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Packeteer attached to Attachmate

Attachmate has announced a partnership with e-business company Packeteer which will see the integration of e-Vantage Web-to-host solutions with the latter's PacketShaper bandwidth management products. The combination of PacketShaper products and Attachmate's e-Vantage platform will enable increased performance of Attachmate's e-business solutions, by allowing Attachmate's customers to set and enforce host application Quality of Service bandwidth priorities through policy setting. Attachmate sources reveal that PacketShaper will eliminate the need for costly, dedicated SNA networks and minimise the need for expensive network upgrades by optimising existing bandwidth.

Security assistance

US companies will soon be able to access an information sharing and analysis centre (ISAC) built to anonymously receive, define, and alert its members of any security issues that cross its path. Spearheaded by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), the new centre, expected to debut in late July, will provide a venue for companies to deliver and access up-to-date information regarding security threats, attacks, services, software, and system vulnerabilities. The centre will be staffed with IT security experts, with companies each having one "point-of-contact" representative for the security ISAC.

SAN management

Veritas Software is set to announce Veritas SANPoint Control, the first fruit of the company's V3 technology initiative. Using V3 SAN Access Layer technology, SANPoint Control locates every storage utility on the SAN, regardless of vendor origin. Once the storage terrain is mapped, SANPoint Control gathers and virtually centralises each storage device, yielding a single point of management that provides drag-and-drop viewing of the entire virtual SAN, according to Jen Tisevich, a product line manager for SAN management tools at Veritas.

Network backup

CommVault Systems is introducing software that makes it easier for customers with mixed Windows NT, Windows 2000 and NetWare servers to back up and recover files. Galaxy Enterprise 2000 back-up and recovery software lets network professionals back up data by user rather than by machine and directory. A release of CommVault Galaxy Enterprise 2000 later this year will add support for Lotus Notes R5 and Domino servers and Network Appliance file servers. There are also plans to add additional network-attached storage support.

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