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by Staff

In brief: NetScout offers up new ATM probe

Sep 22, 20032 mins
Enterprise Applications

Plus: Microsoft releases final code for Windows Small Business Server 2003; Nokia adds anti-spam and Web filtering to its ‘Net gateway.

NetScout this week will make available a new two-port ATM monitoring probe that lets customers monitor redundant WAN links or one WAN link and LAN performance with the same tool.

The nGenius Two ATM Probe 9150/9160 provides simultaneous monitoring of two separate or two redundant wide-area T-3/E-3 ATM circuits and options for monitoring Fast Ethernet LAN traffic alongside ATM WAN traffic. Customers also can add an nGenius Flow Director blade to the 1U probe to monitor Fast Ethernet switches or inter-switch links. Pricing starts at $24,000.

Microsoft last week released the final code of its Windows Small Business Server 2003, a server that integrates the Windows operating system with e-mail, fax, database and security services. The server, which is slated for general availability next month, will ship in standard and premium editions. The standard edition includes Windows Server 2003 and Exchange Server 2003. It also has Windows SharePoint Services for team collaboration and Microsoft Shared Fax Service. The premium edition adds SQL Server 2000, Internet Security and Acceleration Server, and Office FrontPage 2003 for designing Web sites.

Nokia is adding anti-spam and Web-filtering capabilities to its Message Protector appliance, which acts as an anti-virus gateway for Internet traffic. Nokia, which relies on technology partnerships for Message Protector, has licensed the Postini Anti-Spam Engine and the Elron Web-filtering technology for inclusion in Nokia Message Protector Version 1.3.

It is expected to ship next month at a starting price of $36,000.