IT Weekly Roundup, March 11

From the business wires this week: .NET developer tools, a network monitor for terminal and Linux servers, and a PCI card that helps detect and prevent network intrusion.

Versant Corporation announced shipment of Open Access .NET. The developer toolset integrates with Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003, the .NET framework and Microsoft SQL Server 2000, providing users with mapping tools that effectively link business objects to a database. Pricing is $995 per developer, with no deployment fees. A special introductory price of $495 is available until April 30.

Do more with Microsoft Outlook with the latest version of Bells & Whistles. Version 2.5, from DS Development, offers users personalized reply greetings, text templates and reply-to-all monitoring. A download version costs $19.95. Site licenses are available.

GFI Network Server Monitor 6 allows networks admins to monitor terminal servers—through a complete login (as opposed to relying on generated events)—as well as Linux servers. The admin tool’s interface has been completely redesigned and reprogrammed in .NET. Pricing begins at $499 per 10 servers.

GFI Network Server Monitor 6
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Monitor your Exchange, ISA, SQL and Web servers with GFI Network Server Monitor 6.

SafeBoot Device Encryption, from Control Break International, now supports IBM’s Rescue and Recovery with Rapid Restore with version 4.2.

Metanetworks MTP-10G
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Install up to six MTP-10G cards in a single host for up to 60Gbps of IDPS.

Metanetworks Technologies, Inc. released the MTP-10G, a wire-speed network intrusion detection and prevention system (IDPS). The MTP-10G features two 10-gigabit ports on a 64-bit, 66MHz PCI card, and supports open-source network security and monitoring applications.

A site for new and used parts for brand-name laptops, servers and printers has re-launched with more advanced search functionality. sells and repairs products by IBM, Compaq, HP, Xerox, Lexmark, Okidata, Sony and Toshiba.

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