IT Weekly Roundup, October 22

From the business wires this week: authentication solutions, enterprise-class switches and other tools to smoothen infrastructure management.

DoubleClick announced the launch of Real Time Messaging (RTM), a new component to its DARTmail e-mail deployment platform. RTM automatically deploys and delivers e-mail messages in response to consumer actions, such as order confirmations and shipping notifications, giving marketers control over operational and transactional e-mail.

Entrust’s IdentityGuard helps organizations address identity theft with an affordable and easy-to-implement and -deploy second factor of authentication. Using random grids of alphanumeric characters to answer challenges presented to users for authentication, attackers have less chance of intercepting logins.

Westbrook TechnologiesFortis LDAP Support allows administrators to synchronize Fortis to their Active Directory service and gives users a secure and faster method of authentication through an LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) server.

Aten KH88
Aten Technology's KH88 8-port KVM switch can control up to 512 computers.

ATEN Technology released a new enterprise-class KVM (keyboard/video/mouse) solution: the KH88, an 8-port, high-density switch that allows access to up to eight computers, which is cascadeable to three levels from any port for controlling up to 512 computers from a single console. The KVM switch features a video quality of 2048 x 1536 resolution, a 1U-high rack, flash ROM firmware, hot pluggability and an On Screen Display (OSD) module for network authentication. The KH88 is priced at $449.95.

FastEDI from Internet Resource Group automates EDI data routing and delivery and can be run on multiple platforms, including Windows, Linux and several varieties of Unix. FastEDI can process any data format – from XML, HL7, X12 to HIPAA transactions, spreadsheets, images and PDF files – and deliver it over FTP, SSL, HTTPS, e-mail or within a network. Built in are PGP command-line encryption and decryption and three levels of user access.

Computer Associates has released new versions of its lifecycle management solutions AllFusion 2E and AllFusion Plex for efficient creation of Web services and Enterprise JavaBeans (EJBs) from existing application designs. AllFusion 2E offers trigger programs that simplify development projects and an option for IBM iSeries sessions to run instantly through a Web browser. AllFusion Plex now provides the ability to create business logic components that can be used as Web services or components for .NET-based applications.

Alcatel has introduced two new products and a capability to its OmniSwitch 6000 enterprise workgroup lineup for chassis-grade availability, security and manageability. The Alcatel OmniSwitch 6602 layer-3 workgroup switch features policy-based OneTouch QoS and VLAN tools and is available in 24- and 48-port 10/100 models. The Alcatel OmniSwitch 6600 U24 fiber-to-the-desk solution is also built on the Alcatel Operating System (AOS) and was designed for military and campus networks. Its pluggable optics design supports all optic types found in enterprises. Also, Alcatel OmniSwitch 6600 workgroup switches now supports 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE) to power a range of products through Category 5 cables. Pricing is $2,410, $3,495 and $3,195, respectively.

Interwoven Records Manager
Interwoven Records Manager centralizes control over paper and electronic documents, and e-mail.

Interwoven Records Manager provides enterprises with a single unified records management (RM) system and covers the entire content lifecycle, from creation to archiving to retention. The enterprise content management (ECM) solution is integrated with Interwoven Worksite 8 software and enables unified management of paper and electronic documents, as well as e-mail.

Ivis Technologies announced the availability of XBoost, an integrated set of management infrastructure management services for .NET and Java environments. XBoost offers codeless cross-platform integration to simplify management of .NET and Java applications, accelerate localization with support for single- and double-byte characters, and assists regulatory compliance.

Cabinet NG 5.0, an automated file management solution that files as soon as you type, from Cabinet NG, Inc., features a new document workflow module, which allows users to launch documents into a rules-based or manually defined approval/review process. Cabinet NG 5.0 also has a new PreView mode that can display a document without opening or even requiring its native application, with support for nearly 300 document types.

ZANTAZ released version 4.0 of its EAS e-mail management solution. EAS 4.0 features three new applications, File Archive Solution (FAS), EAS Supervisor and EAS Pre-Review. Together they enable companies to manage both e-mail and NTFS file systems using a single archive server; monitor and control corporate communications to comply with supervision regulations such as NASD 3010 and NYSE 342; and provide real-time review of electronic communications. The updated version of EAS offloads Microsoft Exchange servers and file servers to improve performance and availability.

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