Sun Offers Pre-configured mySAP All-in-One Solution on Sun Servers
Increase ROI for Small and Midsize Businesses
As part of Sun's strategy of offering affordable, customer-ready
solutions for small and midsize businesses, Sun is presenting turnkey
configurations of the mySAP solution on Sun servers. The solutions will
run on Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) on the Sun Fire
V240 server, Sun Fire V480 and Sun Fire V880 servers and will
be delivered by SAP channel partners and Sun iForce channel
Sun and Salesforce.com Extend their Global Strategic Alliance
Sforce: A Client/Service System Built Exclusively with Java Technology
Sun and salesforce.com, a provider of software-as-service, have entered
into an agreement which expands their global strategic alliance. This
partnership brings the advantages of sforce, the salesforce.com
client/services application development builder, to enterprises via the
Web using open standards. Salesforce.com has also become a member of
the Liberty Alliance, of which Sun is a founding member.
Straight-through Processing Solution, IMpower
From SunGard and Sun
IMpower from SunGard is a straight-through processing solution that
will run on the Sun platform which is Java 2 Platform, Enterprise
Edition (J2EE) compliant. The SunGard Investment Management
Systems, an operating group of SunGard, selected Sun for the new
global, real-time, browser-based portfolio management solution. The
solution will use Sun ONE Mainframe Transaction Processing
software to migrate selected business critical applications to the
Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS).
Sun Tops Hong Kong's UNIX Server Market
IDC Report Shows Sun in Top Spot for the Third Year in a Row
For the third straight year, Sun is the leader in unit shipments of
non-x86 UNIX servers in Hong Kong. Last quarter, the company led the
market with more than 48 percent of the market. Internationally, Sun
has significantly grown its worldwide UNIX server market share, taking
the number one spot in terms of unit shipments.
Sun Creates Customer Excellence Program for Users of SAP on Sun
Welcomes OfficeMax as Newest Program Member
Sun chose SAPPHIRE 2003 Orlando, SAP's international customer conference, as
the venue to announce its own Customer Excellence Program for Customers Running
SAP Solutions on Sun. Stuart Wells, Sun VP for Market Development, also
announced OfficeMax as the newest member of the program.
Hong Leong Finance of Singapore Upgrades with the Solaris Operating System
CSA Automated Provides IT Expertise
To upgrade its IT infrastructure and improve customer service, Hong
Leong Finance (HLF) of Singapore has selected the Solaris Operating
System (Solaris OS) (SPARC Platform Edition), Sun Fire 6800
servers and the IT solution provider, CSA Automated. The $14 million
IT transformation upgrade project includes adding new Sun systems and
integrating new capabilities that will enable HLF to provide services
on demand to its customers in the SME and Consumer community.
Sun Microsystems of Canada and Canadian Football League Launch Partnership
CFL Headquarters to Deploy Sun Hardware and Sun Open Net Environment Software
The Canadian Football League (CFL) and Sun Microsystems of Canada are joining together for a
marketing and technology sponsorship initiative aimed at connecting the
League with its growing fan base and promoting the Canadian game. For
its part in the partnership, Sun will deploy its hardware, Sun Open
Net Environment (Sun ONE) software and services at the CFL headquarters
Sun Software and Hardware and VisionSphere Offer Police Secure Database Access
Canadian Law Enforcement Agencies Identify Suspects Through Expanded Mug-shot Data
VisionSphere Technologies and Sun Microsystems of Canada are joining
together for a pilot project that will enable Police Services to
quickly search each other's mug-shot and text databases securely over
the Internet. The solution uses VisionSphere's VS-Ident as well as Sun
servers and software.
Free Novell & Sun Technical Seminar
July 2nd, London
The free seminar from Novell and Sun on July 2, 2003, in London will
cover building applications using the Novell exteNd, a Java 2
Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) based development framework.
The talk will address the different approaches of building Web-based
applications with proprietary tools and building with standards-based
applications. Online registration is available.
LinuxUser & Developer Expo -- The Linux Zone
June 24-26, Birmingham, UK
The LinuxUser & Developer Expo to be held in Birmingham, UK, on June
24-26, 2003 will cover Web applications and Linux in a desktop
environment, legal and political issues, TCO and security. Mru Patel of
the Desktop Solutions Business Manager, UK & Ireland, Sun Microsystems, will discuss reducing costs of the desktop. Other speakers
include Tim O'Reilly, Jon 'maddog' Hall, Alan Cox, Martin Michlmayr,
Cory Doctorow, Georg Greve and Jim McQuillan.
Sun Developer Day Conferences
June 24 in Camberley, UK and June 26 in Dublin, Ireland
Sun Developer Day Conferences in Surrey and Dublin are free and will cover
Web Services, Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE),
Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME), the Sun Open
Net Environment (Sun ONE) and the Solaris 9 Operating System (Solaris OS). Get a chance to win an MP3 player by referring friends to register.
Jonathan Schwartz on the Sun Microsystems Software Strategy
Co-evolution with Developers Is the Key
Jonathan Schwartz, executive VP for Software at Sun, recently shared
his thoughts on the company's software strategy with Janice J. Heiss
and Paul Pangaro. Schwartz was enthusiastic about the benefits for
developers that stem from the consolidation of Sun's software R&D,
design and development efforts. This has made it possible for Sun and
the developer community to "co-evolve," as he put it. In fact, he said,
there is a Sun group devoted entirely to the interests of the individual
Developer Audiocasts Available
Web Services, Web Application Frameworks and More
Several audiocasts are available on topics of interest to developers.
The audiocasts focus on interests such as JavaServer Pages
(JSP) technology, Web Services performance and the ebXML Business
Process Specification Schema (BPSS). Each is available in either a
RealPlayer or MP3 format, with accompanying PDF files available as
XFree86 Video Drivers and Porting Kit
For the Solaris Operating System
Two editions of the porting kit for XFree86 Video Drivers for the
Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) are available: The source
edition with source code for developers, and the binary edition with
binary files from Sun for users. The porting kit expands the number of
video devices that work with Solaris OS on x86 platforms.
Check Point VPN-1/FireWall-1 Wins 2003 SC Award
Protects Business Communications over Internet, Intranet and Extranets
The Internet security solution, Check Point VPN-1/FireWall-1, was
awarded "Best Internet Security Solution" in the 2003 SC Awards.
Winners were selected by the SC Magazine Awards Council.
VPN-1/FireWall-1 protects the privacy of business communications over
the Internet, intranet and extranets while securing critical network
resources against unauthorized access. It is used in the Sun LX50
server VPN/Firewall appliance.
Using Solaris Security Toolkit Software
Performing an Audit and Maintaining the System
For a preview of Alex Noordergraaf and Glenn Brunette's forthcoming
book, "Securing Systems with the Solaris Security Toolkit," see the
Sun BluePrints document of chapter six, Auditing System Security.
The authors describe how to audit (validate) a system's security using
the Solaris Security Toolkit software. They cover maintaining security,
customizing security audits, preparing to audit security and performing
the audit, and using options and controlling audit output.
Using Bouncy Castle APIs for Basic End-to-end Encryption
Jonathan Knudsen Shows How It's Done
Jonathan Knudsen has written a helpful article on using the Bouncy
Castle Cryptography APIs to encrypt messages sent between two MIDP
devices. Normally, Knudsen says, using HTTPS is sufficient to protect
data since everything after the handshake is encrypted. Protocol
analyzers such as Ethereal generally are not very effective against an