IT Weekly Roundup, July 8

From the business wires this week: SurfControl gets the thumbs up from Microsoft for its Web filter; a network monitor for IP devices; a registry optimization tool and a database management solution.

SurfControl yesterday announced SurfControl Web Filter version 5.0 has been certified for Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition. SurfControl Web Filter 5.0 met the requirements of Microsoft's "Certified for Windows" program through VeriTest, the testing division of Lionbridge. SurfControl Web Filter is part of SurfControl's Enterprise Protection Suite, a unified threat management solution.

GigaTrust announced the release of a federated solution for authenticating and connecting users who need to exchange rights-protected content. By connecting to the GigaTrust federated network, enterprise RMS customers can exchange RMS-protected content with people outside their enterprise network. The network features a fully redundant architecture with carrier-grade features required for mission-critical applications. GigaTrust Enterprise software provides business rules and access lists so administrators can enforce policy rules and control access by individual users or domains.

Servantix LLC released Servantix Network Monitor 1.0, a Windows application that can monitor Web, e-mail, file and database servers, as well as routers, gateways or other IP-based network devices. The program includes 19 pre-configured service monitors including standard services such as HTTP, FTP, DNS, SMTP and POP3. Custom TCP and UDP service monitors can be used with the built-in scripting language to monitor any IP-based device or service. Servantix Network Monitor 1.0 runs under Windows 98/Me/NT4/2000/XP/2003. Pricing starts at $69.95.

Servantix Network Monitor 1.0
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Monitor most kinds of IP-based network devices all within Servantix Network Monitor 1.0.

NuXo Technologies announced the availability of its Managed Email Filtering Services, which provides a multilayered filtering solution for real-time protection against spam and viruses as well as false positives—legitimate e-mail rejected as spam. The fully managed services also defend against threats such as Directory Harvest Attack and Denial of Service.

Horizon DataSys Inc. released Registry Vaccine Ver. 3, a PC optimization utility that cleans the Windows registry of inconsistencies and invalid file references. Registry Vaccine runs under Windows 98/98 SE/ME/NT/2000/XP and costs $29.95 for a single-user license.

Horizon Datasys Registry Vaccine Ver. 3
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Flush your Windows registry of performance-hampering gunk with Registry Vaccine Ver. 3.

Softabar released its multi-platform (Windows, Linux, Mac) Softabar Password Manager software for managing and securely storing user names, passwords and other account information. The program also features a customizable password generator which can generate random passwords for different services.

Softabar Password Manager
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Keep your multiple cyber personalities and passwords in order with Softabar Password Manager.

Minq Software released DbVisualizer 4.3, a software solution the company touts as “the Universal Database Tool.” DbVisualizer provides developers and DBAs a centralized interface for a variety of databases, allowing users to explore and manage database objects, execute SQL queries, edit data and visualize information for such databases as MySQL, DB2, PostgreSQL, Oracle, Sybase ASA/ASE, McKoi and SQL Server. The database tool supports Windows, Linux, Solaris and Mac OS X.

Minq DbVisualizer 4.3
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Be the master of your databases with DbVisualizer 4.3 and its support for multiple OS platforms and databases.

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