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Sand/DNA digs into compressed data, Vontu 6.0 stems data loss, Cittio WatchTower 2.5 eyes the network, HP accelerates ProCurve edge switches

Sand/DNA Digs Into Compressed Data

Sand Technology this week updated its DNA (Dynamic Nearline Architecture) data management technology, which compresses data to about 10 percent of its original size and allows the stored data to be searched without being decompressed. Sand is integrating its Sand/DNA Analytics analytic data repository with its Sand/DNA Access storage archival product, and adding new features to both offerings. The integration allows end-users to pull information transparently from DNA Access and load it into DNA Analytics using standard business intelligence tools. This removes much of the time spent on data modeling, according to Sand officials. Sand also introduced Sand/DNA for SAP Business Warehouse, which allows users to move, store, and access highly compressed data from a nearline data repository.

Sand/DNA Access and Analytics, Sand Technology Vontu 6.0 Stems Data Loss

Vontu next month will ship Version 6.0 of its data loss prevention product. The new edition extends monitoring and blocking to FTP transmissions and HTTPS streams, the latter via integration with Blue Coat’s Web proxy server appliance. Vontu 6.0 also brings enforcement to Vontu Discover (, allowing you to quarantine or delete automatically sensitive files found on servers and desktop systems, and it leverages a new detection technique and directory information to enable fine-tuning of policies for specific groups of employees. Vontu 6.0 will be generally available March 31. Pricing starts at $100,000.

Vontu 6.0, Vontu

Cittio WatchTower 2.5 Eyes Network
Cittio has announced the newest release of its WatchTower network monitoring and operations software. Version 2.5 enables IT managers to create and monitor asset categories, making it easy to assess the performance of business systems such as CRM or e-commerce. Version 2.5 also features customizable interactive dashboards, agentless asset discovery, content integration with Safari Books Online, and a new network test and polling tool.
WatchTower 2.5, Cittio

HP Accelerates ProCurve Edge Switches
Hewlett-Packard has unveiled new ProCurve switches, including ProCurve 5400 chassis and ProCurve 3500 stackable edge switches based on a fourth-generation ProVision ASIC. The 5400 chassis comes in 6-slot and 12-slot versions and includes bundles of 48 and 96 Gigabit PoE (Power over Ethernet) ports, respectively. The 3500 1U stackable comes in 24-port and 48-port configurations, also with integrated Gigabit PoE. Both models support optional 10 Gigabit uplinks.
HP ProCurve 5400 and 3500, Hewlett-Packard