Products & Services
IBM devices for your storage
has released a series of storage devices and an Ultrium
IBM's TotalStorage Network Attached Storage 300G is
an appliance that connects clients and servers on
an IP network to a SAN (Storage Area Network). This
can bridge the gap between a LAN and SAN. It performs
high-speed block and file protocol conversions to
enable transfer of data to clients in a distributed
environment. The product uses standard network protocols
like CIFS (Common Internet File System) and NFS to
integrate and manage information. According to IBM,
the 300G series can reduce the requirement for direct
fibre channel connections to servers and clients that
require SAN access, resulting in significant cost
The highlights of the series are optimized performance,
superior backup management, ease of use, and fibre
channel speed when configured with Tivoli SANergy.
The product also features dual engines to ensure continuation
of critical processes, and access to multiple SAN
storage devices to enable flexible configuration and
IBM Fibre Array Storage is designed to support growing
data storage requirements. The software allows 16
storage partitions and 128 logical units. The FAStT
Storage Manager software expands management functions
and diagnostic and monitoring capabilities.
The IBM FAStT200 Storage Server provides RAID (Redundant
Array of Indepen-dent Disks) solutions for workgroups
and departmental Intel-based servers. It provides
18 GB storage that is scalable to 730 GB in a compact
3U size with a maximum system capacity of 2.1 TB.
It is available in single and dual controller models.
The IBM TotalStorage Network Attached Storage 300
series is an integrated collection of subsystems assembled
into a single appliance. It is designed for use in
the enterprise and departmental environments that
have file-serving requirements across Windows and
Unix clients. IBM claims, the NAS products provide
you with one more building block to increase the flexibility,
efficiency and effectiveness of your storage networking
solutions and deployments. Since the products are
based on an open-system design they will be scalable
in heterogeneous and non-heterogeneous network environments.
IBM's 3580 Ultrium Tape Drive leverages Linear Tape-Open
technology to handle backups, save/restore, and archive
data. The product has a capacity of up to 200 GB with
compression. As your storage requirements grow, you
can choose the IBM 3583 Ultrium Scalable Tape Library
or the IBM 3584 Ultrascalable Tape Library. It has
a sustained data transfer rate of up to 30 Mbps (compressed).
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Securing with Symantec
Corporation, the providers of security and antivirus
solutions has launched CarrierScan, an antivirus solution
for ISPs and ASPs in India. The CarrierScan Server
integrates antivirus scanning and repair capabilities
into services like e-mail, network-based storage,
data caching, and other Web-based file transactions.
Applications running on an IP network can pass the
files for scanning to the server. The server scans
the files for malicious viruses, worms, and Trojan
horses in all major file types including mobile code
and compressed file formats.
According to the company, the virus definitions and
engines can be updated without any interruption in
virus scanning; it can also accommodate growing scan
volumes, additional servers, and automatic load balancing
across multiple servers. The product can run on Sun
Solaris, Red Hat Linux, Microsoft Windows NT, and
Windows 2000 platforms.
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Ways to get alerts
a technology company involved in the development of
platform independent solutions for the Internet and
mobile economy, launched its enterprise-class, multi-channel
Alerting Solution called Ways Alerts. Ways Alerts
enables an enterprise to send critical and time-sensitive
information to its end users like customers, business
partners, and employees, wherever they are.
software will continuously monitor all applications
and databases in the organization. When a pre-defined
event occurs in the system, Ways Alerts detects it
and sends personalized alert messages to the concerned
parties. The end user has the flexibility of selecting
relevant alerts, define events and conditions triggering
these alerts, and even choose the mode of delivery
like fax, pager, e-mail or SMS messages on mobile
A few examples of alerts; alerts on stock price movements,
process and transaction status updates like cheque
payments, reservations, package dispatches and delivery,
and general updates on weather and cricket scores.
The solution has been designed to enable people without
a technical background to define and manage alerts.
The solution has been developed using Java and is
therefore platform independent. It can be deployed
on any J2EE compliant Application Server like WebLogic,
Websphere, iPlanet, and JBoss. The alerting solution
uses industry-standard technologies like XML, JMS
(Java Messaging Service), EJB (Enterprise Java Beans),
and JSP (Java Server Pages) for easy scalability and
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Mumbai 400703, India
McAfee's security range
Personal Firewall is an online application service
that offers Internet users advanced protection from
system intrusion by hackers and other online threats.
It protects your PC from malicious intrusion, prevents
unauthorized access, and stops intruders from gaining
access to your PC's files. The firewall works in the
background and monitors all your network activity.
