Quick Takes

We look at: Alcatel e-Reflexes and WebSoftphone; Symark Software PowerBroker 3.0; Stalker Software CommuniGate Pro Groupware; SurfControl E-Mail Filter 4.5

November 12, 2002

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Alcatel e-Reflexes and WebSoftPhone
Alcatel continues to promote enterprisewide IP telephony with the release of three e-Reflexes IP telephones and its WebSoftphone. The 4035, 4020 and 4010 e-Reflexes phones come with up to 24 fixed programmable keys and dial-by-name capabilities. The 4035 also provides text-message access and call-handling features. The WebSoftphone, for telecommuters and mobile workers, provides advanced dialing capabilities and voicemail access over the Internet. It is not tied to any OS and does not require a browser or plug-ins. IP phones start at $285. Free upgrade to WebSoftphone for 4980 SoftPhone users. Alcatel Internetworking, (800) 995-2612, (818) 880-3500. www.ind.alcatel.com

Symark software PowerBroker 3.0
Unix security software developer Symark Software has enhanced its PowerBroker offering in version 3.0. PowerBroker eliminates the inherent security risk in Unix--root access no longer must be given to anyone making administrative changes. This unique software lets you define user groups and control access granularly. Third-party access via CRM or ERP applications also is limited and report logs of all network requests are available. Version 3.0 adds support for IBM AIX 5, Sun Solaris 9, Debian Linus and IBM S390 Linux platforms. PowerBroker 3.0 supports the use of digital signatures, certificates and SSL encryption and is compatible with networks using SSL-based PKI. $30,000 for 25 host licenses (average price). Symark Software, (800) 234-9072, (818) 575-4000. www.symark.com

Stalker Software Communigate Pro Groupware

Stalker Software has enhanced its e-mail server, CommuniGate Pro, adding a drop-in replacement for Microsoft Exchange, CommuniGate Pro Groupware. CommuniGatePro Groupware runs on multiple platforms, is scalable and offers low maintenance costs and license fees. CommuniGate Pro Groupware stays connected to the CommuniGate Pro server, which can manage up to 50,000 users. Contact company for pricing. Stalker Software, (800) 262-4722, (415) 383-7164. www.stalker.com

SurfControl E-Mail Filter 4.5
SurfControl has introduced version 4.5 of its SurfControl E-mail Filter, adding McAfee's SDK as part of its new Anti-Virus Agent. Virus scanning, cleaning and blocking are supplemented by frequent virus updates. The Anti-Spam Agent uses digital signature filtering to manage spam by text and file types, and enhanced spam control is handled by reverse DNS lookup, HTML stripping and content filtering. Starts at $18 per user for 500 users. SurfControl, (800) 368-3366. www.surfcontrol.com

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