HP secures storage environments

Storage
HP announces storage offerings
HP announced storage products to help enterprise customers consolidate, virtualize and secure their storage environments. The offerings include enhancements to the HP StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Array, a network-attached storage (NAS) gateway and advanced encryption for HP Data Protector Software.

HP StorageWorks EVA File Services allow customers to consolidate their storage with an integrated, virtualized solution that serves both application (block) and file data concurrently. The solution adds file services to any EVA4000, EVA6000 or EVA8000 in Microsoft Windows or Linux environments.

The HP ProLiant DL585 G2 Storage Server is a plug-and-play NAS gateway that provides multi-protocol file and print serving and iSCSI connectivity for both enterprise and workgroup SAN environments. By leveraging the Microsoft Windows Unified Data Storage Server 2003 operating system, the storage server offers customers the ability to consolidate resources and create a solution that combines file and print serving with application storage.

HP is enhancing its HP Data Protector Software 6.0 to provide 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption. AES helps to protect data from unauthorized access and allows backups to meet all compliance and regulatory requirements for government agencies and financial institutions. HP Data Protector Software completes backup encryption on the client level. More information about the enhanced HP StorageWorks portfolio is available at www.hp.com/go/storageworks. More information about HP StorageWorks Consolidation is available at www.hp.com/go/storageconsolidation.

Security

Bioscrypt delivers centralized manageability of client systems

Bioscrypt Inc. announced its VeriSoft Access Manager Server will be offered to HP business PC users to deliver centralized manageability of client systems. In addition, Bioscrypt will continue to work with HP to include Credential Manager for HP ProtectTools on its business notebooks and desktops.

To protect user identity, Bioscrypt offers multi-factor authentication including support for biometric, card, token, password and other identification methods. To protect IT assets, Bioscrypt provides support for Trusted Platform Modules, a hardware chip embedded on the motherboard that can be used to authenticate hardware devices. To protect the network, Bioscrypt provides single sign-on to simplify password management.

VeriSoft Access Manager Server provides customers with a back-end server that supports multi-vendor environments as well as advanced settings and options for administrator configuration.

Data Management
Business Objects releases Business Objects Crystal Decisions
Business Objects announced the general availability of Business Objects Crystal Decisions, Standard Edition. Business Objects Crystal Decisions, Standard Edition is designed to introduce companies to the benefits of intelligent reporting, ad hoc query and analysis, and dashboards.

Business Objects Crystal Decisions, Standard Edition features:

  • Ad hoc reporting, query and analysis
  • Dashboards and visualizations
  • Live data in Microsoft environments
  • Open BI platform

Business Objects currently expects to deliver additional versions of the Business Objects Crystal Decisions product line throughout 2007. Business Objects Crystal Decisions, Professional Edition is expected to include all the functionality of the Standard Edition, with the addition of data integration functionality. Business Objects Crystal Decisions, Premium Edition is expected to extend the product line further by adding performance management functionality, including advanced metrics and scorecards. All three editions of the product line are built using BusinessObjects XI technology.

Business Objects Crystal Decisions, Standard Edition is currently available from Business Objects and its channel partners in twelve languages, including English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese. Pricing for Business Objects Crystal Decisions, Standard Edition starts at US$20,000 in North America for five concurrent users on a single Windows or Linux server. Pricing in Europe, Asia Pacific and Japan will differ based upon local market conditions.

ExtraLabs Software releases Feed Editor 4.1

ExtraLabs Software announces the release of Feed Editor 4.1. Designed for the Windows OS. Feed Editor combines a number of features, including a support for various RSS formats, a podcasting support, a WYSIWYG HTML editor, an XML editor, an RSS Feed preview, an FTP upload and publishing tool, automatic date management and an ability to convert CSV or HTML to RSS and back and others.

Feed Editor can create and maintain a number of RSS feeds and podcasts, thus letting you maintain and distribute multiple content streams simultaneously. Additional convenience comes with a built-in WYSIWIG HTML editor that allows you to edit a feed in a similar way as you would edit a word processing document. You can format the text, apply styling, and insert images and hyperlinks. Also, “Feed Editor” can generate a feed from a CSV and HTML file. Once a feed is ready, you can preview it and publish online using an FTP upload facility.

Read more about Feed Editor at http://www.extralabs.net/feed-editor.htm. Download an evaluation version to try it for free: http://www.extralabs.net/FeedEditorSetup.exe

Feed Editor 4.1 runs under Windows 95/98/Me/2000/NT/XP/2003/Vista and costs US$39.95. Registered customers are entitled to free lifetime updates and premium technical support. Discounts for volume buyers are available. Additional information on Feed Editor 4.1, as well as its 30-day evaluation version is available from http://www.extralabs.net.

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