Archive for January, 2011

ProQueSys Ships Network And Security Monitoring Software

January 31st, 2011

Process Query Systems (ProQueSys) has shipped the first of what the company says will be a quarterly series of updates to its FlowTraq network flow monitoring product. New features in this version include support for virtual local area networks (VLAN) and autonomous systems (AS); improved filtering; and enhancements to the user interface, as well as improvements in speed.

The software, which was introduced as a standalone product for the first time last fall, offers three functions: monitoring the network to look for problems, performing forensics to determine whether the problem has occurred previously and anticipating threats by using baseline information to look out for problems in the future. Network flow data is generated by infrastructure devices such as switches and routers.

Chris St. Myers, a senior security engineer for Rackspace Hosting Inc., a San Antonio-based hosting and cloud computing company, has been beta-testing the new version and says he was primarily interested in the product’s speed improvements. To be able to search through 96 gigabytes an hour and eight months of traffic, “is really neat,” he says.

While his company’s network group has other tools to look for intruders, he can use the software to find more subtle attacks that might not show up as a big enough event on the other group’s software. “If we’re seeing something weird, traffic coming from a website it normally doesn’t, we can pick that out.”

Support for tracking AS is something that many of ProQueSys’ Internet Service Provider (ISP) users have been requesting, says Vincent Berk, chief executive officer of the Lebanon, N.H., company. The software now offers ISPs the ability to track the exact volumes of traffic through AS, and also track where abuse might be coming from. This is important in today’s Internet because it gives the ISPs the ability to shut off the abusers or throttle them, he says. The increased ability to filter means that network administrators can now look at data after the fact, such as checking to see whether an employee leaving an organization has transferred files to their home computers or their new employers, he says.

VLAN and AS support brings the product up to par with other products in the market, and the enhancements to the user interface and new filtering techniques will improve operator efficiency, said Jim Frey, research director for Enterprise Management Associates Inc., a Portsmouth, N.H., consultancy.

Beyond that, the update is most relevant as proof that the company is committed to regular, continuous improvement through an aggressive quarterly release schedule, he says. The core strength of FlowTraq continues to be the blazing speed with which flow data can be navigated and analyzed, coupled with the fact that it retains all flow records for far longer than others in the marketplace, which is huge for forensic accuracy when studying either network performance or security issues, Frey says.

FlowTraq pricing starts at $9,600 for a small installation and ranges from $20,000 to $40,000 for large, distributed installations. The new version is available now.


ETNA Software officially unveils ETNA Robot 1.2 – a robust algo trading solution.

January 31st, 2011

ETNA Software has launched a new version of its complex solution for algorithmic trading.

ETNA Robot is a robust solution for anyone who is looking for a low latency and high frequency automated trading platform. With 2000 orders per sec on a basic 4-core Xeon and impressive 3000+ on a 24-core config it lets clients run custom strategies written in native Java or C#.

Distributed architecture and the ability to install in client’s environment provide a means for ETNA Robot to run hundreds of strategies for any asset class and make it an ideal solution for funds. ETNA Robot can be integrated with any market in the world through the latest FIX or direct API connection versions.

“ETNA Robot is also appropriate for big retail traders”, – said Roman Zhukov, ETNA Software CEO. “Due to flexible pricing models and advanced scripting strategies it becomes a handy tool for everyone who aims at going beyond mediocre performance of desktop trading platforms”.

It comes handy particularly during market moving events when speed of generating signals and execution is crucial to overall profitability.
Deployment can be accomplished in two weeks’ time thus enabling a stunning time to market for client’s strategies.

ETNA Software Corp was founded in 2002 with HQ in New York and two development centers in Eastern Europe.

ETNA Software makes specialties of trading platforms, algorithmic trading, asset allocation and portfolio management tools and FIX connectivity.

A proud member of FIX Protocol, ETNA Software is continuously refining on its market connectivity solutions and offering rapid and reliable connections to every market data feed.

ETNA products are well-recognized and were awarded a prestigious Barrons Magazine Awards.


Servant Systems Implements Franchise Software for Domino’s Pizza Guatemala and Jamaica

January 31st, 2011

Don DeSmith, President of Servant Systems, announced that two more Domino’s Pizza multi-unit franchises in the Caribbean have contracted to use Servant Systems’ software in their operations. Following the Domino’s Pizza Dominican Republic’s 26-Store recent activation of Servant Systems’ Domino’s Pulse™ Polling software, Domino’s Pizza Guatemala (Mayorpit, SA – 30 stores) and Domino’s Pizza Jamaica (Wisynco Foods Limited – nine stores) have also commissioned the Ann Arbor software developer to implement its Domino’s Pulse™ Polling software. Domino’s Pizza Jamaica is additionally implementing another Servant Systems product, the Domino’s Pulse™ Franchise Office System.
The Domino’s Pulse™ Franchise Office System integrates a multiple-unit franchisee’s headquarters financial, payroll and overtime, general ledger accounts and other store information with franchisor Domino’s Pizza’s system-wide PULSE™ in-store order entry system.
In the US, 26 multi-unit Domino’s franchises comprising more than 800 stores have been using the Domino’s Pulse™ Polling software since it was first deployed in 2010 as a companion to the Franchise Office System. The Polling software displays a dashboard to users while simultaneously polling multiple stores as store information is updated. It also stores database backups and selected reports for multiple years with immediate access to those reports.


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