IT Weekly Roundup, Sept. 30

From the business wires this week: a remote desktop solution for 64-bit Windows, a portable fingerprint scanner for laptops, a spam filter for Outlook and 64-bit servers and workstations.

ThinPrint released Remote Desktop Suite Premium 64 bit, featuring server-based support for 64-bit Windows, network printers, thin clients and Microsoft Terminal Service licenses.

Bocada Inc. announced that its BackupReport software now supports Oracle Recovery Manager, in addition to prior support for storage management applications from IBM, HP, StorageTek, Veritas, EMC/Legato, CA and others. Additional modules to support Exchange, IBM DB2, SQL Server, SAP and other enterprise apps are in development.

Bharosa Inc. announced the launch of its Virtual Authentication Devices, graphical images users can use for online account login. The products offer fraud monitoring, analysis and tracking of each login session, and server-side infrastructure which deploys to any number of users or groups of users.

APC PCMIA Password Manager
Store and access all your login IDs on your laptop with APC's PCMIA Password Manager.

American Power Conversion released a fingerprint scanner for laptop users with its PCMIA Password Manager solution, allowing users to biometrically secure their notebooks. With the PCMIA card, users can store up to 20 different fingerprints, or users, and an unlimited number of login names and passwords. Priced at $149.99.

Highwall Technologies released an outdoor model of its Highwall Sentinel sensor. The Highwall Sentinel 600 is a waterproof, hardened sensor that monitors for wireless 802.11a/b/g network devices and detects and prevents intrusions. The sensor has built-in support for Power over Ethernet, giving it power and data over a single Ethernet cable.

Axaware SpamBully 3
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See the hot spots for spam with SpamBully 3.

Axaware LLC released its artificial intelligence-based spam filter, SpamBully 3 for Outlook and Outlook Express. The filter can also allow or block messages based by e-mail address, domain or keywords. Priced at $29.95 for a single-user license.

HPC Systems Inc. announced the availability of the new Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors Model 880 and Model 280 across its entire line of products, which includes servers, workstations, storage and supercomputing cluster solutions.

Penguin Computing also announced that its Altus family or Linux-based rackmount servers will feature the 64-bit Dual-Core AMD Operton processor Model 280.

Data Networks International launched its new Web site for buying, selling and servicing used, refurbished and surplus networking hardware from manufacturers like Cisco, Juniper, Extreme and Foundry at 50-90 percent discount.

TechRestore Inc. launched its LaptopRestore service, offering overnight repair and upgrade of PC notebooks in the continental United States. Service costs $79, which includes all overnight shipping charges, and can be scheduled online at or by calling 1-877-34-REPAIR.

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