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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 Pricing varies depending on the solution being implemented. Organizations wishing to implement a custom application may download the toolkit at no cost.

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.

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.,

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.,

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.

ICAP Forum Completes Draft with Plans to Submit to IETF

The ICAP Forum of Internet companies today announced the completion of the first draft of a protocol aimed at enabling Internet e-services. The new protocol, Internet Content Adaptation Protocol (ICAP), leverages the Internet’s infrastructure and increases the intelligence and flexibility of networks. ICAP will be submitted to the Internet Engineering Task Force’s (IETF) Web Replication and Caching (WREC) working group as an Internet draft at the next WREC meeting. The proposed standard allows enterprises, content providers and ISPs to seamlessly conduct e-services such as Web page reformatting, targeted Web advertising, virus scanning, content filtering, data compression and language translation from any Internet access device. The ICAP Forum is hosted by Akamai Technologies and Network Appliance, and is joined by content delivery service providers, application developers, and Internet infrastructure companies. Forum members participating in the development of ICAP include: AdForce,, Allaire Corporation, Anystream, Appliant, Inc., BroadVision, Capella, Cidera, Cobalt Networks, Compaq, Direct Hit, DoubleClick, eBuilt, Ecliptic, eColor, Engage, Entera, Finjan Software, Fresher Information, Frictionless Commerce, Gomez, Google, Idiom, Idini, iKnowledge, InfoLibria, Ingeniux,, Izar, Kanda Software, Lionbridge Technologies, Mirror Image Internet, Navisite, Network Associates, Novell, N2H2, Oki, Open Market, Optibase, Oracle Corp., Pandesic, Predictive Networks, PictureWorks, RuleSpace, Secure Computing, SightPath, StarBurst Software, Symantec Corp., Trend Micro, Inc., Vignette Corporation, Websense, and WWWhoosh. Instructions on how to participate in development of the protocol are available at With the first version of ICAP now complete, the Internet community is invited to prototype e-services offerings using ICAP and provide feedback on the protocol at Central to the ICAP concept is a simple, yet powerful, open protocol that enables communication between edge content devices (i.e. Web caches and Internet content delivery servers), and application servers that modify content and then deliver it to Internet access devices. For example, when a Web cache receives a request from a cell phone browser, the cache will deliver the requested content to an application server that adapts the content for display on the cell phone. The cache serves the page, and caches it for subsequent cell phone browsers. This allows a very high degree of flexibility on the types of services that can be offered at access points while maintaining the high performance and integrity of the access servers.

Netscape Announces Gecko Adoptees, XUL, & Netscape 6

Netscape Communications announced that Netscape Gecko will be used by IBM, Intel, Liberate, NetObjects, Nokia, Red Hat, and Sun Microsystems. These companies will use the cross-platform Netscape Gecko browser engine to extend the Web from the traditional desktop computer to a wide range of Internet devices such as set-top boxes and browsing appliances. Designed to power Internet devices across many platforms and devices, Gecko is a key component of the “AOL Anywhere” strategy. In another announcement, Netscape also said that Netscape 6, its new Gecko-driven Internet browser would be available to the public within the next 25 days. Netscape also announced the availability of XUL (pronounced “zool”), the XML based User interface Language, a new XML application that makes it easy to develop a cross-platform user interface. XUL, the XML-based User Interface Language, uses XML to describe the features, objects, and layout of a traditional desktop application user interface. XUL lays out the user interface elements across all platforms by using these common Web standards: HTML, XML, CSS, the W3C DOM, and JavaScript.,

Birdstep Announces XML Database for Mobile Devices

Birdstep Technology AS, an international vendor and developer of Ultra Small Footprint database technology, announced a unique solution to an increasing problem faced by the growing mobile computing industry. The Birdstep solution is a database that supports XML to increase processing power and storage capacity on handheld devices. An example is an XML-database of a 42,000 word Norwegian-English dictionary implemented on a PDA running Windows CE. The Birdstep database requires only 12MB of space to handle the dictionary, while traditional database systems supporting XML may need up to three times as much space. Birdstep’s patented atomisation techniques store and manipulate the XML-structures within the actual database. This technology differs from most vendors that provide relational or flat file databases that are not able to provide multilevel XML support. Birdstep’s technology allows for native XML representation within the physical database itself. As such, Birdstep’s support for XML becomes an integrated part of the handheld’s database system, versus approaches that only provide an XML-layer on top of the flat file or relational technology. In addition, Birdstep technology keeps the whole XML-structure – or tree – persistently across disk and memory, a detail of importance when manipulating large and complex XML-documents.

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