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IT Weekly Roundup, Jan. 14

From the business wires this week: security tool for finding info holes on Web sites, hosted messaging and collaboration solution and a blazingly fast SATA hard drive.

SiteDigger 2.0 from Foundstone Professional Services, a division of McAfee, is an updated security tool that helps companies track down confidential information leaked onto the Web. Powered by indexed search information at Google, organizations can identify security holes on their Web sites and prevent or minimize information from being inadvertently made available on the Internet. http://www.mcafee.com

Xenos Group, Inc. released d2e Vision 2.0, a document enhancement solution that can manage, archive and repurpose documents for use in high-volume print or Web applications. New components allow for processing Adobe PDF 1.4 and TIFF input files and generating indexes for electronic content management, archive and database applications. The Java-based enterprise solution is available for Windows NT/2000/XP, AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris and IBM z/OS, and has multi-language support. http://www.xenos.com

Targeting the needs of small- and medium-sized businesses, Microsoft’s Solution for Hosted Messaging and Collaboration 3.0 offers a scalable platform of a variety of productivity services. A hosted version of Microsoft’s productivity server products, the solution features integrates the Windows SharePoint Services Hosting and Live Communications Server 2005 Hosting enterprise products as well as enhanced messaging and collaboration tools, including the ability for users to share calendars and contact lists, instant messaging, and a information dashboard. http://www.microsoft.com/serviceproviders/hosters/default.asp

SoapBox Server 2005
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SoapBox Server 2005 comes with Microsoft Management Console.

SoapBox Server 2005 -- a .NET XMPP messaging software product from Coversant, Inc. -- now offers Managed Contact Lists. With the new version, administrators can create users and groups of users to push out to clients and take advantage of its synchronization with Active Directory, LDAP and NT. http://www.coversant.net

Though designed for gamers in mind who have little tolerance for lag, Western Digital’s WD Raptor SATA hard drive may appeal to anyone with need for speed. With seek times as low as 4.5 milliseconds at 10,000 RPM, the WD Raptor comes in capacities of 36 and 74GB. Currently, the high-speed drive is only available as an option in Compaq X Gaming PCs. http://www.hpshopping.com

About the Author

Dan Hong is the associate Web editor of MCPmag.com, CertCities.com, TCPmag.com, Redmondmag.com and RCPmag.com.

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