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Month: September 2003 (Page 1 of 6)

Network Associates Delivers McAfee PortalShield for SharePoint Portal Server

Network Associates, Inc. announced the availability of McAfee PortalShield 1.0 for Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server. McAfee PortalShield offers virus protection for Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2001, 2003 and Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services. McAfee PortalShield is integrated with McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) for policy management and enforcement, enterprise-wide visibility, rapid software deployment and distribution of the latest virus definitions. Each time a document is written to or read from the document libraries, the McAfee PortalShield software scans the content and compares it with a list of known viruses and suspected virus-like behavior. McAfee PortalShield also scans for content within the document or Webpart using the rules and policies defined within the McAfee PortalShield software. Lexical and content management capabilities enable McAfee PortalShield to apply these rules and policies to over 280 document types such as Acrobat Reader and Microsoft Word. Using McAfee PortalShield rules, document download and upload actions can be prevented, and alerts sent to the administrator if the documents contain banned content. McAfee PortalShield is currently available through Network Associates channel partners and its direct sales force.

CambridgeDocs Announces xDoc XML Converter 1.7

CambridgeDocs announced the xDoc Converter 1.7, an update to its xDoc Converter product. The xDoc Converter is a tool for migrating unstructured content from Microsoft Word, HTML, and Adobe PDF documents into any XML schema (XSD) or DTD for improved searching and indexing across the enterprise. The new release includes the Microsoft Excel Driver, which can be used to transform Microsoft Excel 97, 2000, and XP spreadsheets into XML. xDocs modular architecture enables the Microsoft Excel driver to produce ppXML, which can be then be further transformed into HTML, XSL:FO, PDF, or Microsoft RTF. “Visual Rules By Example”, which allows an end user to “highlight” a phrase or some text in a visually rendered version of the original document is also in the new version. The ability to convert XML and XSL:FO into Microsofts Rich Text Format is also in this release. This capability makes it possible, for example, to convert a PDF file into XML and then convert the XML into RTF for editing and opening within Microsoft Word.

Mediasurface Releases v4.7

Mediasurface announced their latest release, Mediasurface 4.7. When creating or updating content using the CMC, Mediasurface’s content contribution interface, the author can now request the generation of a summary of that content using the theme summarisation feature. Version 4.7 improves the management and monitoring of the Mediasurface Application Engine with introduction of a JMX compliant interface. Reporting on and managing a number of Mediasurface operational areas, including caches, logging and job scheduling. This release adds support for compound documents – content items that contain other content items, such as an article constructed of individual sections, which might be owned by different authors. Additionally, Mediasurface 4.7 allows authors of XML content to preview their documents through user-defined XSL templates. 4.7 offers a range of system based image manipulation capabilities, including the ability to resize, crop, reformat images within the Mediasurface application.

SAP Launches NetWeaver Initiative; Includes Merant & Trigo

SAP AG announced the launch of the “Powered by SAP NetWeaver” initiative, a new program designed to empower SAP partners and ISVs with the SAP NetWeaver technology platform to build new business applications. The new program builds upon the SAP NetWeaver Partner Initiative. Initial participants in the “Powered by SAP NetWeaver” program include Merant, Metreo, TimeVision, Trigo and Vertex. While traditionally SAP has certified companies for component interface compliance, this new program offers companies the entire platform for application development. Companies can achieve “Powered by SAP NetWeaver” status by offering third-party applications deployed by SAP Web Application Server of the SAP NetWeaver platform and accessible through SAP Enterprise Portal via pre-built iViews. Merant’s Collage content management system and Trigo’s Product Center are both “Powered by SAP NetWeaver.”

Innodata Changes Name to Innodata Isogen

Innodata Corporation announced that effective immediately it will be doing business as Innodata Isogen. The company will ask its shareholders in November to approve the change of the corporate name to Innodata Isogen, Inc. Since December 2001, when the company acquired Isogen International, a provider of content management and publishing systems, the company has steadily expanded its offering to encompass the entire content supply chain. Doing business as Innodata Isogen is symbolic of this transformation.

iUpload Content Manager 4.1 Adds Dashboard Interface

iUpload has simplified the integration of e-marketing, surveys and analytics with content management through the iUpload Dashboard. This new interface makes modules of the iUpload Application Suite accessible through one interface. Content Manager version 4.1 also contains a “cloning” feature that allows replication of an architecture any set of folders, pages and templates for reuse. The cloning feature exploits “wrappers” or templates that are optimized so that there is just one file with all navigational labels and content areas on the site to edit or translate. Version 4.1 includes new tags and attributes; and new fields exist for recommended page keywords, allowing authors to classify content that will provide integration with Site Search and Analytics Modules, and language classifications for multilingual applications. A new Macromedia Dreamweaver extension supports all iUpload tags and attributes. Existing iUpload subscribers gain access to the iUpload Dashboard and other enhancements in iUpload Content Manager version 4.1 automatically and at no additional cost.

Antarctica Announces Visual Net 4.0

Antarctica Systems Inc. announced the availability of version 4.0 of its Visual Net (VN) software. Visual Net’s map-based visual displays convey the relevant, meaningful content that business users need. The improvements in Visual Net 4.0 are aimed at changing the user focus from dealing with the complexities of constructing complex queries to dealing with key business issues. The VN maps display all the complexities inherent in real business issues, showing multiple dimensions of both macro and micro data. This enables users to have a complete view of their business problems. Visual Net 4.0 has built in more interactivity, allowing users at all levels of the organization to manipulate and filter data to customize the information on the maps, giving users more flexibility in what they see. Visual Net is now equally adept at visualizing three types of information: numeric, textual and geographic – either individually or in combination. Visual Net 4.0 is available immediately.

Adobe Unveils Integrated Suite

Adobe Systems Incorporated unveiled the Adobe Creative Suite, a new product that combines full-version upgrades of Adobe Photoshop CS, Adobe Illustrator CS, Adobe InDesign CS, and Adobe GoLive CS, incorporates Acrobat 6.0 Professional, and introduces the Version Cue file version manager. With a new editorial workflow technology that allows writers, editors and designers to work simultaneously on the same InDesign CS document, InCopy CS streamlines editorial revision and review cycles. Adobe GoLive CS offers a visual programming environment and supports CSS level-2 layout and authoring. A redesigned CSS editor helps create styles which can be rendered with a visual preview. Code-completion offers users the ability to work with tags directly from a pop-up list in the source code editor. Estimated street price for the Adobe Creative Suite Premium Edition is US$1229 and $999 for the Standard Edition. Adobe Creative Suite for Mac OS X 10.2.4, Windows 2000 with Service Pack 2, and Windows XP Professional and Home Edition, will be available in the fourth quarter of 2003 to customers in the United States and Canada.

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