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FRAMINGHAM (01/21/2000) - Centralized Intruder Detection ToolTripwire Inc. in Portland, Ore., announced the release of its Tripwire Enterprise Control Manager, which lets systems administrators remotely manage and monitor corporate servers and workstations. The product enables target-based intrusion detection, damage assessment, recovery and policy compliance across mixed operating environments from a central location.

IBM Unveils RS/6000s

IBM this week will announce new low-end servers and workstations, with the introduction of its RS/6000 Model 270 and Model 170 Unix systems. The Model 270 is based on IBM's copper-based Power3 chip architecture. It will support as many as four processors, 8GB of RAM and 54.6GB of disk storage. The uniprocessor Model 170 system is based on the same chip and can handle 2GB of memory and 72GB of storage.

Internet Use Growing

NetRatings, the Internet measurement service from New York-based Nielsen Media Research Inc., has reported that the number of U.S.-based users who have Internet access at home increased 22.7% in 1999 over the previous year, to 119 million. In addition, the Internet gender gap narrowed, with more women going online.

Citrix Links to Unix

Citrix Systems Inc. in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is bringing its MetaFrame thin-client environment to Unix, allowing client systems that run the Citrix ICA protocol to access Windows, Unix and Java applications. A Solaris version will ship by the end of the quarter, with other Unix versions to follow.

Town Goes Dot-com

Online retailer Half.com Inc. struck a deal with a small Oregon town to rename itself. Halfway, Ore. will be known as Half.com for a year. In return, the Conshohocken, Pa., retailer will donate money and computers to the town's school system.

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