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Month: March 2000 (Page 2 of 6)

Entrust Lays XML Security Foundation for B2B

Entrust Technologies, Inc. announced its comprehensive set of solutions for XML security that enable organizations to accelerate the growth of B2B transactions. High value B2B transactions require comprehensive, integrated security that integrates with XML. Entrust’s new set of solutions for XML security extend the XML framework to offer an integrated solution for B2B transactions and communications. Along with PureEdge Solutions Inc., and other vendors, Entrust is a contributing author to the XML digital signature standard spearheaded by W3C. Entrust has the tools available to enable support for this new standard once ratified. Entrust B2B solutions integrate XML security for Web, e-mail, VPN, FTP and third-party applications, building on Entrust’s family of toolkits. Specifically, Entrust’s solutions for XML security enable organizations to: Secure XML documents sent over the Internet, intranets and extranets via SSL, e-mail, VPN, and FTP; and digitally sign XML documents such as InternetForms. Entrust Technologies solutions for XML will be available April 1, 2000, direct from Entrust or by visiting www.entrust.com/xml. Pricing varies depending on the solution being implemented. Organizations wishing to implement a custom application may download the toolkit at no cost. www.entrust.com

eXcelon Ships XSL Editor Update for Ebusiness

eXcelon Corporation, announced that Stylus 2.0, an eXtensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) editing tool is now shipping. Stylus 2.0 makes it easy for developers to create XSL stylesheets, giving them the freedom to transform XML into HTML for presentation on the Web, and into other XML formats for exchange with business partners. Stylus 2.0 includes a number of new features, including What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) drag and drop editing. This allows developers to quickly and easily create stylesheets without any knowledge of XSL or HTML tags. The product is compliant with the final XSLT recommendation and has built-in support for international character sets, which makes the product viable for use in Japan and other foreign language countries. Stylus also includes one-click debugging that makes maintaining sophisticated stylesheets possible for the first time. Stylus 2.0 is available now on the eXcelon Corp. Web site. The product costs $199. Stylus 2.0 is available both as a stand-alone tool, and as part of the tool set for eXcelon 2.0 Dynamic Application Platform (DAP), the powerful platform for building and deploying XML-based eBusiness applications. www.exceloncorp.com

Breakaway Teams with Vignette to Deliver Personalization & Content Management

Breakaway Solutions, Inc. and Vignette announced a strategic agreement. Under the agreement, Breakaway Solutions will be delivering Vignette’s personalization and content management software platform to Breakaway Solutions’ customers. In addition, the companies have signed a letter of intent, which will allow Breakaway Solutions’ application service provider group to provide a hosted offering of Vignette’s e-business platform. The relationship will allow Vignette and Breakaway Solutions to build a complete, integrated e-business solution for customers more quickly. As part of the agreement, the companies will participate in joint training and marketing programs to promote the offering. www.breakaway.com, www.vignette.com

Open Text & Research In Motion to Connect Blackberrys with Livelink

Open Text Corporation and Research In Motion Limited announced a strategic relationship that includes a plan to integrate Livelink and BlackBerry features so that mobile Livelink users may collaborate dynamically within their organizations and throughout their supply chain communities. The BlackBerry wireless email solution includes a wireless handheld with integrated email/organizer software, PC docking cradle, PC synchronization software, single mailbox integration and affordable nationwide airtime. It features an end-to-end security system whereby all corporate email remains encrypted at all points between the desktop PC and the BlackBerry Handheld, meeting standard corporate security guidelines. The “push model” of email delivery that BlackBerry provides does not require the user to dial-in or initiate the connection, so users receive notification as a new email arrives and can respond immediately. Using Livelink’s e-mail integration module and the interactive two-way communication capabilities of BlackBerry, users will have secure, collaborative access to Livelink systems in mobile environments. Livelink users will be able to set a notification for any event that occurs within Livelink, such as a change in status of a document or a completed step in a workflow, and receive timely updates on their BlackBerry Handheld. www.opentext.com, www.rim.net

Poet to Add Biztalk Support to eCatalog Suite

POET Software announced it will incorporate support for the Microsoft BizTalk Framework into its eCatalog Suite (eCS). By making eCS compatible with the BizTalk specification, POET becomes one of the first data management providers to utilize an XML message-passing approach to tie eProcurement systems together. Further, supporting BizTalk in POET’s eCatalog Suite will simplify the management of electronic catalog data for suppliers to eProcurement systems, guaranteeing secure exchange of data between online trading partners, and enhancing the ROI of integrating such systems. POET eCS simplifies supply-side management of electronic catalogs by automating many of the resource intensive steps required to assemble, manage, cleanse, customize, transform and transmit eCatalogs to buyers and Net Market Makers. Unlike B2C eCommerce, B2B requires significant customization of the data for each buyer and Net Market Maker. POET eCS enables the supplier to automatically customize the eCatalog content for each buyer through a rule-based solution. POET eCS provides suppliers with a self-service solution for all their eCatalog needs, including transformation into any XML dialect or legacy data format allowing access to any form of XML regardless of origin. www.poet.com

SoftWired Announces OEM Deal with Xerox

SoftWired’s iBus messaging technology will power Xerox Corporation’s wireless-based product, MobileDoc. Xerox’s software application was designed specifically to allow people to fax and e-mail documents of various size, remotely, from any mobile device including cell-phones, personal digital assistants, and pagers. MobileDoc will initially support Motorola’s PageWriter 2000X and TimePort P930 interactive devices, and the Nokia 9110 Communicator. By integrating iBus/MessageBus with technology developed at the Xerox Research Centre in Cambridge, U.K., MobileDoc allows people to browse through large document libraries via wireless devices. Documents can be sent to any fax or e-mail in the world. Professionals can easily send up-to-the minute contracts, pricing proposals or any other document to customers and clients within minutes. The iBus is deployable as part of every inter-networked Java device from wireless PDA’s, pagers and mobile phones to personal computers, delivering information in real time and with reliable multicast. www.xerox.com, www.SoftWired-inc.com

FileMaker Launches FileMaker XML Central

FileMaker, Inc. announced the immediate availability of FileMaker XML Central. A comprehensive resource for IT professionals and web developers, FileMaker XML Central provides essential documentation that details XML support in FileMaker Pro. It also includes instructional examples and useful links for learning more about XML and XML formatting technologies. The XML documentation and examples will also be included in the forthcoming FileMaker Developer 5, planned for shipment in April. They immediately equip IT professionals and Web developers to deploy an XML solution using dynamic data from their FileMaker Pro 5 database. With XML, The addition of XML technology also enables dynamic data exchange between FileMaker Pro 5 databases and other systems, like Oracle and SAP. In addition to the XML documentation, examples and a full working version of FileMaker Pro 5 for Mac OS and Windows, FileMaker Developer 5 will also offer a wide array of tools for FileMaker database customization; royalty-free runtime distribution; the ability to rename FileMaker solution files and share FileMaker data using XML, JDBC and ODBC. FileMaker Developer 5 will have a suggested retail price of $499 (US). www.filemaker.com

Goldfarb Launches XML Web Site

Charles F. Goldfarb, author of The XML Handbook, announced the launch of www.xmltimes.com, an Internet site for news and educational resources on XML, the language of e-business. The site features up-to-the-minute XML news-feeds from the Web’s leading news agencies, with background and tutorial articles contributed by the authors of Prentice-Hall’s XML Series from Charles F. Goldfarb. The XMLTimes.com Web site serves technical and non-technical readers with XML news, interpretive assistance, and a discussion community. www.xmltimes.com

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