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IBM TotalStorage Open Software Family, Sana Attack Shield WS, GoodLink 3.7, and Information Builders WebFocus 5.3

IBM Refreshes Storage Software Lineup
On the heels of releasing new storage hardware, IBM on Monday will detail upgrades to its TotalStorage Open Software Family with new storage virtualization and infrastructure management features. IBM TotalStorage SAN Files System now supports cross-platform, virtualized data sharing across Unix, Linux, and Windows environments. IBM TotalStorage SAN Volume Controller has been given a performance boost and expanded interoperability. The IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center now integrates directly with Tivoli Storage Manager, allowing users to set policies automatically triggering backup or archive activities. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager can now share policies across multiple servers, providing additional application support for e-mail, database, enterprise resource planning, and hierarchical storage management. The new products will be available in the fourth quarter.
TotalStorage Open Software Family, IBM

Sana to Secure Core Windows Services
Sana Security on Monday will introduce a new family of products, dubbed Attack Shield, with the unveiling of Attack Shield WS. The WS stands for worm suppression, and Sana designed the software to protect pieces that anti-virus products do not, namely core Windows services that are susceptible to memory-based worms. The company claims those worms account for approximately 60 percent of attacks against its customers. Attack Shield WS starts at $9.95 per machine; volume pricing is available.
Attack Shield WS, Sana Security

Good Delivers Wi-Fi, Links With Pocket PC Devices
Wireless enterprise messaging software vendor Good Technology last week announced it is adding Wi-Fi connectivity to its GoodLink 3.7 messaging platform. It also plans to add native Microsoft Outlook functionality and management capabilities, including Calendar Week View, Preview Pane For Email, and Flag For Follow Up. GoodLink is now available on two Pocket PC smartphones, the HP iPAQ h6315 and the Samsung i700. Annual subscription is $330 per user.
GoodLink 3.7, Good Technology

Information Builders Broadens BI
Everyone seems to want to take business intelligence to the next level, whether that means making it actionable, operational, or BI for the masses. Information Builders this month released WebFocus 5.3 with an eye toward the operational. WebFocus 5.3 brings what the company called "visual business intelligence," which enables users to view data in an interactive and three-dimensional approach. The product also supports ad hoc reports, assisted graph generation, and quick query.
WebFocus 5.3, Information Builders