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Remote power management

Cubix PN9108

The 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.

Contact:
Cubix Micro Systems
Tel: 020-2425 1594
Web site: cubixindia.com
Price: Rs 55,000 onwards


Storage

NetApp midrange storage

Network Appliance has launched two new midrange storage systems—the NetApp FAS3020 and the FAS3050—and a new serial ATA (SATA) option for primary storage applications. The company has also launched two new V-Series virtualisation engines—the 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.

Contact:
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


Security

Firebox X Peak

WatchGuard Technologies Inc has launched its line of security appliances, the Firebox X Peak, which includes three models—X5000, 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.

Contact:
WatchGuard Technologies
Tel: 022-2521 5657
Fax: 022-2521 5658
Web site: watchguard.com
Price: $5,990 onwards


Routers

AT-ARW256E wireless bridge/router

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.

Contact:
Allied Telesyn International (Asia)
Tel: 022-5676 4244
Fax: 022-5676 4245
Web site: alliedtelesyn.com
Price: $120


Storage

EMC Invista

EMC 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 tasks.

Contact:
EMC India
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)


Security

ASA 5500 Series for threat defence

Cisco 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.

Contact:
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


Security

VirusScan service

Secure 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 Synergy’s 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.

Contact:
Secure Synergy
Tel: 022-2825 8825 / 2825 9996
Fax: 022-28251242
Website: securesynergy.com
Price: NA


Business Intelligence

SAS Enterprise BI Server

SAS 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 environments—all founded on a common metadata infrastructure.

SAS interfaces can transparently re-use SAS analytics without users needing advanced statistical skills or support from IT.

Contact:
SAS India
Tel: 022-5634 9400
Fax: 022-5634 9418
Website: sas.com
Price: NA


Web Communication

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.

Contact:
Macromedia India
Tel: 022-2824 1566 / 2821 3616
Fax: 022-2836 5167
Web site: macromedia.com
Price: Rs 7,50,000


Data Encryptors

SafeNet Data Encryptors

SafeNet 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.

Contact:
SafeNet India
Tel: 011-2632 1398
Fax: 011-2633 1555
Web site: safenet-inc.com
Price: NA


Networking

D-Link’s networking products

D-Link 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).

D-Link 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 802.3af PoE.

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.

Contact:
D-Link India
Tel: 022-2652 6696 / 5690 2210
Fax: 022-2652 8914 / 8476
Web site: dlink.co.in
Price: NA


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 Manager.

Contact:
Oracle India
Tel: 022-5679 6200
Web site: oracle.com
Price: NA

 
     
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