Remote power management
PN9108 (Power over the NET) from Cubix Micro Systems is a control unit that
is said to provide remote power management for eight AC outlets via a TCP/IP
connection. A local and remote user can log in simultaneously from the LAN or
the Internet by using a browser GUI.
Each server connected to an AC port can be individually restarted or shut down
without affecting other connected servers. Up to 15 additional stations can
be daisy chained.
PN9108 has an adjustable front panel to fit in a 1U rack. The unit works with
the Altusen SN0108/SN0116 Serial over the NET. PN9108 comes with a plug-and-play
set-up with no additional software required. The unit also has built-in features
such as automatic port ID identification and password protection.
Cubix Micro Systems
Tel: 020-2425 1594
Web site: cubixindia.com
Price: Rs 55,000 onwards
NetApp midrange storage
Appliance has launched two new midrange storage systemsthe NetApp FAS3020
and the FAS3050and a new serial ATA (SATA) option for primary storage
applications. The company has also launched two new V-Series virtualisation
enginesthe NetApp V3020 and the V3050. These new solutions, combined with
Data ONTAP 7G software, address problems such as high storage acquisition costs,
low storage resource utilisation, and increasing storage management costs. The
FAS 3000 series
has a storage capacity up to 84 TB and 336 disks.
Net App India
Tel: 080-2532 7470
Fax: 080-2509 2331
Web site: netapp.com
Price: FAS 3000 starts below $35,000
V 3000 starts at $52,450
Firebox X Peak
Technologies Inc has launched its line of security appliances, the Firebox X
Peak, which includes three modelsX5000, X6000 and X8000.
Firebox X Peak offers up to 1 Gbps firewall throughput, 10 ports that allow
segmentation of high-value operations, port independence, up to four external
interfaces, and integrated firewall/VPN. Running on the appliance is Fireware
Pro, a security and network operating system that offers layered security, dynamic
routing and traffic management.
The company has also launched a new Gateway AntiVirus and Intrusion Prevention
Service (GAV/IPS). This signature-based security option identifies and blocks
malicious network traffic and code. Additional security features such as gateway
antivirus, intrusion prevention, and Web content filtering can be added.
Tel: 022-2521 5657
Fax: 022-2521 5658
Web site: watchguard.com
Price: $5,990 onwards
Allied Telesyn has introduced the AT-ARW256E Wireless ADSL bridge/router. It
has four Ethernet ports and one USB port.
It supports network speeds up to 8 Mbps downstream and up to 1 Mbps upstream,
and supports up to 253 LAN users.
The AT-ARW256E also includes features such as ADSL2/2+, ready conformance to
WECA and WiFi standards, seamless WLAN roaming, direct sequence spread spectrum
(DSSS) technology, dynamic host configuration protocol, network address translation,
a user-friendly configuration wizard, and quick upgrading of firmware enhancements.
Allied Telesyn International (Asia)
Tel: 022-5676 4244
Fax: 022-5676 4245
Web site: alliedtelesyn.com
offers the EMC Invista, a new network storage virtualisation solution.
Invista distributes physical storage devices into a common logical pool from
which customers can provision and manage their different information resources.
Businesses can opt for Invista even while continuing to use array-based replication
or other storage software functionality currently running on their storage systems.
Besides providing non-disruptive migrations, it also eliminates repetitive volume-management
Tel: 022-5506 6700
Fax: 022-5502 2711
Web site: emc.com
Price: $2,25,000 (capable of virtualising at least 64 terabytes of storage,
and includes all Invista hardware and software)
ASA 5500 Series for threat defence
Systems has launched the Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) 5500 Series,
a family of multi-function security appliances. This series includes Cisco ASA
5510, Cisco ASA 5520 and Cisco ASA 5540.
The ASA 5500 series offers VPN services that allow remote access IPSec and SSL
VPN capabilities, as well as site-to-site IPSec services. It delivers adaptive
threat defence services including anti-X defences, application security, and
network containment and control.
Cisco Systems (I)
Tel: 011-5561 1000
Web site: cisco.com
Price: ASA 5510 (Up to 300 Mbps): Starts at $3,495
ASA 5520 (Up to 450 Mbps): Starts at $7,995
ASA 5540 (Up to 650 Mbps): Starts at $16,995
Synergy has launched its managed security service to provide small businesses
and large enterprises with security technology to protect desktops and servers
against security threats. This service includes Web-based administration and
reporting, advanced spyware detection and intrusion prevention.
