Products of the Week

Our round-up of intriguing new products from Nortel, Adtran, Trend Micro among others.

Products of the Week

Our round-up of intriguing new products from Nortel, Adtran, Trend Micro among others.

Nortel's Virtual Services Platform 9000

Key features: Nortel's "next-generation" data center aggregation and large enterprise core switch. The VSP 9000 supports up to 240 10Gbps Ethernet ports per rack with room for three chassis per rack. Designed to scale up to a 27Tbps switching architecture in a single chassis or over 100Tbps in a quad switch-cluster architecture. IPv4 forwarding rate is 970Mpps per system. The VSP 9000 chassis provides 10 I/O slots for three module types: 24-port 10GE SFP+, 48-port 1GE SFP and 48-port 10/100/1000. More info.

Adtran's NetVanta 1544 series switches

Key features: Adtran's entry into Layer 3 gigabit switching. Twenty-eight port edge aggregation switches for the SMB and education markets, among others. Available in copper, PoE and fiber versions. Feature four 2.5Gbps uplinks for clustering. Feature QoS, 802.1X, port security, RIP, OSPF, BGP, RADIUS/TACACS and a Wi-Fi access controller. More info.

Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security 6.0

Key features: URL filtering helps maintain business productivity and adds protection against Web threats by proactively blocking inappropriate, risky or non-business related Web sites. Users can configure filter strength, rules, and business/leisure hours. Smart Protection Network -Powered Smart Scan provides more effective protection than typical conventional antivirus. Smart Scan scans faster, and updates quicker to detect and remove the increasing number of threats, while minimizing the performance impact to protected computers. There is also a Worry-Free Business Security Advanced that  costs $62.02 with volume discounts available.

PGP Endpoint Application Control

Key features: Windows-based policy-control software can be used to control application use on desktops and servers by "whitelisting" allowed applications. More info.

Smith Micro Software's CheckIt® 2 System Performance Suite

Key features: Combines five top Macintosh utilities into a single package that includes TechTool Platinum, Spring Cleaning10, EMC® Retrospect Express, ExecutiveSync and StuffIt Standard. Together these applications provide Mac enthusiasts with a simple, affordable solution to ensure their Macs are running flawlessly at all times. Further pricing info: Registered users of the original CheckIt System Performance Suite can upgrade for $39.99. More info.

eTelemetry's Metron 2.1

Key features: Cloud Services Accounting feature shows which departments are using which cloud services and monitors the associated bandwidth for optimal Internet connectivity. Further pricing information: About $15,000 for 1U appliance with 500 users; and about $25,000 for 2U appliance with 2,000 users. More info.

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ASG's BSP Enterprise Performance Management

Key features: Monitors the entire network, including devices, servers, TCP/IP and middleware for IBM WebSphere MQ; aggregates data and presents key metrics from diverse technologies in a unified dashboard; and provides detailed analysis of Web-based applications and infrastructures. More info.

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