Networking

Cisco releases unified communications integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Cisco Systems Inc. announced the release of the Cisco Unified CRM Connector 3.0 integrated with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0, catering to SMBs.

The Cisco Unified CRM Connector 3.0 allows for a customized view of customer account information, including current and past purchases, sales information, order status, account relationships and billing information. When a call is received by the Cisco Unified CallManager or Cisco Unified CallManager Express, Cisco Unified CRM Connector 3.0 links to the Microsoft Dynamics CRM system and provides onscreen pop-up windows of the customer contact record and phone call activity so that the service agent can track the call.

The Cisco Unified CRM Connector 3.0 is currently a promotional offer now available to select Cisco and Microsoft specialized partners in the United States and Canada.

Storage

Connectrix MDS 9513 Director allows for SAN consolidation
EMC Corp. released the Connectrix MDS 9513 Director, which can scale up to 528 ports for information lifecycle management (ILM).

Based on technology from Cisco, the Connectrix MDS 9513 can scale to 528 1/2/4-Gbps Fibre Channel ports and up to 44 10-Gbps Fibre Channel ports in a single chassis, allowing for SAN consolidation. The Connectrix MDS 9513 runs Cisco SAN-OS Software Release 3.0 and includes dual supervisors, support for non-disruptive software upgrades, full redundancy of all critical hardware components, modular software with stateful process restart and support for cross-module inter-switch links (ISLs) that can each scale to 16 ports.

The Connectrix MDS 9513 Multilayer Director will be available from EMC and EMC Velocity partners in June 2006.

MOSAID announces 90nm SRAM compiler
MOSAID released a MOSAID Mobilize single-port SRAM compiler for leading 90nm foundries. The compiler produces SRAMS with low power consumption and leakage.

The Mobilize SRAMs employ MOSAID’s Gate Bias power-management technology, reducing SoC static leakage and consuming less power. The 90nm Mobilize Single-Port SRAM offers 600 MHz typical for a 64 kbit array, synchronous read/write operations and the ability to compile to multiple aspect ratios, a write-per-bit operation.

The Mobilize 90nm single-port SRAM compiler is available now, with the dual-port SRAM available in Q3 2006.

Security

Marshal launches MailMarshal SMTP 2006
Marshal announced the release of a scalable e-mail security and management solution, MailMarshal SMTP 2006. The software combines spam URL black list lookups (SURBL) and spam filtering based on country of origin.

MailMarshal SMTP 2006 offers anti-spam technologies such as CountryCensor, which allows customers to apply specialised anti-spam settings to e-mail originating from specific countries. The product also provides anti-attack features for denial of service and directory harvesting attacks that can disrupt e-mail operations. MailMarshal SMTP 2006 is suitable for integration with any SMTP e-mail environment.

MailMarshal 2006 is now available with an MSRP based on the number of user licenses and can range from 25 users to 150,000 with pricing starting at US$750.00 plus one-year maintenance support.

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