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We take sneek peeks at Foundry Networks 10 Gigabit Ethernet Module, Compuware Vantage 8.5, Information Builders WebFocus 5 and FatPipe MPVPN 3.0.

Foundry Networks 10 Gigabit Ethernet Module
Foundry Networks has introduced a 10 Gigabit Ethernet Module that offers the first two-port 10 Gig card. Using Xenpak-based optical transceivers, the new module lets users of Foundry's BigIron, NetIron and other products upgrade to double-density 10 Gig Ethernet connectivity via a single slot. In addition, the two-port module brings wire speed to 10 Gig Ethernet ring topologies and speeds failover for WAN and LAN environments, whether connected to the campus or accessed via broadband. Available: March. Starts at $60,995. Foundry Networks, (888) TURBOLAN, (408) 586-1700.

Compuware Vantage 8.5
Compuware Corp. has added a Web interface to Vantage, its application-management suite, to allow for on-the-fly management of enterprise applications. Custom reports created in VantageView send information to readers on a

need-to-know basis. Reports can be scheduled for display in a static snapshot, though administrators have access to previews at any time. The suite is managed from ServerView, which allows for all databases to be controlled from one console. Starts at $19,000.

Compuware Corp. (800) COMPUWARE, (248) 737-7300.

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