IT Weekly Roundup, July 16

From the business wires this week: three new tools for ISA Server 2004, monitoring tools get updated, a freeware untombstoning tool and more.

From the business wires this week: three new tools for ISA Server 2004, monitoring tools get updated, a freeware untombstoning tool and more.
Gillaspy Associates will hold live demos of its latest line of protocol analyzers and network test suites this July 19 through 23: NetWisdom SAN monitor, Xgig Fibre Channel analyzer, Flamethrower web stressor, Extreme SCSI Development System and PCI, PCI-X, CPCI, PMC test solutions. Registration required.

Quest just released freeware that recovers deleted objects in Active Directory using Windows 2003's untombstone feature, but adding a GUI.

Corvil has released CorvilNet 1.1, which tracks IP quality of service, comprised of four components: the Corvil-1000 network appliance; CorvilBase, a server that collects, stores traffic data; and CorvilReporter and CorvilView, for analysis and reporting.

The Neverfail Group has released Neverfail Heartbeat 4.1, a high availability solution for Exchange, SQL Server and Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 file servers.

Groove Networks adds secure file-sharing technology across numerous desktops to Groove Virtual Office 3.0. $69; Professional, $179; Project Edition, $229.

NetIQ's newest release, AppManager 6.0, adds SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8.2, Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3.0 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 3.0 support; improved performance for twice the number of servers; enhanced password support, authentication; and VoIP management for Cisco Systems and Nortel Networks devices, among other features. New is the addition of AppManager Control Center 1.0, for managing multiple AppManager installs, and AppManager Diagnostic Console 2.0, for real-time diagnostics. AppManager 6.0 is $600 per-managed application.

[Note: To listen to an interview with NetIQ in this week's episode of MCP Radio, click here.]

Qurb provides client-side spam management capabilities, to work in tandem with server-side applications such as Trend Micro.

CastBridge upgraded its CastBridge DataMessenger 2.0 data sharing software includes support for: intranet and Internet-based data messaging between Excel, Word and PowerPoint apps; advanced authentication and logging capabilities; and peer-to-peer sharing.

Dartware has launch WISPerMapper, which provides a graphical mapping for monitoring network performance, identifying bottlenecks and correcting problems, specifically for Fixed Wireless ISP and hot spot markets. Pricing starts at $350 for software and support for 10 wireless and 10 wired devices.

Intradyn upgraded its BackAgain data backup and recovery software. Version 5.0 has enhanced data compression, optimization to speed up backups/restores; support for newer tape drives; direct interface for backing up to optical media (CD-R/W, DVD-R/W); a bootable CD-ROM based disaster recovery utility; and enhanced SQL Server and Exchange agents, including mailbox-level backup and disaster recovery. $275, Server; $79, Workstation.

ESI released VIP, software which integrates with Outlook to provide unified messaging, phone control, and other features. Working with ESI 48-Key Feature Phones on compatible ESI systems, it lets users manage business communications directly from within Outlook.

Three new products have announced support for Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2004:

Aurema's ARMTech for Windows 2.1 and ARMTech for Citrix MetaFrame includes enhanced Virtual Memory optimization capabilities to increase system performance, improve server response times, and speed up application load times. Also new is an enhanced central management console.

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