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Day: February 16, 2004

IXIASOFT releases TEXTML Server 3.0

IXIASOFT announced the availability of TEXTML Server 3.0. The new version introduces features designed to increase reliability, productivity, and security. Enhancements were developed to answer specific needs of partners and customers with large, enterprise-scale requirements. With TEXTML Server’s new Replication Search Agent (RSA), the search load can now be distributed on multiple servers where a master server acts as a publisher of content to one or many subscribers. This replication scheme guarantees synchronization between servers for distributed search load and enhanced reliability. TEXTML Server now provides version control settings to manage multiple versions of a document, access to previous versions, and the ability to control the number of versions maintained. Various security settings restricting access to the server can be assigned to documents, collections, and document bases allowing more granular security. Download a free evaluation version of TEXTML Server 3.0 at

Informative Graphics Releases Free TIFF Viewer

Informative Graphics Corp. (IGC) announced the release of its Brava! Reader 2.0 software. Brava Reader 2.0 can be used as a TIFF viewer for multipage documents, color images and oversized scanned drawings files. Brava Reader 2.0 can also view files converted by IGC’s publishing products, such as the Net-It Now client-side publisher and Net-It CAD plug-ins. Net-It products are used to generate, compress and distribute CAD drawings, documents and images as “content sealed format” (CSF) files, which are readable by the Brava Reader. CSF files provide the ability to find text in the document, measure CAD drawings by geometry snapping and navigate by CAD layers/levels. CSF files are automatically encrypted, but allow IGC’s Visual Rights persistent security options to be selected by the user. They can be distributed by both e-mail and Web pages, as well as resources within content management systems. Brava Reader supports all Visual Rights settings, including blocked-out content (redaction) and “burned-in” markups generated by the soon-to-be-released Brava (Enterprise) 5.0. Brava Reader is immediately available for free download at,

Authentica Introduces Enterprise DRM Solution for Secure Information Collaboration

Authentica, Inc. expanded its product suite with the introduction of Authentica Secure Office, a new E-DRM solution that lets users securely collaborate on native Microsoft Office content. Authentica Secure Office is a E-DRM solution that gives organizations dynamic policy control over native Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel files located anywhere, within or outside of enterprise boundaries. Authentica’s Active Rights Management technology enables files to be continuously protected and secured, even while allowing others to revise them. Information owners control who can access, edit, copy/paste, forward, and print documents, spreadsheets and presentations. These permissions can be changed on the fly, even after recipients have accessed and edited protected files. Authentica Secure Office will be available in March 2004 with pricing beginning at $50,000.

PeopleSoft Integrates Factiva Content & Services into Enterprise Portal

Factiva announced the availability of its enhanced suite of search and track services within the PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 8.4 and 8.8, providing PeopleSoft customers with access to Factivas sources of content. By using the Factiva Developer’s Kit, a Web Service application-programming interface, PeopleSoft will offer customers a new set of customizable portal pages, called “pagelets,” that will provide users with Factiva search and tracking capabilities, while retaining their previously selected “look and feel.” This gives users the flexibility to select topics they are interested in reading, view headlines they would like to appear in each folder, and search information using a richer set of criteria.

Adobe Policy Server Brings Document Control to the Enterprise

Adobe Systems Incorporated announced new enterprise document control software that enables organizations to apply persistent confidentiality, privacy and accountability to electronic documents inside and outside the firewall. With Adobe Policy Server, enterprises can build document services to manage document policies with capabilities for controlling authentication, auditing, expiration and revocation. Adobe Policy Server gives document authors and IT administrators the power to dynamically control who can view a PDF document, and determine whether the recipient can modify, copy, print or forward the document. Moreover, these permissions can be changed after the document has been distributed. Adobe Policy Server provides assurances that only intended recipients can open a protected document inside and outside the firewall. Documents can be made to expire on a specific date, or if need be revoked immediately, regardless of how many copies were distributed. Because Adobe Policy Server enforces usage policies, documents do not need to be redistributed if a policy is changed. The software offers a secure solution that integrates with an organization’s existing authentication, policy, content and document management systems, as well as with user management directories, including LDAP, ActiveDirectory, and email directories. The Adobe Policy Server will be piloted during summer 2004.

Stellent Announces Integrated Email Records Management

Stellent, Inc. announced expanded email records management functionality for their records management and compliance solutions. Stellent also announced it received DoD 5015.2 certification for its Records Management solution. Email managed in the Universal Content Management environment can automatically take advantage of the functionality available in Stellent Records Management. Users can now: submit email and email attachments into Stellent’s Universal Content Management system through a drag-and-drop interface in Microsoft Outlook; submit email and email attachments into Stellent’s Content Management system through its integrated SMTP server; index email attachments and make them searchable, as well as present them in PDF or HTML; attach native or converted content stored in the Stellent system to emails created in standard email applications; automatically tag email and attachments for records management; designate email and attachments as “candidates” for a record, triggering a workflow to have them reviewed by a records manager for final determination; and, track Microsoft Outlook email contributions and all related activities, including workflows, access and disposition.

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