SMART COP FOR YOUR NETWORK
Technologies has launched SmartCOP version 4. The software
has features like centralized server management, e-mail filtering
for viruses as well as unauthorized attachments, real-time
scanning on modifications, integrity monitor for checking
infection in the registry entries, Heuristic Scan for Macro
viruses, VB Script/J Script/W Script viruses, etc.
The basic structure is based on server management, which obviates
the need for monitoring each computer individually. Installation,
configuration, scheduling a scan, viewing the history for
a particular node and similar activities can all be performed
from the server.
SmartCOP 4 comes equipped with Internet filter module, which
can plug-in between the applications and the Winsock layer.
The MailTrap utility of SmartCOP scans all incoming mails
before they reach mail clients like Outlook or Netscape. Infected
mails are quarantined and the clean ones pass through. A powerful
e-mail content filter can block unauthorized attachments,
embedded scripts, ActiveX components and Java applets. SmartTrap,
a real-time scanner, monitors the hard disk at the time of
modification or access, which ensures that no other computer
in the LAN can send infected
data to a SmartCOP protected system.
Additional features include an Offline Scanner, Quarantine
module, InstaUpdate module (to download latest updates for
individual desktops), a rescue disk creator, scheduler interface
and an event notifier for network notifications. There is
also a single-click update procedure available, which can
download program patches/bug fixes, apart from the virus definitions.
The software provides the option to create rescue disks at
the time of installation, as and when the user wants. It creates
a self-booting and auto-scanning floppy which comes handy
when the system stops booting.
The scanner technology is thread-based, which ensures the
performance of the system is not affected by the scanning
process, and other applications can run simultaneously without
any overhead to the system.
The offline scanner (SmartScan) is available for free download
from the SmartCOP website (www.s-cop.com).
C-7, Friends Colony (East),
New Delhi - 110065.
Tel : 11-6326015, 6326016
ENHANCES VPN/FIREWALL PRODUCTS
announced the availability of the PIX 506E and 515E platforms;
enhancements for PIX 506 and 515 Firewall platforms. These products
provide network security and VPN performance requirements for
converged network deployments.
The upgrades affect the latest version (6.2) of the PIX Firewall
OS, and extension of the SAFE Blueprint to support IP telephony.
SAFE is based on Cisco AVVID (Architecture for Voice, Video
and Integrated Data), enabling business to maximize security.
PIX 506E and 515E Firewall platforms provide enhanced capabilities
designed for optimized security and VPN performance. The extra
processing power has resulted in a two and a half times increase
in firewall throughput. The PIX OS version 6.2 includes features
like PPP over Ethernet (PPPoE) protocol, improved ISP compatibility
in SOHO networks. This version also enables the firewall to
act as hardware based VPN client, simplifying management of
large-scale VPN deployments for small and remote office environments.
To ease integration of existing networks, bi-directional or
dual NAT (Network Address Translation) simplifies the integration
of two existing networks that utilize overlapping IP address
spaces. PIX administration has been enhanced by integration
with the Cisco Secure Access Control Server (ACS), enabling
multiple, customized levels of administrative access. New
object grouping simplifies administration allowing network
resources and services to be structured into logical groups
thus streamlining network access control policies.
Stub Multicast Routing support in PIX OS version 6.2 allows
customers to take advantage of IP multicast's bandwidth conserving
technology, while securely deploying popular streaming multimedia
applications such as video conferencing and e-learning.
Systems (India) Pvt. Ltd.
IL&FS Financial Centre, 2nd floor
C 22, G Block,
Bandra (East), Mumbai-400051
Tel: 22-6533430 Fax: 22-6533703
SET TO POUND WITH HAMMER
is getting ready to pound the competition with its AMD-8000
series chipsets and next generation processor architecture codename
'Hammer' which have just been introduced in the market. AMD
says the new architecture is expected to improve the overall
performance of future computing platforms. The chipset incorporates
HyperTransport technology, which helps to diminish system bottlenecks,
improve efficiency, and increase throughput for enhancing overall
The AMD-8000 series chipsets will include AMD-8111 HyperTransport
I/O hub, the AMD-8131 HyperTransport PCI-X tunnel, and AMD-8151
HyperTransport AGP3.0 graphics tunnel. The chipsets for the
Hammer processor are slated to be available in the fourth
quarter of 2002, and are designed to provide the basis for
AMD processor-based systems to serve the PC, workstation,
and server markets.
The Hammer processor architecture is designed to provide unparalleled
PC performance on 32-bit applications, while allowing a migration
path to 64-bit applications. The architecture allows a seamless
execution of both 32-bit and 64-bit code, and allows applications
to meet the need for memory-intensive programs.
