400 supports dual Intel Xeon processors,
as well, four SCSI disk drives and 8GB of DDR-2 memory. The entry-level
RM1100 is driven by either an Intel Celeron or Pentium 4 processor
and can hold up to 4GB of DDR-2 memory and two SATA disk drives.
Secure Elements, Inc. announced that its CLASS 5 Automated
Vulnerability Remediation (AVR) has been approved for distribution
and implementation on the IBM eServer BladeCenter architecture.
The security management solution proactively stops attacks with
policy enforcement, patch management, compliance management and
asset management and control. http://www.secure-elements.com
NetScout Systems, Inc. released nGenius Integrator for
Cisco NAMs, a software module that extends NetScout nGenius
Performance Management (PM) solution to meet the needs of multiple
Cisco Network Analysis Module (NAM) environments. It assists in
centralized management and data collection and analysis of network
traffic statistics generated by NAM devices in an enterprise. The
optional, licensed module for nGenius PM is available for $25,000
per server. http://www.netscout.com
Manage the Tandberg DLT V160
via a Web console.
The first member of InoStor Corporation’s Tandberg
StorageLoader family, the DLT V160 is a 1U rackmount autoloader
with up to 1.28TB of tape-based storage. The tape autoloader can
transfer data at rates up to 16MB/sec. using 2:1 hardware data compression.
MSRP is $4,420. http://www.inostor.com
Sleepycat Software released the newest version of its Berkeley
DB open-source database software. Berkeley DB 4.3 now supports
in-memory transaction logging, Level 2 isolation, automatic initialization
of replication clients and automatic sequence number generation.
M-Systems DiskOnKey Classic
I/O Software, Inc. announced the integration of its SecureSuite
XS product line with M-Systems’ DiskOnKey USB
flash drive devices. This enables users to use the flash drives
as authentication devices, in addition to being portable storage
Proofpoint’s Content Security 3.0 suite comes
with three new application modules that help enterprise-level organizations
manage the security of outbound e-mail. The new features include Proofpoint
Content Compliance, which enables definition and enforcement of
acceptable use policies for message content and attachments; Proofpoint
Digital Asset Security for securing valuable assets and information
from being leaked externally via e-mail; and Proofpoint Regulatory
Compliance to ensure e-mail messages comply with privacy and data
protection regulations. http://www.proofpoint.com
The Auditor 128 can be equipped
with plug-ins for enhanced security.
Auditor 128 from PredatorWatch, Inc. is an enterprise
security management appliance for small- to mid-sized networks.
The plug-and-play device features hardened Linux inside and can
audit up to 256 IP addresses for common vulnerabilities and exposures.
If a device is found to be vulnerable, Auditor 128 will block traffic
to and from it until it’s secured. Compatible with all operating
systems, it costs $1,295 with plug-ins starting at $19 per month
and CVE subscription updates at $59 per month. http://www.predatorwatch.com
The Chelsio T110-CX4 Protocol Engine from Chelsio Communications
is a 10-Gigabit Ethernet server adapter using the cost-effective,
copper-based 10GBASE-CX4 802.3ak standard. With an application-to-application
latency of less than 10 microseconds, the adapter offers full TCP/IP
offload and iSCSI acceleration, and is priced for under $2,500 in
100-unit orders direct to OEMs. http://www.chelsio.com