A number of companies have used the NetWorld+Interop in Atlanta to announce new services and products. Among them:
AT&T Corp. announced new offerings for its ATM service, including bolstered network monitoring, inverse multiplexing and high-bandwidth private lines.
Free to customers is end-to-end network monitoring using Visual Networks' Analysis Service Element.
AT&T's Inverse Multiplexing of ATM will let customers add to bandwidth incrementally. The company is pitching this to users of its Frame Relay to ATM Internetworking service and to customers seeking to move their frame relay speeds above T1. The service is slated for limited introduction in the first quarter of 1999.
AT&T also announced SONET OC12 (622M bits per second) private-line service in 41 cities.
AT&T Web site is at http://www.att.com/.
Trend Micro announced software for blocking spam from corporate networks.
eManager can scan both incoming and outgoing e-mail for particular keywords, domains and e-mail addresses and block or archive messages that meet criteria set by an administrator. The software can also delay the forwarding of messages with large attachments until off-peak hours.
eManager is offered initially as an add-on to the company's InterScan virus software. Pricing starts at US$181.25 for a 25-user license -- in addition to the cost of a similar InterScan license.
Trend Micro Web site: http://www.antivirus.com/.
Equant Network Services announced a global managed voice over frame relay service.
iVAD, based on the Cisco 3810 router, is available in 40 countries. Equant said it plans a similar IP-based service.
Equant Web site: http://www.equant.com/.
Lieberman and Associates said it is shipping software to migrate LAN Server machines to Windows NT.
The LAN Server to NT Migration Wizard moves users, passwords, home directories, groups, aliases and permissions. Migration time is about 4 seconds per user, the company said.
Download trial version: http://www.lanicu.com/.
Edge Technologies has upgraded its Java-based management console to support SSL encryption and graphing of HP OpenView data.
Edge N-Vision, Version 3.0 lets administrators call up real-time network status and configuration data via a Java-capable Web browser.
Edge also announced a version for HP's IT/Operations platform.
Digi International unwrapped its NetBlazer 8500 voice-over-IP gateway.
More details: http://www.itk.com/us/voip/nb8500.html/.
FlowWise Networks announced a plug-in accelerator for Cisco routers. The company claims its RA 7000 can boost the performance of a Cisco 7000 or 7500 router as much as tenfold. It works in part by offloading IP traffic from the router onto its own ASIC-based packet processor.
FlowWise Web site: http://www.flowwise.com/.
Netrex has announced a managed security service. E-Patrol uses CheckPoint's FireWall-1 suite to provide security for companies that want to let somebody else worry about security. Components include firewall, attack recognition and response and VPN services. The service also features Web content filtering, traffic management and virus screening, as well as IP address mapping.
Netrex Web site: http://www.netrex.com/.