AMD's x86-64 technology is designed to support applications
that address large amounts of physical and virtual memory,
like high-performance servers, database management systems,
and CAD tools. The x86-64 technology integrates into the current
computing and support environment, and is designed to enable
enterprises to deploy high performance 64-bit capable systems.
Far East Ltd. (India)
Suite 206, Chintels Business Centre,
A-11 Kailash Colony,
New Delhi 110 048, India
Tel: 11-6238620-29 Fax: 11-6281364
has introduced HiPath 3000 range of EPABX/KTS to enable enterprises
ranging from SOHO to SMEs to implement new interactive convergence
solutions such as VoIP, IP trunking, high speed Internet access,
Net meetings and multimedia based CRM initiatives.
Siemens will also introduce its AC drives the MM4 series.
The MM4 range of Variable Speed Drives include Operator Panels,
Encoder Module, Device Net Module, EMC/RFI Filters, PROFIBUS
Module, Input/Output Chokes etc. According to the company,
MM4 can be integrated in normal communication landscapes without
The MM4 range includes MM4-Non Vector, General Purpose Converters
(0.12 kW-11kW) and the MM4-Vector, High Performance Converters
(0.12 kW-90 kW).
Sentron VL range of MCCBs (Moulded Case Circuit Breakers)
designed with minimum parts and maximum modular use is yet
another product from the company. There are two types of trip
units: 'Thermomagnetic' trip unit and 'Microprocessor' trip
unit. The former offers adjustable overload protection for
systems up to 630A. The Microprocessor based trip unit in
addition to wideband overload protection, offers the option
of time selective short circuit and earth fault protection
for systems up to 800A.
The CubicleBUS module permits simple connection of external
accessory components to all intelligent components within
the Sentron circuit breaker. The module includes, digital
output modules, analog output modules, digital input modules
as well as ZSI modules for zone selective interlocking.
In the enterprise communications market the company offers
products and solutions consisting of IP-ready range of Hicom/Hipath
EPABX/KTS, videoconferencing, mobility using DECT, VoIP,
Hipath ProCenter and portability of voice video and data over
IP, and ISDN.
130, Pandurang Budhkar Marg
Tel: 22-4987000 Fax: 22-4987500
McAfee Security announced a new application interface and e-business
client software designed to work with the McAfee E-Business
Server Solution. The McAfee solution, which enables customers
to secure data transmissions using PGP encryption, enables any
type of business to send and store encrypted data within the
organization or across the Internet.
The McAfee E-Business Client software gives non-technical
business end-users a simple installation and drag-and-drop
interface to encrypt and send data. Use of E-Business Client
software with E-Business Server solution allows corporate
end-users to securely exchange data with multiple partners
by using a self-configured pull down menu. Files encrypted
with PGP can be sent via SMTP e-mail or FTP (file transfer
protocol), and audit trails ensure that the data has been
Implementation of McAfee E-Business Server will offer Internet
and IT developers new interfaces for the COM, Java or Perl
programming languages. These native interfaces will enable
businesses to protect customer and business data by integrating
automated encryption within existing Visual Basic, Perl and
Java applications, so that data is protected even in the event
of a security breach on a vulnerable Web server. Developers
of these applications can encrypt, decrypt, digitally sign,
and authenticate data transmissions with simple commands within
the developer language that they know.
The e-business server encrypts data as it is stored on the
mainframe or server (including vulnerable Web servers), adding
a layer of security that protects the data from internal or
external attacks and other unauthorized access. With PGP's
128-bit minimum encryption and the PKI model, data is also
protected during access and while in transit.
The E-Business Server solution is compatible with the COM,
Java and Perl application protocol interfaces (APIs), and
supports the AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Microsoft Windows
NT and Windows 2000 platforms.
Network Associates (SEA) Pte. Ltd.
Emgeen Chambers, 4th floor
10, Vidyanagari Marg
Kalina, Santacruz (E)
Tel: 22-6935278 Fax: 22-6147078
Tellabs has introduced 3150 Performance Probe software package
for voice-quality enhancement system to help wireless carriers
optimize call quality. The software measures voice signals that
route through the Tellabs 3100 Voice-Quality Enhancement system,
enabling wireless carriers to cost-effectively monitor and optimize
voice quality for customers. It can measure and display speech
levels, noise levels, echo and delay every five seconds, enabling
carriers to analyze, evaluate and improve voice quality performance
in their network before customers complain. According to Tellabs,
the softwares automated measurement function helps reduce operating
costs by minimizing the time and resources needed to identify
and troubleshoot voice-quality performance issues.
Tell Labs India Pvt Ltd,
6th floor, Industry House,
Race Course Road, Bangalore-1
Tel: 080- 2261807
Gigabit Ethernet Adapter from D-Link is a high-bandwidth network
adapter, providing up to 2000 Mbps full-duplex bandwidth capacity
to support high-end servers. It delivers added performance to
the network while working with the existing LAN infrastructure.
