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Fluke Networks SimpliFiber Verification Kits introduced
Fluke Networks Canada has introduced four SimpliFiber Optical Loss Test Kits, catering to technicians and contractors at different levels. The kits contain tools for measuring loss and power levels, locating faults and polarity issues, inspecting connector endfaces and more.

The Complete Fiber Verification Kit is designed for contractors or network technicians that install and maintain premises networks with both multimode and singlemode fibre. It provides tools for verifying optical power loss and power levels at 850 nm, 1300 nm, 1310 nm and 1550 nm, inspecting fibre endfaces and locating cable faults, connector problems, and polarity issues.

The Multimode Fiber Verification Kit is designed for maintaining premises networks, including verifying optical loss and power levels at 850 nm and 1300 nm, inspecting fibre endfaces, and locating cable faults, connector problems, and polarity issues.

The Fiber and Copper Technician Kit is designed for installing, maintaining and troubleshooting both copper and fibre cabling. This option combines the CableIQ Advanced IT Kit and FTK300 Multimode Fiber Verification Kit to provide users with the tools needed to qualify copper cabling bandwidth, verify fibre optic loss and power levels and troubleshoot both copper and fibre links.

The Basic Fiber Verification Kit is designed for verifying optical loss and power levels at 850 nm and 1300 nm.

Fluke Networks SimpliFiber Power Meter, included with each kit identifies inadequate power levels. The meter features the ability to save a reference power level, enabling direct display of power loss. It has a four button panel and a large LCD display screen. An 850 nm / 1300 nm source is offered with all kits and an additional 1310 nm / 1550 nm source comes with the Complete Fiber Verification Kit. The instrument stores and uploads tests results to a PC which can be used to generate professional LinkWare reports.

Fiber Viewer, a handheld microscope, is offered with all except the basic kit. It enables technicians to ensure that fibre connector endfaces are smooth, clean and ready for optical transmission.

VisiFault Visual Fault Locator, offered with all except the basic kit, verifies polarity and continuity. It can also help identify broken fibres, bad connectors and micro and macro bending of fibres.

Fluke Networks SimpliFiber Verification Kits are now available from distributors and Fluke Networks starting at $2000.

Opalis releases integration pack for HP OpenView ServiceCenter
Opalis Software, Inc. announced Opalis Integration Pack for HP OpenView ServiceCenter.

The Opalis Integration Pack for HP OpenView ServiceCenter has a number of features. The first is maintenance procedure automation, where administrators can create policies that automatically open and escalate incidents when maintenance procedures fail. The package also includes incident management automation. IT organizations can automate manual diagnostics routines, corrective actions and case updates during each step of the process.

In addition to the HP OpenView ServiceCenter pack, Opalis also offers service management integration with HP OpenView Service Desk.

HP’s OpenView ServiceCenter is designed to meet requirements set out under the ITIL standard. ITIL describes processes for managing requests, incidents, problems, changes and service level agreements.

Security

Senforce introduces intelligent Network Access Control to Endpoint Security Product Line
Senforce Technologies Inc. launched Senforce intelligent Network Access Control (iNAC). Senforce iNAC adds critical network protections that ensure all PCs are policy-compliant and threat-free before they can obtain access to the network.

Senforce’s Endpoint Security Suite (ESS) provides policy-enforced endpoint protection for all desktop, mobile and wireless PCs. Senforce iNAC now provides outward-facing endpoint security, focused on protecting the networked perimeter and keeping the infrastructure safe from potential threats posed by endpoint PCs seeking access.

Senforce iNAC ensures that endpoint devices are free from threats and in compliance with IT security policies before they are allowed on the network. It compares the security state of a device that is attempting to connect to a network to a set of policy attributes that define what security conditions must be met to allow network access. IT administrators can create access policies that define which applications and services are permitted and specify actions to take when endpoint PCs don’t comply. Senforce iNAC then automatically applies access policies to these endpoints as they connect to the enterprise network.

Senforce iNAC will be available for purchase in mid-March 2006, with pricing starting at US$65 per user, with quantity discounts available.

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