Product Guide: New Products
Xamlon Pro-Windows Forms Edition,
development package, is composed of an XAML runtime engine and tool set. It
equips developers to begin coding in XAML, the XML-based markup language for
Microsoft's next-generation operating system scheduled for release in 2006. The
XAML runtime engine enables developers to generate and compile XAML files to
create deployable .exe files. The product includes tools and converters to allow
developers to use the engine in conjunction with common design programs.
San Diego, Calif. www.xamlon.com
Clarity 7.5, Niku Corp.’s flagship
product for IT management and governance, is a comprehensive solution for
federated IT organizations, its manufacturer says. Its enhancements support
global management and governance while allowing visibility into IT service areas
that impact total demand for resources.
WebRider is built on Linux and operates with enterprise
applications. According to its manufacturer, WebRider optimizes XML, J2EE and
.NET environments while increasing performance and scalability of enterprise
servers. Developed for industries with intensive computing and data needs,
WebRider tracks bandwidth and throughput savings. Web-Rider can be purchased as
a software-only solution, or Stampede can install the application on an IBM
eServer and ship the integrated software/hardware solution.
OpenService has released a new version of its network fault
management and real-time correlation technology, NerveCenter 4.0. It enables
organizations to identify and escalate potentially damaging network and security
events as they occur. It features support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, as well
as performance enhancements to NerveCenter’s industry-standard PERL
extensibility for all supported platforms.
has announced a new release of its Enhanced File Transfer solution, an enterprise software application that manages critical online data exchange processes to protect company information assets from loss, theft or misuse.
The product ensures that encrypted transactions occur only between designated
entities and that data integrity and confidentiality are preserved from
transport to storage on disk, according to the company. GlobalSCAPE
Astoria 4.3 offers enhanced structured document management
for distributed workgroups. With it, complex XML documents can be securely
authored by access through the Internet.
This upgrade expands support for advanced differencing
to automate content updates from third-party sources. Also new is the ability to
branch a document to create two release variants and then merge them.
Astoria Software Inc.
San Mateo, Calif.
has released DBACentral for MySQL 1.3, a GUI front-end tool for database administration and data management.
A special version, the DBACentral Run-Time Edition, is
designed for distribution among end users of the database along with the GUI
forms and stored queries developed within the standard edition. MicroOLAP
Chernogolovka (Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of
is available. This financial performance management suite allows companies to see the financial impact of their operations by automatically linking enterprise data from Oracle, PeopleSoft, SAP and legacy software into an integrated analytic environment.
The DecisionPoint enterprise data warehouse provides
users access to the transaction details behind summary reports.
San Mateo, Calif.
has shipped Lasso Professional Server 8, a tool for developing, serving and managing data-driven Web applications. The company refers to the new version as a “build once, deploy anywhere” tool.
The upgrade is free to Lasso Professional Alliance
members. LP7 users can upgrade for $349, LP8 users for $399. New users can
purchase LP8 for $649.
OmniPilot Software Inc.
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Processes and Practices
Fuego has released a new version of its
business process management software. BPM 5.5 features a business analyst
modeling tool, multi-process simulation, and process dashboards. According to
the company, this release enables companies to manage process exceptions and
measure effectiveness in achieving process improvement.
Ekahau has created an application
software suite for Wi-Fi location tracking. Combined with the company’s
positioning engine and Wi-Fi tags, the product is called Ekahau Real Time
Location System. With it, users can pinpoint the location of Wi-Fi-based mobile
devices such as laptops, PDAs, and Wi-Fi tags, in real time.
Forum Sentry Web Services Security Gateway
4.1, from Forum Systems, is available. It has evolved from securing Web
services with service-oriented architectures, the company says, to protecting
event-driven applications, allowing enterprises to deal with exceptions and
fluctuations in complex asynchronous software services. With this product,
enterprises can replace static and hardwired business rules to dynamic and
corrective business rules, according to Forum Systems.
Forum Systems Inc.
Salt Lake City, Utah
UniPress Software has announced a new
version of FootPrints Asset Management, which helps admins troubleshoot IT
issues. This Web-based asset discovery and tracking system automatically takes
snapshots of users' desktops and laptop configurations, capturing the type of
operating system and other hardware and software installed. Asset inventory
information can be auto-populated into FootPrints tickets for issue resolution.
UniPress Software Inc.
