FRAMINGHAM (05/04/2000) - OpenReach Inc. this summer will offer a remote network management service to give small and midsize companies easier access to broadband IP networks. Customers can download a 1.4M bit application that provides routing, a firewall and virtual private networking. On the back end, OpenReach serves as a certificate authority and runs a network operations center, data center and call center to help fix access problems. Pricing ranges from $99 per month for 500K-bps access to $499 per month for 8M-bps access.www.openreach.comWith the latest edition of its testing tool for Web sites, WebKing 2.0, ParaSoft Corp. in Monrovia, California, addresses a prevalent problem in Web application development.
Existing tools can perform two types of tests: "white box" tests, in which an application's construction is examined for correctness, and "black box" tests for determining whether an application performs the functions it's supposed to.
To this mix, ParaSoft adds what it calls "Web box" testing, which is specifically designed to test one dynamic page at a time to ensure that dynamic output is produced and displayed correctly.
WebKing SiteRuler is available for Linux, Solaris and Windows 9x, NT and 2000.www.parasoft.com.