1, 2001 Issue of CIO Magazine | Emerging Technology
Cylink has begun shipping its NetHawk 3.0 virtual private network
client. The software allows remote desktop and notebook computers
to securely communicate with each other as well as with corporate
networks over the Internet and other TCP/IP connections. The new
client also enables several other enhanced features, including improved
network interoperability, better security and quality of service
options. Administrators can manage multiple NetHawk clients and
gateway servers from a single interface—the NetHawk Privacy Manager.
The Privacy Manager also includes a certificate authority designed
to speed deployment into small (less than 500 users) operations.
Pricing begins at $3,500 and varies by connection speed and number
of connections. For more information, visit www.cylink.com or call
PricewaterhouseCoopers's spinoff UDICo has announced the availability
of its XML-based middleware solution, TierBroker. The product runs
on a variety of platforms, including Windows and several flavors
of Unix, and provides connections among applications without significant
custom coding. TierBroker Standard Edition ($5,000 per server domain)
is intended to work as a desktop tool and can connect any ODBC-compatible
applications. TierBroker Enterprise Edition ($30,000 per server
domain) supports a larger variety of applications, including those
from Oracle and Siebel. To download a demonstration version, visit
www.udico.com. For more information, call 212 607-7580.
Companies looking to provide quick access to internal corporate
data have a new tool. InfoImage has announced the release of Decision
Portal 4, a tool that allows knowledge workers to collect and analyze
information from a variety of sources as well as letting them collaborate
with other workers. Features include the capability to create ad
hoc workspaces for new topics as well as to search for relevant
information using a simplified point-and-click interface. The product
is also designed to integrate with Microsoft's Sharepoint Portal
Server. Pricing begins at $60 per user for more than 10,000 seats.
For more information, visit www.infoimage.com or call 800 489-9511.
NetBotz has announced two new upgrades for its RackBotz Rack Appliance
monitoring system. The first module, Amp Detector 1-15, lets administrators
monitor power consumption of network devices. If power flow falls
below or climbs above preset limits, the system can warn administrators
via e-mail or pager. The External Temperature Sensor module can
provide temperature data at any point inside or outside a rack enclosure.
The upgrades cost $195 and $95 respectively. Pricing for the RackBotz
303 appliance starts at $995. For more information, visit www.netbotz.com
or call 512 439-5800.
Chutney Technologies has announced the release of the Chutney PreLoader
3.0 dynamic content acceleration products. The company claims that
the products can cut Web response times by 90 percent and increase
maximum user load by as much as 10 times. A high availability version
offers a "hot failover" feature that guarantees uninterrupted service,
even if the PreLoader fails for any reason. The products work in
both Java Server Page and Active Server Page environments. Licenses
begin at $100,000. For more information, visit www.chutneytech.com
or call 866 248-8639.