NxN Software announced the release of alienbrain 5.0. Key new functionality in alienbrain 5.0 includes advanced project tracking and asset management facilities, 35 additional productivity features, scalability to 100+ users and new clients for Macintosh and Linux. With the release of 5.0, NxN also introduces entry-level configurations that make alienbrain available for a 10-person team for as low as $9,900. Current alienbrain users may upgrade to the new version using their standard maintenance agreements. alienbrain 5.0 will be available on November 15, 2001.
Grey Zone, Inc announced the release of SecureZone 5. SecureZone 5 enables business users to create a completely functioning extranet, including users and content, in “as little as 3 minutes”. SecureZone empowers non-technical professionals to spawn an unlimited number of distinct Web sites from a single platform. The product combines security, content management, and audience-based publishing capabilities that simplify the Web publishing process. It incorporates technology called RDDAC (Reverse Driven Data Access Control), that provides company administrators with fine-grained control of data for security and administration, and provides access and administrative functions for each individual piece of content. The platform supports multiple publishing methodologies via prepackaged and/or XML API. It scales to run on anything from a PC to a mainframe. SecureZone for Linux is available on the IBM zSeries and S/390 mainframes, as well as the IBM iSeries and pSeries product families. In addition, the new product supports a number of database environments, including Oracle and IBM’s DB2. www.greyzone.com
Semio Corporation announced new versions of its SemioTagger categorization engine and its Semio Plumtree Integration Module. Enhancements to SemioTagger include support for Oracle databases and the ability to crawl data stored by Documentum, performance improvements and additional source file support. Significant new features in the Semio Plumtree Integration Module include relevance ranking and crawl-time indexing. The new Oracle database support, in addition to existing Microsoft SQL Server support, means that XML metadata generated by Tagger can be automatically loaded into most databases in either Unix or Windows environments. Documentum support has also been expanded in SemioTagger for Unix, enabling categorization of information for Documentum in both environments. These features, along with many performance enhancements, are available immediately in version 4.2 of SemioTagger. www.semio.com
Pageflex, Inc., announced it is shipping version 3 of Pageflex Mpower. By incorporating Adobe’s Portable Document Format Library for native output of PDF files and enabling users to place PDF files as static or variable objects within documents, Pageflex offers customers advanced capabilities for variable print applications. Mpower 3 includes dozens of new features, usability improvements, and performance enhancements, including: the ability to preview transactional jobs before they are incorporated into a web site, advanced user-defined copyfitting rules, spot color and tint support, generic CMYK color matching of previews and bitmaps, placed PDFs as images, XML-based project files, and support for enhanced output drivers, including native PDF utilizing the Adobe PDF Library and the Personalized Print Markup Language (PPML). Pageflex offers Mpower through both purchase and subscription models. Mpower 3 upgrades will be sent to all qualified customers worldwide. It is immediately available. www.pageflexinc.com
Software AG, Inc. announced the launch of a re-configured and more robust suite of EntireX products, its XML-based Integration Server. EntireX is a family of flexible and easy-to-use component-based solutions for integrating enterprise applications across heterogeneous operating systems, applications and platforms. The EntireX product suite is composed of three major components: EntireX Orchestrator is an integration broker based on technology that enables customers to connect multiple disparate back-end applications and data sources from many platforms; EntireX Communicator provides “wrapping” technology and flexible programming interfaces that can deploy business processes to the Web in as little as three mouse clicks; EntireX ‘Intelligent’ Adapters enable software integration with standard applications such as Siebel, SAP, PeopleSoft; various databases such as Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, and Adabas as well as other technologies such as MQ Series and CICS. www.softwareag.com/corporat/products/default.htm
Stratify, Inc. (formerly PurpleYogi, Inc.) announced the launch of its family of enterprise software solutions – the Stratify Discovery System and the Stratify Classification Server. The Stratify software platform transforms unstructured corporate data into relevant and immediately accessible information by automatically organizing millions of documents and displaying them in an easy-to-navigate hierarchy. The Stratify software platform can be embedded into existing corporate applications, such as enterprise search engines, corporate portals, news aggregation services, CRM solutions, sales force automation software, and content and document management systems. It collects this business-critical information from a variety of sources, automatically organizes it into a hierarchy of topics tailored to the needs of a particular enterprise. The Stratify Discovery System can either import an existing topic hierarchy or use patented clustering techniques to organize documents into a new, customized hierarchy. The Stratify Classification Server allows software application developers or service providers to build products that automatically organize and classify unstructured, text-based information. The Stratify Discovery System and the Stratify Classification Server are available now. Pricing starts at $50,000. www.stratify.com