Factiva and Verity announced they will jointly offer enterprise customers the opportunity to integrate a set of Factiva’s industry-specific taxonomies with Verity’s K2 Enterprise. Verity K2 Enterprise integrates search, classification and personalization capabilities for enterprise portals to uncover information and data residing in both internal and external repositories. K2 Enterprise offers gateway support to leading information repositories, including Lotus Notes, Microsoft Exchange, ODBC and Documentum.
IntelliReach Corporation announced the availability of MessageScreen Platinum, their advanced spam, virus and content filtering solution that integrates Sophos’ virus detection engine. The combination of Sophos’ powerful engine capabilities and IntelliReach’s corporate messaging expertise aggressively addresses the new breed of spammer, which has embraced many elements of the hacker community. MessageScreen is a content filtering solution that acts as a messaging firewall, providing email security for Microsoft Exchange, Novell GroupWise and Lotus Notes.
Ensim Corporation announced that NaviSite, Inc. is the first company to launch services based on the Ensim Unify platform. NaviSite was able to deploy hosted Microsoft Exchange Server 2003-based services to its customers within the first 30 days of selecting Ensim Unify. Ensim Unify is the result of close collaboration between Microsoft and Ensim to provide operation support system and a portfolio of snap-in software for specific hosted services, such as Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 and ASP.NET Web sites.
Postini announced it received PC Magazine’s Editors’ Choice Award for the second time this year. The review appeared in the magazine’s “Enterprise Spam Tools” anti-spam product review, authored by Larry Seltzer, and will be published in the November 11, 2003 issue. The review compared enterprise anti-spam software products and managed services from six vendors. Each product was installed on a Microsoft Exchange server and tested over a four-day period. The full review can be found at PC Magazine’s Web site.
Backup Express, the enterprise backup and restore product from Syncsort Incorporated, has been tested and certified with the Spectra T950 Tape Library from Spectra Logic, their latest half-inch library, with revolutionary Python architecture. Backup Express can attach tape drives, including large automated libraries, at any server on the enterprise; dynamically allocate drives within a SAN; keep sensitive data off the network; and allow online backups of large database servers such as Oracle, SAP, MS Exchange, SQL Server, Sybase, DB2 and Lotus Notes.
The Sydney Morning Herald explains how to get better performance from your Pocket PC or Palm handheld. The article goes on to tell you how to move data from a Palm to a Pocket PC or from Lotus Notes or Outlook to your Pocket PC using Yahoo!.
CodeWeavers announced new versions of CrossOver Office and CrossOver Office Server Edition. CrossOver Office Server Edition, which enables enterprise users to operate their most valuable productivity applications, including Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Lotus Notes, and Visio, in a distributed thin client environment for both Linux and Solaris.
What PC? reports that a new virus threat called Sober could be causing a few headaches today. The Sober worm hides its code in an HTML email. Microsoft Outlook users can activate the payload just by opening the email.
Microsoft will unveil its Indigo strategy at the Professional Developer’s Conference. eWeek reports that with Indigo, Microsoft is moving from a primarily object-oriented development paradigm to a service-oriented one. Microsoft’s plans with Indigo mirror that of other companies, such as IBM, which recently delivered a new version of its WebSphere Software Development Kit for Web Services.
Last week we posted an article by ZDNet’s David Coursey about Outlook 2003′s spam fighting capabilities. He’s continued his testing and during that week, Outlook successfully filtered 95 to 98 percent of the mail he received. In the article, he also notes the other ways Microsoft if fighting spam.