It filters IP applications like TCP and UDP, NetBEUI,
IPX, and ARP; system services and protocols that use
Winsock like SMTP and HTTP; and OS services like ping,
FTP, and Telnet.
The firewall only allows the transfer of authorized
information. If an unauthorized action is attempted,
the firewall lets you know that the packet has been
blocked and lists the action that needs to be taken.
It places itself beneath the OS at the network link
to the company, although the McAfee.com Personal Firewall
is an extremely robust and full-featured security
application, configuring and using it is easy. Configuration
and management are handled through a central control
panel that places vital information and controls within
McAfee's ViruScan 6.0 detects and removes all types
of known viruses from sources like e-mail attachments,
Internet downloads, shared disks, CD-ROMs, and synchronization
with your PDA. It also detects viruses, Trojans, worms,
and destructive ActiveX and Java applets which get
downloaded while browsing. The software comes with
an integrated personal firewall that blocks hackers
from gaining access to your system.
Other features include a HAWK (Hostile Activity Watch
Kernel) that detects suspicious activity and eliminates
malicious threats. The product has flexible scheduling
options for automatic scanning, and quarantine of
infected files to provide full isolation and added
security. It can transmit suspicious files to AVERT
(McAfee Anti-Virus Emergency Response Teamdedicated
to uncover latest virus threats) to safeguard your
PC from cyberspace viruses.
The company also has an ASP (Application Service Provider)
model for delivering firewall services over the Web.
The applications that make up the McAfee.com Personal
Firewall are delivered to a user over the Web and
it offers many advantages over traditional, user-installed
An automatic updating facility checks for updates
automatically over the Internet thereby always providing
you with the latest version. An annual subscription
fee allows you to upgrade the firewall regularly from
the Internet, irrespective of number of enhancements
and improvements being added to it, at no extra cost.
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Ace servers from Acer
has introduced a series of servers, Acer Altos G500,
Acer Altos G610 and Acer Altos R500 for the SMEs and
Acer Altos G500 (AA G500) is a dual-processor server
platform that can support up to 200 users and features
the DDR (Double Data Rate) SDRAM. It can run enterprise
applications, e-Business implementations, and remote
Acer Altos G610 (AA G610) is also a dual-processor
platform catering to enterprises that have 150 to
250 workstations. Large enterprises can also use it
as application servers.
Acer Altos R500 a 1U server targeted at environments
that need high-density platforms, like application
servers in ISPs and ASPs, load balancing servers in
IDCs (Internet Data Centers), and front-end servers
for e-business applications.
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communications has introduced CajunView Suite, a comprehensive
collection of SNMP-based applications to simplify
complex task of enterprise switched network management.
As part of Avaya enterprise management, the CajunView
Suite provides end-to-end management of Cajun Campus
The CajunView Suite allows you to configure, monitor,
and control the Avaya Cajun Campus family of products
and optimize performance using a single integrated
suite of applications. The suite can be used either
in conjunction with the HP OpenView Network Node Manager
or in standalone mode. This enables chassis views
launched from the platforms and provides the user
with hierarchical views displaying device groups,
network status, alarm views, and event log views.
It provides management for SMON (Switch MONitoring),
network-wide ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode) services,
VLANs (Virtual Local Area Networks), QoS and Access
Control Lists, and ELAN (Emulated Local Area Networks)
to VLAN mapping.
The solution uses Web-based interfaces to monitor
and configure devices. According to the company, a
Web-based interface gives flexibility to manage the
network from any remote site across the Internet.
The network manager can use any Internet browser to
remotely manage, configure, and view statistics for
Contact:Tata Telecom Ltd.
Centre, A Block, 249
Parel (W), Mumbai-400 013
22-4930492, Fax: 22-4930644
Switch the SWITCH
Corporation has announced a new 48-port switch called
SuperStack 3 Switch 4400. It allows Layer 4 traffic
classification for better business application. 3Com
also announced Version 2.0 software for the SuperStack
3 Switch 4400 family. The new switch helps to seek
higher densities and traffic control using advanced
traffic classification. According to the company,
the switch is reliable because of the support provided
by the IEEE standard 802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol.
Switch installation is quick due to a feature that
automatically sets the device's IP address, and a
'Webcache redirection' capability in the free-to-download
Version 2.0 software. This feature facilitates network
integration of a SuperStack 3 Webcache device and
speeds up Web access.
Contact 3Com India Pvt. Ltd.
Floor, Veer Savarkar Marg,
Mumbai - 400 025
22- 4301043/ 46, Fax: 22- 4300949