IT Weekly Roundup, Sept. 9

From the business wires this week: a business security suite for Windows Server, a VSAM-to-SQL Server conversion tool and a small-business dual-core server.

Computer Associates (CA) announced the release of its protection suite Microsoft’s Windows Server System for Midsize Businesses. Offered in 10 languages, the CA Business Protection Suite for Midsize Business for Windows includes antivirus, anti-spyware, data backup and restore, and desktop migration technologies. CA will offer the CA Business Protection Suite for Midsize Business for Windows supporting 50 users for $6,995.

Intensity Software announced the availability of SQL for VSAM, a utility that converts mainframe VSAM databases to Microsoft SQL Server. Based on Microsoft ADO.NET, the conversion tool automatically generates a SQL Server database including the necessary tables, views, stored procedures, user-defined functions and triggers. A SQL for VSAM Developer Edition will be included in the Kicks for .NET v.2.0 SDK to be released Sept. 29.

Provision Networks, a global provider of server-based access infrastructure solutions, launched its VIP (Very Important Professional) Program to recognize members of the terminal server community who have contributed to the use of server-based access technologies worldwide. Among those recognized include several Microsoft Terminal Services MVPs and experts on terminal server technologies.

Gateway E-9220T
Gateway E-9200T Server

Gateway Inc. released the Gateway E-9220T server, targeted at small businesses and workgroups, featuring two-fan BTX design and support for Intel’s dual-core technology, multiple SATA or SCSI hard drives totaling 1.6TB, RAID 5 functionality, and multiple Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP1 operating systems. The server also comes bundled with the Gateway System Manager real-time monitoring tool. Prices start at $599 MSRP.

Microdasys released version 3.0 of SCIP, its encrypted content inspection and SSL scanner software. SCIP enables any content security scanner such as an antivirus program to scan, inspect, manage and control SSL encrypted traffic, allowing admins to apply the same security policies and procedures to SSL (“https”) and non-SSL (“http”) traffic.

Convert .PDF files to Microsoft Office file formats with Recosoft Corporation’s PDF2Office v.2.5 Professional Edition for Microsoft Windows. The tool can be integrated with Microsoft Word and now offers the ability to batch convert .PDF documents into Microsoft PowerPoint files. Multilingual support for English, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Western European languages. Priced at $89 MSRP.

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