IT Weekly Roundup, Jan. 13

From the business wires: a tool pack for spotting security holes in software, a database query and reporting tool, and 10GbE Layer 4-7 switches.

Fortify Software Inc. released Source Code Analysis 3.5, a suite of tools for identifying and resolving software security risks before they are shipped or deployed. The new Structural Analyzer can detect 115 vulnerability categories across various programming languages, which now include .NET 2.0 support for C# 2.0, VB .NET 2.0, ASP .NET 2.0, Microsoft T-SQL and expanded JSP support for BEA Weblogics and IBM Websphere.

DataCore Software announced its remote site disaster recovery (DR) and storage pool mirroring solutions. DataCore’s DR solutions are designed to protect terabyte-size storage pools serving multiple application servers (e.g., Windows, Netware, VMware, Linux, Solaris, AIX, Unix) over LAN, SAN or WAN networks. Packages start at $7,998.

Quanticus S.A. de C.V. released the latest version of its standalone query and reporting tool for Windows. DBxtra 2005 provides users the ability to simultaneously connect to multiple local or remote databases or data sources, like Microsoft Access, Excel, SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, DB2 and FoxPro. New features include a modified user interface; the ability to create queries, reports and ASP Web reports in one step; direct SQL editing via the visual query designer; and more.

DBxtra 2005
Search a variety of databases with DBxtra 2005.

Fidelis Security Systems announced the general availability of DataSafe Version 3.8, a network security system that prevents unauthorized network transfer of critical or sensitive information. DataSafe -- which the company said is the first extrusion prevention system -- protects digital assets across all network channels including e-mail, http, FTP, instant messaging and P2P apps. DataSafe's multiple content analyzers use a variety of methods -- statistical analysis, pattern recognition and exact matching -- to identify digital assets before they leave the organization's network.

Foundry ServerIronGT
Foundry Networks ServerIron GT Series

Foundry Networks released two new high-performance ServerIron Layer 4-7 switches with 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) for scalable acceleration and delivery of Web and VoIP applications. The ServerIronGT C and E Series application switches include application traffic management, acceleration and security features. The ServerIronGT C10Gx2 provides two 10-GbE ports, one WSM7 application switch management module, and one expansion slot for $39,995. The ServerIronGT E10Gx2P offers the same with two expansion slots also for $39,995. Optional integrated SSL acceleration modules feature one or two processors for $9,995 or $17,995, respectively.

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