IT Weekly Roundup, July 1

From the business wires this week: an authentication software that restricts access to a computer's apps, a logon script processor, and a developer's ActiveX component for .PDF files.

Anfibia released the latest version of its login authentication software with Deskman SE 6.0. The program allows users and admins to lock access to desktop computers while new features include the ability to disable Ctrl-Alt-Del and other shortcut key combinations; the ability to replace the Start Menu; and a Kiosk Mode which restricts computer use to one, or more, specified applications. Deskman SE supports Windows 2000/XP/2003. A single license is 70 euros.

SteelEye Technology announced the general availability of LifeKeeper for Windows version 5 and the new LifeKeeper for Exchange, which together offer expanded support for clustering Microsoft Exchange servers and enhanced manageability for data replication environments. LifeKeeper for Exchange provides a new layer of protection with support for the building of multi-node Exchange clusters across either a LAN or WAN in "Many-to-One" or "Cascading Failover" configurations.

Entrigue Systems released Script Start, a logon script processor. Script Start allows network administrators to centrally and remotely control and customize client machines during user logon. Based on the KiXtart freeware scripting language, it delivers an extensive set of configuration modules through a graphical Web interface that accommodate many routine client configuration tasks.

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Leave routine client configuration tasks to Script Start from Entrigue Systems.

SkySof Software released PDFViewer OCX, an ActiveX component for displaying .PDF files in software developers’ applications. Features include buttons for basic functions such as save, print, e-mail and search, and others like snapshot, fit page, rotate, zoom, spell check and hyperlink. Priced at $299.95 per developer and $999.95 for a full developer site license.

StorageQuest Inc. announced the released of its Reflector line of network backup and archive solutions which are designed to integrate with CD/DVD publication hardware from Rimage Corporation. The solutions include File Spanning, File Splitting and Media Labeling. Pricing starts at $795 for the Server Edition.

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Create CD/DVD backups of critical data such as your BitTorrent files with StorageQuest's Reflector.

WinDeveloper Software updated its Exchange message filter with IMF Tune v2.5, featuring expanded support for e-mail whitelisting, blacklisting and SCL management. The update is free to licensed users of IMF Tune v2.0. IMF Tune is priced at $298 per server.

Javvin Technologies, Inc. released the Network Security Map, a handy reference poster of network security vulnerabilities associated with TCP/IP and LAN/WAN protocols as well as firewalls, IDS/IPS, VPNs and anti-malware systems. All information is presented in the seven OSI layers and four TCP layers.

Javvin Network Security Map
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See how everything is connected in the security web of life in the Network Security Map.

ExoLogic Corporation released the latest version of its CubePort software with version 1.24, a wizard-based OLAP/data mart porting application that migrates Hyperion Essbase cubes to Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services.

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