FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Golden Code Development Announces Network TraceTM
Network Packet Capture Software Lowers TCO of OS/2 and WorkSpace On-Demand*
Orlando, Florida, February 1, 2000 -- Golden Code Development Corporation
today announced Network Trace for OS/2, its network packet capture software
for OS/2. With Network Trace, network administrators can turn every
OS/2 machine on their network into a network probe. Easily accessible
via existing remote management technologies, such as telnet, it enables
trace data to be gathered on any segment of the network from a centralized
location, in minutes. Since Network Trace is a software-only implementation,
there is no need for dedicated hardware.
"Typically, a large proportion of the time spent analyzing a network
problem is wasted sending a network engineer to a remote site to gather
trace data.", said Greg Shah, president and co-founder of Golden Code.
"With Network Trace, this cost is eliminated; network engineers can
focus their time on analyzing traces, rather than generating them."
An invaluable aid in problem analysis, client-server application development,
performance tuning, preventative maintenance, and profiling, Network Trace
for OS/2 offers:
Hardware-independence. Network Trace can be used with a wide
range of network hardware - for example: 16/4 Token Ring, 10/100
Ethernet, wireless LANs, infrared, FDDI, and ATM. Because it is a
software-only implementation, it will work with any speed adapter, including
100 Mbps Ethernet. This is achieved by interfacing with any NDIS
2.01 compliant MAC driver.
Reliability. Network Trace works reliably in stressful environments,
tracing WorkSpace On-Demand/RIPL boot storms of 40+ machines without dropping
Power. Network Trace forms the basis of a powerful, portable
tracing solution when installed on a single, network-enabled notebook computer.
However, its true benefits are realized when the software is deployed throughout
the enterprise. In such an integrated configuration, any remote OS/2
machine can produce traces, when accessed from a central location using
existing remote management technologies.
Versatility. In order to support the widest range of customer
environments, Network Trace has a command line interface. This simplifies
remote use and enables automation via REXX. The trace files generated
are Sniffer*-compatible, making them readable by most existing network
analyzer tools and with the forthcoming Golden Code Trace AnalyzerTM.
Low Overhead. Network Trace has minimal impact on system resources
when it is dormant: 0% CPU utilization and less than 15KB RAM utilization.
Convenience. Since it is an NDIS 2.01 protocol, Network Trace
requires neither dedicated hardware nor a hardware key. In its standard
mode of operation, it does not interfere with the normal network activity
of the installed machine.
Product sales and demonstration versions of Network Trace for OS/2 will
be available directly from Golden Code Development, beginning February
14, 2000. For additional information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org,
call 678-352-2301, or write to the address below.
About Network Trace for OS/2
Network Trace is the only network packet capture software commercially
available today for the OS/2 platform. It is designed to reduce the
cost of ownership of OS/2 and WorkSpace On-Demand environments by providing
IT managers with a simple and cost-effective mechanism to gather network
trace data across the enterprise. Network Trace is part of the growing
family of systems management technologies developed by Golden Code Development.
Additional information, including product brochures and documentation,
are available at www.goldencode.com.
About Golden Code Development
Golden Code Development Corporation is a consulting company and an independent
software developer, focused on minimizing the cost of ownership of its
customers' technology systems. The company's consulting operation
develops highly-managed, low-cost systems for its clients. Its software
development business builds commercial tools to help its customers more
effectively manage their systems. Golden Code is an IBM Business
Partner. Additional information on Golden Code is available at www.goldencode.com.
*Third party product and company names herein are trademarks
of their respective owners.