A new version of UC4:global, a job
scheduling solution, is available. UC4:global 3.02B enables organizations to
integrate more platforms and applications found in heterogeneous IT
environments, according to UC4 Software, its manufacturer. This release includes
an auto forecast function to display tasks scheduled to run within specified
time periods, a browser-based interface, and integrated version management for
New York City
Magic Software has announced iBolt
Business Integration Suite 2. iBolt includes capabilities for business process
management, business activity monitoring, and enterprise application
integration. Architects may access iBolt services from the product’s studio
graphical design interface. iBolt enables simulation and testing of changes to
business processes, independent of the actual business or the ongoing
Magic Software Enterprises
Bowstreet has introduced Bowstreet
Enterprise Portal Solutions, a set of portal-based composite applications. The
first suite of the set is the Workforce Management Suite, which includes
employee and manager self-service applications for IBM WebSphere Portal and
Workplace. The solutions come with pre-packaged portlets, browser-based
configuration tools, and Portlet Factory technology that allows users to modify
the suite to meet business requirements. Enterprise Portal Solutions also ships
with wizard-driven connectors that automate the process of pointing portlets at
multiple data sources.
enables the incorporation of legacy applications and traditional operating systems into high-security and high-reliability applications, according to its manufacturer, Green Hills Software. Integrity PC integrates the Integrity Real-Time Operating Systems with new Padded Cell secure virtualization technology, which implements a virtual computer in a user-mode application running on top of the Integrity operating system. Multiple Padded Cell applications can run concurrently on one computer, each hosting its own guest operating system.
Green Hills Software’s Integrate tool allows users to
graphically configure a system’s security. With Integrity PC, multiple instances
of the same or different operating systems can run concurrently in different
virtual computers. No re-compilation is needed for guest operating systems to
run with existing applications.
Green Hills Software Inc.
Tools and Technologies
Network Director RM offers reliable
messaging, prioritized, guaranteed delivery, and asynchronous messaging to the
services network, adding reliable queuing and WS-ReliableMessaging support,
according to Blue Titan. The product comes with embedded queues.
San Francisco, Calif.
Compuware has announced two new
products. DevPartner Fault Simulator emulates real-world application and
environment errors to help application life cycle professionals debug their
applications’ reactions to errors. DevPartner SecurityChecker provides
application security vulnerability analysis to enable developers to quickly
locate and fix security vulnerabilities in ASP.NET applications.
Quest Spotlight on Exchange 5.0, a diagnostic and problem
resolution product for Exchange, is available. Features include real-time tests
that can be scheduled to run based on organizational needs, message-flow views
to help administrators identify over- and underutilized servers or routing
bottlenecks, and data collection, which allows administrators to apply specific
counters to problem servers. You can download the software from the Web site.
Quest Software Inc.
LANDesk Security Suite is designed to
defend against such threats as spyware, malware, worms and unauthorized access.
The solution features patch management capabilities, unwanted application
blocking, and a Connection Control Manager to limit the networks a client can
access. It can also verify lists of authorized connections, and enable or
disable USB ports, modems, drives, ports, or wireless access.
Salt Lake City, Utah
extend 6.2 offers support for .NET and
external sort modules. It also includes thin-client technology to enable
developers to provide Web access to their applications. With the thin client,
developers can either embed an application within a browser page or execute it
outside the browser. The latter gives developers the option of deploying thin
client apps on the Internet without rewriting or recompiling them, according to
San Diego, Calif.
LifeKeeper for Linux 4.6
LifeKeeper for Linux 4.6 from SteelEye Technology provides data replication and high availability for enterprise applications in Linux and Windows. The new version supports more Linux distributions and kernels in a wide range of configuration options, according to the company.
LifeKeeper for Linux supports the building of
active/active and active/standby data and application high availability
configurations of up to 32 nodes. LifeKeeper also supports both shared nothing
configurations using data replication and shared storage configurations.
SteelEye Technology Inc.
Mountain View, Calif.
Five Across has released its Workgroup Server, which enhances messaging and document security for corporate users. It operates in conjunction with the company’s workgroup instant messaging software, InterComm, providing corporations with flexibility for securing instant messaging and improving performance for file sharing and project management activities, according to the company.
Five Across Workgroup Server logs all individual chat
conversations centrally to support corporate logging and auditing reqirements.
Pricing starts at $3,490 for a 20-user license.
Five Across Inc.,
ManageEngine WiFi Manager 4
AdventNet has announced ManageEngine WiFi Manager 4, a WLAN management solution that enables IT teams to offer mobile users the benefits of Wi-Fi technology while reducing the associated security risks and administrative workloads. WiFi Manager 4 identifies more than 40 types of security threats including rogue access points, attacks, and vulnerabilities in wireless networks, according to the company.
WiFi Manager enables IT administrators to manage large
wireless networks from a Web-based user interface. It monitors the health and
availability of access points, mobile clients, switches, routers, servers, and
desktops. Built-in reports provide information on security, usage, and
performance. AdventNet Inc.,