INDUSTRY WATCH

HP unveils server storage systemAs part of a new push into the data center environment with its "Wintel" product line Hewlett-Packard Co. this week is unveiling a high-end network server and a high-density storage system.

The NetServer LXr Pro based on Microsoft Corp.'s Windows NT comes with up to four 200 MHz Intel Pentium Pro processors and up to 64M of error-checking memory and 512K of cache. The new NetServer product - which features hot-swap redundant power supplies and fans - can be deployed with up to five servers in a single-rack enclosure.

The new NetServer Rack Storage/8 system - which also features redundant and hot-swap power supply and fans - comes with eight hot-swap drive bays with a total capacity of 72G of data. Using 5.25-inch disk drives the new storage system can be configured with up to 13 storage systems in a rack.

To support its push into mission-critical operations HP provides NetServer Assistant management software which provides a link to HP's OpenView Network Node Manager as well as Computer Associates International Inc.'s Unicenter and other management software. A uniprocessor NetServer LXr Pro with 128M of RAM is priced at $14 799.

BTG allies with TCSBTG Inc. and Trusted Computer Solutions Inc. have entered into a strategic alliance in which BTG will offer TCS products and services to military and intelligence customers.

TCS services and products will be immediately available on the Air Force's Integration for Command Control Communications Computers and Intelligence contract and the Defense Intelligence Agency's Systems Acquisition Support Services Software contract. BTG is a prime contractor on both.

TCS systems allow agencies to securely separate their data according to user-definable criteria such as need-to-know classification department or duties. The systems assign access permission to users based upon their clearance and provide access to appropriate data. One such TCS system the Ops/Intel Workstation which is operational at several Defense Department sites will be offered exclusively to the government on several of BTG's contracts.

EDS adds security gear to ULANA IIElectronic Data Systems Corp. has added the security products of Rockville Md.-based Axent Technologies Inc. to the Air Force's Unified Local-Area Network Architecture contract.

Axent's entire line of OmniGuard security products has been included on the contract which is open to the entire government. The OmniGuard family of software products are designed to protect information on distributed networks. The software monitors networks for unauthorized activity performs network vulnerability assessments and enables users to perform single-sign-on to.

In addition OmniGuard is designed to allow central security management across Internet and intranet applications for Unix Microsoft Corp.'s Windows 3.x Windows NT Windows 95 Novell Inc.'s NetWare and midrange systems.

DSN encryption hits GSA scheduleDigital Secured Networks Technology recently announced that its encryption product has been added to the General Services Administration schedule.

NetFortress was added to the GSA schedule held by Gaithersburg Md.-based Patriot Technologies Inc. Key federal government customers of Patriot include the State Justice and Energy departments. This is the first product that Tampa Fla.-based DSN has had offered via the GSA schedule.

NetFortress works by encrypting at the network layer with a unique key so that the only thing outside readers can read is the source and destination Internet Protocol address.

As a stand-alone box the size of a small desktop computer the product is designed to create a totally secure point-to-point encrypted transmission between the computer or LAN it protects and an outside network.v- Compiled by Heather Harreld John Moore and John Stein Monroe.

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