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For those new to the column, a MacNews Category Review is an overview of Mac OS products for a particular category or occupation such as groupware, dentistry, accounting, etc. Originally known as the MacsimumNews Migration Kits, these categories help users move from Wintel machines to Macs, or exploring new categories of software to us.


imageThis MacNews Category Review offers part two of our round-up of networking utilities for Mac OS X. Products covered include IP Monitor, IPD Self, IP Sender, Ipanema, IPGadget, IPNetTuner & IPNetTunerX, IPObserver, IServeBox, iStumber, iTattle, Kasumi Dempa, Lighthouse, LinkUp, Lithium Network Monitoring Platform, the Little Dutch Moose, Little Snitch, Location X, MyIP, MyNet, MySecureShell, Net Monitor, NetBoos Across Subnets, NetLocationX, NetSpeedometer, NetSupport Manager, Network Beacon, Network Statistics Docking, NetworkLocation, ntop, pearPortVPN, phyCrystal, PortFinder, Pukka and RAR Expander.

imageThis MacNews Category Review looks at networking utilities for Mac OS X. Products covered include 1001, Acquisition Italian Pack, ADPasswordUtils, AirPort Configurator, AirPort Monitor Utility, AirTraffice Control, Almost VPN, AP Grapher, Apple Remote Desktop, AquaEthereal, AutomountMaker, AysMon, Azureus, Bitwise IM, Bonjour Browser, BootMania, Butler, BwanaDik, Cabos, CaminoKnight, Cisco IPSec VPN Client, CleanUp smb mess, CocoaPer, coconut WiFi, DICOMListener, DiskSpy Solid, DockIP, DummyMac, Dustman, FireNet, Fork Server Helper, FrameSeer, GpsdZ, Granet, Helios LanTest UB, Hostal, HostManager, identD, IP and IP Address Menu.

imageThis MacNews Category Review looks at firewall softball for Mac OS X. Products covered include DoorStop X Firewall, Firewall Builder, Flying Buttress, IPNetRouterX, Little Dutch Moose, NetBarrier, Norton Internet Security, Vicomsoft InterGate and Who's There? Firewall Advisor.

imageThis MacNews Category Review looks at fibre-channel connectivity products for Mac OS X. Products covered include Apple Fibre Channel PCI-X Card, Astera Durax High Available Storage, ATTO products and QLogic products.

imageThis MacNews Category Review looks at Ethernet connectivity products for Mac OS X. Products covered include10/100 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter FE-552, 100baseTX (CardBus) 10BASE-T LAN PC Card REX-CB81, AADU/10Base2 Transceiver LN-C, D-Link Express adapters, Denno FireWire/USB/LAN Smart Card, FriendlyNTE 696 10/100 Adapter, Green House H-ELM100R LAN Adapter, ICI89-ETHERO-KYO Kyocera Fast Ethernet + Cheapernet KUIO Printer Server, Network Flyer 100, PS19 Kyocera Fast Ethernet KUIO Print Server with routing function for MFG, Small Tree Communications Dual Connect, Dual Port Gigabit Ethernet Card, Sonnet Presto Gigabit 10/100/1000 Ethernet PCI Adapter Card, Stallion GT Copper Gigabit Ethernet Adapter and Zip-Linq cables.

imageThis MacNews Category Review looks at web server software for Mac OS X. Products covered include 4D Webstar Server Suite, Abyss Web Server X1, Apache, Apani VPN Client for Nortel, Bluedragon, CoffeeAdmin, Complete Apache 2, ControlTower, DirectControl, eBOX, F-Script Anywhere, FE77 Server Suite, FlightCheck Studio, iBounceIT, LiteSpeed Web Server, LITHIUM Network Monitoring Platform, MAMP, MSAD Login, Network Device Finder, Oculus, OpenLInk Virtuso, OpenWeb, Post.Office, Roxen WebServer, SchoolCMS, Sever Siren, Server Vault, Share Menu, Shimo, Software Update Enabler, Spitfire Messaging Security Server, Tenon's iTools, Terra, WakeOnLAN, WebServer 4D, Web Server Management, Weblock, WebMon, WebtoB, XServer Free Web Server and Zeuz Web Server.

imageThis MacNews Category Review looks at server security software for Mac OS X. Products covered include ActiveCard Gold, AP Intelligent Mail Switch, ArcSight Manager, DoorStop X Firewall, eSoft InstaGate, JaSFtp, Keneisys Virtual StrongBox Manager, MacForensicsLab, NavisRadius, Nessus, SkeyCalc, SonicWall, Threat Preclusion Firewall, VPN Tracker Server and Who's There? Firewall Advisor.

imageThis MacNews Category Review looks at part three of our five-part round-up of interdisciplinary software for Mac OS X. Products covered include GraphPad Prism, Gridgen, GridIrxon XL$8, gridMathematica, Hipparchus, HyperRESEARCH, IDL, Igor Filter Design Lab, Image Processing Toolbox, Industrial Optimization, InforSense BioSense Guide, InStat Mac, Intel Math Kernel Library, IPLab, Ising Cocoa, iTeMMac, iThink, iUnitX, JANFEA, jBEAM, JMP, jPlot, KaleidaGraph, kSpectra Toolkit, LabAssistant, LandSerf, LISREAL, Luxus Software LX-Proscope, MacHREM, MacOSXLinPro, MacVector, Maple, Mapping Toolbox, Mathematica, mathStatica, MathTensor, MATLAB, Mechanical Systems, MeshViz, Metes and Bounds, MetricMaster, MI Convert, MBAL, Moab Utility/Hosting Suite and Model Predictive Control Toolbox.

imageThis MacNews Category Review looks at part two of our five-part round-up of interdisciplinary software for Mac OS X. Products covered include ConverTable Units, CoPlot, CoStat, Curve Fit Extension, Data Desk, Database Toolbox, Data Reader, Datasqueeze, DataTank, DeltaPlot, DigitizeIt, Distributed Computing Toolbox, Dynamic Visualizer for Mathematica, EdenGraph, Engineering Aid, EnLiten, EnVideo, EvalService, Exbem, Experimental Data Assistant, Farm Manager, FEMLAB, Filter Design Toolbox, Fixed-Point Blockset, Fiedermaus, FreeMat, Frequency Domain System Identification Toolbox, Function Generatior Extension, Fuzzy Logic, Geometrica, Gmsh, Gnuplot and Graphclick.

imageThis MacNews Category Review looks at interdisciplinary software for Mac OS X. Products covered include Absicca, ActivStats, AdaptX, Advanced Numerical Methods, Aerospace Blockset, AgentSheets, amira, Astro IICD, Atom in a Box, BioAssistant, Biotrue, BOINC, boujou bullet, CactusCode, CEI Ensight, CFD Analyser, CharlieBot, Clean, Communications Blockset, Communications Toolbox, ConceptDraw MindMap Professional, ConceptDraw VI Standard and ConceptQ.

 
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