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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 partners.

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 in Toronto.

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.

Events
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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.

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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.

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 well.

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.

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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 HTTPS connection.

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