New Products

64-Bit PCI-Wide/Ultra160 SCSI, ClusterWorX v1.2 and more.
Gateway Guardian

Gateway Guardian offers an affordable, advanced security software solution. The Linux-based firewall products are available in Personal and VPN editions, designed to protect networked computers with a quick software install on a PC, and also in a Professional edition.

Contact: NetMaster Networking Solutions, Inc., 46165 Yale Rd., #317, Chilliwack, BC V2P 2P2, Canada, 888-335-3638 (toll-free), 604-792-0911 (fax),,

NETspider-U PCI 128K ISDN Card

Traverse Technologies released the NETspider-U ISDN card for Linux. The NETspider is a fully integrated internal modem card providing high-speed ISDN access to the Internet, intranets and on-line services. It eliminates the need for an external ISDN router/modem, and allows a Linux machine to be a router/firewall/gateway with connectivity at 64, 128 or 256KBps. Benefits are its fast and efficient HTML sessions; downloads and file transfers supporting PPP, ML-PPP and RAW IP protocols; support of the US NI-1 ISDN switch protocol; easy installation and low cost. NI-1 HiSax drivers are available for Linux 2.0.36 and 2.2.x kernels.

Contact: Traverse Technologies, 652 Smith St., Clifton Hill, Victoria 3068, Australia, +61-3-9486-7775, +61-3-9482-7754 (fax),,

BestAcct Accounting Software

BestAcct is a suite of corporate business accounting programs, designed exclusively for the Linux desktop. BestAcct meets rigorous financial accounting standards and includes the following modules: General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, One-Step Check-Writer and Sales Invoicing/Receipts. A free evaluation copy of the programs may be downloaded from the web site.

Contact: Proven Software, Inc.,

qCF for Linux

Quadron's qCF for Linux is a software development toolkit for ARTIC communication cards installed in Linux servers or workstations. It enables users to create an exact solution for their communication requirements. They can run async, bisync, HDLC or custom variations on a Linux/ARTIC system. The ARTIC card has its own on-board processor, making it a dedicated programmable communications computer that resides within the Linux computer system. The toolkit comes with a real-time analysis tool for debugging and gathering performance data, as well as communication statistics gathering facilities for error detection and correction. Three PCI-bus ARTIC cards are available for qCF for Linux: ARTIC186 8-Port PCI Adapter, ARTIC186 Model II ISA/PCI Adapter and ARTIC X.25 ISA/PCI Adapter.

Contact: Quadron Corporation, 209 East Victoria St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101, 805-966-6424, 805-966-7630 (fax),,

SMP for PowerPC

Synergy Microsystems announced support for Linux with Symmetric Multiprocessing (SMP) on all its PowerPC-based multiprocessor boards. This is the first release of Linux SMP for VME and CompactPCI PowerPC boards and includes Yellow Dog Linux Champion Server 1.2. Linux SMP runs on all of Synergy's multiprocessor PowerPC G3/G4 boards, including the dual-CPU VGM5 and quad-CPU VSS4 for VME, and the dual-CPU KGM5 for CompactPCI. The OS is fully compatible with the Synergy Scientific Subroutine Library (SSSL).

Contact: Synergy Microsystems, Inc., 9605 Scranton Rd. Ste. 700, San Diego, CA 92121, 888-479-6374 (toll-free), 858-452-0060 (fax),,


tRAID provides users with a scalable and robust enterprise-class storage solution at an open-systems price. The BigStorage tRAID can be configured to hold over two terabytes of usable storage per subsystem, and it can chain two additional 3U JBOD units to the controller unit. Available in both UltraSCSI and FibreChannel versions, the tRAID offers reliability with top-notch controller design, hot-swap SCA drives and power supplies, and high-airflow layout. The tRAID is backed by BigStorage's 24/7 Live Response customer support system to guarantee maximum client uptime.

Contact: BigStorage Inc., 19 Heron St., San Francisco, CA 94103, 800-846-3789 (toll-free), 415-252-1521 (fax),,