Today in Products: Sierra Wireless adds new card to AirCard line


Sierra Wireless introduces AirCard 875
Sierra Wireless released the AirCard 875 card, a wireless WAN card for HSDPA networks. The AirCard 875 offers worldwide roaming, with tri-band HSDPA/UMTS and quad-band Class 12 EDGE/GPRS connectivity.

The card is compatible with all GSM frequencies used worldwide and comes with a fixed antenna, which supports peak data rates of up to 3.6 Mbps on HSDPA networks and is upgradeable to support future network upgrades providing peak data rates of up to 7.2 Mbps.

The AirCard 875 supports HSDPA and UMTS on the 2100, 1900, and 850 MHz frequency bands, plus EDGE and GPRS on the 1900, 1800, 900, and 850 MHz bands.


Xandros releases 64-bit Xandros Server
Xandros announced that its Xandros Server line now supports 64-bit processors from Intel and AMD.

Xandros Server is a Linux server, built on top of Debian Linux and provides a Managed Community architechure with workflow automation through the GUI Xandros Management Console (xMC). It is compatible with any existing Windows domain and networking infrastructure, offering a plug-and-play replacement to Windows servers.

Xandros Server 1.0 Standard Edition 64-bit is available for purchase and download from the company’s site and has a suggested retail price of US$449.99.


Winternals releases Protection Manager Windows security solution
Winternals Software announced the release of Protection Manager security solution, which features a combination of unauthorized application execution prevention, merged with a least privilege user environment.

Protection Manager is a proactive Windows enterprise security solution that enables organizations to safeguard servers, desktops and notebooks from unauthorized external and internal influences. It monitors and intercepts all applications prior to execution and then blocks or permits each application based on centrally-configured rules, while adjusting security privileges as needed. Users who must run as local administrators can reduce the risk of high-exposure applications by running those applications with limited user privileges. Users who run as limited users can still run legacy applications that require administrative rights by having Protection Manager elevate the permissions of the specific application. This capability stops current and future malicious software attacks and prevents harmful applications from being unintentionally installed by users.

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