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Organizations concerned with Windows software-license compliance should check out NetRAT's latest tool for analyzing Microsoft network devices without the use of agents. Comparative scans let you analyze differences in configurations and detect unauthorized devices. NetRAT also can reveal unauthorized bandwidth-hogging programs, such as music-sharing and streaming-media files. $4,995 to $14,995. NetRAT Software, (877) 530-1808.


Users of ViewCentral's CMS (Collaboration Management Solutions) may find the vendor's latest offering helpful in managing prerecorded marketing and training events. The product assists event managers with attendance tracking, registration, payment, scheduling, Web and audioconferencing, evaluations, reporting and analysis, and makes it easier to replay content for multiple audiences. Starts at $25,000. ViewCentral, (650) 934-8300.


Broadband access solutions provider ZyXel has announced its latest addition to the ZyWall family of firewall/VPN router products. The ZyWall 70 Internet-security appliance offers protection for networks of up to 500 users, providing a firewall, VPN, content filtering, dual WAN ports, auto failover and failback, and bandwidth management in a single box. Powered by ZyXel's ZyNOS operating system and ICSA-certified for both IPsec and Firewall, the product is well-suited for small-to-midsize businesses. $1,349. ZyXel Communications Corp., (800) 255-4101, (714) 632-0882.