IT Weekly Roundup, Mar. 10
From the business wires this week: a network security solution for Windows systems, Exchange protection, Microsoft's Origami and Onfolio announcements, more.
recently announced the release of Protection
, a centrally administered security solution for the Windows enterprise.
Protection Manager provides granular control of user and application privilege
levels and blocks all unauthorized executables, including viruses, worms and
other malware. The program is installed on a central console and deployed to
clients throughout the network. http://www.winternals.com/Products/ProtectionManager
Unitrends announced the immediate availability of Continuous Exchange
Protection (CEP), a real-time data protection solution for Microsoft Exchange.
Each transaction, both incoming and outgoing, is mirrored, and stored as a database
element on the DPU, providing the ability to restore data at any level (message,
mailbox or entire server) at any point in time. http://www.unitrends.com
On Thursday at the CeBIT trade show in Hanover, Germany, Microsoft finally
satiated the media frenzy over the secretive Project Origami by unveiling
the first ultra-mobile PCs (UMPCs), powered by Windows XP and Intel's Celeron
M and Pentium M processors. Though the software giant is not manufacturing any
UMPCs, it was involved in their design and implementation by third-party vendors.
And while these diminutive PCs aim to provide ample portable computing power,
unimpressive battery performance (2.5 to 3 hours) and price points ($600 to
$1,000) evoke the non-success of a similar Microsoft venture: tablet PCs.
With its recent
acquisition of another Mass.-based company, Onfolio, Microsoft
has added the ability to "collect" and "organize" online
content into its Windows Live Toolbar, a browser plug-in for searching
the Web, blocking pop-ups and automatically filling out online forms.
With Onfolio, users can also capture multi-page articles with one click as well
as select portions of a Web page's text and graphics.
[Click on image for larger view.]
|Capture Web pages for convenient
viewing and storage with Onfolio for Windows Live Toolbar.
NetIQ is shipping
next week Change Administrator 1.0, a new Windows-based tool
for simplified user change administration that expands the granular control
of Active Directory.
its new entry-level ftServer W Series 2400 line of fault-tolerant Windows
servers. Each system houses a pair of single-core 3.2GHz Intel Xeon-powered
servers in a "lockstep" configuration so that they're both working
on the same operations together. The servers run Windows Server 2003 and start
at $9,999 for five 9s of uptime, boasts the Mass.-based company.