Cabletron attacks network gridlock

Cabletron Systems Inc. has devised a dual-component system to reroute traffic around network jams with its Cabletron Traffic Accountant and Flow Accounting Server applications.

The Traffic Accountant can report traffic by individual, department or workgroup, and it can also assign costs or bill by application type.

The bandwidth conservation software runs under Microsoft Windows NT 4.0. Cabletron of Rochester, N.H., prices it at $7,995 per license.'


Also priced from $7,995, the scalable Flow Accounting Server supplies the Traffic Accountant with details about network use and serves as a fault-tolerant collection point for traffic information.

The Flow Accounting Server requires SunSoft Solaris 2.6 or a higher version of the operating system and will run under NT by year's end.''

Cabletron has users in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps and Navy, and in NASA.

Its federal resellers include BTG Inc. of Fairfax, Va., and GTE Government Systems Corp. of Needham Heights, Mass.

Contact Cabletron at 603-337-1706.

Compatible's VPN software works with most OSes

IntraPort Release 3 client software for virtual private network access servers made by Compatible Systems Corp. is now available for Windows 9x, NT, Mac OS, Linux and SunSoft Solaris platforms.''

IntraPort Release 3 incorporates the industry's Internet Key Exchange protocol for setting up and managing VPN client sessions.

The various IntraPort client versions, downloadable online at, come with an executable file to set up the CompatiView network device manager for the Boulder, Colo., company's line of VPN Access Servers and Microrouters.

The Access Servers permit unlimited user licenses on all client platforms.

Contact Compatible Systems at 303-444-9532.

PEP makes versatile Ethernet controller with two channels

The CP-341 10/100-Mbps Ethernet controller from PEP Modular Computers Inc. has two independent channels.

It plugs into two LANs and can detect and switch between 10Base-T and 100Base-TX data transmissions on one channel while operating at full duplex speed on the other channel.

The CP-341 is suited for applications requiring high data rates and fault-free transfer.

The $586 controller board comes with a networking interface chip driver for Windows NT or Windows 2000 and operates in either 3.5-volt or 5-volt signaling environments.

The Pittsburgh company, whose Web site is at, has Army customers.

Contact PEP Modular Computers at 412-921-3322.

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