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This week, we look at PoliVec Solution Suite, St. Bernard iPrism 3.2, Agere Systems Orinoco Wireless LAN Manager and AppForge MobileVB.

PoliVec Solution Suite

>> Security-policy-automater PoliVec has added the final component to its PoliVec Solution Suite, which helps organizations establish, maintain and monitor security policies. PoliVec Enforcer works in conjunction with the PoliVec Builder authoring tool and the PoliVec Scanner auditing tool. The Enforcer monitors a network, including all systems running on it, searching for configurations that violate the group's security policy. It also notifies administrators of the violations via desktop console alarm, e-mail or pager. $50,000. PoliVec, (719) 599-9605; fax (719) 599-9615. www.polivec.com


St. Bernard iPrism 3.2
>>St. Bernard has improved its Internet monitoring solution, iPrism, in version 3.2. In addition to offering flexible options for access monitoring and filtering by time, iPrism 3.2 lets access be assigned to different users depending on their Microsoft Windows NT groups. Also, iPrism now supports SSL/HTTPS for enhanced authentication, sends real-time e-mail alerts of violations or bandwidth shortages, and provides management capabilities for multiple iPrisms. Daily database and software updates are made automatically. IPrism 3.2 can be managed remotely via any browser. Starts at $2,195 (hardware only). St. Bernard, (800) 782-3762, (858) 676-2277; fax (858) 676-2299. www.stbernard.com


Agere Systems Orinoco Wireless LAN Manager
>> Agere Systems has released its new Orinoco software product line, Wireless LAN Manager. Designed to manage any access point that uses Agere technology, Wireless LAN Manager lets administrators manage any number of wireless LAN access points remotely. Built-in group management lets admins configure access points individually or in groups for management, monitoring and reporting purposes. In addition, Wireless LAN Manager works with HP OpenView to provide a topographical view and real-time network monitoring. Starts at $899 for 50 access points. Agere Systems Orinoco, (866) ORiNOCO; fax (508) 424-371. www.orinocowireless.com


AppForge MobileVB

>> AppForge has compiled all editions of its AppForge Professional Edition Combo Pack into a single product called MobileVB. MobileVB supports all available handheld platforms, including Palm, PocketPC and Symbian. The addition of Symbian support means Nokia 9200 series users can create applications using Microsoft Visual Basic from their phones. $899. AppForge, (678) 686-9400; fax (678) 686-9099. www.appforge.com

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