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Rack- and tower-mountable UPSs; WLAN Management; SIP-based Firewalls


Centralized WLAN management is at the core of Wavelink's latest Mobile Manager product. With support for Symbol Wireless Switch WS 5000, Wavelink 5.7 allows management and support of large-scale wireless switch-based networks (for more on Symbol's tack in the wireless switch market, see NETWORK COMPUTING's Mobile Observer Newsletter, mobile_archive_021804.html). The software also offers monitoring, site survey tools and support for rogue AP detection. Mobile Manager standard edition starts at $1,500, with 25 access-point management licenses; $90, each additional AP license. Wavelink Corp., (888) 697-9283, (425) 823-0111.

Ingate Systems has improved the software for both its SIP-based firewalls and its SIParator devices that facilitate SIP communications through the firewall. Version 3.3.1 includes support for Microsoft Office Live Communications Servers for real-time communications, giving users access to the server whether they're inside or outside the firewall. Ingate also can set up multiple admin accounts, making it possible to assign individuals unique rights. Free software upgrade. Ingate Systems, (603) 883-6569.

QLogic touts the SANbox 5200 as the first 10-Gb Fibre Channel stackable switch for storage area networks. The SANbox switch can scale up to 64 ports without losing a port to interswitch links, which should help lower the cost of building switched networks. Wizards make the SANbox easy to set up and use. Starts at $5,795. QLogic Corp., (800) 662-4471, (949) 389-6000.

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