The desktop software, shipping today, audits networked workstations to give corporate computing managers a centralized view of Y2K problems on their networks, including custom software. It also recommends ways to resolve problems in hardware, software, and data files, based on ZAC 2000's built-in knowledge of how 4,000-plus software programs are affected by date dependencies.
Designed for large, distributed environments, the audit also performs six hardware-level BIOS checks. Data collected from running the software is reported into a "data collator" that automatically compares installed software against its database of known Y2K problems.
The software is available through Network Associates from $50 per node for 1,000-plus nodes. Other Y2K products from Network Associates include Nuts & Bolts 98, Nuts & Bolts Deluxe, Safe & Sound, and a future product code-named SafeStart 2000, a desktop product for standalone PCs that is due in retail stores by the end of June.