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Novell releases ZENworks 7 Linux Management, McAfee protects SMBs, nLayers  updates InSight , and ADIC interoperates with Hewlett-Packard, Red Hat

Novell extends lifecycle management for Linux

Novell this month took the wraps off its Linux management system, with an emphasis on lifecycle-management capabilities. Intended to lower the overall costs of an IT operation, ZENworks 7 Linux Management taps policy-based automation to deploy and centrally manage Linux-based resources. Version 7.0 works with Suse Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Linux and features new imaging, configuration lockdown, remote management, inventory, and software-management capabilities. Novell has integrated the product’s management features in with its Linux Desktop and Suse Linux Enterprise Server 9 products. Another new capability allows IT workers to use Web-based administration through the product’s Control Center, a task-oriented management console for deploying, managing, and maintaining Linux systems.

ZENworks 7 Linux Management, Novell

McAfee ProtectionPilot boosts SMB security management

McAfee last week announced a new release of ProtectionPilot 1.1, a tool to help SMBs deploy and manage threat protection from a central location. McAfee ProtectionPilot, available as part of McAfee’s SMB Editions anti-virus applications suite, will now include support for McAfee Anti-Spyware Enterprise, which protects against adware, spyware, key loggers, cookies, and remote-control programs.

ProtectionPilot 1.1, McAfee

nLayersissues InSight 3.0

nLayers on Monday released an update to its InSight product that provides a big picture view of application infrastructure. Version 3.0 features support for a federated CMDB (configuration management database), integration with Hewlett-Packard OpenView and IBM Tivoli, enhanced monitoring schema, and improved analytics.

InSight 3.0, nLayers

ADIC integrates with HP, Red Hat

ADIC earlier this month started shipping the latest version of its StorNext policy-based data-management software, which helps organizations store, access, and protect digital assets across multiple storage devices and operating systems. Version 2.5 of the software expands support for operating systems and storage devices. New to this version is interoperability with several Hewlett-Packard offerings, including support for the HP-UX 11i v2 operating system, support for HP ESL 712e automated tape-libraries, and HP SecurePath in HP-UX 11i environments. The new StorNext 2.5 release, available now, also includes support for StorageTek SL8500 tape libraries, Red Hat Linux and Silicon Graphics’ IRIX operating systems, as well as Engenio storage systems.

StorNext 2.5, ADIC