IT Weekly Roundup, Feb. 25

From the business wires this week: free online spyware detection, a mobile Exchange management tool, WinZip for Outlook, and more.

Panda Software recently added spyware detection to ActiveScan, its free online virus scan and repair tool. To eliminate any spyware found, users must upgrade to ActiveScan Pro or other Panda Solutions.

WinaXe from LabF enables users to utilize remote UNIX applications on various Microsoft Windows platforms: 9x, ME, NT4, 2000 and XP. The 32-bit X Windows solution opens each UNIX application in a separate window and can link to most UNIX hosts, including Sun, Digital, Linux, HP-UX, SCO Unix and IBM (AIX). A one-user license costs $90; different pricing options are available.

iAdmin Mobile released the final release candidate – RC2 – for its Microsoft Exchange Server Mobile Management Pack. The secure mobile systems and administration tool allows users to better manage a company’s Microsoft Exchange Server infrastructure through message tracking; monitoring of servers, connectors and logon; and management of links and queues. The solution supports various mobile platforms, including Microsoft Windows Mobile Pocket PC and SmartPhone, Palm OS and RIM Blackberry.

iAdmin Mobile Microsoft Exchange Pack
Manage your company's Exchange server on your mobile from the golf course, restroom or wherever you happen to be.

Besides giving users the ability to convert PDFs to Microsoft Word files, the PDF2Office Personal v2.0 plug-in for Word from Recosoft Corporation can now convert graphics to native Word type allowing them to be fully editable in Word, the ability to open password-protected PDF files, and 20 to 70 percent reduction in file size of documents containing multiple images.

SMC TigerStack SMC8724M
The TigerStack SMC8748M 48-port switch from SMC Networks can reach speeds of up to 156Gbps.

SMC Networks announced the availability of two new additions to its line of Gigabit backbone switches. The TigerStack SMC8748M stackable managed switch has 48 fixed 10/100/1000 ports, while the SMC8724M has 24 ports, and both offer an optional one-port 10-Gigabit XENPAK Module. The switches feature support for ACLs, 802.1x, SSH and SSL/HTTPS, and have MSRPs of $4999.99 and $3399.99, respectively.

System Engineering International (SEI) expanded its Juice Box family of midspan, 802.3af-compliant PoE products with the Juice Box MX and Backup Juice with optional integrated UPS. The MX comes in 6, 12 and 24-port versions, and the Backup Juice has a battery capacity of 8 amp hours to 90 amp hours.

Protect your Windows Web servers from Internet attacks with ThreatSentry 2.0 from Privacyware. New features in the latest version include support for Microsoft Outlook, an integrated firewall, and enhanced security modes and IP blocking. Pricing starts at $99 per server.

A new version of WinZip aims to make it easier for users of Microsoft Outlook to compress and encrypt attachments to outgoing e-mail. WinZip Companion for Outlook supports both 128- and 256-bit AES encryption – the same system used in WinZip 9.0. A single-user license is $19.

WinZip Companion for Outlook
Save e-mail storage space by compressing your attachments with WinZip Companion for Outlook.

Minimize the amount of spam sitting on your Exchange server with XWall, an e-mail control system from Ceratec, Inc. Scalable for organizations, small business to enterprise in size, XWall features several automated filters, including SLS/RBL, real-time DNS list, and domain-backed lists, as well as content-based filters. Companion product ESATInformer mails spam reports to users, listing spam according to “severity.”

Get the current version of Extensible Messaging Platform 5.5 for free by being one of the first 100 people to purchase POP3 Gateway. The giveaway entitles recipients an unlimited number of users on one license; EMP licenses regularly cost about $900 for 50 users. The promotion ends March 31.

Network Hardware Resale, a Web site for used and refurbished networking gear, re-launched with a new interface and an online account management system. Visitors to the site can purchase and sell pre-owned Cisco, Juniper and Extreme equipment.

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