Lockdown

DeviceLock gives network administrators control over which users can access what devices -- floppies, serial and parallel ports, Magneto-Optical disks, CD-ROMs, USB and FireWire ports, ZIP drives, etc. -- on a local computer. DeviceLock enhances access control for Windows system administrators, and can protect network and local computers against viruses, trojans and other malicious programs often injected from removable disks. Network administrators also can use DeviceLock to flush a storage device's buffers. A remote control is available.

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Nose For News

Reinacker & Associates Inc. released NewsGator 1.2, a news aggregator for Microsoft Outlook. NewsGator retrieves news from news sites, Weblogs and other sources that support the RSS format, and integrates news items into Outlook folders. Users can post items to their own Weblogs directly from Outlook via external plug-ins for Weblog publishing tools. Users can reply to news authors via e-mail or instant messenger, post a mailing list item directly to their Weblog, or save a news post to an Exchange public folder.

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Speedy Scanning

The Kodak i80 Scanner captures both sides of a bitonal or color document in a single pass. Documents, photos and color graphics can be processed at speeds up to 35 pages per minute (ppm), with a true duplex speed of 70 images per minute (ipm). Color images are captured at 20 ppm and 20 ipm at 150 dpi. De-skew and auto crop features work with dark and light document backgrounds for better scans and optical character recognition read rates. The document feeder handles up to 75 sheets at once, in various sizes and weights, eliminating the need for presorting.

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VoIP Evaluation Tool

The Alcatel Assessment for VoIP Solution (AVISO) assesses the VoIP readiness of enterprise networks. Designed around a PC-based server and Alcatel's e-Reflexes IP phones, AVISO provides quality of service information through "QoS tickets," which are generated at the end of each call and logged in a detailed report enabling an accurate network analysis. AVISO is platform-agnostic and supports multivendor voice and data networks. AVISO lets users constantly monitor VoIP performance. Users also can perform on-the-spot analyses to quickly identify problems.

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Miriam Jones  |  Chief Copy Editor