Risk assessment tool scans LAN for possible date code chicanery

Need a quick assessment of your network’s date code status?


Year 2000 Scan & Fix, a risk assessment tool from Elron Software Inc., examines
each layer of a PC LAN, including system BIOSes, operating systems, applications, user
data and imported data.


After completing the audit, Scan & Fix issues a report on all the network’s
date code problems.


It cannot fix code, BIOSes or real-time clocks, however.


The Cambridge, Mass., company includes a scripting tool so the network administrator
can launch and schedule audits and collect the data at a master station.


Joseph Muniz, assistant library director at Harlingen Public Library in Harlingen,
Texas, called the Elron tool “client-server comprehensive. Unlike date code repair
kits that work on one PC [at a time], this lets me take an assessment of my entire
inventory.”


Muniz said the setup is very simple. “It takes two to three minutes to install the
software and five minutes to run on each client,” he said.


The server software runs under Novell NetWare, Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, Windows for
Workgroups and OS/2. The client OS can be MS-DOS, Windows 3.x, Windows 95 or NT 4.0.


Year 2000 Scan & Fix, priced at $995 for 25 users, comes with a 30-day money-back
guarantee. A 30-day downloadable trial copy and a knowledge base about manufacturers’
year 2000 readiness are available on the Web at http://www.elronsoftware.com.
The password is SFPR01.


Contact Elron Software Inc. at 617-914-5000.

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