IT Weekly Roundup, April 8

From the business wires this week: an enterprise solution for simplifying secure user login, an alternative to Visual Basic, and a network appliance for Web conferencing.

Version3 released the latest version of its enterprise single sign-on software suite with Simple Sign-On 2.0. The identity management solution, which integrates with Microsoft Active Directory, can be configured to provide users secure access to applications, Web sites and legacy systems using one set of network security credentials. Current customers can upgrade to version 2.0 for free.

With the end of mainstream support for Visual Basic (VB) from Microsoft, REAL Software announced that over 10,000 VB developers have downloaded REALbasic, an alternative development tool. REALbasic version 5.5.5—which includes an update to VB Project Converter that can port VB applications to REALbasic—and licensees to use it will continue to be offered for free to Visual Basic users until April 15. REALbasic retails for $99.95.

IMbrella Enterprise Monitor now no longer requires custom hardware or proxy resets on every networked computer, with version 3.0. The instant messaging (IM) monitoring software from IMbrella Software can be installed on any admin computer and can be used to filter and record IM sessions in AOL, MSN, Yahoo or ICQ.

StorageQuest MSM 150
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Drop it like it's hot: the MSM 150 from StorageQuest can take shock of up to 10 G.

StorageQuest, Inc. unveiled its second generation of storage management appliances. The Multi-Services Manager (MSM) 150 is network-attached storage (NAS) appliance with support for: Windows, Linux, UNIX and OS X operating systems; all major optical libraries; network protocols like NFS, TCP/IP, CIFS, NTP, HTTP, DHCP and FTP; a variety of optical media formats, such as WORM, Blu-Ray and DVD-R; and universal disk format (UDF). Other features include both Ultra160-SCSI and FireWire 400 interfaces and a Web-based GUI. Pricing starts at $5,000.

Security Software Company announced the general availability of Fin-Keylog, a software product that provides real-time protection against hackers from monitoring your keystrokes. Pricing is $40 per user.

Alphalogix VCS200
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Enhance your Web conferences with Alphalogix's VCS200 v1.8.

Alphalogix, Inc. released the latest version of its network appliance solution for hosting live Web conferences. Visual Collaboration System (VCS200) 1.8 enables users to hold live collaborative meetings via a Web browser with improved file transfer for distributing files to conference attendees and the ability for the moderator to designate five speakers who can be heard simultaneously by attendees. Optional language packs for the GUI are available in French, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, German and Chinese, in addition to English.

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