palmOneUpgrades Treo With Faster Chip, Better Display
With more than 600,000 units shipped, the Treo 600 is one of the big smartphone success stories. Last week, palmOne introduced the follow-on Treo 650 with a higher resolution 320-by-320-pixel TFT screen, which the company claims increases the visible area of the display and makes pictures and documents much clearer. The 650 also carries a removable battery; 32MB of flash memory, and a faster 312MHz, Intel XScale processor. Improved multimedia features include a built-in MP3 player, a digital camera with improved low-light capabilities, as well as video capture and playback functionality. Products are expected to ship by year’s end from some carriers who will add their own services, and will be priced at about $499.
Treo 650, palmOne
Anti-Spam Spiced With Sender ID
Enterprise ISP Internet Power and Light (ILAP) will make available Nov. 1 the latest version of its anti-spam service, iPermitMail, which will include Sender ID e-mail authentication technology. iPermitMail is ILAP’s anti-spam firewall service. Sender ID is an industry initiative led by Microsoft that seeks to authenticate e-mail sources to ensure they are legitimate. iPermitMail with Sender ID will be available at $3.75 per user per month and downloadable at ipermitmail.com.
iPermitMail, Internet Power and Light
NetProTroubleshoots Active Directory
NetPro Computing last week rolled out DirectoryTroubleshooter 4.0, a tool for automated troubleshooting of Active Directory installments. DirectoryTroubleshooter 4.0 gains a set of new features including custom report capabilities for creating unique tasks; real-time domain controller diagnostics and repair through a graphical interface; performance health metrics for benchmarking; and Active Directory environment analysis for on-the-spot health checks. In addition, the user interface leverages the .Net platform.
DirectoryTroubleshooter 4.0, NetPro
St. Bernard Unleashes Security Tool
St. Bernard Software this week introduced a vulnerability management product dubbed SecurityExpert. SecurityExpert lets system administrators assess settings; create, manage, and enforce security policies; and generate reports on results. The offering uses a policy-based approach that presents security settings in templates that include third-party expert recommendations that can be used to create policy settings. The iteration contains more than 17,000 expert opinions on about 7,000 system security settings.
Security Expert, St. Bernard Software