Functions like VLAN filtering and hardware-based chip-level
IP packet processing, provides added performance, flexible configuration
and secure networking to users in a standards-based environment.
On-board verification of IP headers and TCP/UDP checksums
for received data through CLIP (Chip Level Internet Protocol)
offloads the server's overhead, making more server processing
power available for the applications. The adapter uses Jato
Technology Propulsion algorithms for improving system throughput.
It operates in 32-bit 33MHz PCI slot servers as well as 64-bit
66MHz PCI slot servers. It auto configures according to the
different data path widths thereby assuring compatibility
with various server configurations.
According to D-Link, servers with DGE-500SX Gigabit Ethernet
adapters installed inside can connect to a fiber backbone
through a D-Link Gigabit switch inter-connecting different
departments, or directly to a department through a D-Link
10/100 Mbps switch with Gigabit support.
D-Link (India) Ltd.
D-Link House, Plot No.5
Kurla-Bandra Complex Road
Off. CST Road, Santacruz (E)
FOR FIBER OPTIC CABLE
PANDUIT Corp. has introduced FIBERRUNNER 4x4 and 12x4 Routing
Systems for fiber optic cable. The system provides effective
routing, segregation and protection of fiber optic cabling between
and around distribution frames, terminal devices and splice
enclosures. The system has been designed to seamlessly integrate
with other routing systems and products from the same company,
like FIBERRUNNER 6x4 Routing System, FIBER-DUCT 2x2 and 4x4
Routing Systems and OPTICOM HD Fiber Distribution Products.
Panduit says this is a robust system that handles large capacity
requirements and hinged and split covers, enabling fast and
easy access to cable for moves, adds and changes. According
to the company, for maximum versatility of application, FIBERRUNER
system allows multiple spill-out options, including a spill-over
fitting, a three sided trumpet for open access, inner duct
transition to corrugated tubing, and transition to FIBERRUNNER
6x4 Routing System or FIBER-DUCT 2x2 or 4x4 Slotted or Solid
PANDUIT India Bangalore Office
F1, Gem Plaza, Infantry Road
Bangalore, Karnataka India 560 001
Tel: 80-532 1079/80
Network Programs through its Net Whisper family of products
offers variety of VoIP solutions like Net Whisper (Gatekeeper)
and Net Whisper (Terminal).
Net Whisper (Gatekeeper) is an H.323 gatekeeper application
featuring policy-based control of H.323 VoIP zone. It allows
organizations to set up robust and secure VoIP networks suitable
for high-quality corporate use. Various features like flexible,
rule-based dialing plan management to ensure full control
over call routing, network security by authenticating users
who want to access the VoIP system, user policy control for
simultaneous voice calls in network, bandwidth etc, centralized
voice mail, CDRs (Call Detail Records) for use by billing
software, user-friendly GUI-based installation and configuration.
It is currently available on Windows NT and Windows 2000 platforms.
Net Whisper (Terminal) is an H.323 compliant VoIP terminal
application that provides a two way full-duplex one-to-one
voice communication over IP networks.
It is based on ITU-T's H.323 standard for VoIP applications,
and works with other H.323 compliant applications. According
to Network Programs the application provides user-friendly,
personalized, real-time, full-duplex IP based audio communication
over private and public networks. The terminal application
supports policy-based QoS (Quality of Support) feature that
prioritizes audio traffic, improving sound quality. It optimizes
valuable network bandwidth by using industry standard GSM
audio codec. It is available on Windows 9x/NT/2000.
Network Programs (India) Ltd.
B-1-C, Sector - 10, NOIDA 201301
Tel : 118 - 4536622
Fax : 118 - 4536625
TO C# CONVERSION
Aztec Software and Technology Services has launched J2CS, an
application tool that converts Java to C#. J2CS is a cross-language
compiler that converts a client's existing Java Applications
to C#. The application has been built using Microsoft's .NET
platform. J2CS converts a Java source tree to equivalent C#
source. This tool gives developers the flexibility to work on
the Java platform or to shift over to the .NET platform by converting
to C#. It offers various transformations like mapping keyword
and language constructs, global regular expression 'find and
replace', JDK (Java Developer Kit) 1.3 support, etc. It enables
organizations to expand their base to include .NET-based customers
by converting their Java code rather than redesign and re-implement
it in C#.
J2CS is currently in beta stage and available for download
Aztec Software & Technology Services Ltd.
# 23, III A Cross
18th Main, 6th Block
Koramangala, Bangalore - 560 095
Tel: 80-5522892 Fax: 80-5521987