The Managed VirusScan service is built around McAfee technology and delivered
from Secure Synergys Level 3 Datacenter. VirusScan can offer current and
new customers outsourced management of their security solutions. McAfee Managed
VirusScan includes Web-based policy configuration, on-access spyware detection,
outbreak response technology, Malware protection, and an enhanced user-interface
for Web-based reports.
Tel: 022-2825 8825 / 2825 9996
SAS Enterprise BI Server
has launched the enhanced version of the SAS Enterprise BI Server, a major component
of the SAS 9 Enterprise Intelligence Platform. The Enterprise BI Server offers
OLAP storage and mapping capabilities, along with a BI tool offering.
It includes an information delivery portal, a flexible development environment,
integration with Microsoft Office products, a desktop interface, and Web and
desktop reporting environmentsall founded on a common metadata infrastructure.
SAS interfaces can transparently re-use SAS analytics without users needing
advanced statistical skills or support from IT.
Tel: 022-5634 9400
Fax: 022-5634 9418
Macromedia Breeze 5
Macromedia has launched Macromedia Breeze 5, which delivers online conferencing
and collaborative Web communications. According to the company, the product
features a simple user interface, and can be deployed without changing the existing
client infrastructure, as Flash Player is already deployed on multiple platforms,
including Windows, Macintosh and Linux.
Breeze 5 includes VoIP, on-demand video, and real-time, multipoint video conferencing.
Breeze also incorporates deployment features such as wizard-based directory
service integration, single sign-on support through NTLM or custom-authentication
mechanisms, APIs and SDKs for customisation and extensibility, as well as the
ability to support large-scale events for up to 2,000 participants.
Macromedia claims that Breeze 5 is already JITC-certified for government users.
Tel: 022-2824 1566 / 2821 3616
Fax: 022-2836 5167
Web site: macromedia.com
Price: Rs 7,50,000
SafeNet Data Encryptors
has launched its SafeEnterprise SONET/SDH encryptors in India. SONET is used
for data, voice and video applications including data backup, remote storage
and disaster recovery. The SafeEnterprise SONET/SDH encryptors support transmission
over spans of 2 km (short range), 15 km (intermediate range), and 40 km (long
range). It provides fibre-speed encryption at up to 10 gigabits per second.
The SafeEnterprise SONET/SDH encryptors come in four varieties at speeds of
OC3, OC12, OC48 and OC192. They can be used for multi-point high-speed data
transmission, disaster recovery and storage area networks. The SONET/SDH encryptor
employs an encryption-standard algorithm and meets common criteria EAL 4 and
FIPS 140-2 accreditation.
Tel: 011-2632 1398
Fax: 011-2633 1555
Web site: safenet-inc.com
D-Links networking products
has launched a range of Power over Ethernet (PoE)-compatible Ethernet products.
The products include PoE adapters (DWL-P50, DWL-P100, DWL-P200), Wireless Access
Points (DWL-2700AP, DWL-2210AP) and Web Smart Switch (DES-1316).
PoE adapters have an operational range of up to 100 metres. The PoE switches
are equipped with 16 10/100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet ports, eight of which support
D-Link PoE WL-2700AP is a 2.4 GHz wireless access point that conforms to IEEE
802.11b/g standards. It has transfer speeds of up to 54 Mbps.
Tel: 022-2652 6696 / 5690 2210
Fax: 022-2652 8914 / 8476
Web site: dlink.co.in
Identity and Access Solutions
Oracle Identity Management suite
Oracle has launched the Oracle Identity Management suite that aims to safeguard
information, critical systems and applications from unauthorised access. The
suite can serve as the security backbone for Oracle Fusion Middleware.
The new release brings together identity management capabilities from Oracle
and Oblix. It includes enhancements to the components. First comes Oracle COREid
Access and Identity that has updated support for IBM WebSphere and BEA WebLogic
portal servers. Oracle COREid Federation has incremental Oracle Database and
SQL Server support for federated identity information. In Oracle COREid provisioning,
the Oracle Internet Directory-provisioning platform has been certified. Additional
agents for .NET, TIBCO and WebSphere are available in the Oracle Web Services
Tel: 022-5679 6200
Web site: oracle.com