Seagate updates Maxtor DiamondMax line


Seagate updates Maxtor line 

Seagate Technology announced the availability of Maxtor-branded desktop and notebook PC hard drives, the Maxtor DiamondMax desktop and MobileMax notebook disc drives.

Seagate is refreshing Maxtor’s line of DiamondMax 3.5-inch desktop hard drives and introducing the MobileMax 2.5-inch line for notebook PCs. DiamondMax drives initially will be offered in capacities up to 320GB and with mainstream features, cache sizes, and performance.

MobileMax drives will feature capacities up to 80GB and a 5400-RPM spin speed to support mainstream laptop and white book applications.

The Maxtor drives come with a three-year warranty, while the Seagate-branded hard drives offered through the channel, including Barracuda and Momentus drives, will continue to carry an industry-leading five-year warranty.

Adaptec adds three to storage system line

Adaptec, Inc. introduced three network storage systems, the Snap Server 110, 210 and 410, that provide capacity from 160GB to 2TB in compact desktop or rackmount formats and leverage the GuardianOS operating system – the same software platform that runs on the midrange Snap Server product line. 

Combined with the midrange Snap Server product line or used on a standalone basis, the Snap Server 110, 210 and 410 are designed to allow companies to quickly deploy a centrally managed network storage solution that distributes enterprise-class data management and protection services throughout an organization.

The Snap Server 110, 210 and 410 (640GB) are currently shipping and available. The Snap Server 410 in configurations of 1TB and 2TB will be available by the end of the year.  Pricing for the Snap Server 110 (160GB, 250GB or 500 GB) starts at US$549, US$649 and US$949 respectively while the Snap Server 210 (500GB or 1TB SATA configurations) starts at US$1,149 and US$1,899 respectively.  The Snap Server 410 (640GB, 1TB or 2TB configurations) starts at US$1,995, US$2,495 and US$3,495 respectively.  


Sophos adds intrusion prevention at endpoint to software package

Sophos announced the availability of its Host Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS), which proactively identifies and blocks programs that behave suspiciously before they execute.  Sophos’s Behavioral Genotype protection technology, which has been fully integrated into all of Sophos’s anti-virus solutions, can detect unknown spyware and malware without a false positive problem and without the need to install any additional software, the company said.   

Sophos’s Behavioral Genotype protection technology has been developed by SophosLabs, the company’s global network of research and development centres. Unlike competing products, which monitor running code and intercept suspicious behavior once it has occurred, Sophos’s HIPS technology completely prevents malware from executing, identifying it at the gateway on fileservers and at the endpoint, the company said.

The HIPS technology uses the existing Sophos scanning engine, which is present in all versions of Sophos endpoint, server and gateway products. With this integration, companies have the tools to combat the problem of unknown malware for no extra charge, Sophos added.


Canon unleashes Colour imageRunner series

Canon Canada introduced the Color imageRunner C5180 Series. Based on four-drum technology, the Color imageRunner C5180/C4580/C4080 Series delivers speeds of up to 51/45/40 pages-per-minute (ppm), based on letter-sized documents, respectively, for black-and-white output and up to 51/40/36 ppm, based on letter-sized documents, respectively, for colour output. 

The Color imageRunner C5180/C4580/C4080 models come standard with a 100-sheet duplexing automatic document feeder (DADF), which can handle multi-page originals at speeds up to 70 images-per-minute (ipm). The new models include Color Universal Send for scanning and sending documents directly from the Color imageRunner device, and laser scanner technology to deliver up to 1,200 X 1,200 dots-per-inch (dpi) printing resolution. In addition, several options are available for these devices, including high-capacity finishers and hole punch capabilities, and robust security and device management functionality.  These Color imageRunner models will be the first series to offer support for Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) protocol, an emerging industry standard for collaborative access and management of documents via Web servers.

The Canon Color imageRunner Series enables users to distribute scanned data to a variety of destinations including document management systems, such as Canon imageWare Document Manager, in one step.  The Color imageRunner Series is also available with enhanced Universal Send features, which includes functionality like Trace & Smooth for increasing the quality of scanned text images in compressed PDFs and Digital Signatures for adding a digital signature to a PDF.

Other capabilities include Department ID for up to 1,000 departments, Single Sign On (SSO) and Simple Device Log-in (SDL) authentication, Secure Watermark capability, Encrypted Secured Print, Canon’s Remote UI and Canon’s imageWare Enterprise Management Console. 

The new Color imageRunner C5180 Series is available for shipping today, while all other models will be available later this year through authorized Canon Canada dealers, including Canon Business Solutions locations. 

Ipanema rolls out branch office appliance

Ipanema Technologies launched its new dedicated branch office appliance: IPE 5. 

IPE 5 is a WAN optimization device for branch offices with ADSL/SDSL accesses. It can handle ADSL lines up to 20 Mbps download, 1 Mbps upload and SDSL line up – to 8Mbps download and upload. The IPE 5 supports the many WAN optimization mechanisms delivered through the Ipanema System, including dynamic bandwidth allocation, smart packet forwarding, compression and TCP acceleration optimizing TCP and UDP flows. In addition, the device collects the most precise application performance metrics including Mean Opinion Score for VoIP.

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