Unix POWER

Published: November 23rd, 2004

Clustered e-mail continuity

Businesses seeking to mitigate the risk of an unanticipated disruption of their email flow may want to use BorderWare Technologies Inc.’s Mxtreme HALO Cluster, a series of multi-unit offerings

of its email firewall solutions.

MXtreme HALO (high availability load optimization) is a clustering architecture that allows two or more MXtreme appliances to act as a single logical unit for processing email messages. It supports high-availability through its security, cluster management, load balancing and optimization and patent-pending “”stateful failover”” capabilities. A cluster of two or more MXtreme appliances allows the messages in the queue of one system to be “”mirrored”” onto another system, ensuring that no email is lost in the event that one system fails.

POWER to the Unix people

IBM has enhanced its POWER processor-based BladeCenter systems, offering clients higher performance and the ability to run IBM’s most advanced Unix operating system, AIX 5L V5.2.

The eServer BladeCenter JS20, now available with 2.2GHz POWER processors, lets clients handle commercial workloads such as file and print serving and other collaboration and high performance computing (HPC), numeric-intensive workloads on Unix and Linux OS platforms.

A new module of UpdateXpress software now provides a unified point to update and install all BladeCenter networking switches and modules, as well as server components. The starting price of the BladeCenter HS20 system is US$2,039, and the BladeCenter JS20 starts at US$2,699.

Projector boasts patented technology

The Realis SX50, a multimedia projector from Canon, features super-high (SXGA+) resolution to achieve a brightness of 2500 ANSI Lumens and a contrast ratio of 1000:1 while reducing projector size, according to the company.

The projector weighs 3.9 kg and features a 1.7x optical zoom lens that can project a 100-inch image on a screen from 2.9 metres away. The projector can display true 16:9 720p HD broadcast images.

The Realis SX50 multimedia projector is available for a suggested manufacturer’s list price of $7,500.

SUSE offers Bluetooth support

SUSE LINUX Professional 9.2, from Novell, comes with installation media, documentation and technical support and is available for standard 32-bit PC processors as well as AMD Athlon 64 and Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology.

The software now offers Bluetooth wireless support, including automatic recognition of Bluetooth-enabled devices via the YaST central configuration and administration tool.

The suggested retail price of SUSE LINUX Professional 9.2 (which includes five CDs, two DVDs, user guide and administration guide and 90 days of installation support) is approximately $127. An update edition and a student edition of SUSE LINUX Professional 9.2 will also be available at the recommended retail price of approximately $85.

Tackle enterprise security threats

The next version of Trust Digital’s flagship software product, TRUST Enterprise Secure, adds a series of features to address the top concerns of enterprises adding personal mobile devices and smart phones their networks.

TRUST Enterprise Secure 4.0 feature improvements include: an enhanced administrative console interface; enhanced reporting capabilities for the mobile vulnerability and asset analysis tool; global administrative control over authorized mobile devices within an enterprise; updated encryption capabilities; and the ability to dynamically create and update mobile security policies each time a mobile device connects to the corporate network.

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